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Trials and Arbitration

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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 hair salon massacre suspect to plead guilty to 8 slayings

    Seal Beach hair salon massacre suspect to plead guilty to 8 slayings
    The man accused of gunning down eight people at a Seal Beach hair salon in 2011 will plead guilty to eight counts of special circumstances murder and one count of attempted murder, his lawyer said Monday. Scott Dekraai, who, according to prosecutors,...
  • 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...
  • Fountain Valley man convicted of arson

    A Fountain Valley man was convicted Wednesday of causing an explosion that started a fire inside his Santa Ana hotel room. Thanh Van Quang, 39, was found guilty by an Orange County Superior Court jury of one felony count each of arson of an inhabited...
  • Police arrest six more in riot case

    Huntington Beach police have arrested six additional suspects on charges related to the disturbance at the end of the U.S. Open of Surfing in July. According to a statement from police, the arrests, made since August, bring to 20 the number of people who...
  • Woman sues day spa over treatment

    A Northern California woman is suing Groupon and a Huntington Beach day spa claiming she purchased online vouchers for a treatment that left her with chemical burns. Rebecca Fisher of Hayward has taken action against an owner and employee of CloudMover...
  • 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,...
  • Teen accused of luring minors pleads not guilty

     Teen accused of luring minors pleads not guilty
    A Huntington Beach teen accused of exchanging lewd photos with and soliciting sex from minors over a one-year period pleaded not guilty Thursday to 12 criminal counts. Jackson Roland Westermeyer, 18, of Huntington Beach entered his plea at the Orange...
  • Nightclub beating suspects appear in court but hearing is delayed

    Nightclub beating suspects appear in court but hearing is delayed
    Two women charged with killing a woman outside a Santa Ana nightclub were in court Tuesday, but the hearing to determine whether there’s enough evidence to prosecute them was postponed to Monday. Candace Marie Brito, 27, and Vanesa Tapia Zavala,...
  • On Theater: 'Chicago' is well worth the visit

    On Theater: 'Chicago' is well worth the visit
    Whatever happened to class? Well, it's spread all over the stage at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, where the hit musical "Chicago" is setting playgoers' hands and feet tapping once again. Headlined by John O'Hurley as the flashy defense lawyer...
  • 2 women ordered to stand trial in Kim Pham beating death

    2 women ordered to stand trial in Kim Pham beating death
    Two women were ordered Tuesday to stand trial for murder in the death of a 23-year-old woman who was beaten during an altercation outside a popular Santa Ana nightspot. The ruling followed a two-day hearing with attorneys dissecting the shaky and...
  • H.B. man confesses to ATM thefts

    A Huntington Beach man has admitted to stealing ATMs, containing thousands of dollars in cash, across Orange and Los Angeles counties. Richard Allen Clements, 50, pleaded guilty in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday to one count of grand theft....