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By Lance Pugmire | December 10, 2013
Shane Del Rosario, an  Ultimate Fighting Championship  heavyweight from Orange County, died Monday nearly two weeks after suffering a heart attack. Del Rosario, 30, fell into a coma after the heart attack, which doctors at Hoag Memorial Presbyterian Hospital in Newport Beach told family was likely a result of a congenital disorder, said the fighter's manager, Jason House. The UFC said in a statement that it “mourns the tragic loss” of Del Rosario, a product of Dana Hills High who lived in Laguna Niguel.
November 28, 2013
UFC heavyweight fighter Shane del Rosario is in critical condition at Hoag Hospital after he suffered a heart attack in his Newport Beach home Tuesday morning. Rosario, 30, arrived at the hospital in full cardiac arrest and was revived in the emergency room, his manager Jason House confirmed on Twitter Wednesday. "He was resuscitated in the emergency room back to a stable heart rhythm and blood pressure," he wrote. "He is currently in the coronary care unit critically ill. Our prayers are with him and his family.
By Adolfo Flores | November 8, 2013
As a woman on the witness stand described how she was attacked in a violent rampage that left her husband and daughter dead, the man accused of the crimes erupted in anger in an Orange County courtroom Thursday. "That's not what happened," Iftekhar Murtaza said, loudly enough to interrupt Leela Dhanak's testimony in the 2007 double-murder case. Murtaza, 29, is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend's father, Jayprakash Dhanak, 56, and sister, Karishma Dhanak, 20, and attempting to kill Dhanak before setting fire to their Anaheim Hills mansion in 2007.
By Michael Miller | November 5, 2013
Lian Murray, an influential surf clothing designer whose career encompassed such high-end brands as Hurley, Quiksilver and Billabong, died Sunday at the age of 54. The Newport Beach resident died at Hoag Hospital several days after suffering an asthma attack, said her daughter, Morgan Murray. In a career spanning three decades, Murray launched her first apparel company, Lianelyse, while on summer vacation from college and opened a store in Los Angeles. At a trade show, she met Quiksilver founder Bob McKnight and joined his company as a designer.
By Jeremiah Dobruck | November 1, 2013
A father and son from Orange County have both died after their hunting trip to New Mexico went tragically awry last month. The son, Steve Lockhart, 43, of Costa Mesa, was separated from the hunting party in Gila National Forest about midnight Oct. 20, according to New Mexico law enforcement officials. Lockhart died Sunday, shortly after he was found alive a week after he disappeared. Officials had suspended the search for Lockhart days earlier, calling off the air and ground searches, which involved dozens of personnel, according to New Mexico State Police.
By Jeremiah Dobruck | October 16, 2013
A Costa Mesa man has sued the Newport Beach Police Department, alleging that a police dog mauled him after officers released the animal near a garage where the claimant was sleeping. Usyel Ocampo Roman, 34, seeks yet-to-be-determined damages and payment to cover medical bills and other expenses related to the incident. A lawyer for Ocampo Roman filed the complaint in Orange County Superior Court on Oct. 10. Ocampo Roman was asleep in his friend's garage on Coolidge Avenue in Costa Mesa when Newport Beach police were assisting in a search for suspects nearby about 3 a.m. March 17, according to the lawsuit.
By Bradley Zint | September 11, 2013
With the sound of shorebreak thumping on sand behind them, a group of more than 100 observed Patriot Day in Newport Beach by forming the numbers "911" and holding up American flags in solidarity. Wednesday's event, headed by Anita Boyd on the sand next to the Balboa Pier, sought to recognize the U.S. military; the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya; and the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, as well as United Flight 93, which crashed in Pennsylvania.
By Jeremiah Dobruck | September 5, 2013
The Costa Mesa woman who attacked a liquor store clerk after being denied a bottle of beer pleaded guilty to felony assault with a deadly weapon and other misdemeanor charges last week. An Orange County Superior Court judge on Aug. 29 sentenced Teresa Aguayo, 47, to two years in state prison and time she'd already served in a county jail. Aguayo had been in county jail after she attempted to strangle an employee of California Stop Market at 600 W. 19th St. in Costa Mesa last year.
By Matt Szabo | July 30, 2013
SANTA ANA - It took nine players, seven games and 112 goals for Costa Mesa Aquatics Club to prove itself on a national stage. Oh yeah, and one gold-medal effort. The program is making its first appearance at the USA Water Polo Junior Olympics. On Tuesday afternoon at Mater Dei High, the Costa Mesa 12-and-under "Black" team showed it had the heart of a champion. CMAC won the classic division at the world's largest water polo tournament, defeating top-seeded Alliance Aquatics of Capistrano Valley, 9-7, in the championship match.
July 22, 2013
There were several highlights during the sixth annual Pipeline to a Cure Gala, benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Saturday night. Certainly Mike Ness of Social Distortion taking the stage for a rare collaboration with local 80s cover band Flashback Heart Attack stood out among those highlights at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa. Ness and his wife, Christine, who live in Newport Beach, were honored during the event that...
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