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By Brianna Bailey | February 14, 2009
A 22-year-old Costa Mesa woman died after a Jeep struck her as she was standing in a traffic lane after a car accident on the 60 Freeway in Los Angeles County on Friday. The woman was headed eastbound on the 60 Freeway just east of Grand Avenue in Diamond Bar about 3:30 p.m. when the 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe she was driving struck the center divider, according to a California Highway Patrol report. The crash flipped the Hyundai onto its side, blocking the carpool lane, where a second car, a 2007 Toyota Yaris, smashed into it, according to the report.
By Kelly Strodl | January 22, 2008
After a high speed chase that moved into Los Angeles County, Costa Mesa police have arrested two men allegedly involved in an armed robbery of a Costa Mesa bank this morning, according to police. Three men entered the Downey Savings at 360 E. 17th St. at about 10 a.m., took control of the bank and grabbed cash before fleeing, police said. The men drove away — using a getaway driver — in a blue car but swapped it later at Cabrillo Street when meeting another suspect driving a black Toyota Sequoia, police said.
By Joseph Serna | August 18, 2008
A Costa Mesa man’s pre-trial hearing for allegedly threatening his ex-wife, possessing explosives and endangering a child has been moved to Los Angeles County because Orange County judges have all recused themselves, prosecutors said Monday. All future hearings for Ronald Turner, 44, will be in Los Angeles County up until the trial, if it goes that far, prosecutors said, because authorities suspect Turner threatened an Orange County judge along with his ex-wife and Huntington Beach police.
December 18, 2002
Elizabeth Eddy, the first girl to score a touchdown in the Newport-Mesa Junior All-American league, competed in the All-Conference finale Dec. 7. Eddy, 11, earned a spot on the Orange County all-conference team that lost to Los Angeles County's squad, 19-12. Though she made a name for herself as a running back, Eddy played as a defensive back, while her Seahawk teammate Buzzy Yokayama was an all-conference defensive lineman. Eddy played in portions of the first quarter, then the entire fourth quarter.
December 22, 2007
Danielle Fishel, a former child star best known for her work on ABC’s “Boy Meets World,” was arrested early Thursday morning on a drunken driving warrant from Los Angeles County. Sgt. Randy Querry of the Newport Beach Police Department said officers arrested the 26-year-old actress shortly before 5 a.m. near the intersection of San Joaquin Hills and Jamboree roads. She was booked in the city jail and released soon afterward on bail. Querry said Fishel, who also works as a spokeswoman for the NutriSystem diet program, was not drunk when officers flagged her down.
August 21, 2008
Huntington Beach Mayor Debbie Cook challenged her congressional rival Rep. Dana Rohrabacher on Thursday to three town-hall-style debates before the November election. “The voters in our district should have meaningful opportunities to hear our very different goals and visions for the 46th district,” the Democrat said in her news release challenging Rohrabacher. “The congressman has been willing to debate in previous elections; I hope he will agree to join me in a series of forums that will present our positions directly to the voters.
December 19, 2001
Tom Jackson of Newport Beach placed first in the 12- and 13-year-old boys division of the 2001 NFL Gatorade Punt, Pass & Kick championship at Qualcomm Stadium during the San Diego Chargers football game against the Oakland Raiders. Jackson won in earlier rounds against local competitors from Orange County and Los Angeles County. The competition in San Diego featured the top five qualifiers from 11 regional contests in California, Hawaii and Nevada.
August 3, 2002
Adele and Mel Mann The Daily Pilot editorial titled "Dunes sale a sad ending" (June 28) revealed the Pilot's implied attack against the Greenlight law. It's as if Greenlight killed the Dunes hotel project. There was no Greenlight election on the Dunes hotel. But it was obvious that the many citizens throughout Newport Beach appeared to be adamantly opposed to the proposed Dunes hotel, especially those residents in the vicinity of the hotel. Fortunately, the project died.
August 12, 2007
Mike Morgan was sworn in as the Costa Mesa Fire Department's new chief at the end of July. A 22-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Morgan served as a battalion chief, firefighter paramedic and urban search and rescue instructor during his time there. He also sharpened his management skills by helping to oversee a department with 161 stations covering 3 million people. Two weeks into his new job as Costa Mesa's fire chief, Morgan spoke with the Daily Pilot about his visions for the future.
By Brianna Bailey | January 2, 2010
David H. “Debonair Dave” Clark was tired of his friend’s wife nagging him to find a job, so he shot her in the back yard of the couple’s Costa Mesa home on Nov. 11, 1953, while his friend slept. An unemployed, former Los Angeles County deputy district attorney, Clark had been sleeping on George and Rose Blair’s couch at their home in the 200 block of Palmer Street for six months at the time of the shooting, according to historical news accounts. Clark had been acquitted of two other murders, and had gone through two divorces, a string of jobs, and a whole lot of liquor since he left the district attorney’s office in 1931 for an unsuccessful run for municipal judge.
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