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  • Councilmen sue police association

    Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer and Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger have sued the city's police officers association, alleging the group and two other defendants intimidated and harassed them for political gain. A civil action lawsuit filed Tuesday names...
  • Suit against police assn. called highly unusual

    The decision by Costa Mesa's mayor, his wife and another councilman to sue the city's police association and its former law firm for harassment, intimidation, libel and other alleged damages is a highly unusual step and possibly unprecedented for a...
  • Ex-UCI professor gets 14 years for arson

    Ex-UCI professor gets 14 years for arson
    A former UC Irvine associate professor who wrote emails saying he planned to kill students and administrators and burn down an Irvine high school was sentenced Thursday to 14 years and four months in state prison. Rainer Klaus Reinscheid, 49, of Irvine,...
  • It's A Gray Area: Put action behind talk of prison reform

    Virtually all of us in the drug-policy and prison-sentencing reform movements applaud U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s comments Aug. 12 at the American Bar Assn. meeting in San Francisco. This was the first time within memory that a high-...
  • Commentary: Mayor, faced with intimidation, had no choice but to sue

    Joseph Heller once famously wrote, "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you." That line could apply to the situation in Costa Mesa, where Mayor Jim Righeimer has filed suit against the Costa Mesa Police Officers Assn. and others....
  • Court orders Morningside to move

    After six years of litigation,  a rehabilitation center long at odds with residents and City Hall has decided to move out of Newport Beach. Morningside Recovery, located in Lido Village, plans to transfer 36 sober-living clients to new facilities in...
  • Family of woman crushed by tree gets $1.1 million

    Family of woman crushed by tree gets $1.1 million
    Parents of a Tustin woman killed in 2011 when a 10-ton, 70-foot blue gum eucalyptus tree crushed her car on Irvine Avenue near 17th Street each received $550,000 in a settlement agreement with Newport Beach, officials confirmed Tuesday. The city...
  • Child porn nets man almost 6 years in prison

    A federal judge Monday sentenced a Costa Mesa man to 70 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography. From his Paularino Avenue apartment, Ohanes Hamparsoum Haladjian viewed and shared sexually explicit pictures of boys...
  • Costa Mesa working on rehab home ordinance

    Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer said the city has been working for months on an ordinance that would address rehabilitation homes. Righeimer did not provide specifics, though he said city staff, in conjunction with the city attorney's office, may have a...
  • It's A Gray Area: Buffalo Bill's lessons in life endure

    Recently I was blessed to be able to go with a wrangler on a horseback and fly fishing trip to the Beartooth Mountains on the Wyoming/Montana border. To be able to stay in gorgeous natural places that haven't changed for centuries, and knowing that they...
  • Man faces 4 felony counts in connection to explosive found in luggage

    Man faces 4 felony counts in connection to explosive found in luggage
    The 23-year-old Kentucky man who allegedly tried to bring a non-lethal grenade and artillery fuses onto a plane at John Wayne Airport this week could face up to eight years in state prison, according to law enforcement authorities. Gregory Salyer, a...
  • Despite emotional family pleas, Seal Beach shooting trial delayed

    Despite emotional family pleas, Seal Beach shooting trial delayed
    Family members of those killed in a shooting  at a Seal Beach salon two years ago urged a judge Friday to end their "agony" by ordering the accused killer to stand trial this fall. But the judge, though expressing sympathy to family members gathered...