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  • Raid nets boxes of possible evidence

    Local and federal law enforcement agencies took "numerous boxes of paperwork and computers related to the investigation" from the offices of eight businesses they raided in Newport Beach, police said Wednesday. The businesses — State Trust Legal,...
  • It's A Gray Area: What's it like to be a judge?

    We all know that we have three branches of government, but where do judges really fit within that system, and what is it like to be a judge? These are questions that I as a trial court judge have been asked frequently. As to the first question, it is...
  • Councilmen sue police association

    Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer and Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger have sued the city's police officers association, alleging the group and two other defendants intimidated and harassed them for political gain. A civil action lawsuit filed Tuesday names...
  • Suit against police assn. called highly unusual

    The decision by Costa Mesa's mayor, his wife and another councilman to sue the city's police association and its former law firm for harassment, intimidation, libel and other alleged damages is a highly unusual step and possibly unprecedented for a...
  • Commentary: Mayor, faced with intimidation, had no choice but to sue

    Joseph Heller once famously wrote, "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you." That line could apply to the situation in Costa Mesa, where Mayor Jim Righeimer has filed suit against the Costa Mesa Police Officers Assn. and others....
  • Ex-officers form campus security unit

    Ex-officers form campus security unit
    A former Costa Mesa police officer and a cadre of other law-enforcement veterans say they believe they've come up with a viable plan to prevent violence in schools Jess Gilman, a 27-year police veteran, retired from Costa Mesa's department in October....
  • Are employee associations unions?

    Against a backdrop of skirmishes between Costa Mesa's organized labor and its conservative council majority is a kind of war on words. On one side is Mayor Jim Righeimer and his supporters, who in an effort to save the city money say they're fighting...
  • Debra Healy Deem

    Debra Healy Deem
    Debra Healy Deem Debra Healy Deem, 58 of Laguna Beach passed away on August 28th after succumbing to injuries received in a tragic bike accident on August 27th 2013. Debra was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and grew up in Southern California. She received...
  • Expert consensus: Crisis is over

    The last of three speakers during the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce's presentation of its 2014 Economic Forecast on Wednesday put plainly for the crowd what many in Orange County have long hoped to hear: The crisis is over. "We have to get out of...
  • Man sues Newport P.D.

    A Newport Beach man has sued the police department, accusing officers of using excessive force when they took him into custody last year. Thomas Quinn is seeking unspecified damages, alleging officers pulled his pants down, punched him in the face and...
  • Dozens rally in support of police

    Dozens rally in support of police
    At least 60 people rallied outside Costa Mesa City Hall on Tuesday night, holding signs that read "Crime is up. Got cops?" and "Support police, not political agendas." The rally, organized by the grass-roots group Costa Mesans for Responsible...
  • 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...