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  • Sampras on marquee

    Sampras on marquee
    Pete Sampras seemingly has little in common with Dirk Nowitzki.But at about the time Sampras began carving out a legacy as one of the greatest tennis players of all time in the early 1990s, Nowitzki was winning junior tennis tournaments in his native...
  • Trial to begin in alleged assault, kidnapping

    A suspected white supremacist gang member from Costa Mesa is to appear in court Friday on charges of aggravated assault and kidnapping. Jessie Raffensberger, 32, is accused of assaulting a man who was lured to a hotel, holding him against his will and...
  • Helping homeless gets personal

    He stood at the gate to his United Airlines flight, ready to head home to Chicago after two years on the streets of Costa Mesa. Officer Julian Trevino, a Costa Mesa cop, had helped Jose Zamora get an identification card and contact his sister so she...
  • Police get promotions

    Police get promotions
    Four Newport Beach Police Department members received promotions Tuesday in a ceremony at City Hall. Tom Fischbacher, a 22-year NBPD veteran, was promoted from sergeant to lieutenant; Officer Kirk Jacobi, a 23-year veteran, was promoted to sergeant;...
  • Man dead after apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police say

    A 26-year-old man shot and killed himself in front of his Newport Beach home, police said Friday. Newport Beach police responded about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday to the 2600 block of Cliff Drive, and discovered a man with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot...
  • Reporter's notebook: My day as an O.C. Fair employee

    Reporter's notebook: My day as an O.C. Fair employee
    COSTA MESA — I don't understand why I didn't get fired on my first day as a carnival employee. Not that I was actually getting paid. Other than the small matter of not being on the Ray Cammack Shows (RCS) payroll, I was a ticket-scanning, prize-...
  • Fallen SEAL to be honored [corrected]

    Christopher Burkhardt and K.C. Fockler never got to meet Stephen Matthew "Matt" Mills, but they plan to thank the fallen Navy SEAL on the tennis court. The two members of the Palisades Tennis Club in Newport Beach are organizing a benefit tournament,...
  • The Crowd: SPIN gala set for Hilton in H.B.

    Jean Wegener, the closest thing in Costa Mesa to the "unsinkable" Molly Brown, announced this week that her beloved Serving People In Need, otherwise known as SPIN, has firmed up Nov. 5 at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, Huntington Beach, for its...
  • Mailbag: Don't leave elections up to Madison Avenue

    In his initial years as president, Barack Obama was quick to blame all of our failures on George Bush. But after three years in office, he takes none of the credit/blame for our financial woes, high unemployment, low wages and our involvement —...
  • City Life: School district honors military service with new page

    The Chicago Public Schools website doesn't have this fantastic page, nor do the websites for the New York City Department of Education, the San Diego Unified School District or the Dallas Independent School District. You won't find a similar page for...
  • Navy trailing yacht hijacked by pirates

    The U.S. military was said to be "evaluating the options" regarding a possible rescue of a former Newport Beach couple and two other Americans taken hostage by Somali pirates. A military source told CNN that a U.S. Navy warship and helicopters were...
  • Locals weigh in on dangers of pirate-filled seas

    Newport Beach sailors could only imagine the horror. The four Americans allegedly shot dead by pirates off the coast of Oman on Tuesday morning were like any other "yachties" — couples, friends and families who sail the world's oceans in search...