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  • Commentary: Writer fails to address bringing motels up to basic living standards

    I was surprised to read Kathy Esfahani's latest defense of Costa Mesa's slumlords "End the assault on low income motel tenants" (May 18). Esfahani, of the Costa Mesa Affordable Housing Coalition, does an admirable job of tugging at the heartstrings of...
  • Coroner IDs Irvine woman killed in suspected DUI crash

    The Orange County coroner released the name of the 23-year-old Irvine woman who was killed over the weekend after her car was broadsided in a suspected DUI hit-and-run.  The incident occurred about 10 p.m. Saturday, when the driver of a 2012 Nissan...
  • Corona del Mar Today: CdMHS club provides six vests for area police dogs

    Corona del Mar Today: CdMHS club provides six vests for area police dogs
    Members of Corona del Mar High School's Vest-A-Dog club have been fundraising all summer, and last week six police dogs were fitted with protective gear as a result of the club's hard work. "I've just always loved dogs," said Jenny Conde, a CdMHS...
  • Mental-health questions delay trial in handyman's slaying

    Almost a year after the death of a Costa Mesa handyman, the trial of the man accused of killing him is still on hold because of questions about the defendant's mental health. Christopher Leovy, 34, has been behind bars since Sept. 11, when Costa Mesa...
  • Irvine residents among 3 arrested in fraud case

    Irvine police detectives arrested three people Friday in connection with a scheme that they say defrauded at least 13 people of more than $800,000, according to a news release. Officials say Steven Sears, 59, of Irvine is suspected of promising to...
  • Anti-abortion activists won't face charges over chalk writing near Newport doctor's home

    Anti-abortion activists won't face charges over chalk writing near Newport doctor's home
    Law-enforcement officials said Wednesday that they will not file charges against a group of protesters who wrote anti-abortion messages in chalk outside a Newport Beach doctor's home. Police had said the demonstrators technically may have vandalized...
  • SUV slams into low wall in front of Denny's in Costa Mesa

    SUV slams into low wall in front of Denny's in Costa Mesa
    Costa Mesa police and fire crews worked to remove an SUV that was stuck on the grass area at the Denny's on Harbor Boulevard Tuesday morning. Paramedics and firefighters responded to the Denny's at 3170 Harbor Blvd. at 10:27 a.m. after receiving reports...
  • Jury finds UCI grad student guilty of killing ex-wife

    The UC Irvine graduate student accused of shooting and killing his ex-wife outside of his campus apartment was found guilty in Orange County Superior Court Thursday. Brian Hughes Benedict, 40, was found guilty of one felony count of special-...
  • Police Files for Aug. 8

    Costa Mesa Hamilton Street: Trespassing was reported in the 400 block at 12:09 a.m. Thursday. Teakwood Place: Petty theft from a vehicle was reported in the 2900 block at 8:10 a.m. Thursday. Center Street: Petty theft was reported in the 200 block...
  • Man charged with murdering doctor will fall back on insanity defense

    Man charged with murdering doctor will fall back on insanity defense
    A man facing murder charges in the shooting death of a Newport Beach doctor in an exam room entered an insanity plea in Orange County Superior Court on Friday. Stanwood Elkus, 76, cupped his ears and leaned forward as Judge Gregg Prickett explained that...
  • Officials: OC Fair vendor temporarily shut down for tax investigation

    Officials: OC Fair vendor temporarily shut down for tax investigation
    An OC Fair food vendor temporarily ceased operations Friday in response to a state investigation, according to fairgrounds officials. The Backyard BBQ Village, which sets up shop near the livestock area, is being investigated by the state Board of...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Port Theater seeks to serve alcohol at all-age screenings

    Corona del Mar Today: Port Theater seeks to serve alcohol at all-age screenings
    The Port Theater has been serving alcohol for two years, limiting sales to an upper balcony unless the screenings are 21 and older and sales end by 11 p.m. Now, the Planning Commission could expand alcohol service at the historic theater to include...