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February 3, 2001
Deepa Bharath NEWPORT BEACH -- Police and the district attorney's office are working to determine which charges should be filed against a Costa Mesa man found in possession of five pounds of marijuana and a cache of assault rifles. Edward Robert Rogers, 30, was arrested at about 11:55 a.m. Thursday when Newport Beach Police Department detectives, in a traffic stop, seized two pounds of high-quality marijuana from Rogers' 1989 white Chevrolet pickup truck.
NEWS
November 24, 2008
Sheriff Sandra Hutchens deserves our applause and support for ordering a review of the more than 400 concealed-weapons permits. It would be irresponsible of her to not do this. The sheriff has rightly determined that the safety of the community is the greater good to be preserved over those who seek special privileges. Permits should be rare and reluctantly granted. It is reasonable to require the person who wishes to carry a concealed weapon to pass a rigorous review process, based on convincing necessity and the history of the person.
NEWS
July 11, 2005
Lindsay Sandham A man dressed entirely in black approaches a young boy and reaches out to grab him. Without hesitation, the boy turns to run away, screaming "You're not my father!" Far from an attempted kidnapping, the boy, 8-year-old Vidal Arroyo of Rancho Santa Margarita, was doing precisely what he's been taught. Vidal has been studying at Kung Fu San Soo Street Smarts in Laguna Hills for a couple of years, learning self-defense techniques and self discipline.
NEWS
March 7, 2014
As you've likely read, the Orange County Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to hire 15 retired sheriff's deputies to process an increase in applications for concealed-weapons permits. They did this in response to a U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that will allow more people to carry guns under their clothing without strong justification. Now, it could be argued, quite accurately, that the board and the sheriff are merely following the law by trying to speed up the processing of some 1,000 pending concealed weapons applications.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | January 16, 2007
Every week, one or two at a time, the messages land in the e-mail in-boxes in Alison Walske's classroom: "We are very careful with our weapons and have to undergo rigorous training before we are even allowed to be issued one. Unfortunately, our jobs are very demanding and we weren't able to take time off for Thanksgiving, but we did have turkey at the chowhall, which was nice … " "I get to carry an M-16, but there are a...
NEWS
February 11, 2004
Deepa Bharath A visitor to a gun show over the weekend accidentally shot a vendor in a neighboring stall when the gun he was looking at misfired, officials said Tuesday. The vendor was not seriously hurt and was treated by paramedics on scene, but he refused to be taken to the hospital, said Pam Highwart, spokeswoman for the Orange County Fairgrounds. "The bullet did not hit him directly," she said. "It actually bounced off another object, and then a piece of it grazed the vendor."
NEWS
May 17, 2004
Alicia Robinson Two Costa Mesa entrepreneurs are aiming their new products at holes in the weapons industry. Mitch Barrie and Ron Welsh, proprietors of Mesa Tactical, have developed accessories that let shooters attach sights and lights or change the stocks on their shotguns, and they have plans for more products in the works. Customers, which include military and law enforcement clients as well as private gun owners, want these products but not many companies make them, Welsh said.
NEWS
March 28, 2004
Three arrested in bust held on bail Three men suspected of running an underground firearms market are being held on bail of $500,000 each by the Superior Court of Orange County and a no-bail hold was also placed on the suspects by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the largest investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security. The three men -- Agustin Perez Razo, 26, of Sacramento; Roberto Rodriguez, 31, of Santa Ana; and Miguel Garay, 28, of Monrovia -- were arrested Thursday outside of Kmart in Costa Mesa on suspicion of selling more than $80,000 worth of black market firearms and illegal drugs, Costa Mesa Police Lt. John FitzPatrick said.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | August 11, 2008
The investigation into two biker gangs that got into a violent melee at a Newport Beach bar last month expanded Monday, when more than 50 SWAT officers raided a massive compound in Riverside County searching for weapons belonging to the Set Free Soldiers, police said. Authorities are expected to work through the night clearing out the site, made up of several commercial buildings police believe contain the same kinds of weapons authorities seized in seven raids last week, Newport Beach police Sgt. Evan Sailor said.
NEWS
October 8, 2001
Roger Carlson The prospect of watching what is supposedly a matchup of the top two high school football teams in the nation, or universe for that matter, was so alluring that more than 100 press credentials were issued and the lines of photographers up and down the sidelines at Veterans Stadium in Long Beach Saturday night were second to only a Super Bowl, or college bowl game on New Year's Day. And, there's always...
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By Jill Cowan | March 20, 2014
A backlog of applications for concealed weapons permits in Orange County has grown to almost 3,000, officials said Thursday, as the Orange County Sheriff's Department scrambles to speed up the process. The department is working out the logistics of a major staffing increase to help handle the flood, spokesman Lt. Jeff Hallock said. The increase started in the wake of a decision to roll back restrictions in response to a pro-gun ruling by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
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NEWS
March 7, 2014
As you've likely read, the Orange County Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to hire 15 retired sheriff's deputies to process an increase in applications for concealed-weapons permits. They did this in response to a U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that will allow more people to carry guns under their clothing without strong justification. Now, it could be argued, quite accurately, that the board and the sheriff are merely following the law by trying to speed up the processing of some 1,000 pending concealed weapons applications.
NEWS
By Jill Cowan | March 4, 2014
Orange County supervisors cleared the way Tuesday to hire 15 retired sheriff's deputies to speed up the processing of more than 1,000 concealed weapon applications that have poured in since a federal appellate court ruling relaxed gun restrictions. Orange County has received so many applications since the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that sheriff's officials said it would take a full year to process all the paperwork unless additional employees were brought in. Sheriff  Sandra Hutchens  told supervisors Tuesday that she believed the hundreds of applications for carrying a concealed weapon were just an “initial rush” and predicted the trend would taper off. Supervisor Todd Spitzer, who has pushed to expedite the processing of the applications, said he was pleased that Hutchens was bringing aboard temporary help to clear out the paper.
NEWS
October 16, 2013
Police have arrested a Costa Mesa woman who allegedly drove through her neighbors' lawns and recklessly down the street, disregarding the safety of pedestrians including children headed to school. Tuesday was the second time in a week that she had been arrested for using her car as a weapon, police said. About 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sandra Montag, 48, drove her silver Toyota Camry in circles near her home in the 1600 block of Labrador Drive in Costa Mesa, almost hitting a man walking his dog, according to a news release from the Costa Mesa Police Department.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | August 27, 2013
The Costa Mesa High football team was competitive in each of its Orange Coast League games last season. Never once were the Mustangs blown out in league. The problem was, they still only managed to win two of the five games. They started league with a pair of crushing losses, 15-13 to Estancia in the Battle for the Bell game and 23-21 on the road against Godinez. Three weeks later, they battled in a must-win game against league champion Laguna Beach before falling, 35-28. The Mustangs were 14 points away from going undefeated in league.
NEWS
July 2, 2013
Police arrested a parolee last week after he allegedly brandished a replica handgun and threatened an employee in a Costa Mesa store, police said Friday. Just after noon Friday, Osvaldo Castro, 34, of Santa Ana, went into a Metro PCS store at 1175 Baker St. with what appeared to be a semiautomatic handgun, according to a Costa Mesa Police Department news release. Police said Castro pointed the gun over the counter at an employee's face. When he tried to fire the replica gun, it malfunctioned and Castro fled, according to the release.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | April 13, 2013
The men and women of the Costa Mesa Police Department are sticking to their guns. At least, that's what they want to do. Up for approval during Tuesday night's City Council session is a resolution that would allow, at the police chief's discretion, honorably retiring officers the chance to buy their department-issued service weapon. "This would allow sworn members of the department who have faithfully served a full career to be considered, with stringent approvals, the opportunity to purchase, at fair-market value, their service weapon," said Police Chief Tom Gazsi in a prepared statement to the Daily Pilot.
NEWS
By Jeremiah Dobruck | February 19, 2013
Estancia High School Principal Kirk Bauermeister was in his office a few minutes before 1 p.m. Friday, when a student ran by his office yelling there was a gunman. Bauermeister sprinted in the opposite direction of the fleeing student toward the attendance office. He saw staff hiding or pulling students toward cover. "I had no idea what was going on," he said. A few minutes earlier, Michael McHugh, a 35-year-old Costa Mesa man, had tried to remove his daughter from class, police would later assert.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | January 18, 2012
COSTA MESA - After finishing up his lunch, Jerry Pacheco recycled his cardboard tray and dropped his mushy brown banana into the orange compost collection pail. Then the 12-year-old took a turn grinding up the uneaten food item with a shovel before making his way with his peers to the compost bins behind a fence. "Worms eat the stuff and they poop it out," he said Wednesday, explaining how the bins work. The College Park Elementary School sixth-grader is a member of the Costa Mesa school's Green Team.
SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | October 13, 2011
Judy Christopher's excellence on the field speaks for itself, though usually in gruff, muffled tones that those who are not soccer aficionados need to listen very intently to hear. And while the UC Irvine senior is used to making headlines more with postseason honors than eye-catching statistics, she long ago learned to embrace the low profile that swallows up even the most conspicuous defensive midfielders. "You basically do the dirty work," said Christopher, whose penchant for getting down and dirty can clearly be seen on her all-white home uniform.
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