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  • Commentary: Policy on motels could lead to lawsuits

    The article in Thursday's Daily Pilot gives a fairly comprehensive report on the City Council's action regarding charging motels for excessive calls from the Costa Mesa Police Department ["Motels to pay for excess police calls"]. However, there are two...
  • City could be swept into councilmen's suit

    City could be swept into councilmen's suit
    The city of Costa Mesa could soon be in the middle of a legal battle between two councilmen and the police union. For weeks, the Costa Mesa Police Officers' Assn. has requested that the city pay for its legal defense against a lawsuit filed by Costa...
  • Man duped by wife in fake drug bust, attorney says

    Man duped by wife in fake drug bust, attorney says
    An attorney for the Irvine father who is accused of helping his wife set up a PTA volunteer in a fake drug bust said Monday that the man was used like a puppet by his wife and had no idea he was helping frame someone. Kent Easter, 40, is accused of...
  • Defendant in double-murder case erupts during trial

    Defendant in double-murder case erupts during trial
    As a woman on the witness stand described how she was attacked in a violent rampage that left her husband and daughter dead, the man accused of the crimes erupted in anger in an Orange County courtroom Thursday. "That's not what happened," Iftekhar...
  • Three more arrested in Newport kidnapping

    Authorities this week took three people into custody in connection with the kidnapping, torture and genital mutilation of a Newport Beach man last year, prosecutors announced. Newport Beach police detectives arrested Ryan Anthony Kevorkian, 34, and...
  • Council rejects lawsuit request

    The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday rejected a request that the city pay the costs of fighting a lawsuit brought by two councilmen against the police union, its former law firm and a private investigator. The Costa Mesa Police Officers' Assn. had...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Fashion Island shooter case moves closer to trial

    An Orange County Superior Court judge found enough evidence Monday to move forward with a case against a Garden Grove man accused of firing 54 rounds at Fashion Island in December 2012. Marcos Gurrola, 42, is charged with shooting at an occupied building...
  • Local businessman named in Ponzi scheme lawsuit

    A local businessman who was paid tens of thousands of dollars by Costa Mesa to act as a consultant during the city's 60th anniversary celebration is suspected of participating in a Ponzi scheme that cheated a Newport Beach man out of millions, according...
  • Mother accused of poisoning children may face death penalty

    A mother accused of poisoning her two children in a Santa Ana motel room in September will be arraigned Friday on two felony counts of special circumstances murder, Orange County prosecutors said. Marilyn Kay Edge, 42, of Scottsdale, Ariz., lost custody...
  • Commentary: If you want to skate at Volcom, wear your gear

    Last summer at a Costa Mesa Parks and Recreation Commission meeting, Lt. Mark Manley of the Costa Mesa Police Department painted a compelling picture of the culture that has infiltrated the Volcom Skate Park. Underpinning that culture — often...