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  • D.A. rules Irvine officer was legally justified in shooting

    An Irvine police officer was legally justified in shooting a sexual assault suspect during an arrest last year, Orange County prosecutors concluded this week. Det. Sean-Paul Crawford reasonably feared for his life when he believed that 35-year-old...
  • Officials fix water main in time for concert

    A broken water main didn't stop the music in Fairview Park on Tuesday night. City crews repaired the plastic water main, which caused minor flooding in the park early Sunday, in time for the first show of the annual Concert in the Park series, Public...
  • Firefighters have to work at extricating man hurt in crash

    Firefighters cut off the doors and peeled back the roof of an SUV to rescue a man stuck inside after a crash Tuesday in Costa Mesa Around 7:30 a.m., a Toyota Tacoma truck traveling south on Newport Boulevard broadsided a Honda Pilot SUV at Wilson...
  • Harbor patrol mistakenly aids yacht theft

    The Orange County Sheriff's Department Harbor Patrol inadvertently helped a man steal a $3-million yacht from its Newport Beach dock last week — after he radioed for help when he got stuck. The suspect didn't get far though. A day after the theft,...
  • Driver held in jogger's death

    A man was struck and killed while jogging along East Coast Highway in Corona del Mar on Thursday night, in what police say could be a case of driving under the influence. Edward Salkin, 81, of Corona del Mar was declared dead at the scene at 9:28 p.m....
  • Murder case may drag on for months

    A 4-year-old Costa Mesa murder case could be on hold for months longer now that the defense has lobbed allegations of misconduct including the misuse of jailhouse informants and asked for more time to make its case. Orange County Superior Court Judge...
  • Irvine teacher arrested, accused of relationship with student

    Irvine teacher arrested, accused of relationship with student
    An Irvine high school teacher has been arrested on suspicion of having an inappropriate “physical” relationship with a student, officials said Tuesday Michael Jay Granger, 32, an English teacher at University High School, was taken into...
  • Costa Mesa man sentenced for child porn, bomb materials

    Costa Mesa man sentenced for child porn, bomb materials
    A Costa Mesa man pleaded guilty this week to charges that he had an illegal stash of child pornography, dozens of guns and materials to make a bomb. On Monday, an Orange County Superior Court judge sentenced Baylor Maggenti, 67, to one year in jail...
  • Former teacher gets 12 years in sex-abuse case

    A 58-year-old former teacher from Newport Beach was sentenced Thursday to 12 years in prison for sexually abusing three of his students and a relative. Robert Pimentel pleaded no contest in Los Angeles Superior Court last month to charges that he abused...
  • H.B. police pursue suspect into Costa Mesa

    A police pursuit passed briefly through Costa Mesa on Friday afternoon. The fleeing driver led patrol cars through the city at speeds of up to about 50 mph, Costa Mesa police said. The pursuit started when Huntington Beach police tried to pull over...
  • Man who stole from law clients sentenced to 12 years

    A Newport Beach man was sentenced by an Orange County Superior Court judge Friday to 12 years in state prison for stealing more than $780,000 from nine victims while acting as their attorney. Peter David Nitschke, 47, pleaded guilty Feb. 3 to six...
  • 500 pounds of illegal fireworks seized, man arrested

    500 pounds of illegal fireworks seized, man arrested
    Costa Mesa police seized 500 pounds of illegal fireworks Thursday from a man who they say brought them from Nevada and tried to sell them to kids. The thousands of pyrotechnics included 11,000 firecrackers, 3,600 bottle rockets, 300 mortars, 300 Roman...