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  • Apodaca: March Madness of a different sort

    It's March Madness time! I don't mean the college basketball tournament, although the annual rite of collective lunacy to which I refer does involve college, and it is a tournament of sorts. It's the anxiety-ridden, teenage acne breakout-prone, parent...
  • L.A. Unified officials let abuse allegations slide, lawyers say

    Incidents of alleged child abuse by a Newport Beach teacher at a Wilmington elementary school were known beyond a principal who was removed for failing to report them, a parent and attorneys who represent alleged victims said Thursday. The attorneys,...
  • 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...
  • Karate teacher volunteers his talent for Chilean children

    Karate teacher volunteers his talent for Chilean children
    What started as a simple demonstration in Lake Arrowhead for abused children has turned into a decade of helping many more children for one Costa Mesa man. Bob White is among a group heading to Chile this week to demonstrate Kenpo karate and donate the...
  • Catching vets before they fall

    Catching vets before they fall
    When he got out of the U.S. Army with an honorable discharge in 1993, Patrick Tillich's life took a negative turn. He spent some nights in jail, which he looked forward to so he wouldn't have to sleep on the streets. He also enjoyed the jail's warm meals...
  • Jurors hear arguments in Balcom case

    SANTA ANA — While convicted murderer and rapist Jason Michael Balcom sat and showed no emotion, attorneys explained to jurors during the penalty phase of the trial Wednesday why they should vote for death or life without parole for the killing of...
  • Costa Mesa salutes Officer Gilman

    Costa Mesa salutes Officer Gilman
    After nearly three decades on the Costa Mesa Police Department, those who know him said Officer Jess Gilman's impact on the community was bigger than even his stature. "There are a lot of words that you could use to describe Jess Gilman, and no one would...
  • 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,...
  • The Crowd: 'Black and White Ball' nets more than $1 million for CASA

    The Crowd: 'Black and White Ball' nets more than $1 million for CASA
    People often say that following one's passion will lead to success. American entrepreneur Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks NBA franchise, modifies that statement by offering "that success comes from following one's best effort." Last week in...
  • Shadia: Standing alongside Syrians, if only in spirit

    When I was growing up in Cairo, there was a rumor that the Egyptian secret service placed an informant in every neighborhood who knew every little move you made, your family history and what you said about the government. Just one bad word about the...
  • Community & Clubs: Soroptimist group hosts annual women's awards celebration

    Soroptimist International of Newport Harbor Area recently held its annual International Women's Day Awards Celebration to recognize the club's 2012 Violet Richardson and Women's Opportunity awards honorees. March 8 marked International Women's Day, a...