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  • Irvine residents among 3 arrested in fraud case

    Irvine police detectives arrested three people Friday in connection with a scheme that they say defrauded at least 13 people of more than $800,000, according to a news release. Officials say Steven Sears, 59, of Irvine is suspected of promising to...
  • Anti-abortion activists won't face charges over chalk writing near Newport doctor's home

    Anti-abortion activists won't face charges over chalk writing near Newport doctor's home
    Law-enforcement officials said Wednesday that they will not file charges against a group of protesters who wrote anti-abortion messages in chalk outside a Newport Beach doctor's home. Police had said the demonstrators technically may have vandalized...
  • Costa Mesa man arrested on hate crime, weapon charges

    A Costa Mesa man was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of attempting to stab a black man in what police believe was a racially motivated hate crime. Costa Mesa police arrested Claude Wyman, 36, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon,...
  • Jury finds UCI grad student guilty of killing ex-wife

    The UC Irvine graduate student accused of shooting and killing his ex-wife outside of his campus apartment was found guilty in Orange County Superior Court Thursday. Brian Hughes Benedict, 40, was found guilty of one felony count of special-...
  • Police Files for Aug. 8

    Costa Mesa Hamilton Street: Trespassing was reported in the 400 block at 12:09 a.m. Thursday. Teakwood Place: Petty theft from a vehicle was reported in the 2900 block at 8:10 a.m. Thursday. Center Street: Petty theft was reported in the 200 block...
  • Man charged with murdering doctor will fall back on insanity defense

    Man charged with murdering doctor will fall back on insanity defense
    A man facing murder charges in the shooting death of a Newport Beach doctor in an exam room entered an insanity plea in Orange County Superior Court on Friday. Stanwood Elkus, 76, cupped his ears and leaned forward as Judge Gregg Prickett explained that...
  • Officials: OC Fair vendor temporarily shut down for tax investigation

    Officials: OC Fair vendor temporarily shut down for tax investigation
    An OC Fair food vendor temporarily ceased operations Friday in response to a state investigation, according to fairgrounds officials. The Backyard BBQ Village, which sets up shop near the livestock area, is being investigated by the state Board of...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Port Theater seeks to serve alcohol at all-age screenings

    Corona del Mar Today: Port Theater seeks to serve alcohol at all-age screenings
    The Port Theater has been serving alcohol for two years, limiting sales to an upper balcony unless the screenings are 21 and older and sales end by 11 p.m. Now, the Planning Commission could expand alcohol service at the historic theater to include...
  • Police Files

    Costa Mesa Paularino Avenue: Public drunkenness was reported in the 600 block at 12:04 a.m. Friday. Gisler Avenue: A hit-and-run was reported in the 1600 block at 1:43 a.m. Friday. National Avenue: Petty theft from a vehicle was reported in the 2100...
  • Police shoot knife-wielding man with non-lethal weapons

    Costa Mesa police say they shot large rubber bullets at a mentally ill man to disarm him when he refused to drop a knife Friday afternoon. An officer found the 23-year-old Costa Mesa man about 3:30 p.m. near the loading dock of a Stater Bros. grocery...
  • Police Files for Aug. 5

    Costa Mesa Logan Avenue: Vehicle theft was reported in the 1300 block at 12:14 a.m. Saturday. Fischer Avenue: Drunk driving was reported in the 300 block at 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Harbor Boulevard and Gisler Avenue: Hit-and-run was reported at 2:31 p....
  • Defense lawyer: UCI grad student didn't plan killing of ex-wife

    The trial for a UC Irvine graduate student accused of shooting his ex-wife to death will focus more on his motivation than the facts of the case, lawyers for both sides said in opening statements Tuesday. Brian Benedict, 40, is accused of chasing...