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  • 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...
  • Agreement reached in rehab-homes lawsuit

    Newport Beach and an advocacy group have reached a settlement agreement in a lawsuit related to rehabilitation home operator Morningside Recovery, the two entities announced Monday. Under the agreement, which comes after years of discussion and...
  • It's A Gray Area: Legalizing pot would solve many ills

    At the end of my Sept. 7 column, I asked you to respond to me about any area of importance to you, and I would show to your satisfaction how it was made worse by marijuana prohibition. So many of you took me up on my offer that I want to share my answers....
  • 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...
  • Police make arrest in Hamilton Street death

    Police on Wednesday arrested a homeless man suspected of slaying a Costa Mesa resident who was working on renovations at a sober-living home earlier this week. Christopher Ernest Leovy, 34, of Los Angeles, used a heavy, blunt object to bludgeon to death...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Man held in killing of handyman pleads not guilty

    Man held in killing of handyman pleads not guilty
    The homeless man accused of killing a handyman at a vacant home in Costa Mesa pleaded not guilty Wednesday. Christopher Ernest Leovy, 34, is charged with killing John Kubat, a 54-year-old Costa Mesa resident, who was working on renovations at a soon-to-...
  • YouTube video criticizes Costa Mesa activists

    YouTube video criticizes Costa Mesa activists
    A video that takes aim at a Costa Mesa political organization appeared on YouTube on Wednesday afternoon. Kent Mora, who serves on the city's Pension Oversight Committee, made the nearly two-minute segment that contains a slide show of participants in...
  • Man sentenced in fatal drunk driving crash

    A Costa Mesa man was sentenced this week to four years and four months in state prison for killing his brother and injuring his nephew in a drunk driving crash, the Orange County district attorney's office announced Thursday. Felix Jacobo Brito, 37,...
  • 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...
  • Booster club leader guilty of embezzlement

    Band members and boosters from Costa Mesa High School lined up in court Thursday to scold a volunteer for the "utter monstrosity" of her crime: stealing tens of thousands of dollars from their booster club's coffers. Jennifer Borders-Piatti, the...