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Conviction Overturned in Plot to Kill Santa Ana Judge Using Wood Chipper

A federal appeals court overturned the conviction of a Southern California man accused of soliciting the murders and assaults of a federal judge, two prosecutors and two FBI agents. The Orange County Register reported Saturday that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals found last week that John Walthall was improperly denied the right to represent himself at […]

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Santa Ana street breakfast returns Sunday

The Santa Ana Breakfast Club at the intersection of Main and Fifth streets in 1933. In the forefront, some people are dressed in Spanish costumes and others in Western costumes. (Courtesy of the Santa Ana History Room) The iconic black and white image of a closed-off street in downtown Santa Ana shows a large crowd […]

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Online video of apparent sex act in Santa Ana patrol car spurs investigation

Santa Ana police launched an internal investigation after a video of what appears to be a sex act being performed inside a patrol car surfaced online, the department said Friday. The video, which was published online Thursday, was shot April 10 along train tracks near a recycling facility in Santa Ana, according to OC Weekly. […]

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Trial begins in OC case alleging defendant severed man’s penis as part of torture plot

SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) — A defendant accused of severing a man’s penis as one of several people involved in a horrific kidnapping and torture plot is going to trial this week. Prosecutors say defendant Hossein Nayeri believed his alleged victim, who operated a marijuana dispensary, had $1 million cash buried in the desert and […]

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Santa Ana homebuying drops 4% as Orange County sales hit five-year low

Homebuying in Santa Ana fell 4% as Orange County sales stalled to the slowest pace since 2014. CoreLogic homebuying stats show May was the 10th consecutive month Orange County home sales failed to beat the pace of the year-ago period. Plus, this was the slowest-selling May countywide in five years as sales ran 13% below […]

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Man Arrested in Connection With Armed Santa Ana Robberies; 1 Remains at Large

A man who was already in custody for an unrelated crime was arrested in connection with two armed robberies that occurred on July 4, while another man remains at large, officials announced Tuesday. Brian Ho is shown in a photo released by Santa Ana Police Department on July 16, 2019. Although police gave the man’s […]

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OC jail inmate found unresponsive in cell, pronounced dead at hospital

SANTA ANA — A 44-year-old inmate found unresponsive Monday in his cell at the Theo Lacy jail in Orange was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead about an hour after arrival, sheriff’s officials said. Deputies were called to assist the inmate, who had “no obvious signs of trauma on his body,” […]

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Thousands in SoCal protest planned ICE raids

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Thousands of people across Southern California protested Friday ahead of planned ICE raids scheduled to take place Sunday. Politicians and families alike turned out in West Hollywood, where people spoke about conditions for refugees at the border and what is happening in California. “Everybody knows that every country has a […]

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Teenage Girl Wounded, Lowrider Shooting

SAWEEKLY – Last week, on July 8, 2019, a group of people, including a teenage girl, in green two door lowrider known to many in Santa Ana, California, were the unfortunate recipient of gunfire. Allegedly, the shooting was related to Gang Activity . A teenage girl was wounded in the car to car shooting, according […]

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A Teenager Stole a Lemur From a Zoo, and Almost Got Away With It

It was a case worthy of Ace Ventura, the pet detective. Nearly a year after an endangered ring-tailed lemur named Isaac was abducted from a Southern California zoo and then abandoned in front of a nearby hotel with a note for the police, his captor was brought to justice, the authorities said this week. Aquinas […]