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  • Irvine teacher arrested, accused of relationship with student

    Irvine teacher arrested, accused of relationship with student
    An Irvine high school teacher has been arrested on suspicion of having an inappropriate “physical” relationship with a student, officials said Tuesday Michael Jay Granger, 32, an English teacher at University High School, was taken into...
  • Former teacher gets 12 years in sex-abuse case

    A 58-year-old former teacher from Newport Beach was sentenced Thursday to 12 years in prison for sexually abusing three of his students and a relative. Robert Pimentel pleaded no contest in Los Angeles Superior Court last month to charges that he abused...
  • Man who stole from law clients sentenced to 12 years

    A Newport Beach man was sentenced by an Orange County Superior Court judge Friday to 12 years in state prison for stealing more than $780,000 from nine victims while acting as their attorney. Peter David Nitschke, 47, pleaded guilty Feb. 3 to six...
  • H.B. police pursue suspect into Costa Mesa

    A police pursuit passed briefly through Costa Mesa on Friday afternoon. The fleeing driver led patrol cars through the city at speeds of up to about 50 mph, Costa Mesa police said. The pursuit started when Huntington Beach police tried to pull over...
  • 500 pounds of illegal fireworks seized, man arrested

    500 pounds of illegal fireworks seized, man arrested
    Costa Mesa police seized 500 pounds of illegal fireworks Thursday from a man who they say brought them from Nevada and tried to sell them to kids. The thousands of pyrotechnics included 11,000 firecrackers, 3,600 bottle rockets, 300 mortars, 300 Roman...
  • Man jailed for fatally shooting friend in Irvine

    A Lancaster man who fatally shot a friend while the two were sitting in a car in Irvine was sentenced to 25 years to life in state prison Friday. In February, a jury found David Benjamin Rodgers, 49, guilty of voluntary manslaughter for shooting and...
  • Let It Roll owner jailed for tax evasion

    A Costa Mesa man who sells beach cruiser bikes for a living was sentenced to 27 months in jail Friday for bilking the government out of $550,000 of sales taxes, according to an announcement from the state Board of Equalization. Douglas Payson Lachman,...
  • City forms elections-complaint committee

    City forms elections-complaint committee
    Costa Mesa's chief executive has formed an internal elections committee that will review and address complaints as they arise during the City Council campaign this fall. City CEO Tom Hatch convened a similar committee for the 2012 general election,...
  • City officials tout results of motel crackdown

    Costa Mesa officials are crediting recent reforms targeting the city's so-called problem motels for a first-quarter reduction in police calls and nuisance complaints associated with the properties. Compared to the same period last year, calls to...
  • Molestation suspect to stand trial

    A Newport Beach pool cleaner used his job and positions at two churches to gain the trust of boys he later molested and used in child pornography, according to testimony from police and an alleged victim. After more than five hours of testimony Thursday,...
  • O.C. Grand Jury again calls for ethics commission

    O.C. Grand Jury again calls for ethics commission
    Despite being dismissed as an “irresponsible and wasteful” proposal by officials last year, the Orange County Grand Jury has again called for the creation of an ethics commission. The grand jury in a┬áreport released this week┬árecommended...
  • Volunteer, injured during rescue search, suing one of the missing hikers

    Volunteer, injured during rescue search, suing one of the missing hikers
    A volunteer who suffered a severe spine injury while he helped search for a pair of missing hikers last year has sued the young woman he was trying to help find. The lawsuit filed this month on behalf of Nick Papageorge alleges Kyndall Jack put her...