| May 13, 2014
| 6:25 AM
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...
| May 13, 2014
| 1:04 PM
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...
| May 16, 2014
| 9:27 PM
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.
| May 19, 2014
| 11:04 PM
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...
| May 20, 2014
| 9:28 PM
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...
| May 21, 2014
| 5:55 PM
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...
| May 21, 2014
| 5:37 PM
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,&...
| May 27, 2014
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...
| May 28, 2014
| 1:10 PM
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...
| May 30, 2014
| 5:39 PM
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...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:31 PM
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...