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  • Councilman to host wake for gunman killed in shootout with police

    Councilman to host wake for gunman killed in shootout with police
    A Costa Mesa city councilman is drawing ire from some members of the Police Department for planning to host a wake for a wanted man who died in a shootout with local officers. The event at Skosh Monahan's, a restaurant owned by Councilman Gary Monahan,...
  • Venezia: Costa Mesa police supporters plan rally on same day as 'wake'

    My last column about the memorial gathering for Jay Pinson planned for 4 p.m. Jan. 28 at Costa Mesa Councilman Gary Monahan's restaurant garnered much interest by readers. ------------ For the record: An earlier version of this post inocorrectly...
  • Defense tries to bar death penalty in OCC students' killings

    Defense lawyers are trying to take the death penalty off the table for a man accused of murdering two Orange Coast College students in Costa Mesa more than four years ago. According to grand jury testimony, Daniel Patrick Wozniak, 30, has admitted to...
  • Irvine CEO charged with sexual crimes against children pleads not guilty

    An Irvine businessman accused of sexual assault against minors and possession of child pornography pleaded not guilty to all counts Friday afternoon. Qayed Murtaza Shareef, 39, is charged with 30 felony counts of lewd acts with a child under 14, one...
  • Attorney general wants licenses suspended for PIs in Costa Mesa surveillance case

    Attorney general wants licenses suspended for PIs in Costa Mesa surveillance case
    Two private investigators accused of conducting surveillance on and trying to embarrass two Costa Mesa City Council members in the run-up to the 2012 local election may be barred from working in their field while they await trial, if the California...
  • Man arrested after knife-waving incident in Costa Mesa store

    Man arrested after knife-waving incident in Costa Mesa store
    Police used a Taser to subdue a knife-wielding man at a Costa Mesa grocery store Monday, authorities said. Officers arrested Angel J. Sandoval, 23, of Costa Mesa outside the Fresh & Easy at 3151 Harbor Blvd. around 10:30 a.m. after receiving a call...
  • Man convicted of raping, threatening relative

    A Laguna Hills man was convicted Wednesday on charges that he raped a teenage relative at a Costa Mesa hotel and then tried to have her kidnapped to prevent her from testifying against him. Jesus Acosta-Inchaorrondo, 61, pleaded guilty to one felony...
  • Intruder is arrested after resident finds him in the home

    Costa Mesa police arrested a man on suspicion of burglary after a resident returned home to find a stranger in his Harbor Boulevard apartment. Joshua T. Hanway, 33, of Costa Mesa was taken into custody Jan. 7 after he was found inside an apartment in...
  • Man is arrested after trying to purchase $20,000 of merchandise with alleged counterfeit credit card

    Costa Mesa police say a Rowland Heights man used a counterfeit credit card to try to buy $20,000 of merchandise at a high-end jewelry store in South Coast Plaza. About 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to the shopping center's Bulgari store...
  • UCI clinic plays role in halting workplace raids in Arizona

    A federal judge on Tuesday granted a preliminary injunction halting workplace raids in Arizona that targeted undocumented employees — an early victory in a case brought by the UC Irvine Law Immigrant Rights Clinic and others. Nearly 800...
  • 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....
  • Judge rejects inmate's excessive-force lawsuit against Costa Mesa police

    A federal magistrate judge has dismissed an Orange County inmate's lawsuit alleging that Costa Mesa police officers broke his ribs and otherwise mistreated him during an arrest in August. Joseph Barrack, 40, was sentenced to 16 months in Orange County...