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  • District lets the dogs in

    While contraband sniffing dogs found one Newport-Mesa Unified School District student in possession of marijuana in October, a district report shows that most students are probably not bringing drugs and alcohol to school. However, students still...
  • 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...
  • Man duped by wife in fake drug bust, attorney says

    Man duped by wife in fake drug bust, attorney says
    An attorney for the Irvine father who is accused of helping his wife set up a PTA volunteer in a fake drug bust said Monday that the man was used like a puppet by his wife and had no idea he was helping frame someone. Kent Easter, 40, is accused of...
  • Mistrial declared in trial of man in planted drugs case

    Mistrial declared in trial of man in planted drugs case
    A mistrial has been declared in the trial of an Irvine attorney accused of helping his wife set up a drug bust in a scheme to seek revenge against a PTA volunteer. Orange County Superior Court Judge Carla M. Singer declared a mistrial Thursday, the...
  • 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 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: 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...
  • 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...
  • It's A Gray Area: A view of the U.S., as seen from Mexico

    I have been speaking out for more than 19 years against our nation's policy of drug prohibition, but recently I encountered a view from Mexico that I had not heard before. It was titled "Drug Trafficker's Paradise," and was written by Francisco Martin...
  • Monahan supports regulation of city's pot collectives

    Monahan supports regulation of city's pot collectives
    COSTA MESA — Mayor Gary Monahan wants to legalize marijuana dispensaries in the city. Speaking with retired U.S. Army veteran Robert Martinez on KOCI radio's "Cannabis Community" show Sunday morning, which was broadcast from his bar, Skosh Monahan'...
  • Five arrested in marijuana investigation

    Five arrested in marijuana investigation
    A month-long investigation has led to five arrests and the seizure of more than $200,000 in marijuana, authorities said Thursday. Anthony Mave, 46, of San Clemente was arrested near Newport Boulevard and 16th Street in Newport Beach on Jan. 6 after he...