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  • Defendants tried to sneak guns across the border, court statement says

    Defendants tried to sneak guns across the border, court statement says
    A man and a woman driving through Newport Beach last month with seven AK-47 rifles in the car were transporting the guns for a Mexican drug cartel, according to a sworn statement from a police officer filed in Orange County Superior Court. Newport...
  • Costa Mesa CEO, police chief apologize to councilmen

    Costa Mesa CEO, police chief apologize to councilmen
    Costa Mesa city CEO Tom Hatch and acting Police Chief Rob Sharpnack issued an apology Monday to three councilmen who prosecutors allege were surveilled in 2012 by investigators working for a law firm retained by the city's police union. Last week,...
  • Mailbag: Readers sound off on local elections

    Costa Mesa is safer than candidate implies I voted for Katrina Foley the last time she ran for Costa Mesa City Council, before she quit halfway through her second term. I won't be voting for her again on Tuesday. As a liberal Democrat, she's been a...
  • Mailbag: Hill, Brown, Toerge are sensible choices in Newport Beach

    As an accountant, I am fairly cognizant of the numbers and financial issues being brought up in the City Council election in Newport Beach. And quite frankly, I am very concerned about some of the statements being made and how they reflect on the...
  • 3 recruits join Costa Mesa Police Department

    Costa Mesa police added three recruits this week as the city tries to fill a backlog of vacancies at the department. The three trainees graduated Tuesday after six months at the Orange County Sheriff's Regional Training Academy in Tustin. Shane...
  • Commentary: Righeimer, council let city down on public safety

    "Make Costa Mesa better for families" has been my guiding principle during my years on the Planning Commission, City Council and Newport-Mesa school board. Nothing is as important to families than knowing that they are safe and secure in their own homes....
  • 3 questions: Where Costa Mesa City Council, Orange County Board of Supervisors and State Assembly candidates stand on the issues

    Costa Mesa City Council One incumbent and eight challengers are running for two spots on the five-member council. The Daily Pilot asked each candidate the same three questions: 1) Based on the decisions of this most recent council, do you think this...
  • Do you know this man? Police seek help identifying body found off Balboa

    Do you know this man? Police seek help identifying body found off Balboa
    Authorities are asking for help identifying a man whose body was found off Newport Beach this month. Newport Beach police pulled the body to shore after they were called to the beach around 1:30 a.m. Oct. 11. The body was found just offshore near 32nd...
  • Suspect in 2 Irvine burglaries arrested

    Suspect in 2 Irvine burglaries arrested
    Irvine police said a bystander who noted a suspicious car's license plate helped them track down a burglary suspect this week. An Irvine resident heard glass breaking around 1 p.m. Wednesday and saw a car near a neighbor's home, police said in a news...
  • Diverse views among Costa Mesa council hopefuls

    Diverse views among Costa Mesa council hopefuls
    This Nov. 4, two seats are open on Costa Mesa's five-member City Council, and of the men and women vying for the coveted spots, two are already well-known, though politically opposite: Mayor Jim Righeimer, who is up for reelection, and school board...
  • Driver suspected of DUI in crash that killed bicyclist

    A Fountain Valley man was hit and killed by a motorist suspected of driving under the influence on Sunday in Newport Beach, police said. Authorities said Neil Storm Stephany, 23, of Huntington Beach was traveling west on East Coast Highway in a Toyota...
  • Motels' calls to police are down

    Motels' calls to police are down
    For a second time this year, Costa Mesa officials are lauding the success of a law aimed at curbing the amount of police attention required at city motels and hotels, saying that it has contributed to a "dramatic decrease" in police calls from the...