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  • Panel focuses on pill abuse

    "For me I feel like it's drugs for breakfast, drugs for lunch, drugs for dinner, drugs drugs drugs," Orange County Superior Court Judge John Adams said. "That's been my diet for 11 years on the bench." Adams, who hears felony arraignments at the...
  • 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...
  • Police collect unwanted prescription pills

    As part of the national prescription drug take-back day, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach police collected more than 300 pounds of unwanted drugs, officials said Monday. On Saturday, 35 people turned over 129 pounds of prescription drugs to the Costa Mesa...
  • Local police make 31 DUI arrests over long weekend [Updated]

    Police arrested 31 impaired drivers in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa over the Fourth of July weekend, authorities said Tuesday. Newport Beach police arrested eight drivers between July 3 and 7, according to department spokeswoman Jennifer Manzella,...
  • 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...
  • The Bell Curve: Drug war longer than you think

    "Locked up in a federal prison in Durango, Mexico, is a short, slight, frightened farmer with a pencil mustache and an ugly growth on the side of his neck. I was allowed to interview him, and I'll never forget his face. Nor will I forget that this small...
  • Judge Gray supports Prop. 19

    Legalizing marijuana would put a big dent in drug cartels and free up police, prosecutors and judges to go after violent crimes, a law enforcement group said this week in endorsing Proposition 19, the marijuana legalization measure. Proposition 19's...
  • 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...
  • Two years for drug ring

    After he gets out of prison in two years, a Newport Beach man recently convicted for his part in an international drug-trafficking ring will serve five years' probation and be prohibited from getting any job with access to a wireless device, court records...
  • Charges dropped in biker case

    A Superior Court judge on Friday dropped felony charges against a Costa Mesa man implicated in a 2008 biker brawl, bringing a tentative close to the cases stemming from the barroom incident. John Phillip Lloyd, 42, was accused of being a Hells Angel gang...
  • It's A Gray Area: Proactive approach to gangs needed

    Do you want to have a disturbing experience? Then read the book "This Is for the Mara Salvatrucha: Inside the MS-13, America's Most Violent Gang" by Samuel Logan (Hyperion, 2009). The word "mara" is Spanish for "gang," and the word Salvatrucha in El...