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  • Trial set for January in Dane Williams case

    Trial set for January in Dane Williams  case
    The San Diego man accused of murdering and sexually assaulting Huntington Beach resident Dane Williams is expected to begin trial in January. Philong Huynh, 40, is expected to begin trial in San Diego Superior Court at 9 a.m. Jan. 11 for allegedly...
  • Couple charged with conspiracy, attempted robbery

    A Huntington Beach woman pleaded not guilty Friday to trying to rob a man who backed out of a deal to pay her money for sex. Megan Miko Wachi, 22, and her boyfriend Michael Alexander Diaz, 21, of Fountain Valley, were charged with felony conspiracy to...
  • Parole denied for dealer, killer

    The parole hearing of a drug dealer convicted of stabbing to death a 27-year-old tennis player over $20 worth of drugs was denied Tuesday after Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas opposed it. Ehriberto Arcelara, 47, was sentenced to 16...
  • Huntington man pleads guilty to Irvine fires

    A Huntington Beach man has been convicted of starting three fires at an Irvine church because he disagreed with its stance against masturbation. Izad Chavoshan, 32, pleaded guilty Tuesday to three felonies of arson, one felony of attempted arson and a...
  • City Lights: It can all change in an instant

    When Oriana Millan went home from work July 21, she left three cardboard boxes next to her desk. The receiving clerk at Westside Building Material Corporation had just been promoted, and she planned to move the contents of her desk upstairs. The next...
  • Arsonist gets six years, four months for church fires

    A man who started a fire at a church three times because he disagreed with its teaching against masturbation was sentenced Friday to six years and four months in state prison. Huntington Beach resident Izad Chavoshan, 32, pleaded guilty Aug. 9 to...
  • Irvine man suspected of scamming H.B. woman

    Irvine man suspected of scamming H.B. woman
    Huntington Beach police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying additional victims of an Irvine man who allegedly scammed a resident out of $280,000. William Scott Spalding, 46, was arrested Tuesday in Irvine by U.S. Deputy Marshals, who have...
  • H.B. man charged with hit-and-run

    A Huntington Beach man pleaded not guilty Monday for an alleged hit-and-run that resulted in the death of a bicyclist. Adam Carl Garrett, 19, is charged with one felony count of hit-and-run causing death and one misdemeanor count of vehicular...
  • Man convicted of killing friend in 1988

    A Long Beach man was found guilty Tuesday of stabbing a Sunset Beach man to death before setting him and his apartment on fire in 1988. Paul Gentile Smith, 50, was convicted of the cold case murder of his friend from high school, Robert Haugen. The jury...
  • On Theater: Show at Playhouse is a real 'Firecracker'

    On Theater: Show at Playhouse is a real 'Firecracker'
    Thirty years ago, young playwright Beth Henley won the Pulitzer Prize for her second play, "Crimes of the Heart." She followed it with another of her trademark farcical comedies set in the deep South, "The Miss Firecracker Contest." The characters in...
  • In The Pipeline: Keep an eye out for animal cruelty

    In The Pipeline: Keep an eye out for animal cruelty
    The good news is the crime wave seems to have subsided. The bad news is about three dozen otherwise healthy birds had to be euthanized after their right wings were shattered. It was the gruesome mystery that had all the local wildlife experts in Surf...
  • On Theater: 'Wait' cast delivers suspense

    On Theater: 'Wait' cast delivers suspense
    Few plays in the American theater pose greater challenges — both dramatically and technically — than Frederick Knott's 1966 suspense thriller "Wait Until Dark." Over the decades, several local theater groups have taken on this arduous but...