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  • Commentary: Realignment is not good for communities

    "The most dangerous social experiment of our generation." That is how Newport Beach Police Chief Jay Johnson describes the state "realignment" program to release state prisoners to local jails and supervised community release. Faced with court-mandated...
  • D.A. to receive evidence in CdM cheating case

    Newport Beach police detectives are forwarding evidence gathered in the Corona del Mar High School cheating case to the Orange County District Attorney's office next week, police said Wednesday. The District Attorney's office will look at the evidence...
  • Mailbag: Blogger's comment is not Page 1 news

    Re. "Mayor asks blogger to apologize for Hitler reference," April 17: I have been a resident of Costa Mesa for more than 35 years and believe that our mayor, Jim Righeimer, is not following the rules he recently established for the weekly council...
  • Commentary: Consider ideas at face value without regard to who's promoting them

    When my older son — a kind and gentle soul — started out in sports, he had less than a killer instinct on the field. We worked on playing more aggressively. Finally, one game, I saw him execute the most beautiful open-field block ever. He...
  • Fashion Island shooter sentenced to 12 years in prison

    Fashion Island shooter sentenced to 12 years in prison
    A man who fired a handgun 54 times at Fashion Island because it reportedly made him "feel better" was sentenced Friday to 12 years in state prison. Marcos Gurrola, 42, of Garden Grove pleaded guilty to 54 counts of shooting at an occupied building and...
  • Man who killed ex-girlfriend's family should be put to death, jury says

    Man who killed ex-girlfriend's family should be put to death, jury says
    A 29-year-old Van Nuys man who killed his ex-girlfriend’s father and sister and set their bodies on fire should be put to death, an Orange County juror recommended Monday. Iftekhar Murtaza quietly shook his head as jurors announced that he...
  • Group-home operator ends legal fight

    Morningside Recovery this week dropped its fight against a court ruling that barred it from operating group homes for recovering addicts in Newport Beach. The decision closes the book on years of legal sparring over whether Morningside could operate the...
  • Morningside ends another legal fight

    A Newport Beach-based chain of rehabilitation centers that had been under fire from state regulators for years has agreed to pay a $75,000 settlement and limit its control over residents in its sober-living homes. Until Tuesday, Morningside Recovery had...
  • 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,...
  • Mailbag: Blessing of cheating scandal? Early intervention

    Show me a politician tangled up in corruption or a business person who has bent the rules, cooked the books, manipulated expense reports, fudged on production standards or otherwise buried the truth, and I will show you someone who cheated in school and...
  • No dancing at Woody's

    No dancing at Woody's
    An Orange County Superior Court Judge this week banned dancing at a quintessential Newport Beach restaurant — at least for the time being. In a preliminary injunction handed down Tuesday, Judge Derek Hunt sided with the city of Newport Beach and...
  • Report: Departing cops cite political tensions

    Within the past four years, 25 members of the Costa Mesa police force have said they left the department because of the city's contentious political environment, according to a recent city report. The official memo, distributed to the City Council on...