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Orange County (California)

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  • Will O.C. be first large county in state to implement Laura's Law?

    Will O.C. be first large county in state to implement Laura's Law?
    The Orange County Board of Supervisors is set to vote Tuesday on whether to implement Laura’s Law, allowing court-ordered treatment for the severely mentally ill. If approved, Orange County would become the first large county in the state to adopt...
  • O.C. first large county in state to adopt Laura's Law

    O.C. first large county in state to adopt Laura's Law
    Orange County supervisors on Tuesday voted unanimously to implement Laura’s Law, making it the first large county in California to fully adopt the program allowing court-ordered treatment for the severely mentally ill. The law, which was passed by...
  • O.C. man sentenced to prison under state's human trafficking law

    O.C. man sentenced to prison under state's human trafficking law
    A convicted cocaine dealer was sentenced Friday to 17 years to life in state prison for luring a 14-year-old girl into prostitution in Orange County's first case prosecuted under a state law that increases the penalties for human trafficking. Chuncey...
  • Secretary of former O.C. executive testifies to sexual assault

    Secretary of former O.C. executive testifies to sexual assault
    The secretary of a former Orange County executive recounted Monday how her then-boss wrapped his arms around her and kissed her neck in his office behind closed doors. The woman identified as Jane Doe A testified against Carlos Bustamante, former...
  • Man dies after shooting in alley, third such fatality in O.C. in days

    An 18-year-old man who died hours after he and another man were found shot in an Anaheim alley was the third fatal shooting victim in Orange County since Friday. The unidentified man and a 21-year-old were found by Anaheim police Tuesday morning in...
  • Girl kidnapped from Santa Ana park in 2004 found alive

    Girl kidnapped from Santa Ana park in 2004 found alive
    On a summer night a decade ago, a 15-year-old girl who had just arrived in Santa Ana from Mexico disappeared from a park near her mother's apartment. Police launched a missing-persons investigation. But the case went cold — until this week, when...
  • Mom worried teen would leave with alleged abductor, neighbor says

    Mom worried teen would leave with alleged abductor, neighbor says
    The mother of a teen allegedly kidnapped by the woman's boyfriend 10 years ago worried before she went missing that he was having sex with the girl and that she planned to leave with him, a neighbor said Wednesday. “I spoke to her mom about God,&...
  • Selling painkillers on TV

    Selling painkillers on TV
    This legal action by two California counties against five prescription narcotics manufacturers is long overdue. ("Counties sue narcotics makers, alleging 'campaign of deception,'" May 21) I have been very uncomfortable with the prescription drug ads...
  • Man found dead in Santa Ana apartment in possible homicide

    Man found dead in Santa Ana apartment in possible homicide
    Homicide detectives were investigating the "suspicious" death of a man whose body was found Wednesday inside a Santa Ana apartment. The unidentified man's death was being investigated as a homicide based on observations at the scene made by Santa Ana...
  • Police identify victim in Santa Ana homicide; suspect in custody

    Police identify victim in Santa Ana homicide; suspect in custody
    Police on Friday identified a homicide victim found dead in a Santa Ana apartment complex.  The body of Victorino Cruz, 58, who police say was living apart from much of his family in Mexico, was found Tuesday.  Salvador Barragan, 37, of Anaheim, was...
  • Two arrested in videotaped fight at O.C. grade school

    Two arrested in videotaped fight at O.C. grade school
    An 18-year-old Orange County man faces assault and battery charges after allegedly kicking a boy in the head and knocking him unconscious in a melee captured on video. The incident took place at a grade school in the upscale city of Ladera Ranch in...