January 1, 2008
Matt Regan, who joined Wells Fargo as a teller in 1989, has been appointed as manager of the bank’s Newport Beach office. Regan, a Ladera Ranch resident, most recently managed the Wells Fargo office in Newport Coast. Reza Saremaslani has been named to fill his former position. The Newport Beach office for Wells Fargo has more than $440 million in deposits and more than 30 team members. “I’m looking forward to being involved with this great community by meeting our customers and working with the team members at Newport Beach and partnering with the Corona del Mar private bank,” Regan said in a release.
March 21, 2012
An allegedly intoxicated driver crashed into a palm tree in Newport Beach, injuring herself and her three children, police said Tuesday. Heather Michelle Juarez, 39, of Ladera Ranch was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Sunday, according to the Newport Beach Police Department. She and her three children were taken to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana after her black Mercedes crashed at 3:50 p.m. at L Street Park, near Plaza del Sur, according to NBPD spokeswoman Kathy Lowe.
April 7, 2009
Editor’s note: These people have been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of an intoxicant. As with all suspects, they are considered innocent until proved guilty. Newport Beach March 31 Michael Wilcox, 21, Newport Beach April 1 Hiep Trinh, 34, Garden Grove Stephen Greyshock, 58, Costa Mesa Thursday Charles Nye, 50, Laytonsville, Md. Friday Patrick Tenore, 60, Newport Beach James Sage, 44, Costa Mesa Kimberly Byer, 41, Newport Beach Saturday Elizabeth Marquez, 22, San Bernardino Sergio Guzman-Reyes, 35, Santa Ana Amanda Till, 26, Gilbert, Ariz.
August 10, 2009
Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. is pleased to announce the addition of David M. Buchanan to its Orange County office. Buchanan joins the firm as an associate of its Real Estate, Environmental, Energy & Finance (REEF) practice group. Buchanan’s practice is focused on finance, mergers and acquisitions and bankruptcy, with a primary focus on leveraged and asset-based finance, acquisition finance and restructuring transactions. His background includes representing private equity firms, corporate borrowers and lenders, including banks, commercial finance companies and corporations across a broad range of industries.
April 24, 2008
A man police arrested Wednesday on charges of stealing millions through his self-run insurance company faces more than 150 felony counts, according to prosecutors. Anthony David Medina, 36, was arrested in Oxnard on suspicion of defrauding 18 business owners of more than $2.5 million they had paid him to take out insurance policies for their businesses, prosecutors said. Medina is accused of operating Prompt Insurance Agency out of Newport Beach from 2003 to 2006 and taking companies?
December 7, 2011
A former Ladera Ranch man accused of sexually assaulting three Southern California women before fleeing abroad is scheduled to stand trial Thursday. Ali Achekzai, 33, was on the Orange County district attorney's Most Wanted List until his capture in Austria in 2010, according to a news release from the D.A.'s office. Achekzai is facing six felony charges, including forcible rape, sexual penetration by foreign object by force and aggravated assault, as well as sentencing enhancements for allegedly committing sexual crimes against multiple victims, according to the release.