January 15, 2014
A shotgun found under the passenger seat of a car pulled over by police led to three arrests in connection with a string of burglaries, the Newport Beach Police Department said Wednesday. Christian Whitaker, 21, of Lake Elsinore, Brittany Whitaker, 19, of Murrieta, and Kelsea Blackburn, 20 of Oceanside were arrested on suspicion of residential burglary. They were taken into custody less than a day after a Jan. 9 burglary spree in Newport Beach. Officers pulled the three over for a traffic stop at Dover Drive and Norfolk Lane on Friday afternoon and noticed the firearm, police said in a news release.
June 19, 2008
While I’m sure the intent of this piece (“What bugs you at the beach?” June 12) was supposed to be lighthearted, I find some of the commentary generally disgusting. Some of the responses were reasonable. Betsy Shulz of Lake Forest said it bugged her when people smoked on the beach. Phil Lingle of Orange said he hates dirty water. But we have come across a new form of discrimination with Tyler Butsko of Newport Beach. I think I’ll refer to him as an “areacodeist,” one who discriminates based on one’s area code.
April 4, 2013
The family of a Newport Beach doctor killed in January is accusing the suspected gunman of defrauding them in the weeks after the deadly shooting. They have filed two lawsuits in the span of a week against Stanwood Elkus the Lake Elsinore man accused of killing urologist Dr. Ronald Gilbert on Jan. 28. In addition to a wrongful death claim, the family accused Elkus of giving away real estate he owns in order to shield it from the Gilberts if they win damages. Thursday, an Orange County Superior Court judge ordered a temporary stop to the transactions.
October 26, 2012
BOYS' WATER POLO Bellarmine Memorial Cup SAN JOSE - Newport Harbor won twice Friday to advance to the semifinals where it will meet rival Corona del Mar on Saturday. The Sailors (19-3) beat Bellarmine, 14-8, to advance to the semifinals. Curtis Fink and Preston Lee scored three goals each. K.J. Kelly, Dan Stevens and Henry McNamara added two goals each for Newport Harbor, which beat beat Clovis West, 16-4, earlier in the day. * Lakeside 16, Estancia 3 LAKE ELSINORE - Hayden Swift scored three goals for the Eagles in the nonleague game Friday.
November 6, 2006
Alyssa Allison loves animals. So much so that they became the focus of a 65-hour service project the 14-year-old embarked on to earn her Girl Scout Silver Award. The award, earned in five parts, is tough enough as it is since it can take nearly two years to complete, said Stacy Thomas, past service unit manager and speaker at an event Sunday honoring those who earned Silver Awards. "For the first four requirements, the girls are expected to build skills, explore career possibilities, increase leadership skills and make a commitment to improve themselves," Thomas said.
January 17, 2013
WRESTLING Newport Harbor 42, Huntington Beach 34 NEWPORT BEACH - Seniors David Wadleigh III (126 pounds) and Mason Murphy (170) and juniors Andrew Craft (145) and James Pilz (160) recorded pins for the Sailors in the Sunset League dual match Thursday. Seniors Virgilio Martinez (132) and Larson Harley (152) won by decision, while senior Conner Moore (195) and junior Roberto Rivera (220) won by forfeit for Newport Harbor (10-3, 1-2 in league). Murphy wrestles in the Five Counties tournament Friday at Fountain Valley High.
November 17, 2002
June Casagrande If there's one message Bonnie Cox hopes to convey in her new book, it's that death is not final. She knows this, she says, because she has been to the other side. For Cox, it was a difficult decision to share her hard-to-believe experiences in "The Lightbearer: A True Story of Love, Death and Lessons Learned From the Other Side." She knew she risked being ridiculed. Even Cox's brother, Jerry Gold, took a skeptical approach to his role as editor of the manuscript about his sister's supernatural experiences.
May 20, 2008
Authorities are investigating the death of a 50-year-old Lake Elsinore man found hanging in his Newport Beach jail cell. The man has not been publicly identified. Orange County prosecutors are investigating, which is routine, and did not return a call Monday. The Orange County coroner’s office and Newport Beach police referred calls to the prosecutors. Newport Beach police’s custodial officer found the man in his cell about 2 p.m. Thursday during a routine check and activated the emergency management system, according to police.
December 16, 2008
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following have been arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of an intoxicant. They are innocent until proven guilty. COSTA MESA Thursday Craig Seltzer, 25, Newport Beach Friday Mario Arcos, 24, Stanton Saturday Sarah Green, 22, Aliso Viejo Monday Laney Yates, 53, Costa Mesa NEWPORT BEACH Dec. 10 Jeffrey Aponte, 44, Newport Beach Steven Ochoa, 42, Anaheim Thursday Thomas Armstrong, 46, Laughlin, Nevada Marsha Willis, 59, Irvine Rick Martinez, 49, Cerritos Katherine Madden, 52, Newport Beach Friday Linda Sheetz, 53, Tustin Alberto Velazco, 28, Anaheim Katherine Shaver, 27, Irvine Saturday Aldrine Madlambayan, 19, Lake Elsinore Marco Hitzke, 32, Newport Beach Anahid Burkhart, 36, Irvine Kellie Bell, 39, Newport Beach Norma Garcia, 37, Santa Ana Peter Anderson, 20, Santa Ana Melissa Smith, 33, Huntington Beach Sunday Stuart Shanahan, 27, Newport Beach Kenneth Matijevich, 38, Huntington Beach Tuesday Nicholas Anich, 48, Newport Beach