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  • Driver pins pedestrian between cars

    A sedan driven by an 81-year-old Santa Ana woman sped through a Costa Mesa parking lot Wednesday afternoon and crashed into a pedestrian, pinning him against another car, police said. About 1 p.m., witnesses watched from the lot in front of Mitsuwa...
  • Police arrest 3 in alleged boating confrontation

    Newport Beach police arrested two men and a teenage boy after one of them pulled a knife on a pair of boaters who complained about their drunken behavior, authorities said Thursday. Shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday, a husband and wife in a Duffy boat near...
  • The God Squad: Stepdaughter's demands strain charity

    Q: My stepdaughter has been in and out of trouble for 13 years. Of the 18 years I've known her, she's deceived everyone she comes in contact with. She gave up all three of her children to their father 13 years ago. She's bounced from one man to another...
  • Driver critical after early-morning crash

    Driver critical after early-morning crash
    A 26-year-old Costa Mesa resident was in critical condition after losing control of his car and crashing into a concrete bus bench early Friday, according to police. Shortly after 3:30 a.m., police responded to reports of a collision near Adams Avenue...
  • City may surveil public places

    Over the protests of opponents who called the idea Orwellian, the Costa Mesa City Council this week took a preliminary step toward placing security cameras in Fairview Park and other public places. The devices could monitor the Corporation Yard across...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Secret gardener converts empty tree wells into mini gardens

    Corona del Mar Today: Secret gardener converts empty tree wells into mini gardens
    Editor's note: Former columnist Amy Senk, who publishes the Corona del Mar Today blog, has returned to the Sunday Daily Pilot. Read her work daily at coronadelmartoday.com. * A Corona del Mar man has cultivated several sunflower and corn crops in...
  • Car hits two people, driver arrested

    An alleged drunk driver crashed into two people who were setting off fireworks in Costa Mesa just before 9 p.m. Friday, police said. Authorities did not immediately release any information on the identity of the two victims but said a woman's car hit...
  • Police Files for July 5

    Baker Street: Public drunkenness was reported in the 800 block at 1:37 a.m. Friday. Avenue of the Arts: Grand theft was reported in the 3400 block at 8:43 and 10:23 a.m. Friday. Tustin Street: Battery was reported in the 1000 block at 1:07 p.m....
  • Three arrested after beer theft, altercation

    Authorities say they arrested two known Costa Mesa gang members and a 15-year-old boy Wednesday for allegedly stealing beer from two convenience stores and attacking one shop's manager in the process. Around 4:20 p.m., a 19-year-old from Costa Mesa...
  • Driver dies after crashing into Costa Mesa bus bench

    Driver dies after crashing into Costa Mesa bus bench
    A 26-year-old man who was thrown from his car after it crashed into a concrete bus bench in Costa Mesa early Friday has died, authorities confirmed Monday. Randy Mountford, 26, of Irvine was pronounced dead at Western Medical Center in Santa Ana about...
  • Holiday proves calmer than expected

    Even though officers arrested more than 100 people in Newport Beach over the Fourth of July weekend, the holiday didn't quite live up to law enforcement's expectations of raucousness. The department had geared up for the worst, expecting a larger-than-...
  • Police Files for July 9

    Harbor Boulevard: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 1800 block at 12:27 a.m. Tuesday. 19th Street: Battery was reported in the 700 block at 12:53 a.m. Tuesday. Arlington Drive: Vandalism was reported in the 900 block at 8:54 a.m. Tuesday....