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  • Stolen 1989 Corvette sells for original sticker price

    Stolen 1989 Corvette sells for original sticker price
    It's taken 23 years, but a showroom-fresh 1989 Corvette sold Sunday for the sticker price that is still attached to its windshield. Newport Beach advertising executive Mike Robertson is the new owner of the red convertible, which was stolen from a San...
  • Woman pleads not guilty to helping fiancee cover up murders

    A woman accused of helping her former fiancee cover up two gruesome murders pleaded not guilty Wednesday to three felonies she faces in connection with the crime. Prosecutors say aspiring actress Rachel Buffett, 25, lied to police and repeated a...
  • Robbery suspects found at Mariners Church

    Robbery suspects found at Mariners Church
    Authorities on Sunday arrested two men suspected in an armed robbery who were tracked to an Irvine church that borders Newport Beach. Timothy Lavert Bates, 25, and Albert Fletcher Brown Jr., 26, were arrested about 1 p.m. at Mariners Church, 5001...
  • Man held in number of local robberies

    Man held in number of local robberies
    Police have arrested a Santa Ana man suspected of robbing two Costa Mesa stores at gunpoint. Authorities believe Dennis Adamson, 24, may have also robbed an Independence Bank in Fountain Valley in August and a Subway sandwich shop and Mobil gas...
  • Authorities seek robber of Costa Mesa bank

    Authorities seek robber of Costa Mesa bank
    Costa Mesa police and federal investigators are searching for a man suspected of robbing a Citibank branch on Harbor Boulevard on Wednesday, authorities said. The robbery was reported at 9:28 a.m. at the bank, in the 2700 block of Harbor Boulevard. The...
  • The God Squad: Even pious eyes can spot a scam

    Q: I'm writing this with tears in my eyes. My family and I came to Manila, in the Philippines, for a short vacation. Unfortunately, we got mugged in the park of the hotel where we stayed. All our cash, credit cards and cell phones were stolen, but...
  • Police: Golf gear, cash stolen from car

    Almost $4,000 worth of property was stolen from a vehicle in Newport Beach on Sunday morning, according to police. Someone smashed the back window of a car parked in the 100 block of Drakes Bay Drive just after 7 a.m. and stole golf clubs, other golf...
  • Officer injured in scuffle with teens

    A group of teenagers fought with a Costa Mesa police officer Tuesday afternoon, and one 16-year-old tried to grab the gun from his holster, officials said. The officer was pulled into a scuffle when he responded to a call at a Ralphs grocery store at...
  • Carnett: A pure voice stolen by Parkinson's

    My heart goes out to one of my all-time favorite singers, Linda Ronstadt. I'm a bigger fan of hers today than ever. A superstar pop artist of the 1970s, her smash hits include "You're No Good" and "When Will I Be Loved." She later segued into such...
  • Police searching for Costa Mesa robbery suspect

    Police are searching for a man they suspect robbed a sandwich shop and attempted to rob a salon at gunpoint in Costa Mesa on Thursday evening, authorities said. Shortly before 5:30 p.m., the owner of the Lovely Lashes salon at 115 Broadway reported that...
  • Police: Victim robbed at knifepoint in Costa Mesa

    A mugging at knifepoint became Costa Mesa's third robbery in less than four hours Thursday night, according to Costa Mesa police. Just after 9 p.m., an unidentified man held a knife to his victim's throat near Fairview Road and Arlington Drive, police...
  • It's A Gray Area: Legalizing pot would solve many ills

    At the end of my Sept. 7 column, I asked you to respond to me about any area of importance to you, and I would show to your satisfaction how it was made worse by marijuana prohibition. So many of you took me up on my offer that I want to share my answers....