A marijuana dispensary owner and his roommate were abducted in the middle of the night at gunpoint from their Newport Beach home by three masked men.

Driven to the Mojave Desert while the man was tortured, the disturbing events of that night became known as one of Orange County’s most horrific crimes.

A Mess in Maywood

A blinding fire at a metal scrap yard forced hundreds of evacuations, sparked a public health emergency, and exposed a statewide problem.

The Shootout

Officer James Zboravan lay facedown on the floor of a dentist’s office bleeding from wounds left in his body by armor-piercing bullets.

The Con Artist

Maria Hendricks traded in her Four Seasons bungalow for a jail cell when deputies walked into her suite and ordered her out at gunpoint.


Undercover police officers infiltrated Occupy LA’s tent city to spy on people they suspected of stockpiling human waste and crude weapons.

Armenian Power

A little-known gang called Armenian Power rose from the streets in East Hollywood to an international syndicate that orchestrated multimillion-dollar credit card fraud and identity theft schemes that impacted the lives of hundreds of people across the country.

The Biker War

A turf war between the Hells Angels and a rival motorcycle gang that erupted outside a California Starbucks shop left several men dead, wounded or missing in three states, stirring fears of more bloodshed.