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October 3, 2002
Four first-half goals spearheaded the Costa Mesa Boys under-15 APP Plus soccer team from AYSO Region 120 as they went on to a 5-2 victory over Laguna Niguel Sunday. Luis Guerrero scored two goals as Nick Straubel and Luis Andrade each added single goals for Mesa in the first half. Jay Benny Quiroz added a goal in the second half as strong defense and offense was provided by Shawn Engmann, Francisco Estrada, Joshua Henriquez, Nick Juarez, Jordan Kalke, Juan Perez and Ryan Pfautz.
LOCAL
By Erik HolmesOCLNN.com | February 19, 2010
SANTA ANA – The Blue Note Bandit’s remarkable run is over, authorities said Friday. After a string of 15 bank robberies in Orange County during a two-and-a-half-month period, including in Costa Mesa, authorities on Wednesday arrested and booked David Andrew Camp, a 50-year-old unemployed salesman from Laguna Niguel, for allegedly committing the crimes. A team of FBI and Orange County Sheriff’s Department personnel arrested Camp on an unrelated warrant from Los Angeles.
LOCAL
By Erik Holmes | February 19, 2010
SANTA ANA — The Blue Note Bandit’s remarkable run is over, authorities said Friday. After 15 bank robberies in Orange County during a two-and-a-half-month period, including at least two in Costa Mesa, authorities Wednesday arrested and booked David Andrew Camp, 50, an unemployed salesman from Laguna Niguel, for allegedly committing the crimes. A team of FBI and Orange County Sheriff’s Department personnel arrested Camp on an unrelated warrant from Los Angeles.
LOCAL
By Kelly Strodl | May 31, 2007
Costa Mesa police are investigating a woman's allegations that when she was a teenager she was sexually abused by the choir director at St. Timothy's Parish in Laguna Niguel. The woman, who is now 28, alleges that the abuse started nearly 13 years ago when she was singing for the church's youth choir, her attorney John Manly said. She alleges that Albert L. Schildknecht, 56, of Laguna Niguel sexually assaulted her beginning when the woman was 15, Manly said. She first reported the abuse allegations to the Orange County Sheriff's Department, but now the investigation has widened, and Costa Mesa police have taken an interest.
NEWS
April 7, 2002
Young Chang A Laguna Niguel man who was airlifted to the hospital after a head-on collision on the San Joaquin Hills toll road diedFriday night. Farzad Yaganeh, 42, of Laguna Niguel, died hours after an accident involving a total of five cars that also killed Steven McLin, 20, of Long Beach and Fereshteh Sadeghi, 42, of Laguna Niguel. McLin and Sadeghi died at the scene. California Highway Patrol officials said the collision happened early Friday evening when McLin drove his Ford Ranger onto a toll road offramp from Bonita Canyon Road.
LOCAL
By Michael Alexander | January 25, 2007
A Costa Mesa man arrested on a warrant related to child molestation charges will be prosecuted in El Dorado County in Lake Tahoe, Costa Mesa police said Thursday. Costa Mesa police arrested Keith Hoover, 45, on Wednesday outside his apartment on West 19th Street on suspicion of sexual contact with a child, Costa Mesa police Sgt. Marty Carver said. The victim, a boy formerly of Laguna Niguel who now lives in South Lake Tahoe, told authorities in early December that Hoover had molested him, Lt. Marc Adams of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s department said.
NEWS
April 14, 2004
These people have been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of an intoxicant. They have only been arrested on suspicion of a crime and, as with all suspects, are considered innocent until proved guilty. COSTA MESA Sunday Frank J. Busboom, 48 Heather Elizabeth Azkoul, 26 Saturday Yuri Ignacio Flores, 29 Friday David Bradley Hansen, 43 Cathleen Susienka, 36 Wednesday Benito Leon, 29 NEWPORT BEACH Monday Zachary James Brines, 29, Newport Beach Thomas Wyatt Buckingham, 60, Newport Beach Brian Kelly Bobik, 23, Newport Beach Sunday Stacy Elisabeth Gregorio, 19, Laguna Niguel Stephen Daniel Habets, 27, Mission Viejo Saturday Janet Diana Alvarez, 45, Chino Hills Jill Renee Polfer, 27, Laguna Niguel Friday Catherine Linda Hope, 34, Newport Beach Max Eugene Hohrine, 43, Huntington Beach Wednesday Scott Richard Bigham, 32, West Covina EDITOR'S NOTE: Cities of residence were not available for Costa Mesa arrests.
LOCAL
January 29, 2009
A former Laguna Niguel choir director accused of having a sexual relationship with a Costa Mesa teenager more than a decade ago will be sentenced in court today. Albert L. Schildknecht, 57, pleaded guilty earlier this month to two felonies of oral copulation with a minor and digital penetration of a minor after the woman was interviewed by detectives in 2007. The woman, now more than 30 years old, told detectives she and Schildknecht carried on a sexual relationship from 1995 to 1997.
NEWS
By Lauren Williams | October 15, 2011
An Irvine man who kidnapped and raped a child and molested two others was denied parole Tuesday, according to prosecutors. Drew David Lambert, 32, formerly of Irvine, was sentenced to 15 years to life in August 1996 and is serving his sentence at California Correctional Institute in Tehachapi. In a news release Tuesday, Orange County prosecutors said Lambert approached a 6-year-old girl in the children's section of a Laguna Niguel bookstore and used a child's book to lure her to the men's restroom, where he assaulted her. Lambert was 16 years old at the time.
NEWS
April 22, 2013
A 46-year-old Laguna Niguel woman suffered major injuries in a three-vehicle collision that involved Costa Mesa residents on the 55 Freeway, officials said Monday. She was taken to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana about 10 p.m. Sunday, according to authorities. A California Highway Patrol report says the Laguna Niguel woman rear-ended a 2000 Ford while traveling south on the 55 just north of MacArthur Boulevard in Santa Ana. A 2013 Jeep then rear-ended her 1998 Chevrolet. A 25-year-old Santa Ana man driving the Ford and a 40-year-old Costa Mesa woman driving the Jeep were uninjured, but a 73-year-old female passenger from Costa Mesa in the Jeep was taken to Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach with minor injuries.
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SPORTS
March 13, 2014
BASEBALL Newport Harbor 3, La Habra 0 Shaun Vetrovec, a UC Irvine-bound senior, threw a complete-game shutout, striking out 14, while allowing one hit and two walks in the Sailors' home game in the Foothill Pool of the Newport Elks Tournament on Wednesday. Vetrovec went two for three with three runs batted in and a double. Vetrovec has thrown 13 shutout innings in his two starts, both victories. Jake Genova and Connor Seabold each had a hit for Newport Harbor (3-1)
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SPORTS
March 4, 2014
GIRLS' LACROSSE Newport Harbor 6, Downey 4 Alex Palmer scored three goals to lead the Sailors to their season-opening win Tuesday. Rylie Siegfried added two goals for Newport Harbor(1-0), which plays host to Laguna Hills on Thursday. — BOYS' TENNIS Corona del Mar 14, Peninsula 4 PALOS VERDES — Bjorn Hoffmann, Ryan Andrews and Josh Kliger swept in singles for the Sea Kings in Tuesday's nonleague match on the road. Carson Williams and Johnny Rone also swept at No. 1 doubles for CdM (2-0)
NEWS
By Jeremiah Dobruck | November 21, 2013
Rain turned to snow as Santa arrived at South Coast Plaza's 32nd annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony Thursday night. Families in the crowd pulled their fuzzy Santa hats down tight, and a few popped up umbrellas as the first musical number began during the celebration that kicks off the Costa Mesa shopping destination's holiday season. But by the time "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" was piped through the loudspeakers at Town Center Park in front of the Westin South Coast Plaza hotel, the weather had broken.
NEWS
September 30, 2013
Authorities on Sunday arrested two men suspected in an armed robbery who were tracked to an Irvine church that borders Newport Beach. Timothy Lavert Bates, 25, and Albert Fletcher Brown Jr., 26, were arrested about 1 p.m. at Mariners Church, 5001 Newport Coast Drive, for allegedly robbing an AT&T store in Laguna Niguel half an hour earlier. A silver handgun was brandished when the pair robbed the store, in the 27000 block of La Paz Road, according to an Orange County Sheriff's Department news release.
SPORTS
September 5, 2013
GIRLS' VOLLEYBALL Corona del Mar def. Marymount LOS ANGELES - Junior outside hitter Hayley Hodson recorded 26 kills, leading the Sea Kings to an upset win Thursday against Los Angeles Marymount, ranked No. 1 in the CIF Southern Section Division 1AA preseason poll. The Sea Kings, ranked No. 3, opened the season with a 25-21, 22-25, 25-18, 25-21 road victory against the defending CIF Southern Section Division 1A and CIF State Division I champions. Steve Astor won his coaching debut with CdM. The Sea Kings play host to No. 7 Mater Dei on Wednesday.
SPORTS
September 4, 2013
GIRLS' VOLLEYBALL Sage Hill def. Santa Margarita NEWPORT COAST — Juniors Holland McKenna, Kekai Whitford and Maddy Abbott led the host Lightning to an impressive 25-13, 25-21, 29-27 season-opening sweep Wednesday. McKenna had 17 kills and nine digs, while Whitford added 12 kills, 17 digs and five aces. Abbott had 32 assists and seven digs for the winners, ranked No. 2 in CIF Southern Section Division 3-A. Senior middle blocker Juliette Singarella had five kills, four blocks and two aces for Sage.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | July 13, 2013
LAGUNA BEACH - Dressed in multicolored swim trunks, flip-flops and a tuxedo complete with yellow vest and bow tie, Randy Larson mingled with friends and guests at the facility he helped create. The Newport Beach native was proud to see the Glennwood House of Laguna Beach be just about complete - "about 96%" done, as he put it. As for his formal-yet-casual dress? "Let's just kind of go semi-formal for Laguna," Larson said. "I said alright!" The 30,000-square-foot facility that will be home for 50 developmentally disabled adults, whose average age is 25, had its grand opening Saturday.
NEWS
By Bryce Alderton | May 30, 2013
Coast Highway turned into a running trail for police, lifeguards and firefighters Thursday morning. Public safety personnel from Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, UC Irvine and the city of Irvine passed a torch throughout Orange County as a lead-up to the June 8 and 9 Special Olympics Southern California at Cal State Long Beach. About 20 employees from Laguna's Police, Fire and Marine Safety departments donned T-shirts and running shoes for a 5.5-mile jog that took them from the police station on Forest Avenue north along Coast Highway to Newport Coast Drive, where the torch was passed to Newport Beach police.
NEWS
April 22, 2013
A 46-year-old Laguna Niguel woman suffered major injuries in a three-vehicle collision that involved Costa Mesa residents on the 55 Freeway, officials said Monday. She was taken to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana about 10 p.m. Sunday, according to authorities. A California Highway Patrol report says the Laguna Niguel woman rear-ended a 2000 Ford while traveling south on the 55 just north of MacArthur Boulevard in Santa Ana. A 2013 Jeep then rear-ended her 1998 Chevrolet. A 25-year-old Santa Ana man driving the Ford and a 40-year-old Costa Mesa woman driving the Jeep were uninjured, but a 73-year-old female passenger from Costa Mesa in the Jeep was taken to Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach with minor injuries.
SPORTS
March 26, 2013
BASEBALL UC Irvine 5, Cal State Bakersfield 4 (10 innings) BAKERSFIELD - Sophomore Jerry McClanahan's two-out single plated Connor Spencer with the winning run in the 10th inning to lead the visiting Anteaters in the nonconference game Tuesday. Spencer, who was two for three with two runs scored, walked to start the winning rally, after UCI closer Race Parmenter blew a save in the ninth to allow the Roadrunners to pull even, 4-4. Spencer advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Ronnie Shaeffer and made it to third on a passed ball.
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