Lil Man West from V-Boyz in Orange County talks about the street and drug addiction

May 9, 2014 — Orange County – Lil Man is a Vietnamese American from Orange County, that has an incredible story of family abandonment, drug addiction, gang activity and music. This interview does not even touch the surface of Lil Man’s life, but check out this Orange County story which spans the cities of Westminster, […]

Garden Grove man pleads guilty to attempting to aid al Qaeda

Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen in court

Hanna Chu (KABC) | December 27, 2013 LOS ANGELES — A Garden Grove man has admitted that he intended to assist al Qaeda by traveling to Pakistan to provide weapons training. Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. The 24-year-old was […]

Garden Grove cop hurt in crash w/ DUI suspect

DUI Officer crash

KABC | August 29, 2011 GARDEN GROVE, Calif. — An officer was injured when his police car was struck by a suspected drunk driver Sunday night in Garden Grove. The incident happened around 9:30 p.m. at Trask Avenue and South Euclid Street, just north of the Garden Grove Freeway. Investigators said the police sergeant was […]

Police: 10 arrested during gang raid tied to fatal shooting

Harbor Boulevard and Westminster Avenue

SEAN EMERY | April 20, 2011 GARDEN GROVE – Police arrested 10 gang suspects Wednesday morning while carrying out search warrants tied to a fatal Garden Grove shooting, also finding drugs, guns and $70,000 in cash during the search of more than a dozen locations in Orange and Los Angeles counties, authorities said. The large-scale […]

OC gang member sentenced for graffiti shooting


The Associated Press 04/02/2010 SANTA ANA, Calif.—An Orange County gang member will spend 40 years to life in prison for crippling a father of five who happened by as he was vandalizing a wall. Twenty-six-year-old Ivan Garcia was sentenced Friday for attempted murder and street terrorism with special allegations that increased the sentence. Prosecutors say […]

Gang member claims illegal status to evade charges


BY CINDY CARCAMO (THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER) January 9th, 2010 SANTA ANA – A man misidentified himself, claiming to be in the country illegally to evade attempted homicide charges in Santa Ana, Border Patrol agents reported today. This morning, border agents in the Ajo Station in the Tucson, Ariz., sector arrested a man who was […]

Gang member convicted of murder at backyard party


by Andrew Galvin (OC Register) November 4, 2009 A gang member was convicted today of murdering one man and shooting two others at a backyard house party in 2000, prosecutors said. Edward Ayache, 26, was found guilty by a jury of one felony count of special circumstances murder for the benefit of a criminal street […]

Garden Grove woman stabs two daughters, attempts suicide, police say


By Ari B. Bloomekatz (LA Now/LA Times) September 16, 2009 A Garden Grove woman stabbed her two daughters and then tried to kill herself inside a Westminster home this morning, police said. The 38-year-old woman, who has not been identified, was staying overnight with her daughters at a cousin’s home when the violence occurred, said […]

Police: Suspect in Hotel Murder Linked by DNA

cesar gomez

From KTLA News September 11, 2009 GARDEN GROVE– A gang member is under arrest, charged with killing a prostitute who was found dead in a Garden Grove hotel room last month. Cesar Gomez, 34, was arrested and charged Thursday for the strangulation murder of 24 year old Ashley Nicole Lilly in a room of the […]

Santa Ana shooting may be gang related, police say

A Garden Grove man was shot and killed. No suspects have been arrested. By Ari B. Bloomekatz, Times January 19, 2009 Santa Ana police said today that the weekend homicide of a 26-year-old Garden Grove man was probably gang related. E. Nelson Montanez was found Friday night with multiple gunshot wounds, lying on the sidewalk […]

Community: Services for residents in Orange County’s La Colonia, home for generations of Latinos, proliferate after years of neglect.

June 7, 2001 Community: Services for residents in Orange County’s La Colonia, home for generations of Latinos, proliferate after years of neglect. BYLINE: JERRY HICKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER BODY: They came to work the orange groves before the first world war and stayed to raise their families. Viva La Colonia Riva–VLCR–became the code of Latino […]