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  • Fiery crash kills one, injures teen in Costa Mesa

    A young man was killed and a teenage passenger was injured in a Costa Mesa crash early Wednesday. Costa Mesa police officers responded to a single-car crash that caused the vehicle to catch fire around 12:30 a.m. in the 2300 block of Placentia Avenue....
  • Fence now separates sex offender's home from school

    Fence now separates sex offender's home from school
    School officials have installed a temporary fence between Early College High School and the Costa Mesa home of a registered sex offender who complained about soccer balls kicked into his backyard. The issue started when Robert Allan Harrington...
  • 2 arrested with assault rifles plead not guilty to weapons charges

    2 arrested with assault rifles plead not guilty to weapons charges
    Two people accused of driving a vanload of AK-47 assault rifles and ammunition through Newport Beach pleaded not guilty Tuesday to felony weapons charges. Andrew John Cardiel Jr., 42, and Heather Magun Gurule, 30, are still in Orange County Jail with...
  • 2 arrested after assault rifles, ammo found in car in Newport

    2 arrested after assault rifles, ammo found in car in Newport
    Newport Beach police say they arrested a man and a woman who were transporting a car full of high-powered assault rifles and ammunition through the city on Friday. About 9 p.m., an officer pulled over a Dodge Caravan with expired registration while it...
  • Sheriff's deputies snag drivers leaving court DUI appearances

    An undercover operation by the Orange County Sheriff's Department netted two people suspected of illegally driving away from DUI court appearances at the Harbor Justice Center on Monday. The two, among eight defendants who were told by a judge not to...
  • Costa Mesa DUI arrests plummet after special police team is disbanded

    Costa Mesa police describe their city as an ideal incubator for drunk drivers. There's a thriving bar scene. The 55 Freeway ends in the city, dumping cars onto Newport Boulevard. And impaired motorists leaving nearby beach towns cut through, looking for...
  • Driver accused of killing bicyclist while DUI pleads not guilty

    Driver accused of killing bicyclist while DUI pleads not guilty
    A self-described drug counselor accused of killing a bicyclist while driving under the influence in Newport Beach pleaded not guilty to murder Friday. Police said Neil Storm Stephany, 23, of Huntington Beach kept driving after slamming his truck into...
  • Jail inmate sues Costa Mesa police

    An Orange County Jail inmate has filed a civil-rights complaint in federal court alleging that Costa Mesa police officers beat him during an arrest and then left his unlocked truck on the side of the road, where it was later stolen. Joseph Barrack, 40,...
  • Corona del Mar Today: New juice bar opening on PCH

    A new juice bar could be opening at 2744 East Coast Highway in a space formerly occupied by a dry-cleaning business. Pur Juice Bar has signs in the window, announcing the business is coming soon. According to signs in the window, and in front of the...
  • Pedestrian, 92, struck by driver, 95, on Costa Mesa street

    A 95-year-old driver crashed into a 92-year-old man who was crossing a street in Costa Mesa over the weekend, leaving the pedestrian in critical but stable condition with head trauma, according to authorities. Police said the driver, a man from Tustin,...
  • One driver arrested, another injured in wrong-way crash on 405 ramp

    A wrong-way crash on a freeway offramp in Costa Mesa early Sunday left one driver seriously injured and another arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to the California Highway Patrol. Shortly before 12:30 a.m., a woman in a...
  • 250 marijuana plants found in Costa Mesa building

    250 marijuana plants found in Costa Mesa building
    Police said they found hundreds of marijuana plants Tuesday afternoon when a fire led them to an illegal indoor pot farm across from Whittier Elementary School in Costa Mesa. Around 4:40 p.m., firefighters arrived at a complex of commercial buildings at...