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Court Says Orange County DA's Tactic To Disqualify Judge Who Exposed Misconduct Was 'Abusive'

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.28.2016 | Politics

LOS ANGELES ― Justices for a California appellate court said in an opinion Monday that a tactic used repeatedly by the beleaguered Orange County Dis...

Orange County DA's Office Finally Acknowledges Jailhouse Informant Program Exists

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- After almost three years of denials, the Orange County District Attorney's office finally acknowledged Thursday that the county has a j...

Voters Decide That Judge Having Sex In Chambers Is NBD

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.09.2016 | Weird News

Ardor in the court didn't cost this jurist his job. A California judge who was reprimanded for having sex with two women in his chambers was re-electe...

This Ice Cream Shop Kicked Hatred To The Curb. Here's How The Community Said Thank You

The Huffington Post | Yasmin Nouh | Posted 06.03.2016 | Religion

Nura Takkish, 22, was sitting with two of her friends at Andrew’s Ice Cream and Dessert in Orange County, California, on Monday, May 23, when they n...

Ice Cream Parlor Responds Perfectly To Anti-Muslim Bigotry

The Huffington Post | Yasmin Nouh | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business

As a Muslim woman who wears the headscarf in America, 22-year-old Nura Takkish says she expects to be the target of Islamophobia -- just not when she ...

Another Secret Cache Of Notes On Jail Informants Surface In Orange County Snitch Scandal

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- A group of Orange County Sheriff's deputies for years kept a secret log of daily activities that included significant details about usi...

Asian Americans in the OC: A Force to be Reckoned With

Sylvia Kim | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics
Sylvia Kim

The statistics are undeniable. With over 600,000 Asian Americans currently living in Orange County, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Is...

Experts: OC Cases That Used Jailhouse Snitch Evidence Must Be Re-Examined

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics

The Orange County District Attorney's office is facing allegations that it illegally obtained and withheld evidence gathered through a jailhouse infor...

Adam Afara: International Event Planner and Wedding Designer

Madinah James | Posted 03.25.2016 | Weddings
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Madinah James

Afara is a talented designer who specializes in wedding planning and creating imaginative sets, private party set ups, and innovative décor for several corporate events.

Beating Of Defense Attorney Could Be Last Straw For Embattled DA's Office

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- Two of the largest associations of criminal defense attorneys in California are calling for an independent investigation into the belea...

Defense Attorney Says He Was Savagely Beaten By An Employee Of Orange County DA's Office

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics

ORANGE, Calif. -- A criminal defense attorney in Orange County, California, claims that an investigator working for Orange County's beleaguered Distri...

Landmark Decision Opens First Needle Exchange in Conservative Orange County

Kyle Barbour | Posted 02.13.2016 | Impact
Kyle Barbour

Last Thursday, the California Department of Public Health approved the first ever needle exchange in Orange County. Orange County has long opposed needle exchanges, despite decades of evidence demonstrating that these programs save lives and prevent the spread of infectious disease.

Sandow Birk's Fresh Take on the Qur'an

Michael A. Moodian | Posted 02.12.2016 | Arts
Michael A. Moodian

Southern California has a thriving and eclectic fine arts scene, and the husband-wife team of painter Sandow Birk and ceramicist Elyse Pignolet are tw...

Words Beyond Walls: Je Suis un Réfugié

Christina Fialho | Posted 02.11.2016 | Black Voices
Christina Fialho

For years, Emmanuel Zessa fought for abandoned children, refugees, and women displaced by war and violence in his home country of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Vietnamese Gang Members Arrested In Connection With Jailhouse Escape

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 01.28.2016 | Crime

SANTA ANA, Calif. (Reuters) - Authorities have arrested five people in connection with the jailhouse breakout of three maximum-security inmates, inclu...

Cashier's Sweet Act Moves Mom Whose Toddler Has Down Syndrome

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.21.2016 | Good News

A cashier's simple gesture truly registered with one mom who was shopping with her little girl who has Down syndrome. Suzie Skougard, a mother of four...

Orange County Prosecutor Asks Justice Department To Investigate Jailhouse Informant Program

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- Orange County prosecutors' "win at all costs" mentality has contributed to "deficiencies" in a jailhouse informant program that defense...

Judge: OC Prosecutors Violated Constitution By Avoiding Judge Who Exposed Misconduct

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.12.2015 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- The Orange County District Attorney's Office has unconstitutionally "disrupted" justice in the county by blocking murder cases from bei...

Dear Donald: For the First Time Ever, I Am Scared to Go Home

Aleena Karamally | Posted 12.10.2015 | College
Aleena Karamally

This is real and personal. It is close to my heart and makes me, as a proud American and a valuable contributor to my society, feel personally victimized.

Legal Experts Urge DOJ To Investigate Orange County Jailhouse Snitch 'Crisis'

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- More than three dozen former prosecutors and legal experts are calling on the Department of Justice to conduct a full investigation of ...

Desperate Times Called for Tapping Measures on 42nd St.

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 11.15.2015 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

All Photos courtesy of Sergerstrom Arts The Depression was, well, depressing. That's why so much entertainment of the time, especially the full-blown...

Farewell to Unforgettable Cleo, My Dog, My Friend, My Blessing

Patrick Beretta | Posted 11.13.2015 | Religion
Patrick Beretta

Cleo taught me the fulfilling beauty of loyalty. From her I learned other wisdom: the liberating value of expecting less and appreciating more, the treasure in small things, the serenity of living in the present moment. She had an exquisite ability to remind me to cherish life.

Harm Reduction Is Essential to Combat the Addiction Epidemic

Kyle Barbour | Posted 10.22.2015 | Impact
Kyle Barbour

The good news is that for decades, both injection drug users and doctors have been advocating for harm reduction, a rational and proven way to reduce infections. The idea is simple: lower the risks associated with using drugs.

A Tale of Two Tattoos: Love and Hate Crime in Orange County, California

Rick Williams | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics
Rick Williams

On September 7, 2015, 22-year-old mechanical engineering student Shayan Mazroei was fatally stabbed in a racially-motivated attack outside of Patsy's Pub in Laguna Niguel, California by Craig Tanber -- a known white supremacist, documented gang member, and convicted murderer.

How the Solar Decathlon Provides an Innovative Education

Michael A. Moodian | Posted 10.05.2015 | Green
Michael A. Moodian

In the biennial event, teams composed of college students from across the globe design, assemble and operate solar-powered homes. Students strive to create structures that are attractive, effective and energy-efficient.