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A woman who killed her husband in their Huntington Beach home more than 20 years ago has been declared eligible for parole, over the Orange County district attorney's objections. Jeanette Lynn Hughes, now 58, was convicted of first-degree murder and...
The Huntington Beach City Council voted 5-1, with Jill Hardy absent Tuesday, to amend its sex offender ordinance to allow the police chief to sign a waiver for some. The city adopted a law in December 2011, modeled after a county law passed in April...
Tags: Judges, Justice System, Trials, Litigation, Dave Sullivan
Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas issued a press release Thursday opposing the parole of a woman convicted of murdering her husband with the help of her boyfriend in 1984. Jeanette Lynn Hughes, now 58, was convicted in 1986 of the first-...
A Southern California man has been charged with molesting a young female relative of his in the Fountain Valley furniture store that he owns and operates, law enforcement officials said. Jaime Gonazlez, 75, faces a felony count of lewd acts on a child,...
A Huntington Beach planning commissioner and council candidate last week pleaded guilty to driving with a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit. An attorney for Tim Ryan entered the plea in Orange County Superior Court on his client's...
Ahoy! Did it really cost the Coast Guard $50,000 to search for a boater claiming that his boat was sinking inside Newport Harbor? Apparently, this same person issued six fake mayday calls over the VHF marine band radio's distress Channel 16 last month...
Tags: Judges, Justice System, Prisons, Punishment, Entertainment
An Orange County businessman will be in court Thursday after being accused of embezzling the proceeds of the rare and vintage Porsches that he sold on consignment, prosecutors said. John Calicchio, 63, of Costa Mesa, was charged with 14 counts of...
The appeal of a registered sex offender, who was arrested under a county ordinance when he visited a park in Fountain Valley, went to court Thursday. Hugo Godinez of Santa Ana, who was convicted Nov. 14 of a misdemeanor for entering a county park without...
Tags: Misdemeanors, Sex Crimes, Trials, Justice System, Crimes
A Huntington Beach City Council candidate's campaign team has decried a city official's decision to superimpose a written message on a video that features the candidate discussing his campaign. Chuck Foster, a photographer and videographer for first-time...
The Orange County district attorney's office has ruled that two Huntington Beach officers who shot and killed two men last year acted in self-defense and will not have charges filed against them. "Simply stated, the law allows police officers to use...
It's a testy night for the Huntington Beach City Council. Two members with a history of bad blood have started to raise their voices over an agenda item. As the argument escalates, the woman who already exceeded the time limit during public comments...
A registered sex offender has filed suit against four Orange County cities, challenging the constitutionality of a law that bans sex offenders from using public parks, beaches and even some roadways. The lawsuit is aimed at Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach,...
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