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  • Venezia: Wake for wanted man is disrespectful to cops

    This week I received an email announcement regarding the upcoming memorial gathering for Costa Mesa antiques dealer Jay Pinson at 4 p.m. Jan. 28 at Skosh Monahan's Irish Pub. It didn't sit well with me. Why would a Costa Mesa councilman hold a wake at...
  • Can councilmen who sued police union negotiate with managers? Foley wants A.G.'s opinion

    For more than a year, a lawsuit filed by two Costa Mesa councilmen against the police officers union has prevented them from negotiating the labor group's new employment contract. The conflict of interest was clear: Mayor Steve Mensinger and Mayor Pro...
  • Councilman to host wake for gunman killed in shootout with police

    Councilman to host wake for gunman killed in shootout with police
    A Costa Mesa city councilman is drawing ire from some members of the Police Department for planning to host a wake for a wanted man who died in a shootout with local officers. The event at Skosh Monahan's, a restaurant owned by Councilman Gary Monahan,...
  • UCI clinic plays role in halting workplace raids in Arizona

    A federal judge on Tuesday granted a preliminary injunction halting workplace raids in Arizona that targeted undocumented employees — an early victory in a case brought by the UC Irvine Law Immigrant Rights Clinic and others. Nearly 800...
  • Attorney general wants licenses suspended for PIs in Costa Mesa surveillance case

    Attorney general wants licenses suspended for PIs in Costa Mesa surveillance case
    Two private investigators accused of conducting surveillance on and trying to embarrass two Costa Mesa City Council members in the run-up to the 2012 local election may be barred from working in their field while they await trial, if the California...
  • Man arrested after knife-waving incident in Costa Mesa store

    Man arrested after knife-waving incident in Costa Mesa store
    Police used a Taser to subdue a knife-wielding man at a Costa Mesa grocery store Monday, authorities said. Officers arrested Angel J. Sandoval, 23, of Costa Mesa outside the Fresh & Easy at 3151 Harbor Blvd. around 10:30 a.m. after receiving a call...
  • Man convicted of raping, threatening relative

    A Laguna Hills man was convicted Wednesday on charges that he raped a teenage relative at a Costa Mesa hotel and then tried to have her kidnapped to prevent her from testifying against him. Jesus Acosta-Inchaorrondo, 61, pleaded guilty to one felony...
  • Intruder is arrested after resident finds him in the home

    Costa Mesa police arrested a man on suspicion of burglary after a resident returned home to find a stranger in his Harbor Boulevard apartment. Joshua T. Hanway, 33, of Costa Mesa was taken into custody Jan. 7 after he was found inside an apartment in...
  • Man is arrested after trying to purchase $20,000 of merchandise with alleged counterfeit credit card

    Costa Mesa police say a Rowland Heights man used a counterfeit credit card to try to buy $20,000 of merchandise at a high-end jewelry store in South Coast Plaza. About 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to the shopping center's Bulgari store...
  • D.A. finds Newport Beach police shooting justified

    Two Newport Beach police officers were justified when they shot and killed a 22-year-old mentally ill man earlier this year, the Orange County district attorney's office announced Wednesday. Police shot Gerrit Vos four times — in the shoulder,...
  • Sexual assault reported at UCI residence hall

    UC Irvine police are investigating a report of a sexual assault in campus housing last weekend. A female student told police she was assaulted while incapacitated sometime between Saturday evening and Sunday morning, authorities said. The attack...
  • UCI, Seal Beach police collar suspect in car thefts

    UCI, Seal Beach police collar suspect in car thefts
    Police from Seal Beach and UC Irvine teamed to arrest a man suspected of breaking into and stealing cars across Orange County, authorities said. Since October, the two police departments have been on the trail of a man they believe broke into two...