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  • Judge pulls himself off actor's murder trial; 'travesty,' says victim's dad

     Judge pulls himself off actor's murder trial; 'travesty,' says victim's dad
    An Orange County judge recused himself from a Costa Mesa murder trial Tuesday, citing doubts he could remain impartial in the case against Daniel Wozniak, a 30-year-old community theater actor accused of brutally killing two Orange Coast College students in 2010.
  • Man held in lewd conduct case in Costa Mesa

    A homeless man with a history of legal run-ins in Costa Mesa was arrested this week on suspicion of sexual battery and lewd conduct, police said. About 9:15 a.m. Monday, officers responded to the 7-Eleven at 1673 Irvine Ave., where an 18-year-old...

    Irvine CEO charged with sexual crimes against children pleads not guilty

    An Irvine businessman accused of sexual assault against minors and possession of child pornography pleaded not guilty to all counts Friday afternoon. Qayed Murtaza Shareef, 39, is charged with 30 felony counts of lewd acts with a child under 14, one...

    Defense tries to bar death penalty in OCC students' killings

    Defense lawyers are trying to take the death penalty off the table for a man accused of murdering two Orange Coast College students in Costa Mesa more than four years ago. According to grand jury testimony, Daniel Patrick Wozniak, 30, has admitted to...

    Venezia: Costa Mesa police supporters plan rally on same day as 'wake'

    My last column about the memorial gathering for Jay Pinson planned for 4 p.m. Jan. 28 at Costa Mesa Councilman Gary Monahan's restaurant garnered much interest by readers. ------------ For the record: An earlier version of this post inocorrectly...