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Boys' Basketball: CdM rally falls short

Costa Mesa and Newport Beach

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SWAT team rescues adult kidnapping victim from Newport Beach

A man kidnapped during a drug deal in Newport Beach was rescued by a SWAT team shortly before midnight Sunday in Anaheim, police said. The Santa Monica Police Department notified Newport Beach police about 6:20 p.m. Saturday that a possible kidnapping had occurred in the city during a drug deal....

Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

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Man gets 22 years in prison for violent home invasion robbery in Laguna

Man gets 22 years in prison for violent home invasion robbery in Laguna

A Los Angeles man entered a plea and was sentenced to 22 years in state prison Friday in connection with a violent Laguna Beach home invasion robbery in 2013. As part of a deal with prosecutors, Jyvontaye Demetric Harris, 24, pleaded guilty to one count each of robbery and participating in criminal...


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Who should open the new House of Blues? Social Distortion, of course



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  • Mailbag: Golden State is tarnished by its leadership

    Michael Torres nailed it in his letter ("Mailbag: Californians should return to the Republican Party," Feb. 12). I don't understand how we got to where we are in California. The California bureaucrats, led by Gov. Jerry Brown (hiring former U.S. Atty. Gen Eric Holder, really?), continue to take...

  • Commentary: HPV vaccine can help prevent cervical cancer

    There aren't many cancers that are preventable. Cervical cancer is one of them. In fact, I look forward to the day this cancer will be a rare phenomenon in the United States. Cervical cancer is a condition that can affect any woman, a message we've heard recently from Erin Andrews, sportscaster for...

  • Commentary: It is getting pretty late to put away holiday spangle

    Well, here it is February, and I already have all the Christmas decorations put back into the garage. Now for someone who is not afraid of climbing ladders to put them on the storage shelf. How many of you still have Christmas presents that you bought "just in case"? I have a half-case of wine meant...

  • Mailbag: Monarch column set a 'lovely tone for the day'

    Re: David Hansen's column, "Monarchs in need of human help," Feb. 12: I am in care of my two grandchildren, ages 2 and 4, daily. One of our very special joys is watching the monarchs grow from scary looking caterpillars into beautiful butterflies. We keep several pots of milkweed for this purpose....

  • Mailbag: Rodman wormed his way out of a more serious penalty

    Mailbag: Rodman wormed his way out of a more serious penalty

    Re. "Ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman pleads guilty to misdemeanors in connection with freeway crash," (Feb. 6): Is it just me, or is anyone else surprised that Dennis Rodman got off so lightly? The guy drove the wrong way on the freeway, caused an accident that could have killed someone, fled the scene,...


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  • Man seriously injured in Huntington Beach stabbing

    A man was seriously injured when he was stabbed Tuesday night in what police believe was a gang-related incident in Huntington Beach. Huntington Beach police officers responded around 10:40 p.m. to the 17400 block of Jacquelyn Lane after receiving a report of a possible stabbing, Officer Jennifer...

  • Laguna police plan to step up DUI patrols this weekend

    Laguna Beach police will be on high alert this weekend for drug- and alcohol-impaired drivers. The department plans saturation patrols between 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday in areas with high frequencies of DUI crashes and arrests, according to a news release. Specific locations were not announced....

  • Costa Mesa man suspected of snatching another's hat and driving off as he hung onto car

    A man was arrested in Costa Mesa on suspicion of snatching a hat off another man's head and driving away as the other man hung onto the car. A man and his adult son were driving in the area of Orange Avenue and Sierks Street on Thursday afternoon when the father saw a man sitting near a wall whom...

  • Ex-Costa Mesa policeman convicted of insurance fraud

    An Orange County Superior Court jury Thursday convicted a former Costa Mesa police officer on felony charges of insurance fraud and making a fraudulent statement to obtain compensation. Ryan Patrick Natividad, 32, of Corona was accused of falsely claiming that he had injured his hand while escorting...