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  • Mayor calls for police hiring plan

    Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer on Tuesday demanded a plan to fill staffing gaps in the city's police department. Speaking near the beginning of a City Council meeting, Righeimer called for weekly meetings with the police department, saying there is no...
  • Law firm sued by mayor to close

    An Upland-based law firm being sued by two Costa Mesa City Council members is closing, according to a letter obtained Thursday by the Daily Pilot. Lackie, Dammeier, McGill & Ethir "will be winding down and eventually close," according to the letter sent...
  • Police: Man stole baby formula from Irvine stores

    Police: Man stole baby formula from Irvine stores
    A man stole more than $1,000 worth of baby formula from stores in Irvine on Monday, just weeks after he was arrested for an almost identical crime, police said Friday. Irvine police arrested Joshua Campos, 21, on Thursday after they recognized him on...
  • Probation crackdown nets 9 arrests

    Costa Mesa police arrested nine people Tuesday during a seven-hour probation sweep through the city. Five arrests were made at the same motel, according to a Police Department news release. Police said they picked up three people on probation and two...
  • Police say men in fight were gang members

    Three men involved in a fight have been identified as members of a criminal Costa Mesa street gang, officials said Monday. Two of the three suffered stab wounds after allegedly hitting a victim with a pole-like object. Costa Mesa police responded to a...
  • CMPOA: Lawsuit attempts to muzzle critics of City Council

    Costa Mesa's police association responded this month to a lawsuit filed by two councilmen alleging the union, its former law firm and a private investigator conspired to harass and intimidate them for political gain. Lawyers for the Costa Mesa Police...
  • Mailbag: Trash bin diversity preferred over 'uniformity'

    Given Newport Coast Homeowners Assn. President Dan Wampole's background as having, presumably, served with Newport's elected officials on about three different committees, I have to admit I was more than slightly amused by his waxing on how "it is more...
  • Motel operators: 'We need to make our living'

    Motel operators: 'We need to make our living'
    Second story in an occasional series about Costa Mesa's troubled motels. On a typical weekend evening at the Costa Mesa Motor Inn, kids scamper through the labyrinthine courtyard as pairs of neighbors lean on walkway railings, smoking and chatting in...
  • Mailbag: CMPD is 'least attractive' agency in O.C.

    Re. "Mayor calls for police hiring plan," (Sept. 18): Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer's comments regarding a police hiring plan would be laughable except for the fact that he and the current City Council majority are completely responsible for the...
  • Man charged in death of mother, 80

    Police arrested a Costa Mesa man Tuesday for allegedly causing his elderly mother's death by leaving her lying in a puddle of urine on the bathroom floor for two days. Robert Dickerman, 47, had been neglecting his 80-year-old mother, with whom he lived,...
  • Irvine woman arrested for manslaughter in cyclist's death

    Irvine woman arrested for manslaughter in cyclist's death
    A 39-year-old Irvine woman was arrested on suspicion of killing a cyclist while driving under the influence of prescription drugs, authorities said Wednesday. Hasti Fakhrai-Bayrooti had been detained after her car collided with cyclist Eric Billings,...
  • Costa Mesa high schools to get police officer

    Costa Mesa is once again bringing a police officer out of retirement to provide a law-enforcement presence at its two high schools. Jess Gilman, a former school resource officer, or SRO, will start working at Costa Mesa and Estancia high schools,...