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  • Man gets life for Sunset Beach slaying

    A Long Beach man was sentenced Monday to life in prison for the 1988 stabbing of a Sunset Beach man to death before setting him and his apartment on fire. Paul Gentile Smith, 50, was sentenced to life in state prison without the possibility of parole...
  • Roberts' trial to begin Feb. 14

    A trial date has been set for a former Huntington Beach police officer accused of 20 felony counts, including rape and sodomy, against his wife and mistress. Former officer James Roberts III, 34, is expected to begin trial Feb. 14 at the Central...
  • Teacher placed on leave after arrest

    Teacher placed on leave after arrest
    A Mesa View Middle School teacher charged with having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old boy has been placed on administrative leave, the district's superintendent said Friday. William V. Loose of the Ocean View School District said in a...
  • Higher bail, new arrest warrant issued for Long Beach fire captain

    The Orange County district attorney has issued an arrest warrant for a Long Beach Fire Department captain and Huntington Beach resident who has been charged with injuring a bicyclist in a hit-and-run while under the influence. John David Hines, 38, is...
  • Growing by a Sunset

    Surf City, here they come. Here comes expansion, as tiny Sunset Beach, one of the last unincorporated islands of Orange County, joins the 200,000-resident fold of Huntington Beach. Here comes the culture of one of the Southland's most offbeat...
  • Looking ahead to 2011

    Life in Huntington Beach is never dull, and anything can become an issue with the city's flock of community activists, vocal neighbors and concerned parents. This year promises to stay just as interesting. Here is a list of items sure to keep making...
  • Finance business owner pleads guilty

    A former Huntington Beach-based business owner pleaded guilty Monday to embezzling almost $4 million meant to bring low-income housing up to code, according to news reports. Belinda Exon, 55, of Phoenix, Ariz., pleaded guilty to embezzling $3.9 million...
  • Former officer's lawyer questions ex-wife

    Former officer's lawyer questions ex-wife
    The defense attorney for a former Huntington Beach police officer accused of 20 felony counts including rape and sodomy pointed out inconsistencies in the testimony of the officer's ex-wife Friday in the second day of his preliminary hearing. The...
  • Man sentenced in Craigslist sex sting

    Man sentenced in Craigslist sex sting
    A Mission Viejo man caught in a Craigslist sting soliciting a 13-year-old girl for sex pleaded guilty Tuesday to four felony charges. Howard Houchen Wang, 38, pleaded guilty to attempting lewd acts upon a child younger than 14, luring a child with the...
  • Mother pleads guilty to kidnapping daughter

    Mother pleads guilty to kidnapping daughter
    A Huntington Beach woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to kidnapping her 4-year-old daughter from a Newport Beach restaurant last spring. Angela Marie Aiton, 34, was sentenced to 123 days in jail and three years' probation after pleading guilty to felony...
  • Deputy sentenced for false report, firing gun in home

    A former Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy was sentenced Thursday to a year in jail for filing a false police report against her ex-husband and shooting a gun inside her house toward where children were playing out front. Westminster resident...
  • Death penalty sought in execution-style double murder

    Death penalty sought in execution-style double murder
    The Orange County district attorney's office said Monday it was seeking the death penalty for a Garden Grove man charged in the execution-style slaying of two people so he could steal a car. Hilbert Pineil Thomas, 39, is charged in the February 2009...