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  • Mailbag: City did too little enforce fireworks laws

    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...
  • Contract gives police raises, increases pension contributions

    The Newport Beach City Council on Tuesday approved a new contract with police that includes raises over the next three years in exchange for employees paying more toward their retirement. The Newport Beach Police Assn., which covers about 180 sworn...
  • Police officer revives 4-year-old swimmer

    Police officer revives 4-year-old swimmer
    Quick action from a Costa Mesa police officer saved the life of a 4-year-old girl who nearly drowned in the family pool Monday evening, according to city officials. After a frantic 911 call from the mother, who reported her daughter wasn't breathing,...
  • Injuries pile up for understaffed Costa Mesa Police Department

    Eight months ago, a Costa Mesa police officer pulled up to an Eastside grocery store. Four teenagers had tried to steal liquor, and employees called for help in restraining them. Inside, one of the kids reached for the officer's service gun. Another...
  • Legal fireworks stands feed other areas

    Legal fireworks stands feed other areas
    The fireworks stand at Newport Boulevard and East 17th Street was relatively slow the Tuesday before Independence Day. Some volunteers tidied stacks of fireworks inside the stand. Others happily assisted customers with pyrotechnic purchases. After...
  • Harbor patrol mistakenly aids yacht theft

    The Orange County Sheriff's Department Harbor Patrol inadvertently helped a man steal a $3-million yacht from its Newport Beach dock last week — after he radioed for help when he got stuck. The suspect didn't get far though. A day after the theft,...
  • Irvine teacher arrested, accused of relationship with student

    Irvine teacher arrested, accused of relationship with student
    An Irvine high school teacher has been arrested on suspicion of having an inappropriate “physical” relationship with a student, officials said Tuesday Michael Jay Granger, 32, an English teacher at University High School, was taken into...
  • 500 pounds of illegal fireworks seized, man arrested

    500 pounds of illegal fireworks seized, man arrested
    Costa Mesa police seized 500 pounds of illegal fireworks Thursday from a man who they say brought them from Nevada and tried to sell them to kids. The thousands of pyrotechnics included 11,000 firecrackers, 3,600 bottle rockets, 300 mortars, 300 Roman...
  • Newport taking a 'proactive' approach to keeping things calm on the Fourth

    When it comes to keeping tabs on Fourth of July revelry in Newport Beach, the city's police force will be patrolling on horse, bike and foot. They'll also be online. For the first time, the Newport Beach Police Department has enlisted a special social...
  • Witnesses tell of police shooting at 7-Eleven

    Last week's deadly police shooting in Newport Beach started with a standoff at a convenience store and ended when the suspect inside wielded scissors as he approached officers outside of the building, witnesses told the Daily Pilot. Police have released...
  • Teen rescued from 55 Freeway overpass

    Police pulled a teenage girl from a freeway overpass in Costa Mesa where she was taking pills while perched 30 feet above southbound lanes Tuesday evening, according to authorities. Around 6:30 p.m., police found the teen inching along the outer edge of...
  • Lawsuit: Firm hired P.I. who tailed officials

    A law firm that represented Costa Mesa's police association allegedly admitted that it hired a private investigator in 2012 to catch a member of the City Council in "a compromising position," according a lawsuit filed last month. If accurate, the...