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November 19, 2009
A teenager suspected by Newport Beach police of being the lone gunman that got away during a search last month near Fashion Island was killed by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies, authorities confirmed. Dalton Rahman, 18, was shot by Los Angeles County Sheriffs SWAT team members when he wrested a gun away from one of them as they tried to arrest him, according to a statement released by the sheriff’s department Nov. 6. Newport Beach police said Rahman was the man who eluded capture in early October, when officers went to a parking lot near Fashion Island where three men were reported acting suspiciously.
FEATURES
April 17, 2008
Trying to inspire wonder, discovery and responsibility in natural and cultural worlds has been the mission for the National History Museum of Los Angeles County since 1913. The museum sees people, as well as the elements surrounding them in the world, as all connected. This philosophy is reflected in its practices at the museum, which offers insightful educational opportunities and promotes curiosity and understanding. The museum safeguards more than 35 million specimens and artifacts and offers three floors of permanent exhibits.
LOCAL
By Michael Miller | August 3, 2007
Mike Morgan, the new chief of the Costa Mesa Fire Department, was publicly sworn in at a ceremony Thursday morning, three days after he officially began work in his new post. The former assistant fire chief of Los Angeles County, Morgan replaced interim Fire Chief Steven Parker, who ran the department since August 2006. He received his badge at a ceremony at Fire Station 5, with Mayor Allan Mansoor, City Councilwomen Katrina Foley and Linda Dixon, City Manager Allan Roeder and others in attendance.
SPORTS
July 30, 2010
Bill Barnett, the coach of the Newport Water Polo Foundation 18-and-under team, isn't concerned that the schedules for the girls' teams in the S&R Sport USA Water Polo National Junior Olympics aren't complete. The tournament starts Thursday in Los Angeles County. Barnett always knows what to expect, no matter the opponent. "All the teams there are tough," Barnett said. "[Most teams] are composed of players that have graduated [high school]. We're competing with players that are coming back to our high school.
LOCAL
By Joseph Serna | March 10, 2010
A Newport Beach police officer was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving over the weekend in Los Angeles County, according to arrest records provided Tuesday by the California Highway Patrol. Monica Aguilar was arrested Friday night on the eastbound 10 Freeway at Crenshaw Boulevard in Arlington Heights, a Los Angeles neighborhood. Aguilar was pulled over about 9:25 p.m. for driving with tinted windows, according to the CHP. While talking to her, the officer reported noticing signs that Aguilar was intoxicated and gave her a field sobriety exam, said CHP Officer John Harris.
NEWS
February 1, 2008
Assemblyman Chuck DeVore proposed a bill this week that would require the state to sell the land occupied by the Los Angeles Coliseum and Memorial Sports Arena. DeVore said USC or private investors could do more with the property than the state has done with it and that its sale would help California deal with its projected $14.5-billion deficit. Preliminary appraisals have placed the property’s value at about $700 million. With a serious injection of funding from a private source, Los Angeles County could even try to court an NFL team, which would bring in a lot of extra tax dollars, DeVore said.
LOCAL
August 21, 2008
Los Angeles County coroners will begin investigating whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the fatal motorcycle crash of a 28-year-old Costa Mesan. Police say David Deane’s 2004 Yamaha motorcycle sped across the double yellow lines on an Angeles Crest Highway curve and slammed head-on into a 2006 Dodge Ram pickup truck just before noon on Tuesday. The crash happened near Mt. Wilson, north of Pasadena. An L.A. Los Angeles County helicopter witnessed the accident from above and quickly touched down on the road nearby the crash to provide medical aid, authorities said.
NEWS
June 8, 2001
Newport Harbor High senior Chris Manderino, already selected to play in the Orange County All-Star Football Game, will also represent Orange County in the Los Angeles-Orange County Charity Football Classic, scheduled July 28 at Cerritos College. Manderino, the Newport-Mesa District Most Valuable Player and an All-CIF Southern Section Division VI selection, led the Sailors to back-to-back section title games. He was the starting quarterback in 1999, when the Tars went 13-0-1 and won the section crown, but shifted to tailback early in his senior campaign.
NEWS
By Lauren Vane | March 31, 2006
A Newport Coast resident and Los Angeles County deputy district attorney was appointed to the Superior Court bench this week by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Richard Goul, 48, now leads the sexual assault unit in the Long Beach branch of the district attorney's office. He will fill the vacancy on the bench left by the death of Judge Robert Sandoval, according to a Wednesday news release from the governor's office. "I was taken a bit by surprise," Goul said. "I'm very excited about the opportunity to continue the commitment I have to justice on a different level."
BUSINESS
By Joseph Serna | February 18, 2010
John Canalis, most recently with the Long Beach Press-Telegram, will begin Monday as the new editor for the Daily Pilot, Huntington Beach Independent and Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot, Times Community News executives announced. Canalis, 38, will oversee the production of the three papers in print and online. He’ll also oversee the youth sports website GameON OC, the staff blog OC Now, and lead Times Community News in its partnership with the Orange County Local News Network.
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NEWS
By Jill Cowan | April 29, 2014
Candidates for the Orange County Board of Supervisors' 2nd District seat sparred over pensions, problem-solving and their community ties Monday night in a debate that took on something of a wonkish tone. The four are vying to replace Supervisor John Moorlach, who will be termed out next year. About 160 community members gathered at the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center for the seventh Feet to the Fire forum, where candidates for local or regional office meet with a panel of journalists in an informal TV talk show-style discussion.
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NEWS
By Jill Cowan | March 15, 2014
Posted unobtrusively low in the floor-to-ceiling front window of a trendy salad joint or fading in its plastic sleeve at the sushi place next door, the orange-ringed seal has for decades been a great equalizer of sorts among Orange County restaurants - theoretically useful, but often unnoticed. Now, an Orange County Grand Jury report recommends that those orange rings be switched out in favor of a stoplight-style color code, reviving a long-simmering debate over the county's restaurant health rating system.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | October 4, 2013
Los Angeles County coroner's officials Friday identified the first of four victims who perished when a jet crashed into a hangar at Santa Monica Airport this past weekend. Lauren Winkler, 28, of Irvine was killed Sunday when a twin-engine Cessna Citation she was riding in touched down at the airport, then veered hard right off the runway and smashed into an airport hangar, bursting into flames and collapsing the building. All four aboard the aircraft were killed. Los Angeles-based construction company Morley Builders announced that its chief executive, 63-year-old Mark Benjamin, and his 28-year-old son, Luke, a senior project engineer, were also on the plane, although coroner's investigators have yet to confirm their identities.
NEWS
By Jeremiah Dobruck and This post has been corrected, as noted below. | July 30, 2013
Coast Community College District Trustee Jim Moreno is trying to return to county government, a comfortable place after spending decades in neighboring Los Angeles County's inner workings, he said. Moreno, whose second term ends in December 2014, is running to replace Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach. He is the only Democrat in a field of Republicans seeking the non-partisan position. Because of term limits, Moorlach's seat will be open in 2014, leaving a vacancy representing an area that includes Costa Mesa, Newport Beach and Huntington Beach in the 2nd District of the five-member board.
NEWS
August 31, 2012
Morgan died peacefully on August 20, 2012, in Corona del Mar, California, with his wife of 53 years, Mary, at his side. Born March 25, 1933, in Oxnard, California to Kenneth Frederick and Phyllis Lord Morgan, Morgan spent his childhood in Los Feliz and his summers on Balboa Island. Morgan graduated with honors and as student body president from John Marshall High School in 1951. He did his undergraduate studies at University of California at Los Angeles. He was a proud member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and enjoyed remaining connected to his brothers by supporting their affiliated American Leadership Academy.
NEWS
By Sarah Peters | March 19, 2012
Thirty years ago, a good Indian meal in Orange County was hard to come by. "When we opened in 1982, there were no Indian restaurants in Orange County at that time," said Arun Puri, who owns Royal Khyber Fine Indian Cuisine at South Coast Plaza Village with his wife, Urmil Puri. Almost as a hobby - and to save commuting time - Arun Puri opened an Indian eatery on Jamboree Road and Bristol Street. It would later move to a smaller space near the Costa Mesa-Santa Ana border across from South Coast Plaza, at the invitation of the Segerstrom family.
NEWS
By Lauren Williams | January 19, 2012
LOS ANGELES — Newport-Mesa Unified Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard testified Wednesday that racy emails sent between him and a subordinate when he ran the school district in Beverly Hills had nothing to do with why he increased that subordinate's car allowance and gave her a bonus. Karen Anne Christiansen was a top performer, and he and members of the school board believed she deserved more money, he testified on the witness stand in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Prosecutors have alleged that the attention Hubbard received in a "special relationship" with Christiansen, then Beverly Hills Unified's facilities director, led him to enhance her car allowance and give her bonuses without the legally required school board approval.
SPORTS
July 30, 2010
Bill Barnett, the coach of the Newport Water Polo Foundation 18-and-under team, isn't concerned that the schedules for the girls' teams in the S&R Sport USA Water Polo National Junior Olympics aren't complete. The tournament starts Thursday in Los Angeles County. Barnett always knows what to expect, no matter the opponent. "All the teams there are tough," Barnett said. "[Most teams] are composed of players that have graduated [high school]. We're competing with players that are coming back to our high school.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | May 30, 2010
Newport Beach police on Saturday took into custody a missing 4-year-old girl and her mother, who allegedly abducted her Friday at Fashion Island, authorities said. Symphony Aiton and her mother, Angela Marie Aiton, 34, disappeared about 6:30 p.m., when they were having a supervised, court-approved visitation. With her foster father's permission, Aiton took her daughter to the restroom. They never returned. An Amber Alert was issued. Los Angeles police arrested Aiton on Saturday afternoon after a civilian reported seeing her Jeep Grand Cherokee.
BUSINESS
By From staff reports | May 6, 2010
Jamie Rowe, a copy editor and page designer for the Daily Pilot and its sister publications in Orange and Los Angeles counties, has been promoted to web editor for Los Angeles Times Community News, South, effective May 16. Rowe, 27, will oversee the online operations for the Daily Pilot, Huntington Beach Independent, Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot and OC Now, a site that aggregates content from the community newspapers, as well as the Los Angeles...
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