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Ex-teacher slits his throat in court after being convicted of raping girl

A Huntington Beach man slit his throat in a courtroom Wednesday morning after a jury found him guilty of raping a girl when she was 13. Jeffrey Scott Jones, 56, had just been convicted of two felony counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and one felony count of continuous sexual abuse. ...


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Boys' Water Polo: Oilers still on top

Costa Mesa and Newport Beach

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Around Town: Newport Dunes to host Asian Pacific Festival

The Asian Pacific Festival on Saturday and Sunday at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort will present live music, cultural exhibits, hip-hop competitions, a children's art contest, ethnic fashions, authentic Asian foods, carnival rides and beer and wine tasting. The festival will display arts and...

Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

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3 stabbed after high school football game in Huntington Beach

Two minors and a 21-year-old suffered stab wounds Friday night at Ocean View High School in Huntington Beach after a football game against Westminster High School. Huntington Beach police officers responded to the school following reports of a fight among 10 to 20 people at 10:21 p.m. When officers...

Laguna Beach

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South Laguna homeowners plagued by gas smell identified as hydrogen sulfide


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'Destiny of Desire' isn't your typical telenovela



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  • Commentary: Measure Y would allow for proper city planning

    In his commentary "Measure Y is unwise and unneeded," (Oct. 13), Byron De Arakal fails to make a persuasive case against Measure Y. Here's why it will benefit the city. Measure Y recognizes that the public will have to live with the results of over-development for at least a generation. It returns...

  • Commentary: Invest in children by being a good role model

    As a former elementary teacher of 20 years, I've seen my share of bullying. We knew the statistics. We knew that the majority of children are victims of bullying at some point in their 12 years of school. We knew that it could take the form of physical, psychological or social trauma. This was...

  • Mailbag: Readers weigh in on the elections

    The hatemongers have stolen our political discourse A few months ago, a dear friend of mine passed away. From his humble beginnings in rural India (a disciple of Mahatma Gandhi) he graduated in engineering from Stanford University and had a long, successful professional career in the aerospace...

  • Mailbag: 2 opposing views on Costa Mesa Measure Y

    Measure Y would help the city This is in response to Byron de Arakal's commentary ("Measure Y is unwise and unneeded", Oct. 13). Measure Y was promulgated, and circulated for signatures, by citizens of our city who were fed up with the Planning Commission's indifference to their wants and needs,...

  • Commentary: Measure Y would give residents real control over planning

    In his commentary, "Measure Y is unwise and unneeded," (Oct. 13) Byron de Arakal makes a number of arguments that need to be answered in the interest of voters understanding what the initiative really does. To his credit, Mr. De Arakal acknowledges that he's part of the development industry and...


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  • Pair with drugs and shotgun in car arrested after chase in F.V., police say

    Pair with drugs and shotgun in car arrested after chase in F.V., police say

    A man and a woman who police say had a shotgun and methamphetamine in their car were arrested after a brief chase in Fountain Valley, authorities said. Police attempted a traffic stop on a car near the intersection of Edinger Avenue and Los Gatos Street at 11:32 p.m. Sunday, Fountain Valley police...

  • Police Files for Oct. 19

    Costa Mesa West 18th Street: Possession of a controlled substance was reported in the 500 block at 4:32 p.m. Tuesday. Pinecreek Drive: Petty theft was reported in the 2800 block at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. West Baker Street: Auto theft was reported in the 600 block at 2 a.m. Wednesday. Cabrillo Street:...

  • Police Files for Oct. 18

    Costa Mesa Harbor Boulevard: Vandalism was reported in the 3200 block at 7:36 p.m. Sunday. Wallace Avenue: A missing juvenile was reported in the 2000 block at 9 p.m. Sunday. Harbor Boulevard: Possession of unlawful paraphernalia was reported in the 3000 block at 4:21 a.m. Monday. Newport Beach 27th...

  • Police Files for Oct. 14

    Costa Mesa Harbor Boulevard: Disorderly conduct related to alcohol was reported in the 2000 block at 5:34 p.m. Thursday. Placentia Avenue/17th Street: Driving with a suspended license was reported in the 1600 block at 5:35 p.m. Thursday. Newport Boulevard/Del Mar Avenue: Driving with a suspended...