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  • 250 marijuana plants found in Costa Mesa building

    250 marijuana plants found in Costa Mesa building
    Police said they found hundreds of marijuana plants Tuesday afternoon when a fire led them to an illegal indoor pot farm across from Whittier Elementary School in Costa Mesa. Around 4:40 p.m., firefighters arrived at a complex of commercial buildings at...
  • Commentary: Crime-suppression team is having an effect

    Over the last two budget cycles, the City Council has helped us re-create a dedicated Crime Suppression Unit (CSU) to work on specific crimes in Newport Beach. As I often tell our residents and business owners that Newport Beach is a very safe city, one...
  • Commentary: Writer fails to address bringing motels up to basic living standards

    I was surprised to read Kathy Esfahani's latest defense of Costa Mesa's slumlords "End the assault on low income motel tenants" (May 18). Esfahani, of the Costa Mesa Affordable Housing Coalition, does an admirable job of tugging at the heartstrings of...
  • Commentary: War on drugs is driving immigrant children north

    There is a strong parallel between what is happening on our southern border with the large numbers of unaccompanied immigrant children crossing or attempting to cross into our country and what happened at the beginning of World War II. Then Jewish...
  • Abandoned 30-foot boat found near Crystal Cove

    An abandoned 30-foot panga boat was found on a beach near Crystal Cove State Park just south of Newport Beach by a passerby Thursday morning, according to a U.S. Coast Guard news release. The Coast Guard's Los Angeles-Long Beach office received the call...
  • Mailbag: Motel plan fails to address crime problem

    Re. "Commentary: Writer fails to address bringing motels up to basic living standards," (May 30): Who could oppose improving motels' standards? But Planning Commissioner Colin McCarthy and the Costa Mesa City Council majority are not going in that...
  • Man who sold pot brownies to kids sentenced to 3 years

    Man who sold pot brownies to kids sentenced to 3 years
    A Costa Mesa man was sentenced this week to three years in state prison for selling marijuana-laced brownies to students. Isaac Greer, 33, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of furnishing marijuana to a minor and one count of sales of marijuana to a...
  • Commentary: U.S. must reduce human trafficking

    Human trafficking in America has dramatically increased over the past decades. More American girls and young women are being trafficked within the U.S. now than ever. The U.S. State Department has indicated that up to 17,000 people annually are...
  • Costa Mesa police nab suspected car thieves

    Costa Mesa police arrested three Orange County residents on suspicion of stealing a car and using it to find drugs, authorities said Thursday. After pulling over a 1995 Toyota Camry for expired registration, Officer Crystal Rodriguez detained Jay Flamm,...
  • Man arrested on drug charges by Irvine police (Corrected)

    Man arrested on drug charges by Irvine police (Corrected)
    Irvine police arrested a man for allegedly selling prescription drugs Friday, concluding a three-month investigation, according to a press release. Detectives arrested Anaheim resident Anthony Risberg, 37, for sales and transportation of a controlled...
  • Second man held in killing of woman found under bridge

    A second man has been charged in the killing of a 28-year-old Santa Ana woman whose body was found under the Newport Bay Bridge on Labor Day. The Orange County district attorney's office last week named Irvin Tellez, 25, a construction worker, as a co-...
  • Man held in number of local robberies

    Man held in number of local robberies
    Police have arrested a Santa Ana man suspected of robbing two Costa Mesa stores at gunpoint. Authorities believe Dennis Adamson, 24, may have also robbed an Independence Bank in Fountain Valley in August and a Subway sandwich shop and Mobil gas...