Eric Licas, Los Angeles Times

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Recent articles by Eric:

Driver charged with murder in killing of doctor on bike ride

Dr. Michael John Mammone, 58, was riding his bike when he was hit from behind by a car whose driver got out and stabbed him, Orange County sheriff’s officials said. → Read More

80-year-old driver of Toyota struck by Porsche while pulling out of driveway dies in Huntington Beach

The crash happened on Beach Boulevard near Knoxville Avenue at about 9 a.m. Thursday, police said. Investigators do not believe drugs or alcohol were involved, and no arrest was announced in connection with the collision. → Read More

1 wounded in shooting at Murdy park, suspect in custody

The shooting appeared to be unrelated to another that happened Tuesday about 2 miles away, officials said. → Read More

Four suspected in Fountain Valley home-invasion robbery arrested in Long Beach

The robbers allegedly assaulted a resident and stole two of their cars along with additional property Tuesday morning. → Read More

Suspect in Huntington Beach shooting arrested in Bellflower

Officers managed to find the suspect, 30-year-old Scott Lucas Catalano, in his vehicle in Bellflower at about 7 p.m. Tuesday and took him into custody. → Read More

Defendant in 2019 Irvine sexual assault takes the witness stand

"The only reason we are not here for more serious charges is because Jane Doe fought like hell," Orange County Deputy Dist. Atty. Jeffrey Boyd said. → Read More

Light showers forecast in Orange County late Thursday into Friday

"It will mostly be rain in the San Bernardino Mountains," NWS meteorologist Brandt Maxwell said. "If you were trying to go skiing you'd have to go up further into the Sierras." → Read More

Woman testifies of fighting off would-be rapist while she was cleaning Irvine office

"He said, 'You're not calling no one. You're alone. You're lost,'" the victim recalled from the witness stand Tuesday through a court-appointed Spanish interpreter. → Read More

Woman who fought off rape suspect while she was cleaning an Irvine office testifies in court

"He said, 'You're not calling no one. You're alone. You're lost,'" the victim recalled from the witness stand, as interpreted by a court-appointed Spanish translator. → Read More

Watch out for holiday hazards! Stay safe with tips from Orange County firefighters

Fires linked to Christmas trees are avoidable and can have tragic results, fire officials remind area residents. → Read More

Suspect surrenders in Costa Mesa shooting that killed 1, injured 4 on Thanksgiving

The shooting was believed to have stemmed from a minor traffic collision, the Costa Mesa Police Department said. → Read More

Body found near Costa Mesa apartment complex

There were no immediate signs of foul play, police said, after the discovery of a body at a complex near Hamilton and Thurin streets. → Read More

UCI study seeks links between unique stressors in AAPI communities and poor sleep health

The D.R.E.A.M. Project study will be the first to record objective, scientific information about the sleep health of Asian Americans over an extended period of time. → Read More

School district trustee and 2 incumbents poised to win Fountain Valley City Council seats

The top vote getters were School District Trustee Jim Cunneen, current Mayor Patrick Harper and Mayor Pro Tem Kim Constantine. → Read More

Japanese American woman thanks surgeon, highlights prevalence of breast cancer in AAPI community

Irvine resident Joyce Yada is among a steadily growing number of women being diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S., and that figure has risen most dramatically among AAPI communities. → Read More

Walking vigil held in solidarity with survivors of domestic violence at Lions Park in Costa Mesa

A report published earlier this year found that the deaths of at least 113 people in Orange County between 2006 and 2017 were related to domestic violence. → Read More

Jury finds former Newport Beach bar manager not guilty in fatal 2016 fentanyl overdose

Prosecutors claimed he sold the opioid that killed then-25-year-old Ahmed Said nearly six years ago, but none of that drug was found at the bar or the defendant's home. → Read More

Case of fatal 2016 fentanyl overdose at Newport Beach bar handed to jury

A former manager of American Junkie was accused of selling the dose that killed one person and left three others unconscious at the bar in 2016. → Read More

Power outage in Huntington Beach leaves as many as 15,700 Southern California Edison customers in the dark

Residents reported hearing explosions and seeing flashes of blue light before everything went dark Sunday night. → Read More

Newport Beach man facing murder, hate crime charge in stabbing of Blaze Bernstein found competent for trial

Prosecutors claim Samuel Woodward killed Blaze Bernstein in January 2018, at least in part, because the victim was gay. The defendant said they were in his car when Bernstein kissed him on the lips the night before he was reported missing. → Read More