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  • Man killed in gunfire with Costa Mesa police was wanted in 2 states

    A man killed in an exchange of gunfire with Costa Mesa police this week was wanted in two states on allegations including child sexual abuse and assault with a deadly weapon, authorities said. On Thursday, police identified Julius L. Pinson, 48, of...
  • Mom with child in car robbed at drive-up ATM

    A gunman robbed a young mother who was with her child outside a Costa Mesa bank Wednesday afternoon, according to police. The 20-year-old Corona del Mar resident was at a drive-up ATM at the Wells Fargo at 2970 Harbor Blvd. when the robber approached her...
  • Woman who rammed sheriff's officer released after serving half of jail sentence

    An Irvine woman who rammed her car into a sheriff's officer last year at John Wayne Airport was sentenced Thursday to 364 days in jail and then released hours later. Rebecca Lee McLaughlin, 49, had already served 182 days behind bars, according to...
  • Commentary: Councilmen should drop police union from their lawsuit

    Some perspective is needed in the wake of two private investigators being charged relating to tactics they allegedly directed toward Councilmen Jim Righeimer, Steve Mensinger and Gary Monahan. As the Daily Pilot reported, no Costa Mesa police officer...
  • Mailbag: Police union should be placed under citizen oversight

    The recent felony arrests of two private investigators for allegedly setting up two sitting City Council members and attempting to set up a third should send chills down your back. The story reads like a Fox television drama. The two P.I.s are hired...
  • 2 charged after Costa Mesa stabbing plead not guilty

    Two defendants arrested in connection with a possibly gang-related stabbing in Costa Mesa pleaded not guilty to felony charges Thursday. Carlos Alfredo Ortega and Raul Munoz were arrested Dec. 16. According to police, Ortega and a 17-year-old boy...
  • Judge orders P.I. to stay away from councilmen Righeimer, Mensinger

    An Orange County Superior Court judge on Wednesday ordered a private investigator to stay away from two Costa Mesa councilmen he allegedly helped surveil in the run-up to local 2012 elections. Scott Alan Impola appeared in court to face felony conspiracy...
  • Revamped Costa Mesa Senior Center opens its doors

    Revamped Costa Mesa Senior Center opens its doors
    Hundreds of senior citizens sat in the recreation room of the Costa Mesa Senior Center last week inspecting this year's holiday gifts – mugs containing candy and a $5 gift card good at grocery or other stores. Last year, the nonprofit that was...
  • Newport's top stories of 2014: Bunnies, ballots, bikes — and a heroic lifeguard's death

    Newport's top stories of 2014: Bunnies, ballots, bikes &#8212 and a heroic lifeguard's death
    From the concrete bunnies at the Newport Beach Civic Center and Park to a controversial cheating scandal that rocked a top-performing high school, it's been a busy year in the city. Here are the Daily Pilot's top 10 news stories from Newport Beach in...
  • Cheating scandal documents: Police recorded CdM tutor's talk with student

    Cheating scandal documents: Police recorded CdM tutor's talk with student
    A private tutor accused of hacking into Corona del Mar High School servers to boost student grades discussed the alleged scheme with an involved student during a phone call recorded by police, according to school documents reviewed by the Daily Pilot....
  • Irvine's top stories of 2014: political change, park audit, deadly crash

    Irvine's top stories of 2014: political change, park audit, deadly crash
    From the ousting of longtime City Councilman Larry Agran in November to accusations that UC Irvine's top police officials spied on staff and the public, a lot has happened in the past year in Irvine. Here are the Daily Pilot's top 10 news stories from...
  • Jury convicts Newport lawyer of attempted extortion, conspiracy

    James Toledano, a former chairman of the Orange County Democratic Party and three-time state Assembly candidate, was convicted last week of two felonies related to an extortion scheme. A jury found him guilty of conspiracy to commit a crime and...