| Jul 7, 2010
| 11:39 AM
SANTA ANA -- The adoptive mother of a 2 year old girl has filed an appeal in a bitter custody battle to keep the child she has raised since birth.
Stacey Doss, 45, of Rancho Santa Margarita filed the appeal after an Orange County judge ruled that Vanessa...
| Jul 13, 2010
| 12:46 AM
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA -- Police say a registered sex offender is one of two men arrested in the case of a 13-year-old girl who disappeared from her home last Wednesday.
The suspects are accused of trying to arrange separate meetings with the girl...
| Jul 18, 2010
| 10:32 PM
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA -- The owner of a bail bond agency was shot and killed after entering a residence in Rancho Santa Margarita Saturday night, police said.
Dean Patrick Maldonado, 49, of Newport Beach entered a house in the 21300 block of...
| Jul 19, 2010
| 4:49 PM
The Orange County Sheriff's Department is continuing to investigate the fatal shooting of a Newport Beach owner of a bail bonds company, a department spokesman said.
Dean Patrick Maldonado, 49, was shot at least twice by an unspecified type of handgun...
| Jul 27, 2010
| 6:35 PM
Whether a 51-year-old man will be charged for shooting and killing a Newport Beach businessman inside a woman's home two weeks ago will come down to if the shooting was in self-defense, homicide investigators said Tuesday.
Dean Patrick Maldonado, 49, who...
| Jul 29, 2010
| 2:06 PM
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA -- Sheriff's detectives are investigating a possible murder suicide in an upscale Rancho Santa Margarita neighborhood.
Deputies were called to Birdhollow Drive at 1:43 p.m. after a report of shots fired,.
Inside the home, deputies...
| Jul 29, 2010
| 7:14 PM
Freebie of the Week: Who doesn't need a little sugar in their life? Cupcake Camp, the San Francisco "sharing" phenomenon, will be at the pool area in the Atrium Hotel at Orange County Airport (John Wayne Airport), 18700 MacArthur Blvd., Irvine, from 3...
| May 15, 2010
Booze, barbecue, and '80s glam metal. What more could you ask for?
Today, the second annual Orange County Beer Festival will take over Irvine Lake from 1 to 4 p.m. with more than 60 domestic and international brews flowing, including beer from a...
| May 28, 2010
| 4:11 AM
LAKE FOREST, Calif. -- A missing mother was found safe Thursday, stuck in a ditch and unable to walk out, according to sheriff's officials.
Salma Husna Banu, 40, was found alive by a search and rescue team, according to Jim Amormino, spokesperson for the...
| Feb 16, 2010
| 8:32 PM
BIG BEAR LAKE -- Authorities are looking for a snowboarder they say fled after colliding with a 9 year old girl at a Big Bear ski resort, breaking her leg.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said Friday that a man between 25 and 30 years...
| Apr 30, 2010
| 4:05 PM
SANTA ANA -- A day laborer who repeatedly hit his boss with a shovel, and then used a pickax to crush his head, was sentenced Friday to 26 years to life in prison.
Ernesto Hernando Avalos, 23, of Santa Ana was convicted in March of the Jan. 27, 2007,...