• Los Angeles 20 hours ago

    Getting Eaten Alive By Mosquitoes? Here's All You Ever Needed to Know

    It’s that time of year again: it’s time for barbecuing, basking in the sun, and of course, fending off annoying bites from mosquitoes. What’s worse, in Southern California, is the presence of an aggressive ankle-biter mosquito that will bite multiple times, and doesn’t wait for dusk — they’ll attack right in the middle of the day, or even inside your...

  • Orange County Jul 31

    Truck Driver Killed as Suspected Street Racer Plows Into Vehicle in Santa Ana

    The driver of a pick-up truck just simply making a turn died after two other drivers suspected of street racing caused a car wreck in Santa Ana Thursday, police said. Santa Ana police said a gray BMW was heading northbound on Bristol Avenue about 11:45 a.m., racing with a black Infiniti. The driver of the Infiniti took off and was…

  • Orange County Jul 30

    Photos: Love Conquers All in This Anaheim Parking Lot, Where Couples Are Saying ‘I Do'

    Many long-planned and much-anticipated spring weddings were postponed due to a global pandemic, but true love will always find a way. In Orange County, services are now being offered to couples whose appointments were postponed due to the outbreak and stay-home orders in Southern California. They’re conducted at booths set up in the parking lot at the Honda Center in Anaheim,...
  • Orange County Jul 29

    Orange County Board of Education Sues Governor Over Schools Reopening

    The Orange County Board of Education announced Wednesday that it has decided — by a 4-0 vote — to file a lawsuit against Gov. Gavin Newsom and the California Public Health Officer to seek a court order that sets aside the state orders preventing public schools from holding in-person classes and resuming services on campus. The vote came during a…

  • Orange County Jul 27

    OC Supervisor Announces #MaskUpOC Contest

    Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do Monday invited residents to find creative ways to encourage friends and family to wear a face by participating in a #MaskUpOC Contest. “Too many people are ignoring health experts’ advice to wear a face covering. Together, we can change that,” said the First District supervisor, who is vice chairman of the board. “We want eye-catching…

  • Sex offender Jul 25

    State Officials Determine Dangerous Sex Offender Must Resume Registering

    The state Attorney General’s Office Friday agreed with Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer that Cary Jay Smith, who was recently released from a state mental health hospital and ended up in Costa Mesa, must register as a sex offender. Smith, who is being evaluated at a mental health facility in Costa Mesa after moving around four Southern California...

  • Chicago Jul 23

    Man Accused of Killing 11-Year-Old Linda O'Keefe in Newport Beach Dies in Custody

    A Colorado man accused of killing and sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl in Newport Beach in 1973 pleaded not guilty Friday to a murder charge, along with charges of sexually assaulting two children in Riverside County.

  • Horse Racing Jul 19

    After Flurry of Horse Deaths, Racing Regulators to Weigh Suspending Calif. Track's License

    State regulators will hold a special meeting Monday to consider pulling the license of Los Alamitos Race Course after a rash of racehorse deaths this year at the Orange County facility. The track was placed on probation by the California Horse Racing Board on July 10 and given 10 days to produce a plan to address the deaths or face…

  • Orange County Jul 15

    Officials Warn Residents That Dangerous Sex Offender May Be Released Into Orange County

    Orange County officials were warning residents Tuesday that a dangerous sex offender who has targeted young boys was due to be released, and were asking for the governor of California to intervene. Early Wednesday, Costa Mesa police tweeted that he had indeed been released, but was not currently in the Orange County city, leaving many to wonder where he was….

  • Orange County Jul 7

    Orange County Sets Single Day Record, Reports More Than a Thousand New COVID-19 Cases

    Orange County Health Care Agency officials Monday reported 1,028 new coronavirus cases, the most ever, but some infections date back to June 18 due to a backlog of reporting from the state. Just two of the newly reported cases involved skilled nursing facilities, so nearly all were from community spread. There were no new deaths reported, so the death toll…

  • Orange County Jul 2

    Firefighter Charged With Groping Girl in Newport Beach, Having Child Porn

    A U.S. Forest Service firefighter was behind bars Thursday on charges of possession of child pornography and groping a 12-year-old girl in Newport Beach. Authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying additional potential victims. Jacob Daniel Carothers, 38, of San Jacinto, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant by Newport Beach police and was being held on $100,000 bail….

  • Orange County Jul 1

    Meet the Young Black Women Behind the OCProtests Instagram

    Zoe-Raven Wianecki was raised to reject her Blackness. Her mom is Italian and her dad is Black. She spent most of her childhood with her mother’s side of the family in St. Louis, Missouri. She attended 15 schools before reaching college in Missouri and California. As a teenager, Wianecki’s Black classmates would often ask, “What are you?” “I’m Italian,”...

  • Orange County Jun 29

    Orange County Added to California's Coronavirus Watch List

    Orange County has been added to a watch list of counties with concerning coronavirus trends in California that could mean renewed lockdown orders, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday. That list already included Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Orange County officials reported 146 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths Sunday, bringing the county’s totals to 12,608…

  • Orange County Jun 27

    Low-Income California Zip Codes See Spike in Coronavirus Cases

    Beachgoers packed Orange County’s shoreline on Saturday and not everybody wore masks, worrying public health and elected officials who say people were letting their guard down even as the coronavirus surges across California. Data collected by health officials show hundreds of people have been infected in densely populated neighborhoods in Anaheim and Santa Ana that are more likely home...

  • Orange County Jun 18

    Orange County Sheriff's Investigator, Recruit Charged in Application Scam

    A background investigator with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department was charged Wednesday with falsifying information to get his ex-roommate hired as a deputy, prosecutors said. Jeremy Buraglia, an 11-year veteran of the department, was accused of changing documents in 2018 to make Mario Barragan appear qualified to become a recruit “despite his problematic past,” a statement from the county district…

  • Orange County Jun 18

    Perfect Storm Leads to Rise in Mosquito Population in Orange County, Officials Say

    A perfect storm of events, including the COVID-19 pandemic, have boosted the mosquito population in Orange County, vector control officials said Wednesday. Light misty rains in May, higher than usual spring temperatures, reductions in staffing due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the economic downturn discouraging residents from more regular cleaning of their pools are among the reasons for the higher…

  • Orange County Jun 12

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's Son Arrested After Allegedly Stabbing Neighbor

    The son of NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was arrested this week after allegedly stabbing his neighbor, sheriff’s officials said. On Tuesday, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department was called to a San Clemente neighborhood around 10 p.m. They were responding to a stabbing that apparently occurred during a dispute between neighbors. Adam Abdul-Jabbar, 28, allegedly stabbed his neighbor multiple times...

  • Orange County Jun 11

    So-Called ‘Fabio Bandit' Arrested in Irvine on Suspicion of Robbing Bank

    The suspected Fabio Bandit was behind bars Wednesday on suspicion of robbing a bank in Irvine. Ryan Ray Staples, 21, of Morgan Hill in Santa Clara County, was arrested following a holdup at the Bank of America branch at 4500 Barranca Parkway, authorities said. Irvine police were called about 3:40 p.m. Tuesday to the bank when a silent robbery alarm…

  • homeless May 30

    Arrest Made After California Homeless Fed Poisoned Food

    One person was arrested after eight homeless people were given poisoned food that sent several to the hospital, Southern California authorities said Friday. The poisonings occurred over the course of about a week in mid-May in Huntington Beach in Orange County south of Los Angeles, authorities said. The victims were given food laced with oleoresin capsicum, “which is twice as…

  • Fullerton College May 28

    13-Year-Old With 4 Associate Degrees Is Youngest Graduate of Calif. College

    A Southern California college graduate achieved something exceptional in what has been a spring unlike any other for students. At just 13, Jack Rico, of La Mirada, graduated from Fullerton College with four associate degrees. He is the college’s youngest ever graduate.  “I still can’t really believe that I’ve achieved something like this,” Rico said. “I didn’t know that...

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