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  • 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...
  • D.A.'s office: No charges in Costa Mesa's anniversary celebration

    The Orange County district attorney will not file charges related to Costa Mesa's 60th anniversary celebration, according to a letter sent to the police department Wednesday. The district attorney's office reviewed the investigative reports submitted by...
  • Trial awaits man accused of sexually abusing boys

    Trial awaits man accused of sexually abusing boys
    Newport Beach police feared a shootout in 2012 when they moved in to arrest a church volunteer they suspected of raping and molesting seven boys for more than a decade. Christopher McKenzie kept heavy-duty off-roading tires on his second-floor patio...
  • Rearview Mirror: O.C. Week in Review

    Sunday, 05.24.15 Turning sewage into drinking water gains appeal It's a technology with the potential to ease California's colossal thirst and insulate millions from the parched whims of Mother Nature, experts say. But there's just one problem —...
  • Newport man charged in $13.5 million Ponzi case

    A Newport Beach man is facing 197 felony charges on allegations that he defrauded investors and banks of more than $13.5 million through a Ponzi scheme. Brandon Walton Stewart, 30, was extradited Thursday from Texas to Orange County, where he is charged...
  • 2 women plead guilty in plot to spend fake $100 bills in Irvine

    Two women have pleaded guilty to conspiring to spend counterfeit $100 bills at stores around Irvine. Tawny Chandler, 20, and Niresha Collins, 26, drove to three restaurants and a Carter's children's clothing store in April and tried to pass off the...
  • Costa Mesa picks department veteran to be its new police chief

    Costa Mesa picks department veteran to be its new police chief
    A 22-year veteran and current captain in the Costa Mesa Police Department will take over as its next chief, city officials announced Wednesday. Rob Sharpnack, who briefly led the department after former Chief Tom Gazsi's retirement in late November,...
  • Man dies after being hit by car in Newport Beach

    Man dies after being hit by car in Newport Beach
    A 41-year-old man died Sunday night after he was struck by a car in Newport Beach, according to the Orange County coroner's office. Authorities said the man, identified as Eric Williams, was on foot at about 8:30 p.m. when he was hit on West Coast...
  • Irvine police seek man who grabbed woman in parking lot

    Irvine police are looking for a male suspect who grabbed a woman from behind in a parking lot. Around 10:15 p.m. Thursday, a 20-year-old woman pulled into the parking lot of the San Remo Villa Apartments in the Westpark area of Irvine, according to a...
  • 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...
  • Driver killed in Newport rollover crash identified as Wildomar man

    Driver killed in Newport rollover crash identified as Wildomar man
    Coroner's officials have identified the man who died in a single-car crash near the Newport Beach Police Department as a 22-year-old Wildomar resident. Trent Morris was driving a Mazda Miata south on Jamboree Road when the car struck a concrete light...
  • Driver killed, passenger injured in rollover crash in Newport Beach

    Driver killed, passenger injured in rollover crash in Newport Beach
    A driver was killed and his passenger seriously injured Monday afternoon in a single-car crash near the Newport Beach Police Department, according to authorities. Their Mazda Miata was traveling south on Jamboree Road when it struck a concrete light...