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Suspect identified in stabbings of mother and her 2 sons in Costa Mesa

A man arrested on suspicion of stabbing a mother and her two sons in Costa Mesa was identified by police Thursday. Israel Larios Jr., 20, of Costa Mesa was booked into Orange County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder and burglary, Costa Mesa police Lt. Paul Beckman said. His bail was set at...


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Boys' Water Polo: Oilers still on top

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Huntington Beach's 'Drone Eddie' dies at 60

Huntington Beach's 'Drone Eddie' dies at 60

Edward Paige, a Huntington Beach resident and drone enthusiast renowned for his aerial photos and videos, has died. "Drone Eddie," as he was commonly known, died Sunday of heart complications while at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach. He was 60. The 36-year Surf City resident's friends family called...

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South Laguna homeowners plagued by gas smell identified as hydrogen sulfide


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Bennett: Mexican sushi makes for unconventional, delicious fare

Bennett: Mexican sushi makes for unconventional, delicious fare

The most imaginative sushi in Orange County right now can't be found at high-end houses of omakase. It's not being served at any of the Japanese fusion restaurants that dot the coast either. In fact, some of these sushi rolls have more steak and chicken and cream cheese in them than fresh fish....



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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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  • Police Files for Oct. 20

    Costa Mesa East 17th Street: Shoplifting was reported in the 200 block at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Newport Beach Westcliff Drive: Trespassing arrest was reported in the 1700 block at 5:11 a.m. Thursday. Clay Street: Hit-and-run was reported in the 2400 block at 8:23 a.m. Thursday. 16th Street: Petty theft...

  • 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...