California Mercedes-Benz ‘something out of 007 movie,’ had license plate flipper, gas device

Police in Southern California arrested two suspects Tuesday in connection with vehicle burglaries who were found riding in a car straight out of a “James Bond” movie, they said. Yasmine Kambour, 37, and Chris Huynh, 44, both residents of Garden Grove in Orange County, were taken into custody after someone called the Irvine Police Department … Read more

Dave Chappelle’s attacker charged with stabbing roommate last year

The crazed man accused of attacking comedian Dave Chappelle on stage during a Los Angeles show earlier this month has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing his roommate in December. Isaiah Lee, 23, was busted Thursday in connection to the fight with his roommate at a transitional housing facility on December 2, the … Read more

Gunman targets Taiwanese faith with long pro-democracy link

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The recent deadly shooting at Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church in California didn’t just violate a sacred space. Taiwanese Americans across the country say it ripped through their cultural stronghold. It is where the congregation in Laguna Woods worshipped. But it was also where their native language and support for a democratic … Read more

Suspect charged in deadly California church shooting

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The man accused of opening fire on a Taiwanese church congregation in California was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder for what a prosecutor called an effort to “execute” as many people as possible. Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer also announced that David Chou, … Read more

Judge: California’s women on boards law is unconstitutional

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge has ruled that California’s landmark law requiring women on corporate boards is unconstitutional. Superior Court Judge Maureen Duffy-Lewis said the law that would have required boards have up to three female directors by this year violated the right to equal treatment. The ruling was dated Friday. The … Read more

Rene Aaron Hernandez-Santos and Rene Trigueros Hernandez Jailed With Claudia Hernandez for Arely Exorcism

An uncle and grandfather are joining a mother behind bars after a three year-old-girl was killed during a horrific, 12-hour exorcism. Claudia Hernandez, 25, of San Jose, California, was first charged in January for the death of her daughter, Arely Hernandez, who she believed possessed a demon, court documents show. Following the horrific death, Hernandez … Read more

California governor: $98B surplus backs true pro-life state

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)—California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday pledged to use the state’s record-breaking $300 billion budget, including an unprecedented nearly $100 billion surplus, to “future proof” the state from the impacts of a volatile midterm election cycle that he fears will undermine abortion access, gun safety and privacy protections across the country. The first-term … Read more

Masturbating cop ‘took interest’ in young woman during response: lawyers

The California cop who allegedly masturbated during a domestic disturbance incident “took interest” in the 23-year-old sister of a “violent” man whom the family had a restraining order against, prosecutors said. San Jose Officer Matthew Dominguez, 32, allegedly “touched himself” in front of the woman and her mother inside their home on April 21, before … Read more

3-year-old girl who died was allegedly subject to exorcism at California church; mother and other family members charged

A 3-year-old girl whose death last fall has been ruled a homicide was the subject of an alleged exorcism last year at a Northern California church, a newspaper reported Tuesday. The child, Arely Naomi Proctor, died last September after family members performed a ceremony to “liberate her of her evil spirits,” church officials told the … Read more