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  • Judge: Fire authority, rescuer can't seek restitution for rescuing hikers

    Judge: Fire authority, rescuer can't seek restitution for rescuing hikers
    The Orange County Fire Authority and a rescue worker injured trying to find a pair of missing Costa Mesa hikers are not crime victims and cannot seek restitution, a judge ruled Friday. The fire authority made a motion in Orange County Superior Court...
  • Corona del Mar Today: D.A.R.E. program faces budgetary truth

    A drug abuse prevention program could be the latest victim of city budget cuts, according to letters sent to local elementary school principals. "The recent economic downturn has resulted in budget reductions for the Newport Beach Police Department," the...
  • 'High Cost' strikes a melancholy chord

    While many films show what a dose of good luck can do for someone, "The High Cost of Living" reveals how a matter of seconds can change the course of someone's life indefinitely and not always for the better. Starring Zach Braff and Isabelle Blais, the...
  • Chiefs propose money-saving measures

    NEWPORT BEACH — The police and fire chiefs on Tuesday proposed a series of austerity measures to the City Council that would total up to $3.4 million combined. If implemented, the departments' 2011-12 fiscal year budgets could outsource the city's...
  • 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...
  • Police: Woman sold medical pot to minor

    A 19-year-old woman was arrested after Irvine police watched her sell medicinal marijuana bought from a Costa Mesa dispensary, police said. Irvine police said they learned of the woman when a concerned parent notified authorities that she was allegedly...
  • Community Commentary: Council should listen to interim chief's opinion

    Given the new City Council majority is moving with maximum haste to dismantle Costa Mesa's public safety infrastructure, it is important to take the time to understand some of the implications for the safety and security of our city. In the interest of...
  • Newport budget includes staffing reductions

    NEWPORT BEACH — The City Council on Tuesday finalized a spending plan for the 2011-12 fiscal year that balances the budget but makes significant staffing reductions. Officials plan to vote on the budget June 28. The new fiscal year begins July 1....
  • 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...
  • Irvine DUI checkpoint results in 9 arrests

    Irvine police arrested nine people suspected of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol during a checkpoint in Irvine on Dec. 30. Officers also wrote six citations for other violations. Staffers stopped 359 vehicles during the evening...
  • Feds: Multimillion-dollar pot shop chain in 2 counties busted

    A dozen people who authorities say are linked to an intricate, multimillion-dollar operation involving illegal pot shops in Los Angeles and Orange counties were arrested Thursday. Authorities believe John Melvin Walker, also known as “Pops,”...