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December 21, 2011
An 18-year-old man was arrested in Costa Mesa after mistaking an off-duty Huntington Beach police officer for a friend he didn't like, following him home and pelting him with eggs, police said Tuesday. The Santa Barbara resident was arrested about 2:36 a.m. Monday near Shantar Drive and Adams Avenue after he and at least one friend followed the officer home, said Costa Mesa Police Sgt. Jerry Hildeman. When the officer stepped out of his car, the teens pelted him with eggs.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Candice Baker | September 24, 2010
Defying gravity is second nature to Amelia Rudolph. The artistic director of Project Bandaloop sends her dancers to ever-greater heights, leaping and turning at 90-degree angles along the sides of bridges, skyscrapers and even mountains. Founded in 1991, Project Bandaloop was first and last seen at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in 2007. The company will return Sept. 30 and perform three nights on the outside wall of Segerstrom Hall — including a world-premiere work commissioned by the center for its 2010-11 Dance Series season opener.
NEWS
December 4, 2003
Steve Virgen The goals and expectations have changed at Corona del Mar High, where girls water polo has been quite successful the past two years. The Sea Kings are in search of an identity this season. They are no longer known for or defined by a certain quartet that was key in leading CdM to two CIF Southern Section titles in Division IV and II. However, this season's squad plans to build off that success with the hopes of continuing to establish tradition.
LOCAL
April 26, 2007
COSTA MESA Harbor Boulevard: A commercial burglary was reported in the 2200 block at 4:51 a.m. Tuesday. Java Road: Identity theft was reported in the 2900 block at 3:58 p.m. Tuesday. Myran Drive: Petty theft was reported in the 2100 block at 8:31 a.m. Tuesday. Oak Street: Vandalism was reported in the 800 block at 8:08 a.m. Tuesday. Red Hill Avenue: Identity theft was reported in the 3000 block at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.
LOCAL
May 8, 2008
A Lake Elsinore man is scheduled to be arraigned today on charges he broke into luxury cars in several cities in Orange County, including Newport Beach, and stole personal information for identity thefts, officials said. Jesus Lara Jr. is charged with two felony counts of second degree burglary and two felony counts of using stolen credit card numbers taken from cars in Newport Beach, Irvine and Dana Point, among other places. Prosecutors claim between October and January Lara worked with five other people in an identity theft ring that targeted the owners of luxury cars throughout Orange County.
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SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | March 14, 2014
ANAHEIM - Consistency is among the requirements for postseason success and the UC Irvine Anteaters proved, at least through one game of the Big West Conference men's basketball tournament, that they are who we thought they were. Top-seeded UCI handled No. 8-seeded UC Riverside, 63-43, in the quarterfinals Thursday at Honda Center, virtually mirroring two previous wins over the Highlanders this season. The win propels UCI (23-10) and ranked No. 14 in the CollegeInsider.com mid-major poll, into a semifinal clash Friday at 6:30 p.m. against No. 7-seeded Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
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NEWS
March 7, 2014
Costa Mesa Harbor Boulevard: A commercial burglary was reported in the 2200 block at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Hamilton Street: Identity theft was reported in the 400 block at 4:40 p.m. Thursday. Monte Vista: A petty theft from a vehicle was reported in the 200 block between 6 p.m. Thursday and 4:05 a.m. Friday. Newport Boulevard: A commercial burglary was reported in the 1800 block at 6:50 p.m. Thursday. Plumer Street: Vehicle vandalism was reported in the 600 block at 10:20 p.m. Thursday.
NEWS
By Jill Cowan | June 28, 2013
Call it a cat-astrophe averted. A local feline who went missing earlier this month after a neighborly mix-up is back home on Newport Island, his owner said Friday. "We are just overjoyed, and I can't say enough about all the people who have supported us and him, and prayed for him, and helped search for him, and put out posters for him," said Gail O'Hea, owner of Toulouse, a long-haired tuxedo cat. "He just purred the entire night. He's so happy. " The earlier mix-up occurred when a neighbor found Toulouse but thought he looked like Jerry, a gray-and-white cat who had been missing for months.
SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | May 1, 2013
The UC Irvine men's volleyball team needs two more victories to become the first NCAA champion to repeat since UCLA won back-to-back titles in 1995 and 1996. The No. 2-seeded Anteaters (23-7) face No. 3-seeded Loyola of Chicago (22-9) in one semifinal on Thursday at 6 p.m. at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion. The winner will advance to face either top-seeded BYU (25-4) or Penn State (23-7), in the title match Saturday at 6 p.m. Former UCI Coach John Speraw was a senior middle blocker on the 1995 national championship team.
NEWS
By Jill Cowan | February 28, 2013
Newport Beach-based Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian and St. Joseph Health on Thursday announced the completion of their affiliation process, which created a new network serving millions of residents throughout Orange County and the High Desert, officials said. "I don't think it's so much how many people we'll serve," said Dr. Richard Afable, former Hoag president and chief executive , who will take the reins of the new network. "It's how we will change what we do in terms of how care will be delivered.
ENTERTAINMENT
By John Depko and Susanne Perez | February 13, 2013
In my final years in the public defender's office, identity theft became a factor for many clients wrongly accused of crimes. Someone would be arrested for a crime while possessing false identification in the client's name. After making bail, the criminals would disappear while a warrant was issued for the real person whose ID they had stolen. I saw firsthand the devastation in the lives of these victims. On top of false criminal charges, the real criminal could destroy the victim financially by using their credit cards or taking out loans in the victim's name.
NEWS
October 24, 2012
A Los Angeles man convicted in June for his involvement in an international identity theft scheme was sentenced to 76 months in federal prison, authorities said Wednesday. The man was arrested in 2011 by Costa Mesa police at South Coast Plaza. Doren Harold Ward, 37, used credit cards primarily of elderly victims and with the help of British co-conspirators had new credit cards sent to mail drops around Southern California, according to the U.S. attorney's office. After the credit cards were obtained, Ward and others bought luxury goods from stores, including Louis Vuitton, Ben Bridge Jeweler and Geary's in Beverly Hills.
NEWS
December 31, 2011
Irvine police are looking for more victims of a woman they say used Internet dating sites to target Korean men in Los Angeles and Orange counties. Police arrested Sunmee Kim, 36, on Dec. 21 on outstanding warrants issued from both counties. Kim was arrested a week after falsely reporting, under a stolen identity, that she was the victim of domestic violence, according to a police news release. Kim used the report to remove the victim, a 44-year old Irvine businessman she had met on Koreancupid.com, from his home.
NEWS
December 21, 2011
An 18-year-old man was arrested in Costa Mesa after mistaking an off-duty Huntington Beach police officer for a friend he didn't like, following him home and pelting him with eggs, police said Tuesday. The Santa Barbara resident was arrested about 2:36 a.m. Monday near Shantar Drive and Adams Avenue after he and at least one friend followed the officer home, said Costa Mesa Police Sgt. Jerry Hildeman. When the officer stepped out of his car, the teens pelted him with eggs.
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