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  • Check It Out: Books about great women

    In March, we celebrate Women's History Month. Learn more about some of the amazing women who have helped shape the world we live in at the Newport Beach Public Library. "The Great Divorce" by Ilyon Woo chronicles the landmark 19th century divorce...
  • Costa Mesa man pleads not guilty to sexual battery

    A 65-year-old Costa Mesa man pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he sexually assaulted a 28-year-old woman while she received massage therapy, according to court records. Dennis Scott Durbin could face up to four years in state prison, and a...
  • Newport man pleads guilty to felony charges

    A Corona del Mar man who prosecutors said raped and threatened to kill a 29-year-old woman before barricading himself in his home has pleaded guilty to two felony charges. David Charles Wilson, 50, pleaded guilty Friday to one felony charge of rape by...
  • Commentary: Give Feisty the cow a fighting chance

    Re. "Feisty the cow visits Kaiser Elementary," Sept. 21: School children were reportedly given the opportunity to see "where their milk comes from, where all their food comes from." But the representatives of the Dairy Council who brought Feisty to meet...
  • Costa Mesa men plead not guilty in assault case

    Two brothers accused of assaulting an elderly woman while she waited at a Costa Mesa bus stop pleaded not guilty Friday, court records show. Paul Grigore Patrulescu, 30, and Ciprian Patrulescu, 31, both of Costa Mesa, each face one felony charge of...
  • Police arrest kidnapping, beating suspect

    Costa Mesa police arrested a man Thursday on suspicion of kidnapping and assaulting his ex-wife's boyfriend. Carmen Mendez-Silva, 34, of Santa Ana and a second man beat the victim with a pipe or bat Wednesday and threatened him with further harm if he...
  • Child molester on death row commits suicide

    Child molester on death row commits suicide
    Mothers who ousted a convicted child molester from their Newport Beach neighborhood in the late 1990s lauded his death Tuesday. James Lee Crummel, 68, hanged himself Sunday while on death row at San Quentin State Prison, authorities announced Tuesday. He...
  • Death recommended for O.C. rapist

    A jury recommended the death penalty Wednesday for a Stanton man who strangled, raped and physically assaulted women around Orange County — including a masseuse in a Costa Mesa motel room —according to prosecutors. -------------------- FOR...
  • The God Squad: From across faiths, a blessing for the pope

    The good news is that I did not swear an oath of secrecy. The bad news is that I don't know anything about what went on in the Sistine Chapel and I'm not Catholic. However, my best friend is a priest and I remember tenderly joking with Father Tom...
  • Teens polish their moves

    Teens polish their moves
    From jazz to musical theater and hip-hop to contemporary, it's all fair game at Newport Harbor High School's "ArreiS 2013." The show, a potpourri of beginning and intermediate dancers and members of the junior varsity and varsity dance teams, runs until...
  • Young, scared and used

    In 2001, Natasha Herzig found herself at age 19 staring at a gun, yanked into a car before she could make a sound. She spent a year trapped, working as a high-end escort for a pimp. The indignities were numerous. She remembers receiving a beating...
  • Pats on the back for police

    Pats on the back for police
    October was a busy month for Newport Beach police. On the first of the month, police responded to a call of a man threatening to kill his girlfriend while holed up in a Balboa Coves home. An hour after that was resolved, police heard from a Kern...