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Man pleads guilty to gunning down 2 men in downtown Huntington Beach in 1994, after prosecutor reduces murder charges to manslaughter

Lamberto Ricci Castillo,who was previously facing life in prison without the possibility of parole, was sentenced Friday to 19 years and four months behind bars, angering the victims’ family members who believed he should serve far more time for the 1994 shooting deaths of Chen “Cosmo” Maui Blanchar

OCREGISTER - 2018-11-16 23:21:38

Irvine Holds Saturday Night DUI Checkpoint | OC Weekly

Don’t drive if the road looks like this.The Irvine Police Department holds a sobriety checkpoint Saturday from 8:30 p.m. through 2 a.m.It will be in the area of Culver Drive and Irvine Boulevard, the department announced.Why? The IPD cites National Highway Traffic Safety Administration research that

OC WEEKLY BLOGS - 2018-11-16 14:28:00

Crime Log: Woman gets two years and eight months for being accessory to murder

Julie Kibuishi’s mother, June Kibuishi, said, “I will never get to see her fulfill her dreams in fashion, be a bride or a mom… All of these dreams for a mom having a daughter were taken away not just from me but from our family and all of her friends.”

SUNNEWS.ORG - 2018-11-16 18:35:47

With astonishing speed, Santa Ana gets 200-bed shelter up and running in a month

In addition to serving homeless men and women, The Link also has facilities for families with minor children in Santa Ana on Thursday, November 15, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)

OCREGISTER - 2018-11-15 22:54:16

Authorities Pursue Stolen Vehicle in Orange County Area

Authorities are in pursuit of a stolen vehicle in the Orange County area Friday morning. The pursuit apparently began in the Long Beach area, before the driver of the truck ended up in Buena Park, when the California Highway Patrol took over the chase. At one point the driver was driving on the wron

KTLA.COM - 2018-11-16 17:16:39

Democrat Katie Porter Flips GOP House Seat in Orange County

Porter, a law professor and protege of Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, defeated Republican Rep. Mimi Walters, who was re-elected in a walkover just two years ago in the 45th District. The latest update to the vote count gave Porter 51 percent and a 6,203-vote lead.

NBC LOS ANGELES - 2018-11-16 07:06:22

Lowe’s store closures in Irvine, Aliso Viejo to impact nearly 250 employees

Lowe’s on Monday, Nov. 5 said it would shutter 51 stores in the U.S. and Canada, including four in California. (David T. Foster, III/Charlotte Observer/TNS)

OCREGISTER - 2018-11-15 23:29:22

VIDEO: Woman attacks McDonald's worker over ketchup

"She didn't get her ketchup or enough ketchup so she takes it on herself to go through the employee entrance and confronts the manager and the manager says, ‘Hey, you have to go outside,’” and then the beating erupted, Bertagna said.


Habana Irvine Sweetens Dinner With Dessert Buffet | OC Weekly

Depending on who you ask, the holidays start at different times. For some, it’s the moment they hear Christmas music on the radio. Others will swear by Pumpkin Spice Latte season. For us, it’s when theextraspecial specials are advertised. A perfect example is over at Habana Irvine. It may simply be

OC WEEKLY BLOGS - 2018-11-16 15:50:00

In wake of Thousand Oaks mass shooting, Irvine pastor goes on 73-day fast to pray for gun control

Pastor Mark Whitlock of the Christ Our Redeemer Church passionately speaks Friday morning at the Civic Center Plaza in Irvine on Friday, November 2, 2018 as the City of Irvine and the Irvine Police Department in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League and Congregation Beth Jacob announce a $5000

OCREGISTER - 2018-11-15 17:00:32

Man arrested after explosion leads to discovery of devices, materials in Tustin, authorities say

Kevin Sean Welch, 38, of Tustin was arrested on suspicion of possessing explosives, materials to construct them and for having and selling illegal fireworks. Authorites were called to his condominium after a neighbor heard an explosion on Wednesday, Nov. 14. (Photo Courtesy of the Orange County Sher

OCREGISTER - 2018-11-15 22:50:06

Tustin Man Accused of Making Bombs in Condominium

Kevin Sean Welch, 38, of Tustin, in a booking photo released by the Orange County Sheriff's Department following his arrest on Nov. 14, 2018.

KTLA.COM - 2018-11-15 23:00:36

O.C. GOP House Candidates Mimi Walters, Young Kim Adopt Trump Tactic of Charging Vote Fraud With Races Still Undecided

From left: Republican candidate for U.S. Congress Young Kim makes calls to voters at her campaign office in Yorba Linda on Oct. 6, 2018, and Rep. Mimi Walters addresses President Donald Trump before he signs a bill related to sex trafficking at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 11, 2018. (C

KTLA.COM - 2018-11-16 00:51:27

UC Irvine uses second-half surge to take control against Santa Clara

SANTA CLARA — Collin Welp scored 12, Eyassu Worku and Max Hazzard added 11 points each, and UC Irvine used a second-half surge to beat Santa Clara 61-49 in a nonconference game on Thursday night.

OCREGISTER - 2018-11-16 06:13:53

Irvine Doubles Reward in Beth Jacob Synagogue Hate Crime to $10,000 | OC Weekly

The Irvine City Council on Tuesday night approved a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a hate criminal who tagged Beth Jacob Congregation last month, matching the Anti-Defamation League’s similar contribution to bring the total to $10,000.


Man dies and teen is wounded in stabbings during Santa Ana fight

SANTA ANA – A brawl led to the stabbing death of a man and the hospitalization of a teenager on Tuesday, Nov. 13, with police searching for the suspects.


91 Express Lanes to close this weekend in Riverside, Orange counties

Intermittent closures are coming to 91 Freeway toll and general-purpose lanes in Riverside and Orange counties over three or four weekends, beginning Friday, Nov. 16.


Santa Ana McDonald’s manager beaten, choked by woman upset over missing ketchup: Police

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- (KTLA) -- A woman was captured on video beating a McDonald's store manager in Santa Ana recently, and police released the footage Tuesday as they intensified their efforts to catch the assault suspect.


Explosion reported at Tustin home

TUSTIN, Calif. (KABC) --Orange County Sheriff's Department deputies are investigating a possible explosion reported at a home in Tustin.Neighbors in the 12700 block of Newport Avenue reported hearing a loud boom around 9 a.m., officials said.Responding deputies interviewed and detained a homeowner a


WHAAA?: Democrat Katie Porter takes lead in 45th Congressional District Race | OC Weekly

Last night the impossible happened: DemocratKatie Portertook the lead in the 45thCongressional District race against incumbent RepublicanMimi Walters. It’s hard to put into words how remarkable this is: Porter, a UC Irvine law professor who’s never previously held elected office, is now ahead (thoug