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  • Experts still deciding if man is fit to stand trial in bludgeoning slaying

    Two court-appointed psychologists disagree on whether a murder suspect is mentally fit to stand trial for a 2013 slaying in Costa Mesa but will have another chance to reach consensus. Christopher Leovy, 32, is accused of squatting in a Hamilton Street...
  • Venezia: Bad blood surfaces with 'spit and hit' incident

    Sometimes the process of flushing out a column raises more questions than the story itself. Like when I attempted to find out what really happened between former Costa Mesa City Council candidate Chris McEvoy and former city Planning Commissioner Jim...
  • Man with history of lewd conduct arrested again in Costa Mesa

    Man with history of lewd conduct arrested again in Costa Mesa
    A man who has bounced in and out of jail on charges that he repeatedly harassed and groped women in Costa Mesa was arrested again over the weekend on suspicion of lewd conduct, according to police. Mark Marroquin, 25, was released from Orange County...
  • Man fatally stabbed in Costa Mesa neighborhood is ID'd; but where is he from?

    Man fatally stabbed in Costa Mesa neighborhood is ID'd; but where is he from?
    Authorities have identified a man who was stabbed to death in Costa Mesa more than a week ago, but investigators haven't been able to determine where he lived, police said Tuesday. Floriberto Villasenor Cortes, 44, died at 5:30 p.m. May 30, about an...
  • Police seek Irvine bank robber

    Police are trying to identify a man who robbed a bank branch inside an Irvine grocery store last week. Around 7 p.m. Wednesday, the suspect walked into a U.S. Bank in a Ralphs in the 5300 block of Alton Parkway, police said in a news release. While...
  • Mailbag: Councilman went the wrong way on police, library and fire station

    In April, I asked the Orange County district attorney and California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) to investigate campaign finance issues surrounding Newport Beach Councilman Scott Peotter ("Newport Councilman Peotter says he returned Woody's...
  • 8 would-be drivers cited outside courthouse after their licenses were suspended

    Orange County sheriff's deputies waiting in disguise outside the Newport Beach courthouse cited eight people who got in their cars to drive despite having suspended licenses after being convicted of driving under the influence, the Sheriff's Department...
  • Trial to begin Monday for man accused of sexually abusing boys

    Trial to begin Monday for man accused of sexually abusing boys
    The trial for a former church volunteer accused of sexually abusing young boys will begin Monday with jury selection, an Orange County prosecutor said Wednesday. It was unclear until this week whether the trial would be delayed while the district...
  • Costa Mesa council puts off vote on anniversary party audit

    The Costa Mesa City Council did not vote on a forensic audit into the troubled 60th anniversary party Tuesday night as expected, but council members say the matter will come up again for review. Councilwoman Katrina Foley asked during an April council...
  • Burglary plea entered in home invasion death case

    A man accused of dumping the body of his stepbrother, killed during a violent confrontation with a Costa Mesa resident in a home invasion gone bad, pleaded guilty Thursday to first-degree burglary. Jacob Anthonisen, a 40-year-old Los Angeles-area...
  • Flier targeting blacks disturbs Irvine apartment complex's residents

    Flier targeting blacks disturbs Irvine apartment complex's residents
    The Irvine Police Department is looking into a report of a racially-charged flier left in an elevator of Toscana Apartments, a residential complex near the UC Irvine campus. The flier addresses noise levels within the complex and includes a bolded...
  • Removal of tree with protected birds' nests draws investigation

    Removal of tree with protected birds' nests draws investigation
    Local and state authorities are investigating a contractor that residents say tore down a tree full of legally protected birds Thursday afternoon in a Newport Beach neighborhood. Neighbors in Balboa Peninsula Point said they stood on the sidewalk...