| Aug 13, 2014
| 6:49 PM
A Costa Mesa police officer was justified when he fired shots into a pickup truck that crashed into his squad car, apparently intentionally, two years ago, the Orange County district attorney's office concluded this week.
In a letter addressed to...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:06 PM
A man facing murder charges in the shooting death of a Newport Beach doctor in an exam room entered an insanity plea in Orange County Superior Court on Friday.
Stanwood Elkus, 76, cupped his ears and leaned forward as Judge Gregg Prickett explained that...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 4:18 PM
Police have arrested a Costa Mesa 7-Eleven store manager on suspicion of falsely reporting that she had been the victim of a carjacking and robbery, authorities confirmed Monday.
Nora Cortez Mercado, 36, of Santa Ana told police she was on her way to...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:02 PM
It's just before 6 p.m., and Costa Mesa's police chief has already had a frenetic day. In about two hours, though, it'll take a turn for the strange, the likes of which he's never quite experienced before.
Tom Gazsi has signed up for Thursday night's...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 2:47 PM
The Port Theater has been serving alcohol for two years, limiting sales to an upper balcony unless the screenings are 21 and older and sales end by 11 p.m.
Now, the Planning Commission could expand alcohol service at the historic theater to include...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 12:32 PM
A sedan driven by an 81-year-old Santa Ana woman sped through a Costa Mesa parking lot Wednesday afternoon and crashed into a pedestrian, pinning him against another car, police said.
About 1 p.m., witnesses watched from the lot in front of Mitsuwa...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 2:18 PM
Over the protests of opponents who called the idea Orwellian, the Costa Mesa City Council this week took a preliminary step toward placing security cameras in Fairview Park and other public places.
The devices could monitor the Corporation Yard across...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 8:34 PM
Jane "Janie" Neth, a longtime Costa Mesa resident, community volunteer and former Wilson Elementary School teacher, has died.
Neth, wife of Roger Neth, Costa Mesa's first police officer, died Wednesday of pancreatic cancer in her College Park home....
| Jul 4, 2014
| 3:53 PM
When David McGill looked out his house on the morning of Independence Day, he saw nothing but sunny skies.
The deputy chief of the Newport Beach Police Department immediately knew that it was going to be a busy day.
The holiday, which fell on Friday...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 7:50 PM
Spyglass Hill isn't exactly known as a crime-riddled community.
But the community of 350 houses in the hills above Corona del Mar has been the target of burglars through the years, said resident Therese Loutherback — $85,000 worth of her jewelry...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 12:09 PM
It is 11:13 p.m. on the Fourth of July, and I am sitting at my computer composing a missive to Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer while being serenaded by the continuing crash, boom, bang, pop and sizzle of very large illegal fireworks.
In a city that...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 11:21 AM
An abandoned 30-foot panga boat was found on a beach near Crystal Cove State Park just south of Newport Beach by a passerby Thursday morning, according to a U.S. Coast Guard news release.
The Coast Guard's Los Angeles-Long Beach office received the call...