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  • Taxi driver pleads not guilty in fatal New Year's Day hit-and-run

    Taxi driver pleads not guilty in fatal New Year's Day hit-and-run
    A 56-year-old taxi driver accused in a pedestrian's death early New Year's Day in Newport Beach pleaded not guilty Monday to a felony count of hit-and-run. Ronald Aviles of San Clemente, who is out of jail on $50,000 bail, entered his plea in Orange...
  • Irvine's top stories of 2014: political change, park audit, deadly crash

    Irvine's top stories of 2014: political change, park audit, deadly crash
    From the ousting of longtime City Councilman Larry Agran in November to accusations that UC Irvine's top police officials spied on staff and the public, a lot has happened in the past year in Irvine. Here are the Daily Pilot's top 10 news stories from...
  • Peotter's election to council tops CdM stories in 2014

    Corona del Mar Today's top 10 stories of 2014: 1. Voters elected Scott Peotter to represent Corona del Mar on the Newport Beach City Council. Peotter replaces two-term council member Nancy Gardner, and he and three other newly elected council members...
  • Man held in sale of fake Disneyland tickets

    Man held in sale of fake Disneyland tickets
    A Costa Mesa man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of selling fake Disneyland tickets through Craigslist. Authorities said Jonathan Olsen, 26, placed an ad on Craigslist offering two tickets for $160. A woman told police she met with Olsen at a...
  • Judge rejects inmate's excessive-force lawsuit against Costa Mesa police

    A federal magistrate judge has dismissed an Orange County inmate's lawsuit alleging that Costa Mesa police officers broke his ribs and otherwise mistreated him during an arrest in August. Joseph Barrack, 40, was sentenced to 16 months in Orange County...
  • Woodbridge High student arrested in stabbing of classmate

    Woodbridge High student arrested in stabbing of classmate
    Irvine police arrested a Woodbridge High School student Wednesday on suspicion of attacking a classmate with a knife, authorities said. Officers responded to the school about 12:35 p.m. during the campus lunch break. Police said a male freshman was...
  • UCI clinic plays role in halting workplace raids in Arizona

    A federal judge on Tuesday granted a preliminary injunction halting workplace raids in Arizona that targeted undocumented employees — an early victory in a case brought by the UC Irvine Law Immigrant Rights Clinic and others. Nearly 800...
  • Cheating scandal documents: Police recorded CdM tutor's talk with student

    Cheating scandal documents: Police recorded CdM tutor's talk with student
    A private tutor accused of hacking into Corona del Mar High School servers to boost student grades discussed the alleged scheme with an involved student during a phone call recorded by police, according to school documents reviewed by the Daily Pilot....
  • 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...