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  • Trial in killings of two OCC students tentatively set for October

    Five years after the killings of two Orange Coast College students, attorneys said Friday that they're on the verge of beginning the trial for the Costa Mesa man accused in the case and set a tentative October start date. But it remains to be seen if...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Tutor in cheating scandal faces additional charges

    The adult tutor who is accused of helping a group of Corona del Mar High School students in a grade changing scheme is facing additional felony charges. The Orange County district attorney's office charged Timothy Lance Lai on Friday with 16...
  • Chase, standoff end with arrest of Irvine man suspected of threatening wife

    A police chase and standoff over the weekend began when an Irvine man threatened his estranged wife and then fled from officers when they tried to speak with him, Tustin police officials said. Officers drove to 46-year-old Daniel Hall Taylor's home...
  • Irvine City Council spotlights human trafficking

     In an effort to raise public awareness of human trafficking and the fight against the problem in Orange County, the Irvine City Council received a comprehensive report detailing prevention and law enforcement measures related to the crime. "I know that...
  • Flier targeting blacks disturbs Irvine apartment complex's residents

    Flier targeting blacks disturbs Irvine apartment complex's residents
    The Irvine Police Department is looking into a report of a racially-charged flier left in an elevator of Toscana Apartments, a residential complex near the UC Irvine campus. The flier addresses noise levels within the complex and includes a bolded...
  • From luxury to lockup

    From luxury to lockup
    In Santa Ana last April, a team led by Newport Beach vice detectives staked out two luxury high-rise buildings towering above MacArthur Boulevard near John Wayne Airport. One detective, according to court transcripts, announced that the team's target...
  • Apodaca: Variety of school scandals all victimize students

    Newport-Mesa residents may be wondering if there's something inherently different about our school district that makes it prone to scandal. It sometimes seems as if we roll from one mishap to another without pause — from controversies over student...
  • 2 arrested after high-speed police chase in Newport, H.B.

    A driver was arrested after being pursued at high speeds Sunday by Newport Beach police while his passengers yelled at him to stop, authorities said. Officers said they saw a gray Chevrolet sedan with its headlights off speeding along West Coast...
  • Suspect tries to grab officer's gun during arrest, Costa Mesa police say

    Costa Mesa police say they arrested a 50-year-old man who tried to grab an officer's gun during a late-night scuffle in a convenience store. A report of a man running in and out of traffic while screaming and flailing his arms drew officers to Harbor...
  • Man suspected of stealing copper piping arrested after chase

    Officers chased and arrested a man suspected of stealing copper piping from a vacant building, according to the Costa Mesa Police Department. Police responded around 2:30 p.m. Friday to a building at 765 W. 16th St. to investigate why a man was in the...