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  • Sheriff addresses jail overcrowding, drug abuse

    Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens talked jails, guns and drugs Thursday morning at a breakfast event with members of Newport Beach's business community.
  • Commentary: Realignment is not good for communities

    "The most dangerous social experiment of our generation." That is how Newport Beach Police Chief Jay Johnson describes the state "realignment" program to release state prisoners to local jails and supervised community release. Faced with court-mandated...

    Crime drops 12% in Costa Mesa

    Crime in Costa Mesa dropped by more than 12% in 2013 with steep declines in thefts and burglaries leading the way, according to statistics provided by the Costa Mesa Police Department this week. However, moderate increases in rapes and robberies were...

    Police sweep nets 6 arrests

    Police sweep nets 6 arrests
    Police arrested six suspects Tuesday during an eight-hour sweep through Costa Mesa to make sure probationers were complying with the conditions of their release. Costa Mesa police have been working with the Orange County Probation Department to...

    As Great Park houses go up, nearby county jail plans big expansion

    As Great Park houses go up, nearby county jail plans big expansion
    On a barren stretch of road on the edge of Irvine, a tasteful brown sign topped with a whimsical orange bicycle announces that a long-anticipated addition to the city is finally underway: the thousands of elegant new homes around the perimeter of the...