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Suicide

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  • Suicide call prompts large police response

    A large contingent of police officers and at least eight cars responded to an apartment complex at Bear Street and Paularino Avenue in Costa Mesa on Friday afternoon after a call about a possibly suicidal man, according to authorities. Officers tried to...
  • Mailbag: City Council work requires compensation

    Re. "Council should forgo stipends, benefits," July 8: Council members need to continue receiving modest stipends and benefits. Recent comments by James H. Bridges suggest that he is living in his own fantasyland, with no experience running for or...
  • A spotlight on the slighted

    A spotlight on the slighted
    The threats came quickly. Alix Lambert had only just released a trailer about "Mentor" when she began getting unwanted attention by way of tweets, emails and YouTube messages. The director, nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for the HBO...
  • Man who jumped to death from helicopter in Newport Beach identified

    Man who jumped to death from helicopter in Newport Beach identified
    The Orange County coroner has identified the man who jumped 500 feet to his death from a helicopter as it flew over the Newport Beach shoreline Tuesday afternoon. Gregory McFadden, 61, of West Covina, was pronounced dead at a local hospital after...
  • The God Squad: Who determines the end of life?

    Q: I recently read an article about a man in a hospital who was so incapacitated that his body was useless. Staff disconnected one of the machines that was preventing the man from speaking and asked him if he wanted to continue living like that. He said...
  • It's A Gray Area: Adams would fight for return of freedom

    Our short series on classic American patriots continues with a focus on John Adams. Fortunately, with the fairly recent publication of David McCullough's book "John Adams" (Touchstone, 2001), this somewhat crusty but likable American is finally...
  • Police: Body in burned car identified

    The 50-year-old man found dead in a burned car near San Diego Creek in Irvine last week may have committed suicide, police said. The coroner is conducting toxicology tests on the man identified as Michael Richard Timme of Irvine and attempting to...
  • Commentary: Make every day Veterans Day, back jobs bill

    Do you remember Veteran's Day, Nov. 11? Do you remember your pride when you honored our solders, past and present, for their service to our nation? Today our veterans need more than a day of remembrance; they need us proud-to-be-an-American citizens to...
  • He battles, but disease defeats him

    He battles, but disease defeats him
    Third of three parts. In Part 2 on Wednesday, Orange Coast College student Jon Ludlow decided to stop following his medication schedule, skipping some doses. His behavior became erratic when he stopped taking the prescriptions altogether. He hailed a...
  • Police arrest bridge-jumper

    Police this weekend arrested an allegedly drunk man who jumped from the Newport Bay Bridge. Newport Beach police got a call about 4 p.m. Saturday that someone was sitting on the south side of the East Coast Highway bridge that spans the bay near Dover...
  • Accepting the challenges of politics

    Accepting the challenges of politics
    Fifth in a series of profiles about those in the trenches of Costa Mesa's political battles. * Gary Monahan can't escape politics — not even during his morning commute. As the Costa Mesa councilman walks from his Eastside home to the...
  • Death at UC Irvine suspected to be a suicide [Updated]

    Police are investigating a 23-year-old Irvine resident's death as a suspected suicide, according to the county coroner. The man was found dead Friday afternoon at 4300 Campus Drive on the UC Irvine campus after university police received a call at 5:...