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  • Reel Critics: Streep shines as Britain's 'Iron Lady'

    Reel Critics: Streep shines as Britain's 'Iron Lady'
    Once again, Meryl Streep gives an Oscar-worthy performance in a big role on the big screen.
  • Costa Mesa man receives 30 years in kidnapping case

    A Costa Mesa man was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison Monday for his role in a kidnapping and ransom plot that spanned the Southland. Vagan Adzhemyan, 44, was convicted in 2010 of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and kidnapping. His two partners,...

    It's A Gray Area: Drug prohibition has failed U.S., Mexico

    Editor's note: Judge James P. Gray (Ret.) was a speaker Feb. 16 at the closing banquet of an international forum titled "Drugs Unbalanced — After a Century of Their Prohibition." The forum was sponsored by Mexico United Against Delinquency, and...

    Lawsuit against The Helm dropped

    Landlord Robert "Zeb" Ziemer can now claim a small victory for his Costa Mesa bar that recently closed after 23 years of business. A lawsuit alleging that The Helm did not meet American with Disabilities Act standards has been dropped, according to court...

    Pair get 4.5 years after being retried in kidnapping case

    Two men who were retried on suspicion of kidnapping a Brazilian woman and her son and holding them hostage in a Costa Mesa motel have been convicted on lesser charges of attempted extortion by force, according to court records. Reynaldo Eid, 52, of New...