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  • Coke dealer sent home

    Stephen David Royds, a convicted drug dealer who kept his girlfriend's body preserved on dry ice in a swank Newport Beach hotel room for a year, has returned to his native New Zealand after being released from prison, federal officials said Thursday....
  • Beginning to see the light

    News flash! On June 22, the Chicago Sun-Times published an editorial recommending a radical change in our nation's drug policy. The editorial began by saying: "When will we accept that America's war on drugs is over – we lost – and it's time...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Gotcha surfwear co-founder Tomson arrested in probation check

    Gotcha surfwear co-founder Tomson arrested in probation check
    A former professional surfer and co-founder of the Gotcha surfwear company was arrested on suspicion of felony drug trafficking, Laguna Beach police said. On June 18 officers conducted a probation check of Michael Elliot Tomson's house on Mar Vista...
  • Orange County car chase suspect linked to Texas teen's fatal heroin overdose

    Orange County car chase suspect linked to Texas teen's fatal heroin overdose
    Federal officials said a heroin distributor who led police on a high-speed pursuit in Orange County on Monday night was wanted in connection with injecting a Dallas teen with a fatal dose of the drug. Jimison Coleman, 36, and his associates administered...