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  • Judge who said rape victim 'didn't put up a fight' later apologizes

     
    A longtime Newport Beach judge who said that a rape victim “didn’t put up a fight” and that her sexual assault was only “technical” apologized for his remarks when confronted by a state agency. Superior Court Judge Derek G....
  • Judge who said rape victim should have 'put up a fight' is rebuked

     
    The state agency that monitors judicial misconduct has publicly admonished an Orange County judge, saying his remarks in a sexual assault case breached judicial ethics and created an impression of bias against the victim....
  • 'Laguna Beach' reality star pleads guilty to DUI

     
    One-time "Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County" reality TV star Talan Torriero has pleaded guilty to drunk driving and has been sentenced to three years' probation, court records show. Torriero, 26, of Laguna Beach, entered a guilty plea Dec. 10......
  • O.C.'s sex offender ban to be reviewed by Court of Appeals

     
    A state appellate court has agreed to review Orange County’s controversial law barring sex offenders from county parks and beaches, a move that may determine whether the ban is legal. The county ordinance, passed in April 2011, prohibits all...
  • Serial killer Alcala's guilty pleas may provide closure, D.A. says

     
    California serial killer Rodney Alcala's guilty pleas Friday to the killings of two women during the 1970s in New York will hopefully bring closure to the families of the victims, Manhattan's top prosecutor said. "Rodney Alcala’s victims were...
  • Judge's comments on women's bodies and rape assailed

     
    Orange County Superior Court Judge Derek G. Johnson has been admonished by the Commission on Judicial Performance for remarks in a sexual assault case. “In the commission’s view, the judge’s remarks reflected outdated, biased and...
  • Judge weeps as 'Dating Game' serial killer Rodney Alcala sentenced

     
    California serial killer Rodney Alcala sentenced to additional prison time on Monday in New York for the murders of two more women, a case that brought a veteran judge to tears during the hearing....
  • Judge grants preliminary injunction against CIF

     
    An Orange County Superior Court judge has granted a preliminary injunction barring the CIF Southern Section from disclosing the punishment imposed by Santa Margarita for violating CIF rules last March. The Times had filed a request under the California...
  • Appeals court declines to rule on whether California medical marijuana laws bar cities from outlawing dispensaries

     
    A state appeals court declined Wednesday to decide whether California’s medical marijuana laws prevent cities and counties from outlawing dispensaries, sending a closely watched dispute over Anaheim’s 3-year-old ban back to the lower court for more...
  • Men accused of holding illegal immigrants get retrial

     
    Two men convicted of kidnapping and holding an illegal immigrant mother and her child in a Costa Mesa motel for ransom in 2005 will get a retrial after a panel of judges ruled jurors were not given proper instructions before......
  • Orange County producer charged with movie Ponzi scheme [updated]

     
    A Laguna Niguel businessman has been charged with a Bernie Madoff-like Ponzi scheme in which he allegedly bilked investors out of $9 million. Mahmoud Karkehabadi, who went by Mike in press materials for his company Alliance Group Entertainment, faces 89.....