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  • Retired deputies to help O.C. process concealed weapon applications

    Orange County supervisors cleared the way Tuesday to hire 15 retired sheriff’s deputies to speed up the processing of more than 1,000 concealed weapon applications that have poured in since a federal appellate court ruling relaxed gun restrictions....
  • Mistrial declared in trial of man in planted drugs case

    Mistrial declared in trial of man in planted drugs case
    A mistrial has been declared in the trial of an Irvine attorney accused of helping his wife set up a drug bust in a scheme to seek revenge against a PTA volunteer. Orange County Superior Court Judge Carla M. Singer declared a mistrial Thursday, the...
  • Council to revisit sex-offender park ban

    The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday is scheduled to consider instituting a reward for help in identifying vandals and repealing a law that aims to rein in the movements of sex offenders. The Police Department has recommended that the council consider...
  • Ex-officers who sued city get payout

    Newport Beach announced Friday that it has reached a settlement of almost $1 million with three former police officers who alleged that a corrupt, retaliatory police department unfairly passed them over for promotions. In a 2011 lawsuit, former police...
  • 'Trial by Jury' is first OCC recital hall production

    Will Orange Coast College's new recital hall prove to be a hit? The "Jury" may decide. The campus' Opera Magnifica will present the inaugural production in the recently completed venue. "Trial by Jury…and More! A Gilbert and Sullivan Extravaganza"...
  • Police association says it won't sue city

    The Costa Mesa Police Officers Assn. doesn't plan to sue the city after officials denied its claim asserting that the municipality is responsible for the union's legal fees. The association had sought indemnification from the legal costs of defending...
  • D.A. changes charges in JWA assault case

    Prosecutors this week changed the charges against a Newport Beach woman who had been accused of ramming an Orange County sheriff's deputy with her car at John Wayne Airport in July. Rebecca Lee McLaughlin, 49, now faces an attempted murder charge...
  • Immigration agent allegedly demanded egg rolls for citizenship

    An immigration officer who demanded that a Vietnamese immigrant pick up hundreds of egg rolls and deliver them for an office party will stand trial later this year on bribery charges. Mai Nhu Nguyen, an Irvine resident, allegedly took thousands of...
  • Judge sentences murderer to death

    Judge sentences murderer to death
    A man who raped and murdered a pregnant woman in her Costa Mesa home 25 years ago was sentenced to death Friday. Orange County Superior Court Judge Francisco P. Briseno handed down the sentence in the case against Jason Michael Balcom, who strangled and...
  • Police suspicions lead them to burglary suspect

    Police suspicions lead them to burglary suspect
    Costa Mesa police officers hopped fences and ran through backyards last week in Mesa Verde to chase down a serial burglar, but this was no accidental nabbing of a suspect. Police arrested Marc Christopher Marchetti — who just days earlier had been...
  • Man gets 107 years for sexual assault on two women in their homes

    An Orange County Superior Court judge Friday sentenced an Irvine mechanic to 107 years in prison for breaking into the homes of two women and sexually assaulting them. Judge Sheila Hanson called Travis Dewayne Batten, 32, a dangerous man who needed to...
  • Police: Would-be bank robber demands money in teller's hand

    A Huntington Beach man was arrested last weekend in connection with the attempted robbery of a Wells Fargo Bank branch in Newport Beach. Nathan Charles Taylor, 35, entered the bank, in the 2700 block of West Coast Highway, just after 10 a.m. Saturday,...