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  • Suspect arrested in Irvine school burglary

    Police arrested an Irvine man on suspicion of breaking into an elementary school classroom Tuesday and said he could be tied to recent burglaries at a half-dozen schools. Around 5 a.m., a security guard at Canyon View Elementary School in Irvine noticed...
  • Police arrest tutor in Corona del Mar High cheating scandal

    Police arrest tutor in Corona del Mar High cheating scandal
    The private tutor who allegedly assisted Corona del Mar High School students in a grade-fixing scheme was arrested when he arrived at Los Angeles International Airport Monday afternoon, authorities said. Timothy Lance Lai, 29, is charged with one felony...
  • Teen driver: No decision yet on criminal charges in Irvine crash that killed 5

    Teen driver: No decision yet on criminal charges in Irvine crash that killed 5
    Authorities said Monday that they have not determined whether they'll seek criminal charges against the 16-year-old driver of a car that crashed in the predawn hours Saturday in Irvine, killing five. Bradley Morales, the lone survivor of the fiery...
  • Corona del Mar Today: City to replace dolphin topiaries with slimmer versions

    Corona del Mar Today: City to replace dolphin topiaries with slimmer versions
    Corona del Mar's dozen dolphin topiaries will be replaced with younger, svelte versions, probably in November, a city spokeswoman said. The existing topiaries date to 1993, when early members of the Corona del Mar Business Improvement District added...
  • Mailbag: State is returning too many criminals to our streets

    As an elected official, it is becoming harder and harder to keep our communities safe. The state's misguided "realignment" plan is sending hardened criminals who belong in state prison back to our streets. Despite determined efforts by key law...
  • 3 accused of pimping plead not guilty to torture, kidnapping

    Three suspects accused of kidnapping and torturing a woman in a Costa Mesa motel room pleaded not guilty Monday to human trafficking and other felonies. Renice Stevenson Flores-Davis, 26, Oscar Gonzalez-Salinas, 33, and Cierra Rose Thompson, 27, were...
  • Contractor convicted of stealing workers' wages during Costa Mesa project

    A general contractor was convicted Thursday of stealing more than $80,000 in wages from employees who were working for him on a state construction project in Costa Mesa. Sourin Babayan, 65, of Glendale pleaded guilty to 23 felony counts related to...
  • Police arrest 3 suspects in assault on woman

    Three members of a Costa Mesa street gang were arrested Sunday night on suspicion of assaulting a woman from a rival gang, authorities said. Costa Mesa police responded to reports at 7 p.m. of a bloodied woman staggering from the Coastline Regional...
  • Former Newport man pleads guilty in mail fraud case

    A former Newport Beach man pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to two counts of mail fraud for his role in running a fraudulent Internet company that raised nearly $13 million from investors in the late 1990s. James S. Eberhart, 73, has been in...
  • Police: Fugitive nanny gave children medicine to sleep

    Police are looking for a Newport Beach nanny who they say gave two children cold medicine to help them nap and then skipped an August court date on child abuse charges. Elizabeth Norma Sanchez, 41, was a baby-sitter for a Corona del Mar couple, according...
  • Man pleads not guilty in 'white power' assault case

    A Costa Mesa man denied charges that he attacked a group of men outside a pool hall in what police say was a racially motivated crime. Claude Wyman, 36, pleaded not guilty Friday in Orange County Superior Court to attempted murder, assault with a deadly...
  • Man arrested after reports of flasher at thrift store

    Police arrested a 43-year-old man suspected of flashing shoppers in a Costa Mesa thrift store Tuesday. When officers arrived at the Goodwill store on West 19th Street, a female employee told them she had seen a man expose his genitals to a group of...