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  • 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...
  • Court rules state law overrides O.C. restrictions on sex offenders

    A panel of California appeals court judges found Friday that state law trumps Orange County's regulations on sex offenders that ban them from parks and beaches. The decision by the 4th District Court of Appeal reverses the conviction of Hugo Godinez,...
  • Ex-cop gets 12 years for forcible sodomy

    A former Garden Grove police officer was sentenced Friday to 12 years in state prison for forcibly sodomizing three women. Jesse Andrew Green, 36, of Huntington Beach was found guilty Sept. 6 of three counts of forcible sodomy, but a jury was not able to...
  • 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...
  • Advocacy group supports Sunset Beach independence

    A political watchdog group has joined forces with the Citizen's Assn. of Sunset Beach in its appeal of a recent court decision regarding the community's annexation to Huntington Beach. The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn., which formed in 1978 to defend...
  • Pretrial delayed again for waitress accused of selling cocaine

    The pretrial hearing for a waitress and the man who allegedly helped her sell cocaine to police has been postponed to Oct. 24. Police arrested Brynn Ashley Boucher, 24, and Victor Mac Davis, 29, in May after a six-month investigation into the Killarney...
  • 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...
  • Lawsuit hearings set for November in fatal crosswalk crash

    A court hearing has been scheduled for two lawsuits against the city of Huntington Beach following a fatal crash at a crosswalk. On Sept. 7, 2010, Robert Anthony Casares rear-ended Caryl Johnson, who had stopped at Croupier Drive while heading north on...
  • Family files claim after boy falls in fire pit

    The family of a 6-year-old boy who sustained severe burns to his arm and chest after falling into a rundown fire pit at Huntington City Beach is asking the city for $500,000. Seth Richardson fell backward into the fire pit, which still had smoldering...