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  • Apodaca: Variety of school scandals all victimize students

    Newport-Mesa residents may be wondering if there's something inherently different about our school district that makes it prone to scandal. It sometimes seems as if we roll from one mishap to another without pause — from controversies over student...
  • From luxury to lockup

    From luxury to lockup
    In Santa Ana last April, a team led by Newport Beach vice detectives staked out two luxury high-rise buildings towering above MacArthur Boulevard near John Wayne Airport. One detective, according to court transcripts, announced that the team's target...
  • Irvine City Council spotlights human trafficking

     In an effort to raise public awareness of human trafficking and the fight against the problem in Orange County, the Irvine City Council received a comprehensive report detailing prevention and law enforcement measures related to the crime. "I know that...
  • Chase, standoff end with arrest of Irvine man suspected of threatening wife

    A police chase and standoff over the weekend began when an Irvine man threatened his estranged wife and then fled from officers when they tried to speak with him, Tustin police officials said. Officers drove to 46-year-old Daniel Hall Taylor's home...
  • Steinberg: Aaron Hernandez — justice possible with a wealthy celebrity?

    Jurors began deliberating Tuesday in the murder trial of former New England Patriot tight end Aaron Hernandez. Hernandez is charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd, who was dating his fiancee's sister. Hernandez is also charged with another double murder...
  • Costa Mesa woman, child hide in home during break-in attempt

    A Costa Mesa woman and her child hid from a would-be burglar who tried to break into their home Saturday afternoon, authorities said. The woman called police around 1:30 p.m. when a man tried to force his way through a sliding glass door at her home...
  • Pickup crashes into house in Costa Mesa hit-and-run

    The driver of a pickup fled after the truck slammed into a house in Costa Mesa on Sunday night, police said. A Ford F-150 hit a parked car on Meyer Place just before 10 p.m. and the driver over-corrected, causing the truck to jump a curb, smash...
  • Homeless man pleads guilty to '2K bandit' bank robberies

    Homeless man pleads guilty to '2K bandit' bank robberies
    A homeless serial bank robber known as the "2K bandit" has admitted to heists at a dozen banks across Orange County. Mark Moore, 47, pleaded guilty Feb. 20 to 12 counts of second-degree robbery, with two sentencing enhancements for use of a firearm,...
  • Newport man wounded by police is sentenced for firing gun at beach

    A Newport Beach man was sentenced Monday to 240 days in jail and five years' probation for firing a handgun at the beach last summer before police shot him. As part of a plea agreement, Scott Jay Abraham, 44, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of...
  • Defense in double-murder case plans to take fight to remove judge to state Supreme Court

    Defense in double-murder case plans to take fight to remove judge to state Supreme Court
    The lawyer for a Costa Mesa man accused of double murder said Friday that he will petition the California Supreme Court to consider his attempt to bar an Orange County judge from overseeing the trial. A day earlier, a three-judge panel of California's...
  • Man with gun at UCI called police after seeing alert, authorities say

    Man with gun at UCI called police after seeing alert, authorities say
    A man with a gun on the UC Irvine campus called police Tuesday to tell them where he was, officials said, but not before officials locked down the school, including the theater in which the new chancellor was being officially installed. University...
  • 90 mph chase through Newport, Costa Mesa ends in man's arrest near Trinity Broadcasting

    A driver whom police suspect was on drugs was arrested after a chase through Newport Beach and Costa Mesa that reached 90 mph early Tuesday, authorities said. Investigators are trying to determine whether Luis Alfonso Rivera, 21, of Huntington Beach...