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  1. Testimony in O.C. murder case: Woman felt 'trapped' into lying, had...Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Wave

    Professor Norma Esparza was composed on the witness stand Monday as she recalled feeling "trapped" into lying to detectives and prosecutors by an ex-boyfriend accused of abducting and brutally murdering her alleged rapist. Esparza, who on Thursday broke down into tears during intense questioning by a prosecutor remained calm while undergoing cross examination Monday from a defense attorney representing Gianni Anthony Van, who is accused of masterminding the killing of 24-year-old Gonzalo Ramirez.

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  2. Cirque de Soleil's newest show coming to Costa MesaRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | The Wave

    Cirque de Soleil announced on Monday that its newest touring show "Kurios - Cabinet of Curiosities" is coming to the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa beginning Oct. 15. Cirque du Soleil's 35th production, which premiered in Montreal in April 2014, will feature an array of breathtaking aerial acrobatics under the legendary blue-and-yellow Big Top tent. The show's theme is set in the late nineteenth century and tells the story of an inventor titled "The Seeker", who opens his cabinet to a hidden world full of unearthly creatures and peculiar beings named "The Kurios".

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  3. Cops say man high on drugs tried to take Costa Mesa officer's gun during arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | The Wave

    A felon on probation was high on methamphetamine late Saturday night when he attempted to unholster a Costa Mesa police officer's handgun while handcuffed on the ground, officials said. Dana Winfred Lofland, 50 of Costa Mesa was apparently running in and out of traffic while flailing his arms around 10:30 p.m. Saturday near Baker Street and Harbor Boulevard.

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  4. Some defend Fairview despite deathsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Wave

    Pete Flavia, 58, left, his tended to by his mother Maggie Flavia as they take a walk on the grounds of the Fairview Developmental Center in Costa Mesa. Pete has been a resident since the 1980s.

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  5. Police arrest man suspected of stealing copperRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 18 | The Wave

    COSTA MESA Police chased a man down and arrested him Friday on suspicion of stealing copper from a vacant commercial building. A resident called 911 at 2:25 p.m. to report a man was taking copper from a building for sale in an industrial area at 765 West 16th St., Costa Mesa Police Sgt.

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  6. Newport Beach Film Festival ready to roll for a 16th yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | The Wave

    The Newport Beach Film Festival will screen about 150 features and 200 shorts April 23-30 at theaters in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Santa Ana. Where: At seven venues in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Santa Ana, including Big Newport Theater, Island Cinemas, Lido Live and Starlight Triangle 8 Cinemas Dale Peterson, of Irvine, started writing his movie "Hello, My Name is Frank" about five years ago.

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  7. Costa Mesa's northern schools first to get air conditioningRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | The Wave

    Three of Costa Mesa's northernmost schools will be the first facilities in Newport-Mesa Unified School District to get air conditioning as part of a proposed $40 million construction plan to cool down overheated schools. The school district voted Tuesday to advertise bids to install air conditioning at Killybrooke Elementary, TeWinkle Intermediate, and California Elementary schools.

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  8. Costa Mesa marijauna advocate denied special election, vows to launch petitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | The Wave

    Costa Mesa medical marijuana patients Rob Taft, Jr., center, and Kevin Gardner, right, are working with attorney Randall T. Longwith, left, to qualify an initiative for special election. When Costa Mesa delayed the initiative until the November 2016 ballot, Taft sued the city.

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  9. New retail in O.C.: Sprint-RadioShack, Camp pop-up shop, Nordstrom Rack, H&M and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | The Tustin News

    This Way opened a pop-up shop at the Camp retail campus in Costa Mesa April 1. The pop-up shop takes place in a converted trailer parked outside of Seeds . "I love the sense of community the Camp has.

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  10. Man stabbed in legs 6 times at his Costa Mesa apartment complex knew the stabber, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | The Wave

    A 34-year-old man who was stabbed six times in the legs Wednesday night at his Costa Mesa apartment complex will survive, police said. Costa Mesa police responded to reports of a stabbing around 7:15 p.m. in the 2000 block of Charle Street.

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  11. Norma Esparza to testify today in ex-boyfriend's murder trial;...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | The Wave

    A woman whose arrest drew international headlines and outcry from sexual assault survivors is expected to tell her story in court Thursday during the murder trial of an ex-boyfriend accused of killing her alleged rapist. Norma Esparza is cooperating with prosecutors as a key witness in the trial of Gianni Anthony Van, who is suspected of masterminding the abduction and slaying of Gonzalo Ramirez.

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  12. Costa Mesa teen begins helicopter lessons in February, flies cross country in AprilRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | The Wave

    Two months ago, 19-year-old Claire Wright was sitting in a Las Vegas airport, when she suddenly decided she would be a commercial helicopter pilot, even though she had never before flown a chopper. Two weeks ago, the newly enrolled flight student proved she had the chops to be an aviator, when she flew a small helicopter 2,000 miles to Tennessee over a four-day stretch.

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  13. On sale soon: Dirty Heads to headline Pacific AmphitheatreRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | The Wave

    Huntington Beach-based reggae-rock band the Dirty Heads will headline Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa on Sunday, Aug. 9 during the run of the annual OC Fair. Huntington Beach-based reggae, rock and hip-hop group, Dirty Heads, announced that it will return to its home county to headline the Pacific Amphitheatre during the run of the OC Fair on Sunday, Aug. 9. The band has been out on the road in support of its newest album, "Sound of Change," which dropped last July.

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  14. Prosecution: Defendant, friends hacked man to death 20 years ago as...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | The Wave

    Twenty years to the day after Gonzalo Ramirez was hacked to death with a meat cleaver and his body dumped on the side of a dead-end road, trial began Wednesday for the man suspected of masterminding the abduction and killing in an act of revenge. Gianni Anthony Van and several friends thought that Ramirez, 24, had raped Norma Esparza, Van's off-and-on girlfriend, in her Pomona dorm room in 1995.

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  15. Event raises $175,000 for Assistance League of Newport-MesaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | The Current

    More than $175,000 was raised March 21 for the Assistance League of Newport-Mesa during its eighth annual Dancing for Tomorrow's Stars event at the City National Grove of Anaheim. Angels Chairman Dennis Kuhl, community leader Cate Heck, opera performer Milena Kitic, community leader Lynn Pyle, Hispanic 100 Chairman Mario Rodriguez and business leader Sean Williams danced at the event.

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  16. Costa Mesa law not discriminatory against addicts, judge tentatively rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | The Wave

    A federal judge has tentatively ruled to dismiss a challenge to Costa Mesa's sober-living ordinance, saying that the city's regulations do not discriminate against recovering addicts and therefore do not violate federal law. In a tentative order released Monday, Judge James V. Selna rejected the plaintiffs' claims of discrimination, denied their request for a preliminary injunction of the city's ordinance, and generally agreed with arguments from Costa Mesa's attorneys that the law actually helps recovering addicts.

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  17. Tours of springRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | The Wave

    Slip those flats on and slather on the sunscreen. It's spring home and garden tour season in Southern California, when homeowners and gardeners put out the welcome mat to visitors, often to benefit a cause, and when major garden shows take place.

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  18. Costa Mesa native scores in 'Guys and Dolls'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | The Wave

    The national tour of "Guys and Dolls" includes O.C. native Mike McLean as Benny Southstreet, left. He's joined by Todd Berkich as Nicely Nicely Johnson, center, and Dru Serkes as Rusty Charlie.

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  19. Santa Ana man arrested on suspicion of breaking into Costa Mesa home with mom and child insideRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | The Wave

    A 31-year-old man was arrested Saturday afternoon after apparently breaking into a Costa Mesa townhouse while a mother and her child were inside, police said. Andrew Chandler of Santa Ana is suspected of breaking into the home around 1 p.m. Saturday in the 400 block of Victoria Street.

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  20. For stranded quackers, everything's ducky after rescueRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 12 | The Wave

    A family of ducklings somehow found their way into a storm drain in Costa Mesa on Saturday night but couldn't manage their way out. Luckily for the ducks, Costa Mesa Fire Department firefighters were able to free them.

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