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  • Actor's double-murder case again hung up; 'absurd,' victim's dad says

    Actor's double-murder case again hung up; 'absurd,' victim's dad says
    A Costa Mesa double-murder case is headed out of Orange County, at least temporarily, after a county judge said Friday that he would not remove himself from the trial of Daniel Patrick Wozniak, who is accused of killing two Orange Coast College students...
  • PIs plead not guilty in Costa Mesa spying case; can keep firearms licenses

    PIs plead not guilty in Costa Mesa spying case; can keep firearms licenses
    Two private investigators accused of conducting illegal surveillance on a pair of Costa Mesa city councilmen during the 2012 election season pleaded not guilty Friday to felony charges of conspiracy and false imprisonment. The defendants, Christopher...
  • Rally supports Costa Mesa police and firefighters

    Rally supports Costa Mesa police and firefighters
    Dozens of Costa Mesa residents took to the grounds outside City Hall on Tuesday to rally in support of the city's public safety officers. More than 65 people gathered along Fair Drive and Vanguard Way, near the headquarters of Costa Mesa's police and...
  • Venezia: Costa Mesa police supporters plan rally on same day as 'wake'

    My last column about the memorial gathering for Jay Pinson planned for 4 p.m. Jan. 28 at Costa Mesa Councilman Gary Monahan's restaurant garnered much interest by readers. ------------ For the record: An earlier version of this post inocorrectly...
  • Suspect arrested after Newport bank robbery

    Police arrested a man who they say used a pellet gun to rob a Newport Beach bank Tuesday afternoon. Vu Hoan Le, 39, of Garden Grove was arrested after a man entered a Bank of America branch at 4101 MacArthur Blvd. around 3 p.m., approached a teller,...
  • Irvine police invite public to open house

    The public can get a peek inside the Irvine Police Department during an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 31. The city is hosting the event at its law enforcement headquarters to celebrate Irvine's 10th consecutive year as the American city with...
  • 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,...
  • Commentary: Councilmen should drop police union from their lawsuit

    Some perspective is needed in the wake of two private investigators being charged relating to tactics they allegedly directed toward Councilmen Jim Righeimer, Steve Mensinger and Gary Monahan. As the Daily Pilot reported, no Costa Mesa police officer...
  • 2 charged after Costa Mesa stabbing plead not guilty

    Two defendants arrested in connection with a possibly gang-related stabbing in Costa Mesa pleaded not guilty to felony charges Thursday. Carlos Alfredo Ortega and Raul Munoz were arrested Dec. 16. According to police, Ortega and a 17-year-old boy...
  • 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...
  • 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...