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February 26, 2013
A fire in the 2500 block of Orange Avenue in Costa Mesa caused about $50,000 in damage to an apartment complex, firefighters said Monday. No one was injured in the fire, which was reported after noon Sunday, said Costa Mesa Fire Department Battalion Chief Chris Coates. The blaze, which firefighters believe started in the water heater area of the two-story building, was knocked down in about 25 minutes, Coates said. About 25 firefighters arrived within five minutes of the 12:07 p.m. call and found smoke and fire coming from a window, he said.
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April 30, 2013
Stoneman, Mary Keith March 4, 1926-April 1, 2013 Mass, May 10, 2013, 11:00 A.M. at St. Joachim Catholic Church 1964 Orange Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA    949-574-7400
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By Daily Pilot staff | September 17, 2009
Costa Mesa police have identified a man arrested on suspicion of attempting to kill his wife earlier today as 75-year-old Kenneth Leake. Police allege that Leake shot her in the head at their Eastside Costa Mesa home. They identified the victim as Doris Leake, 72. Voter registration records list a Kenneth and Doris Leake as living in the 2000 block of Orange Avenue. The shooting occurred shortly after noon near the corner of Orange Avenue and Sierks Street. The victim was alive and conscious when police arrived at the couple’s home afterward, police said.
NEWS
This post has been updated, as noted below. | August 17, 2013
The wife of U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) is suing her former landlord over a security deposit, according to Orange County Superior Court records. Rhonda Rohrabacher filed a breach-of-contract complaint Monday against Robert Polyniak for at least $20,100. The amount represents the original $6,700 deposit on the Eastside Costa Mesa home and a $13,400 penalty, said her attorney, Devin Lucas. The Rohrabachers signed a lease for the 2,200-square-foot, single-family home on Orange Avenue in February 2010.
NEWS
July 30, 2013
A special "meet the mayor" session in Costa Mesa will take place Thursday and focus on sober treatment homes, city officials announced Tuesday. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at 198 Buoy St. in Costa Mesa's Eastside, near the corner of East Bay Street and Orange Avenue. Mayor Jim Righeimer will lead the discussion and talk about the city's strategy "in dealing with these properties," according to a city news release. Costa Mesa police and city code enforcement officers will attend the meeting as well.
NEWS
September 22, 2012
A 12-year-old Costa Mesa boy was arrested Friday after accidentally setting fire to his home, causing about $90,000 in damages, authorities said. When firefighters arrived at the scene at 4:17 p.m., they found a fire behind the boy's home in the 1500 block of Orange Avenue. A pickup truck, boat, storage shed and wooden fence were in flames. Costa Mesa Police Sgt. Matt Grimmond said the fire started after the boy was "playing around" with matches and lighting leaves on fire. A team of 25 firefighters extinguished the fire within 10 minutes.
LOCAL
December 22, 2009
AREA 1 Monrovia Avenue: A vehicle was reported burglarized in the 1700 block at 7:39 a.m. Monday. Avalon Street: Vandalism was reported in the 2200 block at 9:20 a.m. Monday. Harbor Boulevard: A commercial burglary was reported in the 3000 block at 3:10 p.m. Monday. AREA 2 Orange Avenue: Vandalism was reported in the 1700 block at 11:10 a.m. Monday. Orange Avenue: A petty theft was reported in the 1500 block at 2:22 p.m. Monday.
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NEWS
March 18, 2014
Costa Mesa East 17th Street: Public drunkenness was reported in the 200 block at 5 p.m. Saturday. Bristol Street: Petty theft was reported in the 3300 block at 8 p.m. Saturday. Towne Street: Assault with a deadly weapon was reported in the 800 block at 8:32 p.m. Saturday. Harbor Boulevard: Petty theft was reported in the 2600 block at 9 p.m. Saturday. Pomona Avenue: Public drunkenness was reported in the 1900 block at 11:31 p.m. Saturday. East Mesa Verde Drive: Petty theft from a vehicle reportedly occurred between midnight and 10 a.m. Sunday in the 2700 block.
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This post has been updated, as noted below. | August 17, 2013
The wife of U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) is suing her former landlord over a security deposit, according to Orange County Superior Court records. Rhonda Rohrabacher filed a breach-of-contract complaint Monday against Robert Polyniak for at least $20,100. The amount represents the original $6,700 deposit on the Eastside Costa Mesa home and a $13,400 penalty, said her attorney, Devin Lucas. The Rohrabachers signed a lease for the 2,200-square-foot, single-family home on Orange Avenue in February 2010.
NEWS
July 30, 2013
A special "meet the mayor" session in Costa Mesa will take place Thursday and focus on sober treatment homes, city officials announced Tuesday. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at 198 Buoy St. in Costa Mesa's Eastside, near the corner of East Bay Street and Orange Avenue. Mayor Jim Righeimer will lead the discussion and talk about the city's strategy "in dealing with these properties," according to a city news release. Costa Mesa police and city code enforcement officers will attend the meeting as well.
NEWS
April 30, 2013
Stoneman, Mary Keith March 4, 1926-April 1, 2013 Mass, May 10, 2013, 11:00 A.M. at St. Joachim Catholic Church 1964 Orange Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA    949-574-7400
NEWS
February 26, 2013
A fire in the 2500 block of Orange Avenue in Costa Mesa caused about $50,000 in damage to an apartment complex, firefighters said Monday. No one was injured in the fire, which was reported after noon Sunday, said Costa Mesa Fire Department Battalion Chief Chris Coates. The blaze, which firefighters believe started in the water heater area of the two-story building, was knocked down in about 25 minutes, Coates said. About 25 firefighters arrived within five minutes of the 12:07 p.m. call and found smoke and fire coming from a window, he said.
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