Orange County Voter Turnout For Recall Election Estimated At 46% By Mid-Afternoon, With Long Lines Well Into EveningAt voting centers in Orange County, a steady stream of people showed to cast their ballots in the gubernatorial recall election, with at least 50 people in line before lunchtime waiting to cast ballots at city hall.
Nearly $2M In Stolen Merchandise Seized In SoCal Organized Crime Ring BustThe merchandise had been stolen from 43 different stores across Southern California.
Orange County's Biggest Live Performing Arts Venues To Require Vaccination, Masks For All Ticket HoldersThe Irvine Barclay Theatre, Musco Center for the Arts, Pacific Chorale, Pacific Symphony, Philharmonic Society of Orange County, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Soka Performing Arts Center, and South Coast Repertory have all committed to the vaccination and mask policy.
Norman Martin Of Irvine Convicted Of Murder In Drunken 2017 Corvette Crash That Killed 2 WomenNorman Martin was convicted Wednesday in the deaths of Jamie Lopez and Nancy Ortiz, who were both just 26 years old when they died in the July 22, 2017 crash.
Orange County Fire Authority Employee Gets Probation, Community Service Order In 2019 Shooting Death Of His Pit Bull46-year-old Ryan John Monteleone of Menifee accepted a plea deal, which dismissed his felony count of cruelty to animals.
OC Bomb Squad To Detonate Illegal Fireworks In Irvine WednesdayThe bomb squad will set off 20 pounds of material near Frank R. Bowerman Landfill. The explosives will be detonated in “shot holes” dug into the ground.
Taco Bell Apologizes For Not Having Certain Menu Items Due To Transportation DelaysCustomers on social media say the Irvine-based fast-food chain has been out of some staples and favorites.
U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh In Southern California To Promote Trillion-Dollar Infrastructure PlanU.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh is visiting Southern California to promote the Biden Administration’s plan to invest in the nation’s infrastructure and workforce.
Former Irvine Police Officer, Matthew Christian August, Sentenced To 1 Year In Jail, 3 Years Probation For Overtime FraudFormer Irvine Police Officer Matthew Christian August, 49, of Aliso Viejo was sentenced to one year in jail Wednesday after pleading guilty to stealing an estimated $68,000 by claiming overtime for which he never worked.
Man Wanted For Groping 11-Year-Girl At Target In IrvineThe girl was with her family the 13200 Jamboree Road store last Monday when a man began following her. Police say she briefly separated from her family and went into another aisle, where the man approached her from behind and groped her.
Slow-Moving Brush Fire Burning Near Windy Ridge In IrvineThe blaze was reported at 3:35 a.m. at the 241 Toll Road, just south of Irvine Park. The Orange County Fire Authority says 60 firefighters are on the scene, but are making good progress on the slow-moving flames.
Feds: Mustafa Qadiri Of Irvine Used $5 Million In Fraudulent PPP Loans To Buy Ferrari, Bentley, And LamborghiniA federal grand jury indictment returned Wednesday named 38-year-old Mustafa Qadiri with four counts each of bank fraud and wire fraud, a count of aggravated identity theft, and six counts of money laundering.
18 More Regal Movie Theaters Reopen In Southern California's SuburbsEighteen more Regal theaters reopened Friday in Southern California’s suburbs, including Irvine, Santa Clarita, and Thousand Oaks.
42-Year-Old Irvine Man Calls His Probation Officer And Says He Killed His WifeYunlong Bai called his Orange County Probation Officer 1 p.m. Tuesday and stated that he had killed his wife and would be waiting for police at his residence.
OC School Board Adopts Statement Against Mandatory COVID Vaccinations For ChildrenThe Orange County Board of Education Wednesday adopted a statement against children being vaccinated without parental consent, something health officials have repeatedly said will not happen.