| Jun 15, 2015
| 3:21 PM
A Costa Mesa resident accused of killing a woman and her 2-year-old granddaughter in a hit-and-run crash last week in Irvine was charged Monday with two counts of vehicular manslaughter.
Alec Scott Abraham, 20, also faces felony counts of hit-and-run...
| Jun 17, 2015
| 11:53 AM
A Costa Mesa man accused of speeding through a red light and killing a woman and her granddaughter in a hit-and-run crash last week has a history of traffic citations in the past year that include breaking the speed limit multiple times, court records...
| Jun 11, 2015
| 7:37 PM
Sometimes the process of flushing out a column raises more questions than the story itself.
Like when I attempted to find out what really happened between former Costa Mesa City Council candidate Chris McEvoy and former city Planning Commissioner Jim...
| Jun 9, 2015
| 7:16 PM
A man who has bounced in and out of jail on charges that he repeatedly harassed and groped women in Costa Mesa was arrested again over the weekend on suspicion of lewd conduct, according to police.
Mark Marroquin, 25, was released from Orange County...
| Jun 9, 2015
| 1:14 PM
Authorities have identified a man who was stabbed to death in Costa Mesa more than a week ago, but investigators haven't been able to determine where he lived, police said Tuesday.
Floriberto Villasenor Cortes, 44, died at 5:30 p.m. May 30, about an...
| Jun 8, 2015
| 4:45 PM
Police are trying to identify a man who robbed a bank branch inside an Irvine grocery store last week.
Around 7 p.m. Wednesday, the suspect walked into a U.S. Bank in a Ralphs in the 5300 block of Alton Parkway, police said in a news release.
| Jun 6, 2015
| 3:47 PM
In April, I asked the Orange County district attorney and California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) to investigate campaign finance issues surrounding Newport Beach Councilman Scott Peotter ("Newport Councilman Peotter says he returned Woody's...
| Jun 5, 2015
| 4:34 PM
Orange County sheriff's deputies waiting in disguise outside the Newport Beach courthouse cited eight people who got in their cars to drive despite having suspended licenses after being convicted of driving under the influence, the Sheriff's Department...
| Jun 3, 2015
| 5:33 PM
The trial for a former church volunteer accused of sexually abusing young boys will begin Monday with jury selection, an Orange County prosecutor said Wednesday.
It was unclear until this week whether the trial would be delayed while the district...
| Jun 4, 2015
The Costa Mesa City Council did not vote on a forensic audit into the troubled 60th anniversary party Tuesday night as expected, but council members say the matter will come up again for review.
Councilwoman Katrina Foley asked during an April council...
| Jun 2, 2015
| 5:26 PM
A man accused of dumping the body of his stepbrother, killed during a violent confrontation with a Costa Mesa resident in a home invasion gone bad, pleaded guilty Thursday to first-degree burglary.
Jacob Anthonisen, a 40-year-old Los Angeles-area...
| May 30, 2015
The Irvine Police Department is looking into a report of a racially-charged flier left in an elevator of Toscana Apartments, a residential complex near the UC Irvine campus.
The flier addresses noise levels within the complex and includes a bolded...