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  • Man with gun at UCI called police after seeing alert, authorities say

    Man with gun at UCI called police after seeing alert, authorities say
    A man with a gun on the UC Irvine campus called police Tuesday to tell them where he was, officials said, but not before officials locked down the school, including the theater in which the new chancellor was being officially installed. University...
  • Woman sentenced to probation in jewelry theft case

    A 59-year-old Alabama woman accused of stealing almost $50,000 worth of jewelry from Southern California stores pleaded guilty Monday to one felony count of receiving stolen property and was sentenced to three years' probation, according to court records....
  • Records requests in Costa Mesa at all-time high

    Records requests in Costa Mesa at all-time high
    Requests for public records in politically charged Costa Mesa have skyrocketed to an all-time high, costing the city thousands of dollars and stretching the resources of the city clerk's office, according to interviews and documents reviewed by the...
  • Ex-dentist pleads guilty to 'rolled-sleeves bandit' bank robberies

    Ex-dentist pleads guilty to 'rolled-sleeves bandit' bank robberies
    A former Newport Beach dentist admitted in court Monday that he robbed seven banks along the Southern California coast, according to federal prosecutors. As part of an agreement with the U.S. attorney's office, Damian Newhart, 41, pleaded guilty to three...
  • L.A. gang members possibly involved in Costa Mesa pharmacy burglary, police say

    A burglary at a Costa Mesa pharmacy possibly involving Los Angeles gang members sparked a brief police pursuit Monday morning, according to authorities. Around 5 a.m., police received a call about the sound of broken glass and a burglary alarm near...
  • From the Boathouse: Fish around for the rules of sport fishing

    Ahoy! We are having perfect summertime weather for the start of spring, with the sea conditions very favorable for boating, and many people are offshore fishing. Everyone who likes to fish should review the current regulations published by the...
  • After series of burglaries, man may avoid jail time

    After series of burglaries, man may avoid jail time
    A serial burglar who led Costa Mesa on a chase through the Mesa Verde neighborhood last year pleaded guilty Thursday to half a dozen felonies but could avoid being locked up. An Orange County Superior Court judge sentenced Marc Christopher Marchetti...
  • Police arrest burglary suspects after car chase

    Newport Beach police arrested a trio of burglary suspects after a short car chase Wednesday ended with a crash in Laguna Beach, according to authorities. The incident started in Newport when a resident returned home around 2:15 p.m. and found two men...
  • 3 arrested in Costa Mesa probation sweep

    Costa Mesa police arrested three men Tuesday during a sweep designed to ensure that people on probation in the city are obeying the terms of their release. Officers checked on 11 probationers throughout Costa Mesa between 4 and 10 p.m. Eight were...
  • Defense in double murder plans appeal in attempt to remove judge from case

    Lawyers for a Costa Mesa man accused in a double murder said Friday that they will appeal a decision that left the trial in the hands of a judge whom the defense team tried to remove from the case. A Los Angeles judge last week denied a motion asking...
  • Tutor in cheating scandal faces additional charges

    The adult tutor who is accused of helping a group of Corona del Mar High School students in a grade changing scheme is facing additional felony charges. The Orange County district attorney's office charged Timothy Lance Lai on Friday with 16...
  • Suspect in carjacking spree pleads not guilty

    Suspect in carjacking spree pleads not guilty
    A 21-year-old woman accused in a carjacking spree that spanned Costa Mesa, Irvine and Tustin pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Orange County Superior Court. Jocelyn Cano, a Santa Ana resident, faces six felonies: three counts of carjacking and one count...