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December 28, 2013
Someone spray painted the words "boats n hoes" on a sign welcoming drivers to Newport Beach near Sage Hill School, according to police. A passerby on Newport Coast Drive reported the graffiti to the Newport Beach police shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday, Lt. Evan Sailor said. The phrase likely references a song and music video featured in the Will Ferrell comedy "Step Brothers. " Sailor said an officer responded to take a report and police are investigating the graffiti as vandalism to city property.
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NEWS
By Lauren Williams, lauren.williams@latimes.com | June 13, 2011
COSTA MESA — Councilman Steve Mensinger found a sign posted in his yard and his truck vandalized, according to the official's Facebook page. "On a sad note of story that will not appear in the L.A. Times, our family was visited by a group of union supporters sometime last night," Mensinger wrote in a status update. "After they put a 'Cancel the layoff' sign in my yard they applied paint to my car and proceeded over to the Pop Warner bins where they scribbled the words 'KKK' along with an assortment of other painted designs.
NEWS
November 29, 2000
Danette Goulet NEWPORT-MESA -- Vandals wreaked havoc on at least half the public school campuses in Newport-Mesa over the four-day holiday weekend, district officials said. At three Costa Mesa schools -- Davis Education Center, Costa Mesa High School and the site leased to Coastline Community College -- vandals threw manhole covers through windows and ransacked offices in search of cash and valuables, said Eric Jetta, director of facilities and maintenance operations for the district.
NEWS
December 18, 2000
Danette Goulet NEWPORT-MESA -- Vandalism is a problem that costs taxpayers in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District upward of $25,000 each year. During the last school year, between Sept. 1, 1999, and June 1, 2000, the district's maintenance department reported 179 incidents of vandalism that required cleaning or repair of school property. Many of those incidents included multiple broken windows or locks or were listed as "clean graffiti from entire school."
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | October 25, 2012
In a small news conference Thursday morning, the Costa Mesa Taxpayers Assn. president repeated concerns about the level of violence against campaign signs and union influence in the city. Jim Fitzpatrick, speaking outside City Hall before a table filled with photos of destroyed signs, called the month's incidents "not your average sign vandalism. " The destruction - reportedly by knife, paintball, tearing, stomping and bicycle - has been prevalent among all sides of this year's election.
NEWS
March 9, 2005
Barry Faulkner The UC Irvine men's basketball team will meet Idaho tonight at 6 in the first round of the Big West Conference tournament at the Anaheim Convention Center. The Anteaters (15-12), are the No. 5 seed in the eight-team tournament, in which the top four seeds get first-round byes. UCI is 2-0 this season against the Vandals (8-21), the No. 8 seed, including a 67-62 overtime triumph Feb. 24 in Moscow. A UCI victory would put the Anteaters into Thursday's second round against fourth-seeded Cal State Northridge.
NEWS
April 20, 2000
-- Danette Goulet NEWPORT BEACH -- Police have arrested two men and one male juvenile on suspicion of vandalism for allegedly launching golf balls at parked vehicles, authorities said Wednesday. Michael David Ferketic and Lawson Mickie McClung, both 18, and a 16-year-old male are accused of shattering windshields and denting cars by throwing golf balls from a moving vehicle. The teens were arrested at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday near Fifth and Iris avenues in Corona del Mar after a Newport Beach Police officer heard noises resembling fireworks or small-caliber gunshots coming from a 1991 Ford Mustang, according to a police report.
NEWS
December 15, 2004
Marisa O'Neil Some Grinch stole the baby Jesus and a sheep from a local church nativity scene. Life-sized, hand-painted plywood cutouts of Mary, Joseph, the three wise men and one sheep gaze adoringly at an empty wooden frame for a cradle in front of Mesa Verde United Methodist Church. Church leaders did not notify police when they found the pieces missing Thursday morning, but the loss is significant to them, the Rev. Stephanie Toon, associate pastor of the church, said.
NEWS
March 1, 2001
Richard Dunn As if Ron Benedict's job as superintendent of the golf course at Newport Beach Country Club isn't tough enough with the steady rain this week, some bozo has been making life even more miserable him. Just prior to this week's Toshiba Senior Classic, a time-honored stone pine tree at the 16th hole was cut down by a vandal in the middle of the night with a chain saw. And, apparently, the culprit was...
NEWS
September 5, 2003
Deepa Bharath Police arrested two teenagers on Wednesday on suspicion of spray-painting on church property, officials said. Costa Mesa officers responded to a call about someone vandalizing Lighthouse Church in the 800 block of Anaheim Avenue at about 6 p.m., Lt. Dale Birney said. Police arrested 18-year-old Cesar Salgado-Miranda and a 17-year-old boy, both of Costa Mesa. Detectives found the teens near the church, Birney said. "The two had spray-painted a dumpster and a cinderblock wall, both on church property," he said.
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