SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a man has agreed to plead guilty to stealing a ring-tailed lemur from a Southern California zoo.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday fined the Mongols motorcycle club $500,000 in a racketeering and conspiracy case but refused the latest effort in a decade-long attempt by the...
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti hired a lawyer to represent him Wednesday after a federal judge rejected his request for a public defender in a case alleging he stole millions...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a criminal case against attorney Michael Avenatti (all times local):
Attorney Michael Avenatti has told a federal judge in California that...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge Tuesday rejected attorney Michael Avenatti's request for a public defender to represent him in a case alleging he stole millions of dollars from clients, cheated...
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A 67-year-old Southern California pastor has been charged with molesting children as young as 5 over more than a decade.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California woman has been charged with misdemeanors for allegedly posting Nazi propaganda at one school and near another.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Two convicted robbers are charged with running over a woman and killing her during a purse snatching in Orange County.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Police say investigators have used DNA evidence to link a man to the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl last year at a Southern California park.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A state appeals court says Mercury Insurance Co. must pay $27.5 million to California for charging its customers illegal fees.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Immigrants held at two Southern California detention facilities that are closing have sued to try to block U.S. authorities from moving them far away.
Southern California doctor charged in wife’s 2016 murder
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say a prominent Southern California doctor has been charged with murder in the 2016 death of his wife.
The Orange County district attorney's office says...
Avenatti pleads not guilty on charges of cheating, lying
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he stole millions of dollars from clients, cheated on his taxes and lied to investigators.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on criminal charges against attorney Michael Avenatti (all times local):
Attorney Michael Avenatti has pleaded not guilty to charges that...
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A man who stabbed to death his wife and 6-month-old son in an Anaheim apartment has been sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — California police say a teenage victim of sexual assault was lured through a dating app.
KABC-TV reports that Santa Ana police arrested 59-year-old Michael Komoto...
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The founder of a nonprofit group that was investigated over allegations it gave flutes possibly tainted with semen to schoolchildren has been charged with committing lewd...
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man has been charged with a $72 million scheme to smuggle counterfeit Apple, Nokia and Samsung cellphone parts into the U.S. for sale.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed the criminal case against a man convicted of profiting off of insider information provided by ex-baseball star Doug DeCinces.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California desert community has backed out of a contract for the state's largest immigration detention facility in a move that won't necessarily close its doors...
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a city ending a contract for California's biggest immigration detention facility (all times local):
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Michael Avenatti is insistent that "justice will be done" after facing fraud charges Monday in federal court in California, a week after the attorney famous for...
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on federal criminal charges against attorney Michael Avenatti (all times local):
Attorney Michael Avenatti says he believes justice will...
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Colorado man has pleaded not guilty to murder in the 1973 death of an 11-year-old California girl.
James Neal of Monument, Colorado, also pleaded not guilty in an...
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California county is ending its contract to house immigration detainees for federal authorities to focus on inmates' mental health needs, officials said...
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The state has issued more than $250,000 in fines to a ceramic manufacturing company in Southern California following the death of an 18-year-old employee.
California man sentenced to 19 years after bombs found
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California man was sentenced Monday to more than 19 years in prison after authorities found two improvised explosive devices in his vehicle during a traffic...
California man pleads not guilty in deadly spa bombing
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man has pleaded not guilty to charges in connection with the bombing of a spa that killed his ex-girlfriend and wounded two others.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Colorado man charged with the 1973 murder of an 11-year-old girl in Southern California also faces charges of sex acts on two other girls.
Man charged in spa bombing indicted on 4 federal counts
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A federal grand jury on Wednesday returned a four-count indictment against a man previously charged in connection with a bombing of a Southern California spa that killed...
Coroner: California college student died from alcohol
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a Southern California college student found dead in a home near campus died from alcohol poisoning.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California woman has pleaded guilty to posing as the wife of a firefighter battling a massive wildfire and bilking people out of thousands of dollars in...
Verizon store robbery ringleader pleads guilty
SANTA ANA, California (AP) — The ringleader of a crew that staged 10 robberies of Verizon stores in Southern California and Arizona has pleaded guilty to federal charges and is facing a possible...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California judge delivered a blow Thursday to a decade-long effort by federal prosecutors to strip the Mongols motorcycle gang of its trademarked logo, ruling such a move...
Girl’s death haunted police until arrest made 45 years later
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Investigators searched for decades for the killer of an 11-year-old girl who disappeared while walking home from summer school in a case that gripped a California seaside...
The Latest: 2nd person sought in California boy’s 1990 death
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on cold-case arrests in the separate killings of a boy and girl in California (all times local):
California airport worker dies when jet bridge tire explodes
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A worker at Southern California's John Wayne Airport was killed when a large tire from a jet bridge used to connect terminals to aircraft doors exploded during...
4 dead, driver arrested in suspected DUI crash in California
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say four people have been killed in a suspected DUI crash at a Southern California intersection.
Police arrested the 28-year-old driver of a Jeep that investigators say sped through a red light and crashed into a pickup truck around 2:30 a.m. Sunday in Santa Ana.
Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna says both vehicles flipped over several times. All four occupants of the pickup died at the scene.
Son charged with killing parents, housekeeper in California
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A man was charged Friday with killing his parents and their housekeeper in an upscale Southern California community.
Camden Nicholson, 27, of Newport Beach, was charged with three counts of murder and an enhancement alleging multiple murders.
Nicholson was arrested Wednesday night after police found his parents, Richard and Kim Nicholson, and their housekeeper Maria Morse in the couple's home in a gated community in Newport Beach, authorities said.
The Latest: Son charged with killing parents, housekeeper
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a man charged with killing his parents and their housekeeper in California (all times local):
Prosecutors have charged a California man with killing his parents and their housekeeper in an upscale community.
The Orange County district attorney's office charged 27-year-old Camden Nicholson on Friday with three counts of murder and an enhancement alleging multiple murders.
Stormy Daniels’ lawyer yields control of ex-firm’s assets
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti has agreed to give up financial control of his former firm's accounts after another lawyer accused him of hiding millions of dollars from a federal bankruptcy court.
First American Financial: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) _ First American Financial Corp. (FAF) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $91.6 million.
The Santa Ana, California-based company said it had profit of 81 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for investment costs, were $1.27 per share.
The financial services company posted revenue of $1.42 billion in the period.
For the year, the company reported profit of $474.5 million, or $4.19 per share. Revenue was reported as $5.75 billion.
Iteris: Fiscal 3Q Earnings Snapshot
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) _ Iteris Inc. (ITI) on Wednesday reported a fiscal third-quarter loss of $2.5 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.
The Santa Ana, California-based company said it had a loss of 7 cents per share. Losses, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 4 cents per share.
The vehicle detection and traffic control company posted revenue of $23.1 million in the period.
Collectors Universe: Fiscal 2Q Earnings Snapshot
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) _ Collectors Universe Inc. (CLCT) on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $1.5 million.
The Santa Ana, California-based company said it had net income of 17 cents per share.
The provider of authentication for collectibles posted revenue of $15.7 million in the period.
20 charged in Chinese birth tourism crackdown
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Dongyuan Li's business was called "You Win USA," and authorities say she coached pregnant Chinese women on how to get into the United States to deliver babies who would automatically enjoy all the benefits of American citizenship.
Over two years, the now-41-year-old raked in millions through her business, where mothers-to-be paid between $40,000 and $80,000 each to come to California, stay in an upscale apartment and give birth, authorities said.
The Latest: Alleged birth tourism operators enter pleas
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the federal charges related to Chinese birth tourism schemes (all times local):
Three people have pleaded not guilty to running schemes to bring Chinese women to the United States to give birth to babies who automatically hold American citizenship.
Dongyuan Li, Jing Dong and Michael Wei Yueh Liu appeared in federal court in Santa Ana, California, on Thursday.
Chinese national sentenced for stealing trade secrets
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California engineer who planned to use stolen trade secrets to start his own medical device company in China is going to federal prison.
Wenfeng Lu was sentenced Monday to 27 months in prison.
Prosecutors say the Irvine engineer, who's a Chinese national, stole trade secrets while working for two medical device companies.
Banc of California: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) _ Banc of California Inc. (BANC) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $11 million.
The bank, based in Santa Ana, California, said it had earnings of 13 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains and to account for discontinued operations, were 5 cents per share.
The results fell short of Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 23 cents per share.