| Aug 15, 2013
| 4:44 PM
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...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 2:41 PM
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...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 9:35 AM
Rebecca Flood, executive director and CEO of New Directions for Women, has dedicated her professional life to helping women overcome the traumatic effects of substance abuse in their lives.
The seriousness of her career and the demands of her work...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 12:43 PM
Q: I'm living with an abusive, alcoholic husband who refuses help. Medical doctors have urged me to leave him, but religious friends say I should stay and endure; as Jesus suffered, so can I.
Lawyers warn that one day my husband will kill me. Homeless...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 1:05 PM
Debra Healy Deem
Debra Healy Deem, 58 of Laguna Beach passed away on August 28th after succumbing to injuries received in a tragic bike accident on August 27th 2013. Debra was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and grew up in Southern California. She received...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 8:06 PM
Hush Little Baby
Grand Central Publishing; 357 pages
If Suzanne Redfearn's "Hush Little Baby" had a second half to equal its first, it might have been a remarkable achievement. For nearly 200 pages, the novel is a spellbinding...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Sitting in her expansive Newport Coast home, Isabel Bellino acknowledges that she's had an exceptionally fortunate life.
The 16-year-old understands that not everyone her age is awarded such opportunities. However, she refuses to sit contentedly and...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 5:01 PM
The Exchange Club of Newport Harbor will hold its 23rd annual movie screening on Oct. 10 at the Lido Theatre, according to past president Bob Wood.
The featured movie is "Captain Phillips," which will be shown at 7 p.m. "Captain Phillips" is a...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 5:09 PM
New Directions for Women raised more than $400,000 at its fifth annual Circle of Life fundraising breakfast.
The event, hosted at the Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach on March 25, garnered a turnout of about 250 attendees, including Mayor Keith...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 2:07 PM
A Costa Mesa man who tortured and tried to kill his 2-month-old son was sentenced Friday to 13 years to life in state prison, the Orange County district attorney's office announced.
Last month, a jury convicted Joshua Allen Robey, 26, of attempting to...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Q: I was raised as a Catholic and went to Catholic school for many years.
I've always believed what's in the Bible because it is the word of the Lord. But how do I know Jesus was really the Messiah? Many people have said they were the Messiah over the...
| May 3, 2013
| 11:46 AM
WESTMINSTER — A burgeoning relationship between a small Christian college in Costa Mesa and a public university in Iraq could help shape the Middle Eastern country's response to gender-based violence in its northern region.
Over the span of 15...