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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

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

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

Clerk assaulted in Garden Grove adult bookstore robbery

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 clerk with a handgun. The robbery was reported at 12:50 a.m. at Eden Adult Bookstore at 12061 Garden Grove Blvd., said Garden Grove police Sgt. Juan Centeno.

MYNEWSLA.COM - 2018-03-20 12:50:13

This city wants nothing to do California's 'sanctuary state' laws. Will it start a new resistance?

Stormy Daniels saga could turn into a big deal for Mueller probe: experts With about 12,000 residents spread across a few miles of suburban Southern California, Los Alamitos is better known for its good schools and small-town charms than political activism. Load Error But the city now finds itself a

MSN.COM - 2018-03-20 06:59:28

Costa Mesa police seek public's help identifying driver suspected of hit-and-run

Costa Mesa police are seeking help identifying a driver suspected of being involved in a hit-and-run that injured a cyclist on Tuesday, March 20. At about 8:20 a.m. Tuesday, Costa Mesa police officers were dispatched to the intersection of Bristol Street and Red Hill Avenue and found a 56-year-old m

OCREGISTER - 2018-03-20 22:20:52

Authorities still working to confirm identities of family members found dead in van in Garden Grove

Coroner's officials have not yet released the names of the three of the four family members found dead inside a van in a parking lot last week in Garden Grove, saying they're still working to confirm the information. A man found in the van on Thursday, March 15, was identified as 41-year-old Phunyou

OCREGISTER - 2018-03-19 23:13:37

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


Santa Ana gang member sentenced to 25 years to life in prison after murder retrial

A Santa Ana gang member was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on Friday after three trials for the same murder. Eric Vasquez Ortiz, 28, is one of several defendants impacted by Orange County's jail-snitch controversy. He originally was convicted of first-degree murder and faced life in prison


California family of four found dead in parked van

Garden Grove, California (KTLA) - Two adults and two young children were found dead inside a van parked in a CVS Pharmacy parking lot in Garden Grove Thursday evening. Police were sent to the 12000 block of Brookhurst Street about 8:30 p.m. after a woman walking in the parking lot noticed a strong


Driver killed when car veers off road, crashes into tree in Santa Ana

The driver of a silver Toyota Camry was killed early Saturday, March 17 when his vehicle veered off the roadway and struck a tree. The accident, on the south side of the 600 block of W. Santa Clara Ave., happened at about 2:40 a.m., the Santa Ana Police Department said in a news release. The driver


Speed and alcohol investigated as possible factors in fatal Maserati crash in Long Beach

LONG BEACH - Speed and alcohol are under consideration as reasons why a Maserati crashed into a tree in Long Beach, splitting the sports car in two and resulting in the death of one of its occupants, authorities said Saturday. The crash occurred at around 7 p.m. Friday on Los Coyotes Diagonal near O


Forced out of Santa Ana riverbed, homeless ask federal judge for extended motel stays

Attorneys representing transients moved off the Santa Ana riverbed in Anaheim asked a federal judge Thursday to extend the motel stays of their homeless clients, arguing that some, including a pregnant woman, are being shuffled off to inappropriate shelters. The transients who were given 30-day mote


Los Alamitos Weighs Opting Out of So Called Sanctuary Law

A Southern California city will consider an ordinance to exempt itself from a state law that limits cooperation between local police and federal immigration agents. The Orange County Register reports Saturday that the city of Los Alamitos will discuss the proposal at a meeting on Monday. The propos


2 Children, 2 Adults Found Dead in Vehicle in Garden Grove Parking Lot

Both children, one boy and one girl, appeared to be under the age of four. OnScene.TV Two children and two adults were found dead in a vehicle Thursday, March 15, 2018 at a CVS parking lot in Garden Grove. Two children under the age of four, along with two adults, were found dead in a vehicle Thursd


Homeless Family Found Dead Inside Van Parked At Garden Grove CVS

GARDEN GROVE, CA - A homeless family, including two young children, perished inside a van they had been living in, police said Friday. All four were found wearing pajamas, in sleeping positions, officials said. That van had been parked in the Garden Grove Brookhurst CVS lot for several days, accordi


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