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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Costa Mesa man arrested in fatal Irvine crash after intense search

    Costa Mesa man arrested in fatal Irvine crash after intense search
    Irvine police arrested a Costa Mesa man suspected of running away after his vehicle crashed into two cars, killing a 54-year-old woman and injuring four others, including two children, .authorities said Thursday afternoon. Alec Scott Abraham, 20, was in...
  • Woman killed in Irvine hit-and-run crash was Lake Forest resident

    Woman killed in Irvine hit-and-run crash was Lake Forest resident
    The woman who died in a hit-and-run crash in Irvine on Wednesday night has been identified as a 54-year-old Lake Forest resident. Katherine Hampton was driving a Chevrolet Cruze about 9 p.m. when a Ford Mustang slammed into it near Muirlands Boulevard...
  • UCI student comes to the rescue as another is stabbed on campus; suspect is arrested

    UCI student comes to the rescue as another is stabbed on campus; suspect is arrested
    A UC Irvine student may have saved a woman's life Thursday evening when he stopped a man who was stabbing his ex-girlfriend in a campus parking lot, according to a university official. The male student intervened when he saw a man attacking the female...
  • Ex-dentist sentenced to 5 years for 'rolled-sleeves bandit' bank robberies

    Ex-dentist sentenced to 5 years for 'rolled-sleeves bandit' bank robberies
    A former Newport Beach dentist was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for stealing more than $21,000 during a string of bank robberies along the Southern California coast, according to a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles. The...
  • High-speed chase ends with arrest of man with woman, kids in van

    A man arrested after a high-speed chase that ended in Costa Mesa on Saturday night may have intended to drive off a cliff with a woman and children in the car with him, according to the California Highway Patrol. CHP officials did not immediately...
  • Suspect in UCI stabbing charged with trying to murder ex-girlfriend

    A 22-year-old man accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend in a UC Irvine parking lot was charged Monday with attempted murder and other felonies. Rosendo Aguilar of Solana Beach was arrested Thursday evening after a female UCI student was attacked near...
  • Trial starts for man accused of serial rapes in Newport

    Trial began Monday for an accused serial rapist who allegedly preyed on women he met at bars, parties and elsewhere in the Newport Beach social scene Adel Regragui, 46, raped or tried to rape seven women between March 2005 and November 2011, according...