5 killed when car crashes into tree in Newport Beach, Calif.

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., May 28 (UPI) -- Five high school students were killed when a car crashed into a tree, split in two on impact and burst into flames in Newport Beach, Calif., police said.

Hockey mom sex case ends in 2nd mistrial

SANTA ANA, Calif., March 29 (UPI) -- A California hockey mom convicted of having sex with a 16-year-old boy has had a second mistrial declared on charges she sexually assaulted a 13-year-old boy.

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4 dead in quiet Calif. neighborhoods

TUSTIN, Calif., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Several usually quiet Orange County, Calif., neighborhoods were the scenes of a series of killings and carjackings that left four people dead, police said.

Backpack of grenades found in SoCal ditch

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 10 (UPI) -- Police said whoever stashed a backpack filled with hand grenades and other explosives in a Southern California ditch may have ties to the military.

Explosives found under California bridge

PLACENTIA, Calif., July 9 (UPI) -- A backpack filled with grenades, blasting caps and fuse igniters was discovered Monday in backpack under a bridge in Placentia, Calif., authorities said.

Teacher charged with molesting girls

SANTA ANA, Calif., June 23 (UPI) -- A math teacher at a Southern California middle school charged with molesting four girls is likely to have other victims, investigators said Friday.

ATM stolen from Calif. bank parking lot

LAGUNA WOODS, Calif., Dec. 24 (UPI) -- The Orange County Sheriff's Department said at least two suspects were involved in stealing an ATM from a bank parking lot in Laguna Woods, Calif.

California hockey mom faces sex charge

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- A California woman is charged with having sex with at least two underage members of her son's hockey team at sleepovers she threw for them, authorities said.

Navy corpsman held for school bomb threat in San Clemente

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Navy Corpsman Daniel Morgan was in custody Wednesday for allegedly writing he planted explosives at San Clemente High School in California, officials said.

Teller allegedly gambles away stolen $70K

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A credit union teller in Aliso Viejo, Calif., is accused of stealing $70,000 and then gambling the money away, police say.

Man, 81, allegedly killed roommate, 94

SANTA ANA, Calif., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- An 81-year-old man used a clothes rod from a closet to kill his 94-year-old roommate at a California nursing home, police allege.

Ex-NASCAR driver accused of attempted rape

LAKE FOREST, Calif., June 1 (UPI) -- A former NASCAR driver was arrested in California and charged with attempted rape shortly after he completed a jail sentence for reckless driving, police said.

Robber reported fake crime

DANA POINT, Calif., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Authorities in California said a bank robber called 911 to report a fake bank robbery in a nearby town before walking into his targeted establishment.

Amtrak mooning draws crowd of 1,000

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif., July 13 (UPI) -- Officials in Laguna Niguel, Calif., said increased law enforcement did not stop about 1,000 people from participating in the city's annual Mooning of Amtrak.
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