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  • Accused killer, serial rapist to stand trial

    An Orange County man will stand trial Wednesday on charges that he sexually assaulted and killed one woman and assaulted five others, including one in a Costa Mesa motel room, prosecutors said. Waymon Livingston, 29, of Stanton, faces the death penalty...
  • Police seek sexual assault suspect

    A man who partially covered his face with a bandanna entered an apartment on Valencia Street in Costa Mesa, confronted an 18-year-old woman with a knife and then sexually assaulted her, police said Thursday. The man, who told the victim to not make...
  • Mesa mourns fallen officer

    Mesa mourns fallen officer
    A murder victim's father described a detective who was as caring as he was skilled. Cops remembered a field officer who mentored rookies. An off-the-job buddy recalled a quick-witted jokester. And the police chief praised his charge's work but took a...
  • The God Squad: What would you ask the Lord?

    So many readers have shared with me the one question they'd ask God. Thank you! Here's another selection, along with my comments. For the authoritative answers, you're going to just have to wait for The Boss to get around to you. Q. When I was 5 years...
  • Wife of man who set himself on fire had restraining order

    A woman whose estranged husband set himself ablaze in her Costa Mesa nail salon filed a restraining order against him last year after he threatened her with a hammer, court records allege. Nam Thieu, 46, of Westminster, doused himself in a flammable...
  • Court reduces rapist's sentence

    An appellate court has reduced the prison sentence of a man who raped two women and sexually assaulted a third as she slept in a limousine parked in Costa Mesa. Justices shaved five years from Ali Achekzai's 61-years-to-life sentence. The 4th...
  • Raising money with Pumpkins and Pancakes

    Raising money with Pumpkins and Pancakes
    Optimus Prime, Elmo, Rapunzel and even Darth Vader visited South Coast Plaza last weekend — all in the name of helping children. The 21st annual Pumpkins and Pancakes event offered up the aforementioned breakfast staple from Plum's Cafe & Catering,...
  • Mary Joan Kopacz

    Mary Joan Kopacz
    Kopacz, Mary Joan 1921-2013 Our stunning and beloved mother, wife, grandmother, sister, aunt, boss lady, Gran-Ma K and fun-loving friend passed away peacefully on August 3, 2013. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 20, 1921 to John and Nellie...
  • Commentary: Jesus would demand justice for immigrants

    The nation is engaged in a conversation on immigration and, therefore, our congregations should be too. After all, this is not just an abstract philosophical topic — this cuts straight to the core of who we are as Americans and, ultimately, who we...
  • Community & Clubs: Honoring news coverage of women and girls

    Dawn Marie Lemonds, a member of the Soroptimist International of Newport Harbor, has joined as co-chair the planning committee of the National Women's Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation (NWCAVE) for the Jane Velez-Mitchell Journalism Award. The...
  • Police identify suspect in sex assault cases

    Police identify suspect in sex assault cases
    Costa Mesa police Thursday said they have identified a suspect in a sexual assault and an attempted sexual assault in two home invasions earlier this year. They say they believe Thomas Walker, a 46-year-old transient, sexually assaulted a woman at...
  • Costa Mesa man convicted of torturing son

    Costa Mesa man convicted of torturing son
    A jury convicted a Costa Mesa man of torturing, abusing and trying to murder his 2-month-old son, according to a news release issued Tuesday. Joshua Allen Robey, 26, faces 13 years to life in prison at his sentencing next month. In October 2011, a...