-- Costa Mesa Police Sgt. Bob Ciszek said about a 340% increase in
rapes in the city from the same period last year.
"Every day is a good day to thank a veteran for fighting for our
country so we can live the American dream."
-- Costa Mesa Mayor Gary Monahan said at a Veteran's Day Service
at St. John the Baptist Church.
"Sometimes we forget each one of us here in Corona del Mar touches
a whole other world. We see a small part of everyone every day, but
we never see the rest of their lives. We don't understand that unless
something like this happens."
-- Principal Sharon Fry said regarding a memorial service at
Corona del Mar High School for Matthew Ramirez, 17, who was killed on
Halloween in an off-road vehicial accident.
"I finally got my dad to come to church with me today.... But I
always thought it would be for my wedding. Not for his funeral. It's
-- Vallyn Hatfield said at a memorial service for her father,
musician Bobby Hatfield part of the Righteous Brothers duo.
"I feel helpless because I don't know anything. And I feel
frustrated as a mother because officials tell me I won't know what
caused his death for at least five months."
-- Pam Toulouse said regarding the mysterious death of her son,
Adam Casler, who died in a Costa Mesa trash bin after allegedly
trying to carjack a woman, according to police.