| Mar 7, 2012
| 6:54 PM
Four members of a Vietnamese street gang will be tried in court Thursday in connection with the 1995 cold case slaying of a fellow gang member in Costa Mesa, authorities said.
Anthony Paul Johnson Jr., 35, of Westminster, Giang Thuy Nguyen, 36, of...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 3:08 PM
A man charged with killing a Newport Beach doctor told an Orange County Superior Court judge Wednesday that he needs a public defender.
"I can't afford a lawyer," Stanwood Fred Elkus said.
Judge Craig Robison delayed the scheduled arraignment on...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 8:42 PM
An Orange County Superior Court judge on Tuesday prohibited a man accused of killing a Newport Beach doctor from transferring ownership of his property to relatives, according to an attorney for the victim's family.
Stanwood Elkus, 75, of Lake Elsinore,...
| May 30, 2010
Days after finding Samuel Herr's left arm and right hand, Costa Mesa detectives returned to a Long Beach park Saturday and found the Army veteran's severed head.
The gruesome discoveries were part of a dramatic turn in local police's investigation...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 8:12 PM
I often feel sorry for my daughter. But at least she'll have plenty of stories to tell her children.
About five years ago, I recall doing my best to convince her to come with me on an all-day, far-fetched attempt to locate the last wild tomatoes in...
| Dec 8, 2010
| 8:10 PM
SANTA ANA — A Costa Mesa man was convicted of manslaughter Wednesday in a drunk-driving crash that killed mixed martial arts clothing icon Charles "Mask" Lewis.
A Central Justice Center jury found Jeffrey David Kirby, 53, responsible for the March...