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October 22, 2011
An Irvine man was arrested Monday on suspicion of stabbing and killing his brother, police said. Laurence William Sullivan, 33, was arrested about 7:11 a.m. Monday after allegedly stabbing Daniel John Sullivan, 32, in the 4100 block of Old Mill Street, according to an Irvine Police Department news release. Officers found both men with injuries about 10:50 p.m. Oct. 16. Daniel Sullivan was taken to a local hospital where he died at 11:23 p.m. Detectives were still investigating what the two men were fighting about, Lt. Julia Engen said.
NEWS
May 7, 2002
An argument over turning a light switch on and off spurred an attempted murder incident at a wedding reception in Newport Beach on Saturday night, police officials said Monday. Ramon Cuebas, 34, of Los Angeles was arrested Saturday night on suspicion of stabbing two men after a fight at the reception at Temple Bat Yahm in the 1000 block of Camelback Street. The victims, whose names were not released, are in stable condition, said Newport Beach Police Lt. John Klein.
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By Joseph Serna, joseph.serna@latimes.com | December 16, 2010
Wednesday was the second time in less than a week that UC Irvine police responded to Gregory Scott Turner's home on campus on a report of domestic violence, university officials said Thursday. Turner, 33, is wanted for attempted murder after he tried to strangle his wife to death Wednesday afternoon in their Verano Place home at UCI, police said. Police were called to his home the first time on Dec. 9 after an argument between him and his wife turned physical, said university spokesman Tom Vasich.
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By Amanda Pennington | November 16, 2006
Two days after Tom and Jackie Hawks were allegedly tied to an anchor and thrown from their boat into the ocean to drown, Jennifer Henderson-Deleon bundled up Jackie Hawks' clothes, kept a bag for herself, sent some to Goodwill and trashed the rest, according to closing arguments in her murder trial. Did that mean Henderson-Deleon is insensitive or good-natured? Defense attorney Michael Molfetta told jurors in his closing argument that donating the clothes to Goodwill showed how generous she is, but prosecutor Matt Murphy said it displayed a callousness.
LOCAL
August 7, 2008
A Huntington Beach man was in custody Thursday after police said he hit another man in the head with a pool cue during an argument at a Costa Mesa bar. William Marsh, 42, is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail after he hit 49-year-old Christopher Corbett in the head with a pool cue when the two got into an argument over their game of pool at Paul’s Place, a Costa Mesa bar on Newport Boulevard, said Lt. Paul Dondero. Corbett was taken to Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, Dondero said.
NEWS
February 1, 2002
Paul Clinton NEWPORT BEACH -- Having a bit of fun, two local airport activists submitted a rebuttal argument to a countywide measure that doubles as a cute limerick. Dave Ellis and Richard Taylor, both members of the Airport Working Group, submitted the rhyme as a rebuttal argument to Measure V, which would make Orange County a general-law county. In essence, Measure V would give voters more direct say in government and allow voters to elect a supervisor who leaves a seat vacant to run for higher office.
NEWS
September 3, 2001
Paul Clinton NEWPORT BEACH -- It may have the word "Greenlight" in its name, but a newly formed group supporting the planned Koll Center expansion isn't comprised of the usual suspects. In fact, the band of community leaders who led the effort behind last November's successful Greenlight slow-growth measure say this group has nothing to do with them. The new group, which calls itself the Greenlight Implementation Committee, has submitted a ballot argument supporting the Koll expansion Measure G, the first test of the slow-growth initiative.
NEWS
January 17, 2009
Shaun Vilan was shot and killed and his friend Taylor Willis was wounded March 8 when they got into a scuffle with Costa Mesa police Officer Scott Dibble in Temecula. But no one will ever be charged in connection with the shooting. It?s not every day someone gets shot and killed and no one gets punished for it. But in this case it was because investigators concluded that the nine-year veteran cop acted in self-defense when the two men attacked him 45 minutes after an argument about Dibble mistakenly patting the fanny of a woman in Vilan?
LOCAL
December 16, 2009
Costa Mesa police have arrested the man they say is responsible for a stabbing last month. On Tuesday afternoon, police arrested Patrick Frank Medelez, 20, of Costa Mesa, on West Coast Highway in Newport Beach after following him from Costa Mesa. He was booked on suspicion of attempted murder for the 1 a.m. attack outside a home on Walnut Street in Costa Mesa on Nov. 22. Police said Medelez got into an argument with a 28-year-old Irvine man outside the house. The two were visiting a mutual friend when they took their argument outside, said Lt. Paul Dondero.
NEWS
April 25, 2012
Costa Mesa police arrested a Corona del Mar man for holding a live Taser when a hotel manager came to his room to inquire about an argument he had with another guest, authorities said Wednesday. At the Regency Inn on Newport Boulevard, Cody Valentine Bish, 30, was allegedly arguing around 11:50 a.m. Monday with a woman who was also staying there, said Costa Mesa police Lt. Mark Manley. After the argument, the woman went to talk with a hotel manager. The manager then approached Bish, who was allegedly found holding a Taser in "spark mode" — meaning it was turned on, with the electric current visible, Manley said.
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By Bradley Zint and Jeremiah Dobruck | April 9, 2014
A lawsuit filed by two Costa Mesa councilmen against the city's police association, its former law firm and a private investigator moved forward Wednesday when a judge ruled that some of the alleged acts against the officials were not protected by the 1st Amendment. Judge Gail A. Andler denied all of the defense's anti-SLAPP motions - or Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation - which had argued that Mayor Jim Righeimer, his wife Lene Righeimer and Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger's lawsuit was stifling the 1st Amendment rights of the Costa Mesa Police Assn.; their former law firm, Lackie, Dammeier, McGill & Ethir; and Chris Lanzillo , a private investigator.
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By Joseph Weber | March 21, 2014
I read Colin McCarthy's commentary "Statistics tell the truth about Costa Mesa crime rate" (March 17) with this question in mind: What does he want us to believe? Answer: That we shouldn't worry about Costa Mesa's crime rate. Why would he want us to believe that? Answer: Maybe because as one of the City Council candidates from 2012, he wants to help his political ally win reelection this November. Voters worried about police and crime in their city aren't very sympathetic toward incumbents.
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By Bradley Zint | November 15, 2013
The Costa Mesa City Council's procedure for rehearing decisions is poised to be struck off the books, pending a second council vote on the matter next month. On Nov. 5 the council voted 3 to 1 - with Councilwoman Sandy Genis dissenting and Councilwoman Wendy Leece absent - in favor of an ordinance that would take the rehearing procedure out of the municipal code. Mayor Jim Righeimer requested that the matter be brought before the group. The rehearing process, which supplements the city's appeal procedures, permits the re-examination of council decisions if new, relevant information surfaces after the original decision was made.
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By Dr. Keith England | July 10, 2013
I would like to be pro-choice; really, I would. I would like to believe that abortion-on-demand is a morally desirable, or at least acceptable, option and thus be free of the burden of believing that more than 50 million babies have had their lives legally terminated in the USA by abortion since its nationwide legalization in 1973. But the truth is, I can't be pro-choice. The protests surrounding Hoag's decision to stop performing elective abortions have reminded me of how poorly defensible the pro-choice position is. "Life has a very long history, but each individual has a very neat beginning; the moment of conception.
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By Mike Henn | December 26, 2012
As many residents are aware, I served on both the council ad hoc committee that reviewed tidelands rents for commercial users and the council working group that reviewed tidelands' rents for residential piers. I have been intimately involved for more than two years in the whole range of issues and considerations that impact these reviews and voted in favor of the final recommendations adopted by council. Recently, Councilwoman Leslie Daigle (the lone dissenting vote on the recommendations)
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By Lauren Williams | October 18, 2012
An injunction that temporarily stopped Costa Mesa from privatizing some city services will go to the state Supreme Court, city officials said Wednesday. The City Council voted 4 to 1 Tuesday to appeal a lower-court ruling that has prevented the city from outsourcing workers to private companies until a lawsuit filed by employees is heard. Councilwoman Wendy Leece dissented. It is up to the state's high court whether to hear the petition or let the lower court's decision stand, said attorney John Alexander Vogt, private counsel representing the city.
NEWS
April 25, 2012
Costa Mesa police arrested a Corona del Mar man for holding a live Taser when a hotel manager came to his room to inquire about an argument he had with another guest, authorities said Wednesday. At the Regency Inn on Newport Boulevard, Cody Valentine Bish, 30, was allegedly arguing around 11:50 a.m. Monday with a woman who was also staying there, said Costa Mesa police Lt. Mark Manley. After the argument, the woman went to talk with a hotel manager. The manager then approached Bish, who was allegedly found holding a Taser in "spark mode" — meaning it was turned on, with the electric current visible, Manley said.
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By James P. Gray | March 30, 2012
As I am writing this column, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments about whether the federal government has the power under the commerce clause of the Constitution to order private parties to buy health insurance. Being a Libertarian, I'd argue the answer is no. But because this is such a large topic of conversation, I want to give you some of the arguments that the Supreme Court will be considering, so you can more easily follow along. The genesis of this argument goes back to the 1942 case of Wickard v. Filburn.
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By Alicia Lopez, Special to the Daily Pilot | March 21, 2012
SANTA ANA - While convicted murderer and rapist Jason Michael Balcom sat and showed no emotion, attorneys explained to jurors during the penalty phase of the trial Wednesday why they should vote for death or life without parole for the killing of Malinda Gibbons. Deputy District Attorney Matt Murphy took issue with the idea that anything in Balcom's childhood was significant enough to influence his decision to rape and murder the young, pregnant Costa Mesa resident in 1988. Instead, he said, Balcom, 41, did it because he chose to. FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version incorrectly listed Jason Michael Balcom's age as 42. At the time this article was written, he was 41. His birthday was Monday.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | March 7, 2012
Costa Mesa residents will vote June 5 on whether to adopt a city charter, a proposal that has yielded mixed responses. "We've got to get the tools here to get ourselves back on track, and that's all this charter does," Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer said after the vote Tuesday night. "I'm doing what I truly believe is best for the citizens of Costa Mesa. " Supporters say a charter would provide more local control over governance, while detractors view it as an effort to stop a lawsuit filed by city workers who want to prevent outsourcing of their jobs.
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