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  • Effort to alter Corona del Mar High grades detailed

    Effort to alter Corona del Mar High grades detailed
    The tutor, the students recalled, had a plan to help them improve their grades. It wouldn't require additional studying. But how? He couldn't say on the phone, according to official accounts that the students submitted to the Newport-Mesa Unified...
  • Mailbag: Attacks on Monahan are unfair

    Re: "Costa Mesa police supporters plan rally on same day as 'wake'": Columnist Barbara Venezia seems to think Councilman Gary Monahan should know more about Jay Pinson than the police. I met Pinson once at the councilman's business, Skosh Monahan's....
  • Newport Coast man charged with murdering wife disappears

    Newport Coast man charged with murdering wife disappears
    A man accused of killing his wife in their Newport Beach home in 2012 has disappeared, prompting an Orange County judge to issue a warrant for him Wednesday, according to court records. Peter Gregory Chadwick, 50, faces one murder charge on...
  • Irvine man charged in passenger's death after crash

    An Irvine man is facing a possible 10 years in prison for allegedly driving drunk and causing the death of a female passenger when the car they were in flipped over, according to charges filed by the Orange County District Attorney's office Thursday....
  • Judge pulls himself off actor's murder trial; 'travesty,' says victim's dad

     Judge pulls himself off actor's murder trial; 'travesty,' says victim's dad
    An Orange County judge recused himself from a Costa Mesa murder trial Tuesday, citing doubts he could remain impartial in the case against Daniel Wozniak, a 30-year-old community theater actor accused of brutally killing two Orange Coast College...
  • Man held in lewd conduct case in Costa Mesa

    A homeless man with a history of legal run-ins in Costa Mesa was arrested this week on suspicion of sexual battery and lewd conduct, police said. About 9:15 a.m. Monday, officers responded to the 7-Eleven at 1673 Irvine Ave., where an 18-year-old...
  • Irvine CEO charged with sexual crimes against children pleads not guilty

    An Irvine businessman accused of sexual assault against minors and possession of child pornography pleaded not guilty to all counts Friday afternoon. Qayed Murtaza Shareef, 39, is charged with 30 felony counts of lewd acts with a child under 14, one...
  • Defense tries to bar death penalty in OCC students' killings

    Defense lawyers are trying to take the death penalty off the table for a man accused of murdering two Orange Coast College students in Costa Mesa more than four years ago. According to grand jury testimony, Daniel Patrick Wozniak, 30, has admitted to...
  • Venezia: Costa Mesa police supporters plan rally on same day as 'wake'

    My last column about the memorial gathering for Jay Pinson planned for 4 p.m. Jan. 28 at Costa Mesa Councilman Gary Monahan's restaurant garnered much interest by readers. ------------ For the record: An earlier version of this post inocorrectly...
  • Venezia: Wake for wanted man is disrespectful to cops

    This week I received an email announcement regarding the upcoming memorial gathering for Costa Mesa antiques dealer Jay Pinson at 4 p.m. Jan. 28 at Skosh Monahan's Irish Pub. It didn't sit well with me. Why would a Costa Mesa councilman hold a wake at...
  • Can councilmen who sued police union negotiate with managers? Foley wants A.G.'s opinion

    For more than a year, a lawsuit filed by two Costa Mesa councilmen against the police officers union has prevented them from negotiating the labor group's new employment contract. The conflict of interest was clear: Mayor Steve Mensinger and Mayor Pro...
  • Councilman to host wake for gunman killed in shootout with police

    Councilman to host wake for gunman killed in shootout with police
    A Costa Mesa city councilman is drawing ire from some members of the Police Department for planning to host a wake for a wanted man who died in a shootout with local officers. The event at Skosh Monahan's, a restaurant owned by Councilman Gary Monahan,...