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  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • Woman arrested on suspicion of stealing credit card

    An Anaheim woman is out on bail after being arrested earlier this week on suspicion of stealing an Irvine woman's credit card and buying designer handbags. Judy Nguyen, 28, was booked on suspicion of identity theft and grand theft and unauthorized use of...
  • Suspect in Irvine office thefts arrested

    Suspect in Irvine office thefts arrested
    Irvine police have arrested a man suspected in 13 workplace burglaries that netted credit cards, wallets and purses, officials said Wednesday. John Steven Gachupin, 47, whose last known residence was in Chula Vista, was arrested Tuesday in Tustin,...
  • It's A Gray Area: When it comes to our failings, pick a card

    Yes, our great country has some problems. But there is nothing going on today that could not be addressed and resolved by good proactive leadership. In this case, I define leadership as identifying and addressing a problem area from a human and economic...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Costa Mesa's credit rating drops one grade

    COSTA MESA — The city's credit rating dropped one grade because of its "weakened financial profile," according to a news release issued by City Hall on Friday. In its reasoning, Moody's Investors Service cited an above-average exposure to...