| Aug 9, 2013
| 9:07 PM
A Fountain Valley man was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for his part in the 1995 death of a fellow Vietnamese street gang member.
Giang Thuy Nguyen, 37, had been found guilty April 10, 2012, of murder and...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 9:51 PM
COSTA MESA — A man who was found stabbed just after 6 p.m. Tuesday near the Mesa Verde Country Club has died, police said.
The 40-year-old victim was discovered lying in the driveway of a home in the 3000 block of Capri Lane with stab wounds to his...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 10:49 PM
Police have identified a man who was stabbed to death in Costa Mesa last week.
Steven Craig DePhillips, 40, of Costa Mesa, was stabbed outside a home in the 3000 block of Capri Lane near the Mesa Verde Country Club, said Costa Mesa Police Lt. Paul...
| 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...
| May 25, 2012
| 9:37 PM
A Costa Mesa murder defendant told police that he killed two people in 2010 to gain access to one of his victim's bank accounts, according to Orange County Grand Jury transcripts released Friday.
Within a Costa Mesa police interview room Daniel Patrick...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 9:45 AM
An Orange County financial consultant has been ordered to stand trial in connection with the 2008 slaying of a Santa Monica artist.
Daniel Edward Becerril II of Huntington Beach was arrested last March on suspicion of murder, grand theft, forgery and...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 1:19 PM
For first-time novelist A.G.S. Johnson, inspiration struck like lightning and immediately slowed to a crawl.
"I was awakened one night, maybe 15 years ago, by this cocky female voice that was so intriguing to me that I jumped out of bed, literally, and I...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 7:43 PM
A man was sentenced to 46 years to life in state prison Friday for killing a man in a park after breaking into a Newport Beach home.
Derek Christopher Adams, 24, of Huntington Beach, was found guilty in August of one felony count each of second-degree...
| 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...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 10:12 PM
Members of a Vietnamese street gang were convicted Tuesday in a 1995 cold-case slaying in Costa Mesa, authorities said.
The four men — Anthony Paul Johnson Jr., 35, of Westminster; Giang Thuy Nguyen, 36, of Fountain Valley; Tam Hung Nguyen, 36,...
| 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...
| 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...