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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...

    From the Boathouse: Watch out for suspicious boats

    Ahoy, and summer officially begins next Friday! Does anyone find it surprising that a sailboat carrying 80 to 90 bales of marijuana was beached in Newport Harbor after a brief chase by the Coast Guard? This occurred at 1 a.m. on June 3 after the drug...

    Man pleads guilty to drug trafficking in federal case

    One of the defendants in a case against a Costa Mesa-based gang has pleaded guilty to distributing illegal drugs and associating with members of the Mexican Mafia, federal court documents show. Douglas Joseph Jackovich, 29, also known as "DJ" or "Temper,...

    Police: Apple product theft ring hit O.C. stores

    Police: Apple product theft ring hit O.C. stores
    An organized crime ring that targeted Apple Stores nationwide struck shops in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Irvine, police said Tuesday. Four Chicago residents are suspected of the thefts from Apple Stores in the three cities, as well as a Microsoft...