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  • 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,...
  • Ex-cops lead O.C. volunteers in rescuing prostitutes

    Ex-cops lead O.C. volunteers in rescuing prostitutes
    The stocky man with a goatee walks across the darkened parking lot of the motel and bangs on the door to Room 156. Greg Reese rehearses his lines. The door opens. The girl inside is wearing black lingerie and looks like she did in the online ad that...
  • Newport Beach police took hotel freebies for favors, lawsuit claims

    Newport Beach police took hotel freebies for favors, lawsuit claims
    A former parking control officer said he was fired from the Newport Beach Police Department for reporting that senior officers were receiving free suites, spa days and alcohol from a high-end hotel in exchange for favors, according to a federal lawsuit....
  • Woman victim of extortion scam

    Costa Mesa police foiled an extortion scam Monday when a female motorist flagged down an officer because she feared a relative was in grave danger, the department announced. The crying woman honked her horn and waved over traffic investigator Darren...
  • Police pocket a 4% raise

    Costa Mesa police have received a 4% raise because of increased tax revenue, the city announced Friday. The cost-of-living adjustment will be retroactive to July 1, according to a news release from Costa Mesa. In 2010, city officials and the two...
  • Man held in number of local robberies

    Man held in number of local robberies
    Police have arrested a Santa Ana man suspected of robbing two Costa Mesa stores at gunpoint. Authorities believe Dennis Adamson, 24, may have also robbed an Independence Bank in Fountain Valley in August and a Subway sandwich shop and Mobil gas...
  • Authorities seek robber of Costa Mesa bank

    Authorities seek robber of Costa Mesa bank
    Costa Mesa police and federal investigators are searching for a man suspected of robbing a Citibank branch on Harbor Boulevard on Wednesday, authorities said. The robbery was reported at 9:28 a.m. at the bank, in the 2700 block of Harbor Boulevard. The...
  • Student tip line considered for NMUSD

    The Newport-Mesa Unified School District is considering whether to implement a tip line that would allow students to privately report bullying, fighting, drugs and alcohol on campus, among other things. The goal of the proposed program is to give...