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By STEVE SMITH | March 18, 2008
Depending on your point of view, the woman is thoughtless and evil, or she is the victim of a program gone wild. The woman in this case is Treffly Coyne, of Tinley Park, a suburb of Chicago. Coyne was arrested Dec. 8 and charged with child endangerment after she left her 2-year-old sleeping daughter, Phoebe, locked in her car. No one would argue with punishing a parent for locking a small child in a car, but in this case there are some extenuating circumstances. According to reports, Coyne got out of her car with her two other daughters so they could walk 10 yards to a Salvation Army kettle to deposit about $8 in donations.
NEWS
March 30, 2002
-- Deepa Bharath A 36-year-old Newport Beach woman is behind bars after she reportedly drove her BMW into the Newport Channel on Thursday evening with her 5-year-old daughter as a passenger. Police said Jessica Yarusinski was arrested on suspicion of felony child endangerment. Officials also said they believe she was driving under the influence of alcohol when the incident occurred. Yarusinski was reportedly driving along 20th Street about 7:10 p.m. Thursday when she crashed into a curb, launched through a brick wall and landed in the channel.
NEWS
July 17, 2003
Deepa Bharath Twin sisters were charged with child endangerment on Wednesday after police reportedly found that one sister's child had been drinking alcohol out of a child's cup and found the other's child wandering unattended, officials said. Police got calls from passersby at about 5 p.m. Monday about a woman lying on the grass near the intersection of Fair Drive and Viola Street, Sgt. Bob Ciszek said. When officers responded, they found 37-year-old Stephanie Brown passed out and drunk on the ground with her 3-year-old son sitting in a stroller next to her, he said.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | October 10, 2008
A national nonprofit organization that advocates using aircraft in law enforcement saluted a pair of Newport-Mesa police officers who coordinated the rescue of a Santa Ana man drowning off Newport Beach last week, authorities said Friday. Costa Mesa pilot and police Officer Vern Hupp and Newport Beach police Officer Robert Rivers were flying the Eagle police helicopter used by local departments Oct. 3 when authorities were called to the rocks off of Cameo Shores and Brighton roads to rescue a man who fell off a rock while fishing and floated out to sea. Hupp and Rivers flew to the area and soon located a young man floating face down in the water about 20 yards off shore.
NEWS
June 22, 2001
Deepa Bharath COSTA MESA -- A 4-year-old girl almost drowned Tuesday afternoon in a hotel swimming pool when her father dozed off, police said, marking the first water safety-related incident reported this summer season. Charles Michael Jimenez, 44, of Costa Mesa was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment after the near-drowning of his daughter in the swimming pool at Costa Mesa Motor Inn, 2277 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa police officials said.
NEWS
By: Mark R. Madler | August 31, 2005
Citing potential "distractions" stemming from her arrest on suspicion of cocaine possession and child endangerment, City Councilwoman Stacey Murphy resigned from the City Council Tuesday, ending a more than eight-year run on the dais and setting the stage for a special election to fill her seat. In a letter addressed to City Manager Mary Alvord, Murphy said it was with a heavy heart that she was stepping down from the council. "This is not an easy decision for me personally, however, for the best interests of our city, and my children, it is the right thing to do," she wrote.
NEWS
By: Mark R. Madler | September 28, 2005
The City Council on Tuesday called for a special election to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Councilwoman Stacey Murphy, who faces cocaine possession and child endangerment charges. The election is scheduled to take place on Jan. 24, 2006. Candidates can pick up papers to run starting Monday at the City Clerk's office. Completed paperwork must be returned by Oct. 28. So far, three residents have said they will run in the election: Airport Commissioner and former Mayor Bill Wiggins; optometrist and former Planning Board member David Gordon; and attorney and vice chairman of the Burbank Water and Power Board Vahe Hovanessian.
NEWS
By: Mark R. Madler | September 14, 2005
The City Council was poised to declare Stacey Murphy's council seat vacant Tuesday night, but by deadline had not set in motion a special election to take place early next year. Murphy's resignation Aug. 30 after being charged with one felony count of cocaine possession and one misdemeanor count of child endangerment means the council will operate with only four members until the vacancy is filled by voters. The council is expected to order the special election at its Sept.
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LOCAL
By Steve Smith | November 17, 2008
I’m still seeing and receiving advice on improving grades and test scores that fails to include the elimination of one activity that doesn’t cost a dime, that promotes reading and has also been proven to help prevent childhood obesity. Yes, I mean turning off the TV, but now there is even more of a reason to quit. According to a recent study of a survey of nearly 30,000 American adults conducted between 1975 and 2006 as part of the General Social Survey, it turns out that unhappy people watch 30% more television than happy people.
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NEWS
By Joseph Serna | October 10, 2008
A national nonprofit organization that advocates using aircraft in law enforcement saluted a pair of Newport-Mesa police officers who coordinated the rescue of a Santa Ana man drowning off Newport Beach last week, authorities said Friday. Costa Mesa pilot and police Officer Vern Hupp and Newport Beach police Officer Robert Rivers were flying the Eagle police helicopter used by local departments Oct. 3 when authorities were called to the rocks off of Cameo Shores and Brighton roads to rescue a man who fell off a rock while fishing and floated out to sea. Hupp and Rivers flew to the area and soon located a young man floating face down in the water about 20 yards off shore.
LOCAL
By Joseph Serna | May 2, 2008
A Costa Mesa woman accused of having a gun on school grounds and keeping it within the reach of children pleaded not guilty Wednesday. Jayne DeArmond, 51, is charged with felony counts of possessing a gun on school grounds and child endangerment by a caretaker. She faces up to six years and four months in state prison, prosecutors said. DeArmond, who taught third grade at Diamond Elementary School, is still employed by the Santa Ana Unified School District and is on leave, according to prosecutors.
ENTERTAINMENT
By John Reger | February 28, 2008
Sucker punched. That’s how I felt when I walked in the door of Pasta Connection and saw the notice by the cash register. The owner of the land sold, and the new land owners aren’t renewing the restaurant’s lease. The local favorite has been on the corner of Harbor Boulevard and 19th Street for 24 years. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. The land is prime for a strip mall, and I am sure we all need another Starbucks, Quiznos and Macaroni Grill. Just mentioning those establishments gives me hives and sends my taste buds burrowing down into the nether regions of my tongue.
NEWS
By: Mark R. Madler | September 28, 2005
The City Council on Tuesday called for a special election to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Councilwoman Stacey Murphy, who faces cocaine possession and child endangerment charges. The election is scheduled to take place on Jan. 24, 2006. Candidates can pick up papers to run starting Monday at the City Clerk's office. Completed paperwork must be returned by Oct. 28. So far, three residents have said they will run in the election: Airport Commissioner and former Mayor Bill Wiggins; optometrist and former Planning Board member David Gordon; and attorney and vice chairman of the Burbank Water and Power Board Vahe Hovanessian.
NEWS
By: Mark R. Madler | September 14, 2005
The City Council was poised to declare Stacey Murphy's council seat vacant Tuesday night, but by deadline had not set in motion a special election to take place early next year. Murphy's resignation Aug. 30 after being charged with one felony count of cocaine possession and one misdemeanor count of child endangerment means the council will operate with only four members until the vacancy is filled by voters. The council is expected to order the special election at its Sept.
NEWS
By: | September 10, 2005
o7Here are a few of the issues the council will consider Tuesday night. f7 VACANT COUNCIL SEAT The City Council will declare the seat formerly held by Stacey Murphy to be vacant. Murphy submitted her resignation on Aug. 30 explaining that she didn't want her criminal case to be a distraction to the council while it does city business. Murphy was charged last month with possession of cocaine and child endangerment. WHAT TO EXPECT The council will declare the seat vacant and on Sept.
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