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  • Orange County Crime Lab finds more errors in its DUI blood testing

    The Orange County Crime Lab has found more errors in its blood-alcohol testing and plans to request a state audit to review its procedures and case standards. The discovery comes a couple of weeks after the lab acknowledged inaccurate blood alcohol test...
  • L.A. Now Live: More O.C. Crime Lab errors found in DUI testing

    L.A. Now Live: More O.C. Crime Lab errors found in DUI testing
    Join Times staff writer Richard Winton at 9 a.m. today for an L.A. Now Live chat on the Orange County Crime Lab, where more errors were found in its blood-alcohol testing, potentially affecting dozens of DUI cases. The new discoveries come just weeks...
  • Expediting of gun permits sought

    Expediting of gun permits sought
    The Orange County Sheriff's Department may hire temporary staff to help process a flood of concealed-weapons permit applications in the wake of a loosening of the county's gun restrictions. Sheriff Sandra Hutchens announced the policy change last week...
  • Rackauckas seeks fifth term as D.A.

     Rackauckas seeks fifth term as D.A.
    Orange County Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas on Thursday filed the necessary paperwork to seek a fifth term. The county's top prosecutor also recently raised $418,000 at a gala at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach attended by hundreds who turned out...
  • Steel picks up support of supervisors

    Orange County Board of Supervisors hopeful Michelle Steel announced Friday that she has received endorsements from three current members. Board Chairman Shawn Nelson, District 1 Supervisor Janet Nguyen and Vice Chairwoman Pat Bates — a majority of...
  • Council to revisit sex-offender park ban

    The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday is scheduled to consider instituting a reward for help in identifying vandals and repealing a law that aims to rein in the movements of sex offenders. The Police Department has recommended that the council consider...
  • Orange County eases rules on concealed weapons after court ruling

    Orange County eases rules on concealed weapons after court ruling
    Orange County has loosened requirements for carrying concealed weapons in public following a pro-gun ruling last week by a federal appeals court, officials said Thursday. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2 to 1 that...
  • Curry's war chest reaches $160,000

    Newport Beach City Councilman Keith Curry raised $127,690 last year for his upcoming campaign for the 74th Assembly District seat, according to campaign finance reports. His total contributions now surpass $160,000, according to a news release....
  • Supervisors nix release of felons

    Citing concerns about prematurely releasing criminals into the community, the Orange County Board of Supervisors refused to allow law enforcement officials to expand the county's inmate electronic monitoring program to include felons. "I understand they...
  • New L.A. County interim sheriff vows to continue department reforms

    The newly named interim sheriff of Los Angeles County, current Orange County Undersheriff John L. Scott, said Tuesday that he would continue the momentum of reform in the department.  Flanked by four of the five county supervisors, Scott said, "I can...
  • The 'interim' L.A. County sheriff? No, John Scott is the sheriff.

    The 'interim' L.A. County sheriff? No, John Scott is the sheriff.
    The Board of Supervisors could have picked an insider to succeed Lee Baca and serve as Los Angeles County sheriff for the next 10 months. A top deputy would have given the Sheriff’s Department someone already acquainted with the policies and pecking...