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  • Man accused of killing doctor will go to trial

    Man accused of killing doctor will go to trial
    An accused murderer told a nurse, "Call the police, I'm insane, call the police," moments after he shot a Newport Beach doctor multiple times in the chest early last year, a police detective testified Wednesday. Stanwood Elkus, 76, used a fake name to...
  • Ex-teacher pleads no contest to molestation

    A 58-year-old Newport Beach man pleaded no contest Thursday to charges that he molested a relative and students from a Los Angeles school where he worked. Robert Pimentel, a former teacher at George De La Torre Jr. Elementary School in Wilmington,...
  • Commentary: Writer fails to address bringing motels up to basic living standards

    I was surprised to read Kathy Esfahani's latest defense of Costa Mesa's slumlords "End the assault on low income motel tenants" (May 18). Esfahani, of the Costa Mesa Affordable Housing Coalition, does an admirable job of tugging at the heartstrings of...
  • Newport police fatally shoot man during confrontation

    Police said they shot and killed a 22-year-old Orange County man after he tried to attack them at a convenience store in Newport Beach on Thursday night. The Orange County coroner's office Friday afternoon identified the man as Gerrit Vos of San...
  • Coroner IDs Irvine woman killed in suspected DUI crash

    The Orange County coroner released the name of the 23-year-old Irvine woman who was killed over the weekend after her car was broadsided in a suspected DUI hit-and-run.  The incident occurred about 10 p.m. Saturday, when the driver of a 2012 Nissan...
  • Fatal DUI suspect had been charged in prior wreck

    Fatal DUI suspect had been charged in prior wreck
    A driver suspected of killing an Irvine woman in an alleged DUI crash over the weekend in Costa Mesa is also facing two misdemeanor charges from another accident earlier this year. Brandon Alvarez, 22, of Anaheim is charged with two misdemeanor counts...
  • Man arrested on suspicion of burglary in Irvine

    Man arrested on suspicion of burglary in Irvine
    Irvine police confiscated five shotguns and a rifle from a man they suspect broke into homes this month to steal the firearms and other items. Detectives arrested Kamal Valadez, 29, on suspicion of burglarizing a home on Las Palmas in Irvine where the...
  • Costa Mesa officers arrest alleged prowlers

    Costa Mesa officers arrest alleged prowlers
    Costa Mesa police said they found a woman hiding in a trash can Tuesday morning after she and a partner allegedly tried to ransack cars to support their drug habit. Around 4 a.m. Tuesday, police got a call about a man and a woman checking for unlocked...
  • Police Files: May 6

    Costa Mesa Mendoza Drive: Vandalism was reported in the 2900 block at 12:12 a.m. Monday. Harbor Boulevard: Petty theft was reported in the 3000 block at 7:33 a.m. Monday. 19th Street: Vandalism was reported in the 800 block at 8:53 a.m. Monday....
  • Family of slain doctor gets millions from suspected killer

    Family of slain doctor gets millions from suspected killer
    An accused murderer has handed over his life's savings and millions of dollars from liquidated real estate holdings as part of a settlement with the family of a Newport Beach doctor he allegedly shot to death in January of last year. The agreement...
  • Man gets more than 7 years for stealing from woman with dementia

    Man gets more than 7 years for stealing from woman with dementia
    A Costa Mesa man was sentenced Monday to more than seven years in prison for stealing in excess of $280,000 from an elderly woman who was blind, deaf and suffering from dementia, authorities said. John Thomas Windsor, 44, pleaded guilty to one felony...
  • Police: Would-be bank robber demands money in teller's hand

    A Huntington Beach man was arrested last weekend in connection with the attempted robbery of a Wells Fargo Bank branch in Newport Beach. Nathan Charles Taylor, 35, entered the bank, in the 2700 block of West Coast Highway, just after 10 a.m. Saturday,...