Justin Bieber Lookalike Wannabe, Turned Down for Surgery in Newport Beach, Can Still Get Help

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How do you make yourself into a dead ringer for Justin Bieber? It's so EZ!

A 33-year-old songwriter who has spent more than $100,000 on surgeries to look just like Justin Bieber was--and here is the real news--turned down for more procedures by a famous Newport Beach plastic surgeon. (Honestly, walking around Lido Village and seeing over-inflated ladies with Joker smiles had me convinced cutters in town turned no one down.) But while we agree with the decision of Dr. Terry Dubrow, husband of Real Housewives of Orange County cast member Heather Dubrow, our take is based on economics, not medicine. Lissen up, Toby "True Belieber" Sheldon: You can still look just like your Canadian idol for the low, low price of $5.87.

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Navel Gazing Top Commenter Describes Gnarly Scene of Suicide-by-Amtrak in Tustin

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Not the train in question but the logo is the same.
A transient in his 50s who apparently committed suicide by train Saturday "was nearly cut in two," according to a Navel Gazing "Top Commenter" who "could not have been more than 15 feet away" from the gruesome spectacle. The man was the second of two people believed to have taken their own lives with the help of oncoming trains in Southern California Saturday. Around nine hours before the Tustin incident, a woman in her thirties laid down on the tracks in the path of an oncoming Union Pacific freight train and was killed.

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Loi Vu and Tracy Le Face Felonies for Keeping 11 y.o. Son with Severe Autism in "Kennel"

See the next page for the identities and mug shots of the parents slapped with felonies in the case.

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Not the cage in question, but close

ORIGINAL POST, JULY 2, 8:35 A.M.: The parents of a severely autistic child who'd been kept caged in their Anaheim home were arrested last night, and the boy and his younger siblings were taken into protective custody.

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Orange County Man: I Did Not Torture And Sexually Assault My One-Month-Old Baby

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You may have never heard of Andrew Fusco, but six years ago Orange County prosecutors convicted him in one of the most horrific criminal cases I've ever watched.

In January 2005, Fusco and his girlfriend brought their one-month-old baby for urgent medical care and shocked nurses.

Baby S, as the child is called in court, had been born healthy at Mission Hospital, but now had more than 50 cuts and bruises on his body, rib fractures, lacerations inside his mouth, a torn lip, broken arms, bite marks on his cheeks and chin, bleeding in both eyes, a cigarette-burned scrotum, severe anal tears and highly contagious staph infection in his mouth and rectum.

Rushed to an emergency room, doctors quickly placed Baby S on a respirator and summoned police.

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Would Finding Jesus Inside The Orange County Jail Aid Killer At His Sentencing?

It took three trials to convict a methamphetamine abuser for a December 2002 shooting rampage that left a vehicle passenger dead, but despite that lengthy battle the killer offered his "sincere condolences" to the daughters of his victim during a June 20 sentencing hearing.

"This was not something that was intentional," a weeping, 49-year-old David Benjamin Rodgers told the women. "I'm truly sorry. We were just partying."

Jeanie Waterson, the 44-year-old passenger in Rodgers' Pontiac Grand Am, was shot in the heart and arm at the intersection of Sand Canyon Avenue and Alton Parkway. Rodgers shot himself in the foot.

The final jury decided the killing wasn't murder but rather manslaughter.

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New Column! The Orange County Quiz: California or Florida?

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Slices of Orange County life are being served. But which Orange County?

Your lesson for the day: Read each of the following six headlines and tell us if the incident happened in Orange County, Florida, or Orange County, California.

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Rita Corpin, Retired Teacher Getting $120k Pension, Found Dead Amid Hoarder Conditions

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Santa Ana has its own version of Grey Gardens.

Remember the room filled with pet cans in the classic documentary (and also HBO dramatization) Grey Gardens? Turns out Santa Ana has it's own version of this--times three!--as the discovery of a 73 72-year-old woman's body on her porch ultimately uncovered two dogs, dozens and dozens of feral cats and disgusting hoarder conditions there and at her two other homes in town.

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Death Penalty Upheld For Vietnam War Refugee Who Went On Hospital Killing Rampage

Orange County's Dung Dinh Anh Trinh couldn't control his anger in September 1999, after his 72-year-old mother suffered a fatal heart attack.

"You American people kill [sic] my mother," Trinh declared to police after a nasty, retaliation crime spree inside the West Anaheim Medical Center. "Now I kill you. You kill my people. I kill you. You know, you just kill [sic] my mother."

Distraught about what he saw as the evils of western medicine and doctors, the Anaheim immigrant from Vietnam in 1975 entered the hospital with two .38-caliber handguns and more than 100 rounds of ammunition.

When he was done, he'd ambushed and murdered three people. A fourth victim in the shooting survived because Trinh had trouble aiming his weapon.

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Spring of Mission Viejo's Discontent: Family Murder-Suicide, Public Suicide and Near Suicide

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R.I.P. Sheer family (from left): Mark, Lydia, Amy and Michael, the presumed gunman.

Is something in the water in Mission Viejo? Are moon beams hitting it at just the right (wrong) angle? Mood-altering, secret-government radiowaves, anyone? It's surely coincidence that within days of another there was a murder-suicide of a family of four "perfect Christians," a suicide performed in a public and another nearly completed in the normally sleepy city of 95,000. But the coroner should open a branch there if this keeps up.

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Derek Henry Pinski Sent to Mental Hospital for at Least 15 Years for Fatally Stabbing Girlfriend

Courtesy of Orange County District Attorney's office
Derek Henry Pinski was deemed legally insane when he stabbed his college sweetheart to death.

When family and friends reacted to the slaying of Alexandra "Sandra" Joyce Tang in September 2012, some expressed their wish that her 26-year-old boyfriend and murderer spend the rest of his life locked up. After Derek Henry Pinski of Laguna Hills pleaded guilty this week to fatally stabbing his 24-year-old girlfriend, he received a sentence that could keep him locked up until he dies. Or maybe it won't.

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