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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Driver charged with murder, hit-and-run in cyclist's death

    Authorities on Tuesday filed a murder charge against a self-described drug counselor who they say killed a cyclist while driving drunk in Newport Beach. Neil Storm Stephany, 23, of Huntington Beach did not stop after slamming into Shaun Eagleson, a 30-...
  • Newport's top stories of 2014: Bunnies, ballots, bikes — and a heroic lifeguard's death

    Newport's top stories of 2014: Bunnies, ballots, bikes &#8212 and a heroic lifeguard's death
    From the concrete bunnies at the Newport Beach Civic Center and Park to a controversial cheating scandal that rocked a top-performing high school, it's been a busy year in the city. Here are the Daily Pilot's top 10 news stories from Newport Beach in...
  • Commentary: Councilmen should drop police union from their lawsuit

    Some perspective is needed in the wake of two private investigators being charged relating to tactics they allegedly directed toward Councilmen Jim Righeimer, Steve Mensinger and Gary Monahan. As the Daily Pilot reported, no Costa Mesa police officer...
  • Mailbag: Police union should be placed under citizen oversight

    The recent felony arrests of two private investigators for allegedly setting up two sitting City Council members and attempting to set up a third should send chills down your back. The story reads like a Fox television drama. The two P.I.s are hired...
  • 2 charged after Costa Mesa stabbing plead not guilty

    Two defendants arrested in connection with a possibly gang-related stabbing in Costa Mesa pleaded not guilty to felony charges Thursday. Carlos Alfredo Ortega and Raul Munoz were arrested Dec. 16. According to police, Ortega and a 17-year-old boy...
  • Judge orders P.I. to stay away from councilmen Righeimer, Mensinger

    An Orange County Superior Court judge on Wednesday ordered a private investigator to stay away from two Costa Mesa councilmen he allegedly helped surveil in the run-up to local 2012 elections. Scott Alan Impola appeared in court to face felony conspiracy...
  • Revamped Costa Mesa Senior Center opens its doors

    Revamped Costa Mesa Senior Center opens its doors
    Hundreds of senior citizens sat in the recreation room of the Costa Mesa Senior Center last week inspecting this year's holiday gifts – mugs containing candy and a $5 gift card good at grocery or other stores. Last year, the nonprofit that was...