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  • 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...
  • Man gets more than 7 years for stealing from woman with dementia

    Man gets more than 7 years for stealing from woman with dementia
    A Costa Mesa man was sentenced Monday to more than seven years in prison for stealing in excess of $280,000 from an elderly woman who was blind, deaf and suffering from dementia, authorities said. John Thomas Windsor, 44, pleaded guilty to one felony...
  • Family of slain doctor gets millions from suspected killer

    Family of slain doctor gets millions from suspected killer
    An accused murderer has handed over his life's savings and millions of dollars from liquidated real estate holdings as part of a settlement with the family of a Newport Beach doctor he allegedly shot to death in January of last year. The agreement...
  • Lawsuit: Firm hired P.I. who tailed officials

    A law firm that represented Costa Mesa's police association allegedly admitted that it hired a private investigator in 2012 to catch a member of the City Council in "a compromising position," according a lawsuit filed last month. If accurate, the...
  • Costa Mesa to revisit public prayer policy

    Costa Mesa to revisit public prayer policy
    Costa Mesa's city attorney will review the City Council's prayer policy in the wake of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld the constitutionality of a New York town's practice to have predominantly Christian prayers at public meetings....
  • 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....
  • Master shipwright Dennis Holland dies

    Master shipwright Dennis Holland dies
    Dennis Holland, a master shipwright who in his last years of life battled city officials over whether he could restore a 72-foot boat in his Newport Beach yard, has died. He was 68. At home with family, Holland lost his battle with prostate cancer...
  • 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"...
  • U.S. seeks $700,000 from former S. Korean leader

    U.S. seeks $700,000 from former S. Korean leader
    The U.S. Department of Justice is trying to force a former South Korean president and his family to turn over $700,000 they allegedly laundered by buying and selling a house in Newport Beach. In a civil forfeiture lawsuit filed Thursday morning in Los...
  • 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...