| Jan 8, 2010
Father Ladislas K. Parker, a Catholic priest whose harrowing escape from communist Hungary in 1950 led him to Orange County and the founding of St. Michael’s Abbey, died Sunday after a lengthy illness. He was 94.
Parker was among seven Norbertine...
| Nov 5, 2009
Phil Swarbrick graduated from Chicago's DePaul University last year with a Bachelor of Science degree in network technology and a Master of Science degree in computer information and network security. Under normal circumstances, the undergraduate and...
| Jan 19, 2009
Many have weighed in on Barack Obama's choice of Rick Warren to give the invocation during the presidential inauguration. But what has interested me most isn't so much the controversy about the Lake Forest pastor and his homophobic thinking, but rather...
| Nov 5, 2007
Despite benefiting from weaker than predicted weekend winds, firefighters Sunday were unable to fully contain the last two threatening Southern California wildfires, and authorities said one of the blazes might not be surrounded by ground crews until...
| Sep 3, 2008
John Wylie Needham was known as an easygoing surfer who liked to paint and play guitar and bounced from job to job. He knew he needed direction in life. So two years ago he joined the Army and eventually shipped off to Iraq.
This, he thought, would...
| Oct 24, 2007
| 9:54 AM
At least a dozen Orange County homes had burned by this morning and thousands more were in danger as flames as high as 75 feet devastated rural canyon communities, fire officials said.
The Santiago fire continued to push east today, fueled by brittle...
| Jul 30, 2008
| 11:41 AM
Law enforcement officers today were searching for a man they say has robbed three South Orange County banks in the last month.
The Orange County Sheriff's Department today released bank surveillance photographs of a suspect dubbed the "Chatty Bandit,"...
| Oct 24, 2007
For nearly an hour, Marianne Shannon thought Stevenson Ranch's luck had run out.
The winds seemed so fast, much stronger than in 2003, when the last massive fire threatened her home. She watched from her cul-de-sac Monday afternoon as flames exploded...
| Oct 23, 2007
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Stripped of air support, Orange County firefighters held their ground Monday against a suspected arson blaze that devoured brush-covered hillsides and raced toward thousands of homes in two Lake...
| Nov 27, 2007
| 3:39 PM
By Diane Wedner, Times Staff Writer
TODAY'S roiling mortgage market and still-high prices have made buying an entry-level house in Southern California seem about as likely for struggling first-time buyers as owning a villa at Italy's Lake Como. At least,...
| Nov 17, 2009
| 12:10 AM
SANTA ANA -- Four Orange County men are in federal custody after allegedly trying to rob a bank with a fake search warrant.
The FBI says the four men, along with one Nevada man, entered a Wells Fargo branch in Henderson, Nevada claiming their "warrant"...