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  • Judge: Fire authority, rescuer can't seek restitution for rescuing hikers

    Judge: Fire authority, rescuer can't seek restitution for rescuing hikers
    The Orange County Fire Authority and a rescue worker injured trying to find a pair of missing Costa Mesa hikers are not crime victims and cannot seek restitution, a judge ruled Friday. The fire authority made a motion in Orange County Superior Court...
  • Reel Critics: 'Circuit' is James Bond for real

    Reel Critics: 'Circuit' is James Bond for real
    The producers of "Closed Circuit" made a mark in espionage films with their Oscar nominee "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy." For their new film, they hired veteran screenwriter Steven Knight, the creator of the gritty underworld of "Eastern Promises" and the...
  • Liquor store attacker gets prison term

    The Costa Mesa woman who attacked a liquor store clerk after being denied a bottle of beer pleaded guilty to felony assault with a deadly weapon and other misdemeanor charges last week. An Orange County Superior Court judge on Aug. 29 sentenced Teresa...
  • Man sues Newport P.D.

    A Newport Beach man has sued the police department, accusing officers of using excessive force when they took him into custody last year. Thomas Quinn is seeking unspecified damages, alleging officers pulled his pants down, punched him in the face and...
  • It's A Gray Area: Drug policy easing is victory for liberty

    With the recent statement by Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. that the federal government will not prosecute people for marijuana offenses as long as they are acting within the laws of their states, it is simply a question of time before the entire "war...
  • Protesters want pathway to citizenship

    Protesters want pathway to citizenship
    More than 100 people demonstrated Monday morning outside the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach to push for inclusion in federal immigration reform legislation of a pathway to American citizenship. The protesters spent nearly two hours outside the...
  • D.A. hosting human trafficking event

    D.A. hosting human trafficking event
    The Orange County district attorney's office is taking a stand against human exploitation and trafficking at the first "Keep Calm and Beat H.E.A.T" rally and concert from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday. The event will be held at Twila Reid Park in Anaheim, less...
  • Arraignment in killing postponed

    The man accused of slaying a woman whose body was found in Newport Beach last week did not enter a plea Tuesday when he briefly appeared in court. Jaime Prieto Rocha, of Santa Ana, is charged with murdering Nancy Hammour, 28, of Santa Ana, whose body was...
  • Car dealer pleads guilty to embezzlement

    A Costa Mesa man pleaded guilty Wednesday to embezzling $200,000 through a rare-car business he owned in Fountain Valley and received 16 months in jail, the Orange County district attorney's office announced. John Calicchio, 63, used his company,...
  • My Answer: Bored in church? Look inside yourself

    Q: You're always telling people to go to church, but all the churches I've been to are so boring I can't stand it. You'll probably tell me just to keep looking, but why should I? Besides that, I enjoy having a day to myself. — K.W.W. A: Let me...
  • Parishioners say goodbye to St. James

    Parishioners say goodbye to St. James
    Parishioners from St. James Anglican Church in Newport Beach wiped tears from their eyes as they exited the church after its final service Sunday, leaving behind a building that housed many memories for them and their families. Jim Dale, 63, said he has...
  • It's A Gray Area: Missing Devon

    It's A Gray Area: Missing Devon
    My wife never had a dog before she bought one as a companion for her then-6-year-old son, Morgan. After some investigation, she got a white golden retriever, and they named her Devonshire Cream, or Devon, for short. The problem was, as I got to know...