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  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Police: Fugitive nanny gave children medicine to sleep

    Police are looking for a Newport Beach nanny who they say gave two children cold medicine to help them nap and then skipped an August court date on child abuse charges. Elizabeth Norma Sanchez, 41, was a baby-sitter for a Corona del Mar couple, according...
  • Police union, mayor may split cost of airing Costa Mesa candidates forum

    Two of Costa Mesa's fiercest political opponents could join forces in paying to broadcast a City Council candidates' debate after the city of Costa Mesa declined to televise the event in an attempt to remain politically neutral. The Costa Mesa Police...
  • Money, police and who can talk: Costa Mesa council candidates dig into issues at Feet to the Fire Forum

    Money, police and who can talk: Costa Mesa council candidates dig into issues at Feet to the Fire Forum
    It was another night of Costa Mesa politics: booing, hissing, jeering, cheering, clapping and yelling on topics ranging from development and a city charter to Police Department staffing, 60th-anniversary overspending and an extortion lawsuit. The...
  • Costa Mesa Police Department remembers longtime volunteer

    Costa Mesa Police Department remembers longtime volunteer
    Fred Gaeckler, a Newport Beach man who spent 23 years of his life volunteering at the Costa Mesa Police Department, died this month. He was 76. For more than a third of the department's 60-year history, Gaeckler was a fixture, according to officers...
  • Corona del Mar Today: CdMHS club provides six vests for area police dogs

    Corona del Mar Today: CdMHS club provides six vests for area police dogs
    Members of Corona del Mar High School's Vest-A-Dog club have been fundraising all summer, and last week six police dogs were fitted with protective gear as a result of the club's hard work. "I've just always loved dogs," said Jenny Conde, a CdMHS...
  • Police: Thieves targeting tented homes

    Kicking bugs out may invite burglars in, authorities in Newport Beach said this week. The city's police warned residents Tuesday about three recent burglaries that targeted homes being fumigated. Since July 23, burglars have broken into a home near Hoag...
  • 7-Eleven manager suspected of staging robbery to steal store money

    7-Eleven manager suspected of staging robbery to steal store money
    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...
  • Costa Mesa reserve police get higher hourly pay than some full-timers

    At Costa Mesa's Police Department, a part-time reserve officer can now earn more per hour than a starting full-time officer. After a unanimous City Council vote Tuesday, a starting reserve will earn $38 an hour, up from $33. The beginning pay for a...