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March 28, 2012
A 78-year-old Costa Mesa man missing since Sunday was found sans his shoes on a Trabuco Canyon trail, police said. Two mountain bikers found Vo Van Nguyen at Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park - about 21 miles from his home - on Wednesday morning, according to the Costa Mesa Police Department. Nguyen appeared disoriented and had trouble communicating. He was wearing only one sock. He was eventually taken to Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in Laguna Hills, where he was treated for dehydration, police said.
NEWS
By Lauren Williams | May 15, 2013
Orange County will not seek repayment of the $160,000 spent rescuing two Costa Mesa hikers who went missing Easter weekend in Trabuco Canyon, officials said Wednesday. Supervisor Shawn Nelson said the county does not have the legal authority to seek reimbursement. "We don't have a basis to go after them today - we didn't a month ago," he said. Rescue workers from Orange, Los Angeles and Riverside counties spent five days searching for Nicolas Cendoya, 19, and Kyndall Jack, 18. The pair went missing March 31 in Trabuco.
SPORTS
March 20, 2013
COSTA MESA - The Costa Mesa Pro Classic is providing its own version of March Madness at Costa Mesa Tennis Center. Through two rounds, only five of the top eight seeds remain in singles competition, and only one of the four top-seeded doubles pairs is alive. In singles play, third-seeded Bradley Klahn of Poway moved on, as did fourth, fifth and seventh seeds Matt Reid of Australia, Hans Podlipnik-Castillo of Chili, and Sanam Singh of India. Dropping out were sixth-seeded Daniel Kosakowski of Downey, who was beaten by Torrance's Jason Jung, and eighth-seeded Joshua Milton upended by America's Dennis Nevolo.
NEWS
By Lauren Williams | April 2, 2013
TRABUCO CANYON - About 20 searchers were set to be deployed overnight Tuesday to continue looking for two missing hikers from Costa Mesa, after hundreds of friends and family had shown up throughout the day to help. Rescue workers from various agencies will return to Trabuco Canyon in full force Wednesday morning, said Orange County Sheriff's Department Lt. Erin Giudice. Kyndall Jack, 18, and Nicholas Cendoya, 19, called authorities about 8:25 p.m. Sunday, saying they were lost but thought they were about a mile away from their car, according to the Sheriff's Department.
NEWS
By Jill Cowan, Lauren Williams and Jamie Rowe | April 4, 2013
TRABUCO CANYON - A Costa Mesa teen found Thursday after spending four nights missing in Trabuco Canyon was in good condition without any major internal injuries, a hospital spokesman said. Kyndall Jack, 18, arrived about 12:21 p.m. hypothermic, confused and with signs of dehydration, said John Murray, UC Irvine Medical Center's spokesman. She was given fluids and underwent diagnostic procedures for internal injuries. As of 9 p.m., Murray said she didn't have any major internal injuries but there weren't plans to discharge her Thursday night.
NEWS
July 14, 2000
JOSEPH BOO MISSION VIEJO - The way Trabuco Canyon's Little League Majors All-Star team played, its opponent had to play a virtually flawless game to win. But Newport Beach Little League didn't, and that cost the team in a 10-4 loss Thursday night in a District 55 baseball tournament elimination game at Youth Baseball Center in Mission Viejo. After three wins, NBLL ended its run into the tournament two games from the District finals. "We had a good run," NBLL manager Jim Ferguson said.
FEATURES
September 16, 2008
Editor’s note: These people have been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of an intoxicant. As with all suspects, they are considered innocent until proved guilty. Newport Beach Sept. 9 Neil Stoliar, 41, Monarch Beach Sept. 10 Mark St. Pierre, 37, Crown Point, NY Thursday Jonathon Averillstrom, 21, Coto de Caza Jacob Carlin, 21, Garden Grove Frederick Gonzales, 40, Laguna Beach Friday Asj Smith, 33, Irvine Joshua Oldham, 25, Newport Beach Joseph Baranauskas, 45, Newport Beach Saturday Bryan Glover, 28, San Diego Jacyln Green, 23, Costa Mesa Sunday Michael Harano, 46, San Clemente Kristen Bach, 26, Alta Loma Costa Mesa Sept.
NEWS
July 22, 2009
After work, Doctor Christopher Duma trades in his surgical instruments for musical ones. As front-man for the band Circle of Willis, his stage performances are music to the ears of his patients. You see, Duma uses the band to raise money for the patients in Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, where he works. This Friday, Duma and his band mates (all of whom are doctors) will come to the aid of 14-year-old Austen Landaas, who suffers from a rare form of leukemia called Acute Myelogenous Leukemia.
NEWS
August 25, 2004
These people have been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of an intoxicant. They have only been arrested on suspicion of a crime and, as with all suspects, are considered innocent until proved guilty. COSTA MESA Tuesday John Paul Collins, 47, Fullerton Wednesday Robert Allan Lillycrop, 45, Costa Mesa Pedro Escobar-Perez, 29, Santa Ana Thursday Trino James Reynoso, 28, Santa Ana Friday Brett Jason Marshall, 29, Costa Mesa Eric Michael Luis, 21, Corona Natasha Jolie Langer, 26, Newport Beach Saturday Nancy Jane Dulien, 52, Costa Mesa Mitchell Layne Matthews, 46, Costa Mesa Joel Alexander Perez, 23, Newport Beach Carlos Arturo Magana-Mendoza, 34, Santa Ana Sunday Aron Franco Barcenas, 27, Costa Mesa Emelia Christina Hajjar, 48, Irvine Matthew Brian Griswold, 21, Santa Ana NEWPORT BEACH Tuesday Cary James Haine, 33, Irvine Thursday Brett Adam Sollee, 21, Littleton, Colo.
NEWS
July 6, 2001
A Costa Mesa man and a Newport Beach man were among 11 individuals who were indicted by a Los Angeles grand jury Thursday in relation to a $1-million counterfeiting scheme, officials said. Among those charged are Stanley Eugene Martz, 58, of Newport Beach and his firm, Balport Image Ink, and George Noee Kent, 58, of Trabuco Canyon and his firm, Coast Business Systems, also known as Sea Coast Copiers Inc. of Costa Mesa. According to the indictment, the alleged crimes occurred in 1999 and 2000 and involved the resale of used Xerox copier cartridges that were packaged and sealed into a counterfeit Xerox box and sold as new. Arraignment for all defendants was postponed until Aug. 13. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephen O'Neil allowed them to remain free on their own recognizance but said the issue of the recommended $200,000 bail for each will be addressed at the next hearing.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck and Bradley Zint | January 16, 2014
Firefighters controlled a fire that broke out in Talbert Regional Park in Costa Mesa on Thursday after it burned nearly three acres. Authorities had almost fully contained the blaze by 4 p.m., nearly five hours after it sparked, according to Capt. Shane Sherwood of the Orange County Fire Authority. "Hand crews were still working, mopping up some hot spots," he said. On Wednesday, three suspicious brush fires broke out in Talbert and up the bluff in Fairview Park. Those fires, which burned about three-tenths of an acre combined, are being investigated as possible acts of arson, according to the Costa Mesa Fire Department.
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SPORTS
September 18, 2013
A full first round of doubles play and four first-round singles matches launched the first day of the main draw at the $10,000 Costa Mesa Pro Classic, part of the United States Tennis Assn. Pro Circuit tour, at Costa Mesa Tennis Center. There will be 12 singles matches Wednesday, including six of the top eight seeds, including Nicolas Meister, a Trabuco Canyon native and former UCLA player. The other top seed playing Wednesday with a Southern California connection is second-seeded Daniel Nguyen, of Oxnard, a former player for USC. Other players competing Wednesday include Carson High senior Deighton Baughman, Andre Dome of Arroyo Grande, Michael Grant of Santa Barbara, Eduardo Nava of Woodland Hills and three players with UCLA connections: current members Marcus Giron and Mackenzie McDonald, and former player Dennis Novikov.
NEWS
June 27, 2013
By Rick Rojas, Los Angeles Times Orange County fire officials said they are attempting to recoup the $55,000 it cost the department to recover two hikers who went missing for several days earlier this year in Orange County's back country. The Orange County Fire Authority said it was seeking restitution by filing a motion Wednesday in the criminal case of Nicolas Cendoya, one of the hikers, who now faces a felony count of possession of a controlled substance. "We feel we qualify as a victim" of Cendoya's alleged crime, said Kris Concepcion, a division chief for the fire authority.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | May 21, 2013
A state legislative proposal unanimously approved Tuesday by the Orange County Board of Supervisors would allow governments to be reimbursed for search-and-rescue costs resulting from people displaying "wanton or reckless conduct. " The proposal specifies that the rescues must have been for people 16 and older who "act in violation of any federal or state law or local ordinance and necessitates the use of emergency services," according to a news release from the office of 3rd District Supervisor Todd Spitzer.
NEWS
By Lauren Williams | May 15, 2013
Orange County will not seek repayment of the $160,000 spent rescuing two Costa Mesa hikers who went missing Easter weekend in Trabuco Canyon, officials said Wednesday. Supervisor Shawn Nelson said the county does not have the legal authority to seek reimbursement. "We don't have a basis to go after them today - we didn't a month ago," he said. Rescue workers from Orange, Los Angeles and Riverside counties spent five days searching for Nicolas Cendoya, 19, and Kyndall Jack, 18. The pair went missing March 31 in Trabuco.
NEWS
By Nicole Santa Cruz and Lauren Williams | May 1, 2013
One of the two hikers who went missing in Trabuco Canyon and inspired a $160,000 search effort has been charged with possession of methamphetamine, officials said. Deputies are reporting that they found 497 milligrams of methamphetamine in 19-year-old Nicolas Cendoya's car while they were searching for the Costa Mesa pair, said Farrah Emami, a spokeswoman with the district attorney's office. Cendoya was sent a letter to appear in court on May 22 to answer to the felony charge, which was filed Tuesday.
NEWS
April 30, 2013
A five-day search to find two missing Costa Mesa hikers cost more than $160,000, officials said Tuesday. Nicolas Cendoya, 19, and Kyndall Jack, 18, called authorities about 8 p.m. Easter Sunday from Trabuco Canyon, saying they were lost but thought they were a mile from their car. The cell phone died soon after. The search-and-rescue effort to find the Costa Mesa High School alumni took 1,907 hours, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Two other sheriff's departments, the California Emergency Management Agency, the Orange County Fire Authority and Orange County Parks joined the search.
NEWS
April 10, 2013
The two Costa Mesa hikers lost in Trabuco Canyon for several nights will not be billed for the days-long effort to bring them home, officials said Wednesday. The search, which included agencies from Orange, Ventura, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, stretched from March 31, Easter Sunday, through April 4 when Kyndall Jack, 18, was rescued from a rocky mountainside. Rescuers had found and rescued Nicolas Cendoya, 19, the night before. Neither teen will be billed for the rescue efforts, according to Gail Krause, public relations manager for the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
NEWS
By Lauren Williams | April 5, 2013
As the second day of searching for two missing Costa Mesa hikers ended, resident John Sendrey decided it had gone on long enough. The 42-year-old IBM programmer thought a data- and technology-driven approach could be the key to finding Kyndall Jack, 18, and Nicolas Cendoya, 19. He took four buses and rode his bike to get to Trabuco Canyon armed with his iPad, iPhone and computer. "My plan was to go out there, not to do the actual search … but to implement the technology out there," Sendrey said.
NEWS
By Jill Cowan | April 5, 2013
In a statement released Friday afternoon, one of the two Costa Mesa teens rescued from a hike gone wrong in Trabuco Canyon thanked the hundreds who staged the massive search for the pair and said he looked forward to seeing for himself that his hiking partner was recovering. "I was so relieved to hear that Kyndall [Jack, 18] was found and will be OK," said Nicolas Cendoya, 19. "I can't wait to see her face-to-face and give her a big hug. I just want to see for myself that she's OK. " Cendoya and Jack, who headed into the scrubby wilds near Rancho Santa Margarita on Easter Sunday, got separated early into their nearly weeklong ordeal, he previously told authorities.
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