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  • 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,”...
  • 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,...
  • 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....
  • Doctor arrested for distributing drugs illegally

    A doctor from Newport Coast was arrested by federal drug enforcement agents Wednesday following a three-year investigation into what authorities allege were illegal drug prescriptions from his office getting into the hands of known drug dealers. Nazar Al...
  • Police: Men had 20 pounds of pot

    Two Northern California men accused of driving through Newport Beach with 20 pounds of marijuana are due in court Friday on felony drug charges. A Newport Beach police officer stopped a black Ford Explorer near Westcliff and Dover drives for a minor...
  • 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...
  • Police: Motel shooting started with drug deal

    COSTA MESA — Police have arrested two people on suspicion of attempted murder after a suspected drug deal went wrong in a Costa Mesa motel early Wednesday and left one man in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds. Authorities would...
  • Police: Shooting was in drug deal gone wrong

    COSTA MESA — Police have arrested two people on suspicion of attempted murder after a suspected drug deal went wrong in a Costa Mesa motel early Wednesday, leaving one man in critical condition with gunshot wounds. Authorities would only identify...
  • The God Squad: Daughter's death shakes mother's faith

    Question: I lost my 22-year-old daughter to a possible heroin overdose. I won't have the answers until the medical examiner's office speaks to me in a few weeks. I found her on the floor of her bedroom. A syringe was found in her bed. She'd recently...