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  • Police Files: Aug. 22

    Costa Mesa Fullerton Avenue: Auto theft was reported in the 1900 block between 7 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Baker Street: Grand theft was reported in the 800 block at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Shalimar Drive: Robbery was reported in the 700 block at...
  • Hundreds attend teen's funeral

    Hundreds attend teen's funeral
    At some point in his scholastic career, Luis Adrian Torres wrote an essay that debated the merits of homework. "I don't think there should be more homework, don't you?" he wrote. The young man cited three reasons why: Homework ruins vacations, there...
  • Man pleads not guilty to assault, robbery

    A man pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he hit another man with a bottle at Costa Mesa motel and then stole his cell phone, according to authorities. Jeremy Stanford, 24, of Huntington Beach faces one felony count each of first-degree robbery and...
  • Civilian tip leads to arrest

    Civilian tip leads to arrest
    A Huntington Beach man arrested by Irvine police on suspicion of having stolen property pleaded not guilty to five felonies and a misdemeanor this week. Irvine police credited a resident tip and increased patrols to the June 6 arrest of Brian Ryan, 37....
  • Surveillance video released in search for 'Midnight Bandit'

    Detectives asked the public for help Monday in identifying a man suspected of more than 55 robberies in the Southern California area, including Newport Beach. The “Midnight Bandit” has targeted gas stations and convenience stores...
  • Violent crime rates up in Costa Mesa

    The number of violent crimes in Costa Mesa increased by almost 10% last year on top of a boost in property crimes that was common among large Orange County cities, according to statistics the FBI released this week. More rapes and aggravated assaults in...
  • Man who claimed Kobe, LeBron were clients gets 13 years

    A Newport Beach man who falsely claimed he handled investments for Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and other athletes received 13 years in state prison Friday for defrauding clients of $198,000. An Orange County Superior Court jury found Calvin James Calvin,...
  • Community rallies around theft victim

    Community rallies around theft victim
    Preschool teacher Peggy Williams doesn't talk as if she's just had her car stolen. "It's almost gotten to the point that I feel like I don't deserve all the amazing things that are happening to me," the Costa Mesa resident said Thursday. On Tuesday,...
  • Arrests made in thefts at religious sites

    Arrests made in thefts at  religious sites
    Irvine police Wednesday arrested two men suspected of burglarizing a number of religious institutions across Orange County — including a temple in Irvine — with the help of two other suspects. In January, investigators identified Robert...
  • A Word, Please: Decimating the sticklers

    The English language is flexible, forgiving and fun. But don't tell that to some people. There's a large contingent of sticklers who think that every language choice has just one right answer. Many are victims of superstitions that ran rampant in...
  • Police arrest four after stolen property found in vehicles

    Newport Beach police arrested four people on suspicion of stealing from vehicles in the Port Streets area, police announced Tuesday. Arrested were Kevin Purdue, 23, of Costa Mesa; Andrew Samuelu, 18, of Huntington Beach; Joseph Veenstra, 20, of Fountain...
  • Newport man guilty in investment schemes

    A jury convicted a Newport Beach man this week of stealing $198,000 through various investment schemes, prosecutors said. Calvin James Calvin, 48, was found guilty Monday of seven felony counts of grand theft and four felony counts of using untrue...