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  • Seal Beach shooting case casts spotlight on jailhouse informants

    Seal Beach shooting case casts spotlight on jailhouse informants
    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....
  • Seal Beach salon shooting case to be heard by two different juries

    Seal Beach salon shooting case to be heard by two different juries
    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,...
  • D.A. denies misconduct in Seal Beach mass shooting case

    D.A. denies misconduct in Seal Beach mass shooting case
    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...
  • D.A. ran illegal snitch operation in O.C. jail, attorneys say

    D.A. ran illegal snitch operation in O.C. jail, attorneys say
    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...
  • O.C. judge orders hearings on jailhouse snitch allegations

    O.C. judge orders hearings on jailhouse snitch allegations
    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...
  • Woman gets 6 years in prison for sex with boy

    Woman gets 6 years in prison for sex with boy
    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...
  • H.B. businessman pleads guilty to underreporting income

    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...
  • Council rejects campaign donation restriction, repeals sex offender law

    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...
  • Ocean View objects to Pedigo project

    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...
  • Stories to keep an eye on for 2013 [corrected]

    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. -------------------- FOR THE...
  • H.B. man arrested in mortgage fraud case

    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....
  • Council reverses December votes

    The Huntington Beach City Council reversed two December votes at its meeting Tuesday. The council voted 6-0, with Jill Hardy absent, to reverse the Dec. 3 and 17 votes to review Pacific Mobile Home Park's previously approved conversion application and...