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Small plane makes emergency landing on Doheny State Beach, no one injured
A small plane made an emergency landing on Doheny State Beach in Dana Point Saturday, Dec. 15, but no one was injured, authorities said. Just before 2:15 p.m., Orange County firefighters were dispatched to the 25000 block of Dana Point Harbor Drive where a small plane landed in the sand, Capt. Carlo
Structure Housing Cars Collapses in Orange County
A structure housing four carports collapsed in Mission Viejo Saturday, but no one was injured, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said. The incident occurred on the 27200 block of Los Altos. It was not immediatley clear why the structure fell onto the parked vehicles.
DUI Suspect Flees Mission Viejo Crash Cop & Citizen Take Him Down
MISSION VIEJO, CA —A Mission Viejo teen was recognized for his ability to help others, Friday. Orange County Sheriff's Department Mission Viejo Police Services invited him to the station in praise of his assistance to a person in need overnight.
California billionaire makes beach access app after breaking rules
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — A tech billionaire whose elaborate wedding in a redwood grove violated California rules has helped create a smartphone app that shows users a map of more than 1,500 spots where people can get to the coastline.
Trump Administration Pursuing Deportation of Thousands of Vietnamese War Refugees
The Trump administration is moving to deport thousands of Vietnamese immigrants who arrived before 1995 and have criminal convictions, leaving many long-time residents fearful, officials say.
Ex-Army Mechanic Gets Life Without Parole in Fullerton Furries Murders
A former Army mechanic got life without the possibility of parole plus 75 years in state prison as the first sentence was handed down today in the 2016 triple murder that included as victims a Fullerton couple who were part of the furry community.
We tried Del Taco’s new Beyond Meat tacos so you don’t have to
One of the perks about living in Southern California is that you’re pretty much never more than a block away from a purveyor of tacos. They might not necessarily be great tacos, or even edible tacos, but they’re still tacos.
Drug Bust In Rancho Santa Margarita; Police Beat
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA — It was a week of routine traffic stops, crashes a large drug bust in mid December. On Thursday night, a routine stop by Orange County Sheriff's Department Rancho Santa Margarita Police Services yielded a tad bit more than usual, officers said.
Ex-CHP lieutenant convicted of sex crime a second time after arranging Laguna Beach meeting with fictitious 13-year-old girl
A retired California Highway Patrol official was convicted Thursday in a sex-crime retrial related to a 2006 meeting he arranged in Laguna Beach with a person he thought was a 13-year-old girl.
Los Angeles man commits eight robberies in Orange County
A string of robberies in eight Orange County cities is thought to have ended with the arrest of a Los Angeles man on December 11th, 2018. That evening, the Irvine Police Department took Emanuel Demar Banks, aged 38, into custody as the suspect in an armed robbery that had occurred in the evening of
Orange County restaurants shut down by health inspectors (Dec. 7-14)
Restaurants and other food businesses closed by health inspectors in Orange County from Dec. 7 to Dec. 14, 2018:. Tebo Tebo Tea Lounge, 15556 Brookhurst St., Suite B, Westminster.
DUI Checkpoints Tonight in Anaheim and San Clemente
Under the likely theory that Christmas-New Year’s partying is already under way, two Orange County law enforcement agencies hold DUI checkpoints tonight. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department runs one somewhere in San Clemente from 7 p.m. through 3 a.m.
'Only in California:' Billionaire Sean Parker builds beach access app after violating rules
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A tech billionaire whose elaborate wedding in a redwood grove violated California rules has helped create a smartphone app that shows users a map of more than 1,500 spots where people can get to the coastline.
Jury finds Mongols motorcycle club guilty of racketeering
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A federal jury has found the Mongols motorcycle club guilty of racketeering and conspiracy, opening the way for the government to seize its trademarked logo.
Jury Scam Reported In Orange County
ORANGE COUNTY, CA — Have you been called by someone claiming to be with Orange County Superior Court? Don't be afraid to hang up the phone, court officials say. The OC Superior Court Officials are warning all Orange County residents to beware of a rash of scams attempting to steal personal informati
Authorities Make Arrests in Gang Crackdown in Orange County
Nine people were arrested Wednesday on various drug and weapons charges included in a series of federal indictments targeting multiple Orange County gangs, but authorities were continuing to search for two other defendants.
Del Taco will begin testing Beyond Meat throughout Southern California on Thursday, Dec. 13
Del Taco will begin selling hard-shell tacos made with Beyond Meat plant-based filling at locations in Greater Los Angeles on Thursday, Dec. 13. The Lake Forest-based company is offering the meat substitute in both vegetarian and vegan options. One features grated cheddar cheese. The other has avoca
OC Schools Locked Down During Bomb Threats
LADERA RANCH, CA - On Thursday, schools across Orange County and southern California received a wave of emailed bomb threats, part of a national hoax, officials have said. In Orange County, two schools were affected in the Capistrano Unified School District.
High School Roundup: Top-ranked Laguna Beach girls’ water polo routs Coronado
Morgan Van Alphen, Emma Lineback and Rachael Carver each scored three goals for the Laguna Beach High girls’ water polo team in Wednesday’s 19-5 nonleague win over visiting Coronado.
Man charged with igniting Holy fire pleads not guilty; defense says someone else may have set it
A man accused of igniting the Holy fire, which charred more than 23,000 acres in Orange and Riverside counties in August, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to arson and other charges while his attorney raised the possibility that another resident of the rural area where the blaze began might have deliber