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  • Commercial firefighter pleads guilty to trying to produce child porn in Philippines

    A commercial firefighter who lives in Huntington Beach pleaded guilty Friday to a federal charge that he tried to produce child pornography by sending money to someone he thought was a 13-year-old girl in the Philippines so she would take sexually explicit photos of herself. In reality, the girl was a 75-year-old man with a massive child pornography collection, according to authorities.
  • O.C. prosecutors steering cases away from Judge Thomas Goethals

    O.C. prosecutors steering cases away from Judge Thomas Goethals
    For years, Thomas Goethals has weighed the fates of some of Orange County's most violent criminals. But since the judge began presiding over heated hearings probing the misuse of jailhouse informants, dozens of prosecutors have steered criminal cases away...

    O.C. salon murder case stalls as D.A. office's removal is appealed

     O.C. salon murder case stalls as D.A. office's removal is appealed
    For 3 1/2 years, Paul Wilson has waited for his wife's killer to face trial, a wait protracted by lengthy evidentiary hearings probing the mishandling of the case by authorities. On Friday, he learned the process has no end in sight, as government...

    Judge boots D.A. from Seal Beach mass killer case; death penalty remains

    Judge boots D.A. from Seal Beach mass killer case; death penalty remains
    An Orange County Superior Court judge has removed the district attorney's office from handling the case against a man who killed eight people at a Seal Beach hair salon in 2011 but said the assailant will still face the death penalty. The ruling follows...

    Peter M. Douglas dies at 69; California Coastal Commission chief

    Peter M. Douglas dies at 69; California Coastal Commission chief
    As a child crossing the English Channel with his family to immigrate to America, Peter M. Douglas was mesmerized by the churning seas and his first sighting of a whale, an experience that he said forged an "intangible, unbreakable, lifelong bond" with the...