Californians can get $3,000 grants to retrofit homes for earthquake safety, along with grants for low-cost repairs to prevent water damage.
— A woman who gave birth two weeks early to twins has been charged with three felonies, including felony battery of a child and two counts of domestic violence. The woman, who is 35 and has no prior criminal history, is due in court on Nov. 16.
— The death of a 24-year-old man who collapsed and died at his home on Nov. 1 after drinking a concoction of beer and tequila is being investigated by the Orange County Medical Examiner’s Office. The deceased man’s name has not been released. His autopsy has not been released.
— A woman who shot a man after an argument in the middle of the night may have killed him, according to Orange County Sheriff’s homicide detectives. The Orange County District Attorney’s Office is still investigating the case.
— A woman who police say shot and killed her dog, then went to her boyfriend’s home and fatally shot him, is facing a second-degree murder charge.
— Authorities have made progress in figuring out how a man accidentally became trapped in a sewer pipe that collapsed into his backyard in Dana Point. The man’s wife, his sister and mother-in-law were called after neighbors awoke in the middle of the night to find him still trapped inside.
— A man who was pulled from his home by a man dressed as Batman was injured a couple of weeks ago during a struggle with another man that police believe may have been connected to the man who is charged with killing another man disguised as Batman.
— The Orange County Sheriff’s Department says a 51-year-old man who was found not guilty by reason of self-defense after being accused of shooting and critically injuring his wife has spent most of the last several months in jail.
— An Orange County sheriff’s deputy who fired his weapon accidentally at a person who was running away has been placed on administrative leave.
— The Orange County Sheriff’s Department says they’ve recovered the body of a man who was believed to have been in the water in Marina del Rey in the last few days.
— The Orange County Sheriff’s Office has identified the body of a man found on the side of the road in Laguna Beach, who is believed to be