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  • Community Commentary: Why Obama doesn't care about the U.S. credit rating

    Just when the world financial markets had seemed to stabilize after five weeks of the violent convulsions caused by the first credit downgrade in the history of the United States, Standard & Poors announced the U.S. remains on negative credit watch, and...
  • Community Commentary: Obama put the country before the markets

    Former Orange County Treasurer Chriss Street makes some statements about President Obama, makes some conjectures, and then draws some conclusions that are, well, out of left field ("Community Commentary: Why Obama doesn't care about the U.S. credit...
  • Community Commentary: On a path to more joblessness

    It would seem a little embarrassing to have to inform the "Occupy Wall Street" movement that the corporate icon they are protesting — The New York Stock Exchange — was already sold to the Germans. But the real motive behind the protests are a...
  • Bookkeeper gets two years for stealing company's money

    A bookkeeper for a Newport Beach architectural firm was sentenced to two years in prison Monday for stealing more than $150,000 from the company. Suzanne Denise Baumann, 41, of Anaheim Hills was convicted in August of grand theft, second-degree...
  • Costa Mesa man guilty of using stolen credit cards in Vegas

    A Costa Mesa man was convicted of identity theft and other federal offenses in a credit card scheme targeting Vietnamese people, authorities said Monday. Hung Van Tieu, 62, was convicted of two counts of credit card fraud, aggravated identity theft and...
  • Man arrested on suspicion of stealing credit cards

    A Beaumont, Calif., resident has been arrested in connection to burglaries near Fashion Island, police said Tuesday. David Scott Raines, 44, was arrested Friday after an employee at the Marriott Hotel & Spa at 900 Newport Center Drive called police to...
  • Identity thief gets 76 months in prison

    A Los Angeles man convicted in June for his involvement in an international identity theft scheme was sentenced to 76 months in federal prison, authorities said Wednesday. The man was arrested in 2011 by Costa Mesa police at South Coast Plaza. Doren...
  • Apodaca: Prom can hit the pocketbook hard

    Add this to the list of potential threats to the economy: prom costs. As I write this column, my 17-year-old son is preparing to attend his high school prom, and I am trying not to think about how much money we're blowing on one night of teenage revelry....
  • Former Costa Mesa police chief explains his departure

     Former Costa Mesa police chief explains his departure
    Costa Mesa's former police chief confirmed in a recent interview that he was suspended and ultimately resigned from the city after an investigation found that he had charged gas for his personal vehicle on a city credit card. "Bad judgment? Yes," said...
  • Man convicted of credit card fraud

    A Los Angeles man arrested at South Coast Plaza in August has been convicted of stealing credit cards from the elderly. Doren Harold Ward, 37, was convicted last week of six felonies, including charges of aggravated identity theft, bank fraud and...
  • Spirituality: Prayer can help curb spending

    November is a month most of us express thanks for all that we have — for home, family, friends and faith. But that was "so yesterday!" Now, Thanksgiving seems to be only a speed bump slowing us before our holiday buying frenzy, while the turkey and...
  • Irvine man to serve 1 year

    An Irvine man is scheduled to surrender himself to police Nov. 12 and serve a year in jail for his role in a credit card forgery ring, Orange County prosecutors said. Jerome Abaquin Gonzales, 33, pleaded guilty in Orange County Superior Court Sept. 10 to...