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  • My Answer: Criticism has roots in pride

    Q: My husband got upset with me the other day because he says all I do is criticize him. Instead of getting angry — like I usually do — I stopped and thought about it, and I guess he's probably right. But what can I do? I make critical remarks...
  • Lock your doors, police chief tells crowd

    Newport Beach Police Chief Jay R. Johnson told a crowd of about 40 people Wednesday night that they have the ability to reduce crime in the city by 80%. Johnson spoke at Newport Beach's City Hall at the request of the community group Speak Up Newport....
  • A Word, Please: Stay active, avoid the pitfalls of passive voice

    Often, the goal of writing is to inform the reader. News articles, hand-written notes, emails, Facebook posts — they can all give the reader information he didn't already have. But sometimes when people sit down to write, their goal is not to...
  • Bank robbed for second time in weeks

    A man wearing a wig and glasses robbed a Costa Mesa bank at gunpoint about 9 a.m. Tuesday, police said. It was the second robbery at the Citibank location in the 2700 block of Harbor Boulevard in less than a month. On Oct. 9, a man entered the...
  • 'Snowboarder Bandit' convicted in bank heists

    A Riverside man dubbed the Snowboarder Bandit pleaded guilty Thursday to robbing banks throughout Orange County, including one in Newport Beach and three in Irvine. Michael Brandon Franks, 30, was convicted of 10 felony counts of second-degree robbery...
  • Police: Man stole baby formula from Irvine stores

    Police: Man stole baby formula from Irvine stores
    A man stole more than $1,000 worth of baby formula from stores in Irvine on Monday, just weeks after he was arrested for an almost identical crime, police said Friday. Irvine police arrested Joshua Campos, 21, on Thursday after they recognized him on...
  • 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....
  • 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...