May 31, 2007
AREA 1 Anacapa Drive: Identity theft was reported in the 2500 block at 12:01 p.m. Tuesday. Golf Course Drive: Battery was reported in the 1700 block at 7:25 p.m. Tuesday. Lemnos Drive: Residential burglary was reported in the 1900 block at 8:05 a.m. Tuesday. Newhall Street: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 900 block at 8:22 a.m. Tuesday. Placentia Avenue: Residential burglary was reported in the 2100 block at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday.
April 20, 2002
Young Chang Wendy Marvel is disturbed by the use of the female form in Western culture. Women are idealized, and the subjects used in advertisements and other forms of media get stripped of an identity, she said. "A photograph is not a reality," continued the 33-year-old artist. "What our society views as ideal or normal is actually a perfect or nonpersonal view of the female form." The subjective becomes the objective, what starts and begins as an idea gets mistaken for reality.
January 10, 2009
Costa Mesa police tackled a man on the Santa Ana Country Club golf course after authorities say he nearly ran over a police officer and crashed a car through a fence into the country club while fleeing the scene of a suspected drug deal in a grocery store parking lot on Friday night. Police shot a second man involved in the incident with a Taser gun after he fled the parking lot on foot. Law enforcement officials now believe that the men were involved in an identity-theft scheme involving stolen bank account information, said Costa Mesa Police Lt. Clay Epperson.
July 17, 2007
A recent wave of identity thefts at a Huntington Beach service station resembles a string of similar rip-offs at Costa Mesa stations in October and April, authorities say. But so far they don't have enough evidence to say if they are connected. The thieves struck a Huntington Beach Arco station last week by placing a hard-to-see shell over the payment machine to steal debit-card numbers where customers swipe them. For the last few weeks investigators have been poring over surveillance videos from several gas station payment kiosks to develop leads on suspects.
April 9, 2004
TRICIA BEHLE At the beginning of "Jersey Girl," Ollie Trinke (Ben Affleck) seems to have the perfect life. He's a successful music publicist in New York, married to a beautiful woman (Jennifer Lopez) and expecting his first child. Then, his ideal life is destroyed when his wife dies during childbirth -- shortly afterward, he is fired from his job. Ollie and his newborn daughter move in with Ollie's father (George Carlin) back in New Jersey, and so, Ollie's daughter Gertie (Raquel Castro)
September 25, 2004
There is no reasonable objective why the NCAA would not allow Armstrong to modify her team's uniform to meet with the standards of her faith. Armstrong's uniform could easily resemble the style, color and fabric that the team wears, but modified -- a longer version. Those who argue that her uniform would become a distraction must also hold the view that clear facemasks worn by some athletes are also distracting -- it's an empty argument. Just as athletes have all the rights to protect their health, they should also have the right not to compromise their faith.
October 29, 2007
Pinchers, Pomeranians and poodles were transformed into princesses and at the Howl’oween Dog Show Sunday afternoon at Fairview Park in Costa Mesa. About 10 sixth-graders from Christ Lutheran School attended the event from 3 to 5 p.m., some getting ridiculously creative with their pet’s attire. Among the costume-clad canines was a 130-pound English Labrador named Boscoe who came dressed as Dog the Bounty Hunter from the popular reality television show. Another dog, Dixie, gained oohs and ahs as a tiny princess, but had trouble keeping her hat on top of her head.
April 17, 2004
"Navel-gazing." "Go with the flow." "Blissed out." "New age." The phrase "Zen-like" has become common- place in advertising and popular journalism. The vow to compassionate action, which is at the heart of Zen, and the discipline and steadfastness involved in this spiritual path are often overlooked. Another misconception is that all Buddhists are alike. Many people do not know that Buddhism has branches and denominations and as much variety as Christianity.
March 24, 2011
A Costa Mesa woman accused of being the mastermind of an identity theft ring, and who was out on bail, has been charged with stealing more identities while awaiting trial on the first case, prosecutors announced Thursday. Georgia Lichia Su, 41, is charged with multiple felony counts of forgery, commercial burglary, identity theft, and using fictitious instruments. Prosecutors added a possible sentencing enhancement for allegedly committing the crimes while out on bail for a similar, 2010 case.
September 29, 2007
A former FBI special agent and NASA engineer will discuss and sign copies of his book, ?The Identity Theft Survival Guide,? at 1 p.m. Oct. 6 at Borders at South Coast Plaza. R.M. Tracy is the owner of the Privacy Trust Group, an ID theft prevention and advocacy organization. Tracy is also a national speaker and regular guest on the Greenstone radio network. ?The Identity Theft Survival Guide? explains the steps to recovering from identity theft. The book describes how to repair credit and prevent future theft.