| May 2, 2014
| 9:55 AM
The man accused of gunning down eight people at a Seal Beach hair salon pleaded guilty Friday, setting the stage for a legal battle over whether he should be put to death for the 2011 slayings.
Scott Dekraai, who prosecutors said heavily armed himself...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 6:45 PM
A legal fight over the use of jailhouse informants has thrown the emotionally charged trial of the man accused of committing the deadliest shooting in Orange County history into jeopardy and will probably have repercussions in other high-profile cases....
| Mar 24, 2014
| 3:53 PM
The trial for the man charged with killing eight people in a Seal Beach salon will split into two separate phases, with two different sets of jurors asked to decide the ultimate fate of the accused mass murderer, a judge ruled Monday.
The first phase,...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 9:17 AM
An Orange County prosecutor says an effort to dismiss the death penalty against alleged Seal Beach mass killer Scott Dekraai should be denied because the defense failed to show that prosecutors engaged in the type of egregious misconduct that could lead...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 4:52 PM
Attorneys for the man charged with killing eight people in a Seal Beach salon three years ago have accused Orange County prosecutors and sheriff’s deputies of running an unconstitutional jailhouse informant operation that ensnared their client and...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:35 PM
An Orange County judge said Friday that he'll hear testimony on accusations that county prosecutors and sheriff’s deputies ran an illegal jailhouse informant operation that ensnared multiple inmates, including the man accused of killing eight people...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 1:14 PM
A Fountain Valley woman was sentenced to prison Friday for having sex with a 12-year-old boy, according to the Orange County district attorney's office.
Prosecutors said Patricia Ann Serrano, 45, pleaded guilty last month to three felony counts of lewd...
| May 13, 2014
| 9:22 PM
A Huntington Beach resident who owned a military contracting business pleaded guilty Monday for failing to report millions of dollars his company received from the U.S. military for services it provided in Iraq.
Nadim "Nick" Saifan Jr., 48, pleaded...
| May 21, 2014
| 11:31 AM
In an effort to make the Huntington Beach City Council more transparent, Mayor Pro Tem Joe Shaw suggested to his colleagues that they adopt the same campaign contribution practices that the city's Planning Commission abides by.
The proposal failed on...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 9:22 AM
Attorneys acting on behalf of the Ocean View School District in Huntington Beach have appealed a proposed 510-unit apartment complex out of concern for how it would affect its schools.
Planning commissioners Tuesday reviewed the Pedigo Apartments...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Poseidon Desalination Project
We will keep a close watch on Poseidon's plans and update the community on its permit request from the California Coastal Commission and any movement made toward the desalinization project.
| Jan 17, 2013
Federal authorities arrested five people Wednesday who were allegedly involved in an Orange County-based "builder bailout" mortgage fraud scheme, including one defendant from Huntington Beach, according to a press release by the Department of Justice....