March 19, 2012
Two recent graduates of Newport Coast private school Sage Hill were named in Forbes magazine's "30 under 30 list. " Mark Ramadan, 25, was recognized in the category of food and wine and Matthew Schlicht, 23, for social and mobile. Ramadan is the co-founder of Sir Kensington's Gourmet Scooping Ketchup, which is sold by more than 1,000 retailers, including Whole Foods and Williams-Sonoma. Ramadan started the venture with Scott Norton in their Brown University dorm room before launching in 2010.
June 6, 2002
Deepa Bharath SANTA ANA - A jury on Wednesday convicted a Downey man of first-degree murder, saying he publicly shot and killed a Newport Beach resident a year ago in the parking lot of a Costa Mesa fast-food restaurant. The grisly shooting killed 49-year-old Miroslav Maric on the afternoon of May 18, 2001, in a crowded parking lot of a Jack in the Box restaurant at the intersection of Tustin Avenue and 17th Street. The incident was witnessed by several people.
September 9, 2010
COSTA MESA — Newport-Mesa Muslims on Friday will join worldwide celebrations of what is known as Eid al-Fitr , which marks the end of Ramadan, Islam's holy month. The celebration began Thursday night after the last prayer with a chant embracing and thanking God, and will continue Friday morning with prayers, gift exchanges and visitations with friends and family. For Muslims, celebrating Eid is about thanking God for allowing them another chance to exercise discipline, test their self-restraint and generosity . "Eid is the celebration of God's forgiveness," said Imam Sayed Moustafa Al-Qazwini of the Islamic Educational Center of Orange County in Costa Mesa.
February 20, 2002
A jury trial was postponed from Tuesday to March 25 in the case of a 42-year-old man suspected of shooting and killing a Newport Beach resident outside a Costa Mesa fast-food eatery in May. Police officials suspect Ramadan Dokovic was the trigger man in the May shooting in which Newport Beach resident Miroslav Maric was murdered.Several witnesses reportedly saw the shooting that happened on a Friday afternoon in a bustling shopping center at the corner of 17th Street and Tustin Avenue.
May 30, 2002
Deepa Bharath Closing arguments will begin today in the trial of Ramadan Dokovic. The defense rested its case Wednesday. Both the prosecution and the defense presented several witnesses, including people who saw the Costa Mesa incident that happened in the parking lot of the Jack in the Box restaurant at the corner of 17th Street and Tustin Avenue. The prosecution brought in about a dozen witnesses. Most of them told the court that they saw the men fight over a gun and Dokovic shoot Miroslav Maric several times.
June 4, 2002
A jury is still deliberating the fate of Ramadan Dokovic, the Downey man accused of publicly shooting and killing a 49-year-old Newport Beach resident a year ago in a Costa Mesa fast-food eatery parking lot. The jury on Monday had asked portions of the evidence to be reread to them and posed a few questions on laws relating to involuntary manslaughter. The prosecution alleged that Dokovic shot Miroslav Maric out of frustration from not getting a few stolen Rolex watches he had expected to get. The shooting, witnessed by several people, happened the afternoon of May 18, 2001, in the parking lot of a Jack in the Box restaurant at the corner of 17th Street and Tustin Avenue in Costa Mesa Dokovic pleaded not guilty to the murder charge.
June 2, 2001
There won't be any answers soon in the daytime shooting death of a Newport Beach man in a crowded Costa Mesa parking lot. On Friday, the arraignment of Ramadan Dokovic, 42, of Downey in the slaying of Miroslav Maric, 48, was continued until July 16 at Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach. Costa Mesa police said the two men were sitting in a Mercedes Benz convertible when they got into an argument and Maric was shot at least twice May 18 in the parking lot of a Jack in the Box at 17th Street and Tustin Avenue.
September 10, 2002
A 43-year-old man found guilty of shooting and killing a Newport Beach resident in broad daylight last year was sentenced Friday to 50 years to life in prison. Ramadan Dokovic of Downey was convicted June 5 of murdering Miroslav Maric, 49, in a crowded Jack in the Box restaurant parking lot at the corner of 17th Street and Tustin Avenue on May 18, 2001. The grisly incident was witnessed by several people, many who testified during the trial. The trial also unfolded details about a credit card fraud ring operated in the Newport-Mesa area by Dokovic's cousin Mike Dokovic.
May 22, 2002
Deepa Bharath SANTA ANA -- The prosecution and defense on Tuesday told similar stories with contrasting conclusions during their opening statements in the trial for a Downey man accused of killing a 49-year-old Newport Beach man in the crowded parking lot of a Costa Mesa fast-food restaurant a year ago. Several witnesses for the prosecution Tuesday said they either saw or heard Ramadan Dokovic, 42, shoot Miroslav Maric...