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  • Reel Critics: This 'Family' could use counseling

    Reel Critics: This 'Family' could use counseling
    French director Luc Besson is known for offbeat gangster films that combine humor and a soft touch with bloody R-rated violence. "La Femme Nikita" and "The Professional" are among his credits. His new release, "The Family," has famous American stars to play major roles in this formula.
  • Indictment: Homicide victim sold drugs for O.C. gang

    Indictment: Homicide victim sold drugs for O.C. gang
    A homicide victim found in Newport Beach previously sold drugs for a gang tied to the Mexican Mafia, according to a federal grand jury indictment released Tuesday. Nancy Hammour, whose body was found under the Newport Bay Bridge on Labor Day, sold...

    Authorities detain 15 illegal immigrants at Crystal Cove

    A panga boat carrying 15 illegal immigrants flipped in heavy surf along Crystal Cove early Tuesday morning and ejected all the occupants, federal immigration authorities said. All but two aboard were detained and there were no serious injuries or...

    FBI names 17 alleged Costa Mesa gang members in indictment

    FBI names 17 alleged Costa Mesa gang members in indictment
    SANTA ANA — Wednesday's countywide gang sweep — a three-year effort dubbed Operation Black Flag — began with a lead in Costa Mesa, law enforcement officials said. Following the initial tip, the investigative trail led Santa Ana police...

    O.C. Sheriff pulls over suspected smuggling boat

    Authorities on Sunday intercepted a suspected smuggling boat off Newport Beach that tried to land on a busy stretch of Huntington Beach about two miles down the coast from the U.S. Open of Surfing. Lifeguards spotted the panga, a simple fishing vessel...