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  • Woman who rammed sheriff's officer released after serving half of jail sentence

    An Irvine woman who rammed her car into a sheriff's officer last year at John Wayne Airport was sentenced Thursday to 364 days in jail and then released hours later. Rebecca Lee McLaughlin, 49, had already served 182 days behind bars, according to...
  • Commentary: Councilmen should drop police union from their lawsuit

    Some perspective is needed in the wake of two private investigators being charged relating to tactics they allegedly directed toward Councilmen Jim Righeimer, Steve Mensinger and Gary Monahan. As the Daily Pilot reported, no Costa Mesa police officer...
  • Mailbag: Police union should be placed under citizen oversight

    The recent felony arrests of two private investigators for allegedly setting up two sitting City Council members and attempting to set up a third should send chills down your back. The story reads like a Fox television drama. The two P.I.s are hired...
  • 2 charged after Costa Mesa stabbing plead not guilty

    Two defendants arrested in connection with a possibly gang-related stabbing in Costa Mesa pleaded not guilty to felony charges Thursday. Carlos Alfredo Ortega and Raul Munoz were arrested Dec. 16. According to police, Ortega and a 17-year-old boy...
  • Judge orders P.I. to stay away from councilmen Righeimer, Mensinger

    An Orange County Superior Court judge on Wednesday ordered a private investigator to stay away from two Costa Mesa councilmen he allegedly helped surveil in the run-up to local 2012 elections. Scott Alan Impola appeared in court to face felony conspiracy...
  • Revamped Costa Mesa Senior Center opens its doors

    Revamped Costa Mesa Senior Center opens its doors
    Hundreds of senior citizens sat in the recreation room of the Costa Mesa Senior Center last week inspecting this year's holiday gifts – mugs containing candy and a $5 gift card good at grocery or other stores. Last year, the nonprofit that was...
  • Newport's top stories of 2014: Bunnies, ballots, bikes — and a heroic lifeguard's death

    Newport's top stories of 2014: Bunnies, ballots, bikes &#8212 and a heroic lifeguard's death
    From the concrete bunnies at the Newport Beach Civic Center and Park to a controversial cheating scandal that rocked a top-performing high school, it's been a busy year in the city. Here are the Daily Pilot's top 10 news stories from Newport Beach in...
  • Defendants tried to sneak guns, ammo across border, court document says

    Defendants tried to sneak guns, ammo across border, court document says
    A man and a woman driving through Newport Beach last month with seven AK-47 rifles in the car were transporting the guns for a Mexican drug cartel, according to a sworn statement from a police officer filed in Orange County Superior Court. Newport Beach...
  • Affidavit: Police union asked for dirt on Costa Mesa councilmen

    Affidavit: Police union asked for dirt on Costa Mesa councilmen
    Costa Mesa police officers mocked members of the City Council and suggested ways to catch them in compromising positions in the run-up to the 2012 municipal election, according to emails contained in court documents reviewed Monday by the Daily Pilot....
  • Three arrested after Costa Mesa stabbing

    Police said they arrested two possible gang members in Costa Mesa on Tuesday and a third man who tried to intimidate a stabbing victim while he and a relative were talking to an officer, police said. The attack started around 8 p.m. when a 17-year-old...
  • Police: Man killed in gunfire with Costa Mesa officers

    Costa Mesa police shot and killed a man in an exchange of gunfire while officers were trying to arrest him Tuesday night, according to authorities. Police said two officers arrived at an apartment in the 3000 block of Jeffrey Drive about 10:40 p.m. to...
  • Judge denies request to delay trial in OCC students' killings

    Judge denies request to delay trial in OCC students' killings
    The gruesome case of the slayings of two Orange Coast College students may be headed to trial nearly five years after their deaths. On Tuesday, Orange County Superior Court Judge James Stotler declined to push back a February trial date for murder...