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By Michael Miller | March 28, 2012
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) on Monday denounced a report by a political watchdog group that lists him among politicians who benefit personally from their offices or extend benefits to family members. "Family Affair," the report by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, D.C., reviewed every sitting member of the House of Representatives through the 2008 and 2010 elections. Rohrabacher, who lives in Costa Mesa, was among 248 politicians profiled and one of 25 from California.
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NEWS
By Michael Miller | March 28, 2012
For bar or restaurant patrons who have had too much to drink, a Huntington Beach company is offering a ride home - in a very familiar car. DrunkRescue, which launched in January, provides a service in which professional drivers take intoxicated customers' keys and chauffeur them back to their residences. The owners, Davlyn Sousa De Freitas and Robert Herron, started their enterprise in response to Huntington Beach's high DUI numbers, although their service has quickly expanded to Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Fountain Valley, Laguna Beach and other surrounding cities.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | March 21, 2012
State and county agencies may know by the end of this summer how they intend to widen the 405 Freeway, which has been targeted for renovation to accommodate predicted increases in traffic. Niall Barrett, a program manager for the Orange County Transportation Authority, said during a presentation Thursday at the Fountain Valley Mayor's Breakfast that officials are considering three alternatives to widen the freeway for 14 miles between the 605 in Seal Beach and the 73 in Costa Mesa.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Greer Wylder | February 8, 2012
Orange County is in for a major foodie treat. Chef Ryan Carson brings his touring restaurant, 'Pri-v¿, to taco asylum for a nightly tasting at 7 p.m. on these select dates: Sunday till Tuesday, Feb. 19 and 20, and Feb. 26 and 27 . The globally influenced gourmet taco eatery at The Camp in Costa Mesa is opening its kitchen and doors to Carson, formerly the chef de cuisine at AnQi, for a pop-up stint where diners can enjoy 'Pri-v¿'s 11-course...
NEWS
By Michael Miller | January 18, 2012
A registered sex offender from Huntington Beach received a 129-year prison sentence Friday for sexually assaulting four women in 2007 and videotaping his crimes. James Ernest Bledsoe, 30, was convicted Oct. 20 of felony forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, sexual penetration by a foreign object by force, failure to register as a sex offender and other counts. He previously was convicted of child molestation. The first attack took place June 30, 2007, when Bledsoe offered a ride home to a woman who had passed out after drinking at a Costa Mesa nightclub, drove her to his apartment and raped and digitally penetrated her. He committed similar attacks July 15 and Oct. 8 in Huntington Beach.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joseph Serna | November 16, 2011
Huntington Beach's police helicopter will continue servicing Costa Mesa for the next six months with the approval of Costa Mesa's City Council extending that city's $150,000 contract Tuesday night. Though the contract was criticized by some residents who challenged the need for police in the air and others who complained about the noise, Costa Mesa officials said the money was worth it. "Staff has been pleased with the service," said Costa Mesa police Capt. Les Gogerty. In June, Costa Mesa signed a contract with Huntington Beach to have its helicopter respond to Costa Mesa incidents to the tune of $700 an hour.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Imran Vittachi | November 2, 2011
COSTA MESA - Where else could the Lebowski Fest have started but in a bowling alley? The movement that hero worships His Dudeness and All Things Dude took root 10 years ago, not in the Golden State but in the Bluegrass State. In October 2001, Lebowski Fest co-founder Scott Schuffitt invited his former classmate and longtime friend, Bill Green, to a bowling party in their hometown of Louisville, Ky. It was themed around "The Big Lebowski," the 1998 cult-classic comedy by the Coen Brothers.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mona Shadia | October 26, 2011
COSTA MESA - Soheila Karimi Motamed, an engineer, survived an accident that left a bullet lodged in her brain. Parisa Khosravi is the senior vice president of international news gathering for CNN Worldwide. Nadereh Chamlou is the Wold Bank senior advisor to the chief economist for the Middle East and North Africa region. Shohreh Aghdashloo, an Academy Award nominee and Emmy-winning actress, through her films tries to empower the women of the country that exiled her. On Sunday, about 40 of these successful Iranian American women - all leaders in their fields from every corner of the globe - came together at the second Iranian American Women's Leadership Conference: Pathways to Success at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa hotel to inspire young women to make a difference.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Imran Vittachi | September 28, 2011
COSTA MESA - Bonnie Hall was there when the cultural ground in Orange County shifted to the rousing sounds of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. On opening night, Sept. 29, 1986, the soprano and other members of the Pacific Chorale sang the vocal climax of the symphony's final movement. They and another O.C.-based chorale accompanied conductor Zubin Mehta and the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a concert inaugurating the county's first world-class music and dance venue. The Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa was born.
NEWS
By Michael Miller, michael.miller@latimes.com | July 27, 2011
As the intense debate about lifting the debt ceiling continued to paralyze Washington, about three dozen people protested Tuesday afternoon outside the office of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) in downtown Huntington Beach. The picketers, many of whom carried handwritten signs, gathered near Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway and sometimes elicited shouts and honks from passing drivers. The liberal MoveOn.org called on citizens nationwide to protest outside Republican representatives' offices.
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