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Man from well-known Huntington Beach surf family pleads guilty in murder-for-hire plot

A 32-year-old man from a well-known Huntington Beach surf family pleaded guilty Tuesday to an attempted murder-for-hire plot in which he paid undercover police officers posing as hit men. Joseph Jordan Taylor pleaded guilty to felony counts of attempted murder and solicitation to commit murder. He f

OCREGISTER - 2018-03-21 00:00:54

Lanes on 55 freeway in Costa Mesa closed after big rig crashes, spills gravel and fuel on lanes

All the lanes of the southbound 55 freeway at the connection to the 73 in Costa Mesa were closed Tuesday afternoon after a truck crashed into the center divider and spilled gravel and fuel on the highway. The crash was reported at about 11:40 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. At 11:5

OCREGISTER - 2018-03-20 19:53:23

Hundreds of homeless tents to be erected in Irvine, Huntington Beach, Laguna Niguel

The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to spend $70.5 million of money earmarked for the mentally ill to provide beds for transients while also approving a plan to erect tents to provide temporary shelter for the homeless in Irvine, Huntington Beach and Laguna Niguel. The vote followed

MYNEWSLA.COM - 2018-03-20 03:29:55

Now-Secret LAPD Body Camera Video Could Soon Become Public After Police Commission Vote Tuesday

The Los Angeles Police Department's years-long practice of keeping video from body cameras and patrol cars under wraps will soon end if the agency's civilian bosses approve a new policy Tuesday that requires the release of the now-secret recordings. LAPD Officer Jim Stover, right, shows reporters on

KTLA.COM - 2018-03-20 14:47:24

Police Search for Driver in Costa Mesa Hit-and-Run That Left Cyclist Injured

Authorities sought the public's help identifying the driver involved in a hit-and-run incident that left a cyclist injured in Costa Mesa on Tuesday. An image shows a vehicle on Red Hill Avenue linked to a hit-and-run incident in Costa Mesa. (Credit: Costa Mesa Police Department) Police officers and

KTLA.COM - 2018-03-21 03:10:17

Driver Arrested After Live Grenade Found In Santa Ana Car

SANTA ANA (CBSLA) - A gang member was arrested after a live pineapple grenade was found in his car during a traffic stop in Santa Ana Monday night. Gregorio Rojas. (Santa Ana Police Department) The grenade was discovered on the front passenger seat after Santa Ana police gang detectives pulled a car

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-03-20 10:30:09

Adult Bookstore Clerk Hit With Gun During Garden Grove Robbery

Although the clerk provided the armed man with the money, the suspect became violent and struck the clerk on the top of his head with the gun OnScene.TV An adult bookstore was held up Tuesday morning in Garden Grove and police are looking for the two men involved, one of whom struck the store's cler

NBC LOS ANGELES - 2018-03-20 12:00:18

Trauma and Fs behind her, Foothill High student found help and then a future

At the Miss Tustin 2018 pageant, Foothill High senior Lorena Cruz owned the spotlight. Just 17, she confidently modeled an elegant evening gown and belted out a bilingual rendition of the Mexican ballad "Sabor a M." "It was the first time my mother ever heard me sing," she said. Lorena Cruz, 17, a s

OCREGISTER - 2018-03-20 22:29:26

Driver who veered off road in Santa Ana and crashed into tree identified

A man who was killed early Saturday, March 17, when his car veered off the roadway and struck a tree has been identified. The driver was Giovanni Arreguin of Santa Ana, according to the Orange County Coroner's office. He was 18 years old. Arreguin was heading eastbound on Santa Clara Avenue from Hel


2 Men Seriously Injured in Austin Explosion Following Deadly Incidents in the City Earlier This Month

Law enforcement officials investigate on March 12, 2018, after a series of bombs were delivered to Austin homes, killing at least one. (Credit: Austin Police Department) Law enforcement officials investigate on March 12, 2018, after a series of bombs were delivered to Austin homes, killing at least


2 young children, 2 adults found dead inside parked van

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. - Two adults and two young children were found dead inside a van parked in a CVS Pharmacy parking lot in Southern California on Thursday evening, according to KTLA. Officers in Garden Grove, a city roughly 30 miles south of Los Angeles, responded about 8:30 p.m. after a woman wa


Pastor Charged With Sexually Assaulting Girl

The pastor also has a connection to Seventh Day Adventist churches in Upland and Orange County San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Harold Dien was charged Thursday, March 15, 2018, with sexually assaulting an underage girl. A pastor has been charged with the alleged sexual assault of an under


Woman Dead, Man Injured Following Shooting at Thousand Oaks Mall

A woman was killed and a man was injured following a shooting at a Ventura County shopping mall Saturday afternoon. The victim was identified as a 30-year-old woman from Thousand Oaks and the suspect was identified as a 33-year-old man from Los Angeles. The victim and the suspect are a divorced coup


California City May Exempt Itself From Sanctuary State Law Over Lack of Constitutionality

Los Alamitos may vote to exempt itself from the statewide "sanctuary" law known as the California Values Act or SB54. The legislation repealed the previous law that enabled law enforcement to notify immigration officials if an undocumented immigrant was arrested for a non-immigration related offense


Rock Climber Dies After Plunging 200 Feet in Cleveland National Forest

63 The victim and a companion were getting ready to rappel down a waterfall, authorities said US Forest Service Authorities say a woman plunged to her death while rock climbing by a waterfall in Southern California. The Orange County Register reports that the woman's companion called for help about


VIDEO: Suspect snatches case of lottery tickets at Huntington Beach smoke shop

A Huntington Beach bandit was caught on camera snatching a case full of lottery tickets Saturday night. After yanking the case off the counter of a smoke shop, you can see the suspect run out. It happened just before 8 p.m. at a location in the 19000 block of Bushard Street. Huntington Beach police


'Person of Interest' Sought After Boulder Thrown Onto 134 Freeway Kills Passenger in Vehicle

Authorities on Thursday asked the public for help in locating an individual who is believed to have intentionally tossed a large boulder from an overpass onto a passing vehicle on the 134 Freeway in Pasadena, resulting in the death of a passenger earlier this week. The Orange Grove Boulevard overpas


Police Release Images of Man Suspected of Fatally Stabbing Woman in Westminster Hotel Room

Investigators on Wednesday released images of a man suspected of fatally stabbing a woman in her Westminster hotel room in February. Treeanna Nichols is seen a photo provided Westminster police on March 14, 2018. The Westminster Police Department said officers found Treeanna Nichols, a 22-year-old f


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Jack-knifed big rig closes lanes on east 91 Freeway in Anaheim

Two lanes of the eastbound 91 Freeway at Brookhurst Street in Anaheim have been closed closed due to a semi truck that jack-knifed on the road early Thursday. A SigAlert has been declared, and the closure will be in place until at least 5:45 a.m. Two lanes of the eastbound 91 Freeway at Brookhurst S