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  • Commentary: City is gaining on its most serious issues

    Costa Mesa has gained a lot of momentum in recent months: •A new central library — more than triple the size of the Donald Dungan facility — is being planned for Lions Park. •Quality housing projects are rising in the revitalized...
  • Man accused of killing doctor will go to trial

    Man accused of killing doctor will go to trial
    An accused murderer told a nurse, "Call the police, I'm insane, call the police," moments after he shot a Newport Beach doctor multiple times in the chest early last year, a police detective testified Wednesday. Stanwood Elkus, 76, used a fake name to...
  • Newport gets support with group home law

    Two of Newport Beach's neighboring cities have pledged their support as it gears up to petition the U.S. Supreme Court for a hearing on its group home law. Laguna Beach and Costa Mesa have promised to contribute funding toward the costs of filing amicus...
  • Ex-teacher pleads no contest to molestation

    A 58-year-old Newport Beach man pleaded no contest Thursday to charges that he molested a relative and students from a Los Angeles school where he worked. Robert Pimentel, a former teacher at George De La Torre Jr. Elementary School in Wilmington,...
  • Union's appeal further ties up lawsuit

    A legal battle roiling between two Costa Mesa councilmen and the city's police union could soon be headed to a higher court. Thursday, the Costa Mesa Police Assn. appealed an Orange County Superior Court judge's decision to deny a request to strike down...
  • Driver pleads not guilty in death of jogger

    A Costa Mesa man pleaded not guilty Monday to driving drunk and killing a jogger in a Corona del Mar bicycle lane. Robert Greaney, 23, denied one felony count of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and another felony count of driving under the...
  • Court decision helps clear path to senior center

    A recent court decision could allow Huntington Beach to break ground on a new senior center by the end of the year. The California 4th District Court of Appeal on Tuesday ruled in favor of the city in a lengthy court battle with project opponents....
  • Newport officially seeks U.S. high court's help

    Newport Beach on Thursday officially submitted a request for the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on whether an ordinance discriminates against residents of sober-living homes. The petition is the latest move in a legal battle that has been waged since...
  • Mailbag: It's time to disband the Fairview Park committee

    The recent happenings at Fairview Park are classic examples of how the desire of people to maintain Fairview Park for passive use stands in direct conflict with the requirements of big government. The problem is that government cannot grow if it doesn't...
  • Council OKs permissible-conduct law

    An ordinance that would regulate permissible conduct at public meetings in Costa Mesa could have faced a torrent of harsh criticism. But City Council members rendered moot part of the opposition's argument by saying they were willing to remove a...
  • How might John Wayne settle this dispute?

    The heirs of John Wayne and a certain North Carolina university are duking it out over their right to the word "Duke." John Wayne Enterprises, a Newport Beach-based corporation that brands products — including alcohol — with the nickname...
  • Teacher arrested in snakes case pleads guilty to misdemeanor

    Teacher arrested in snakes case pleads guilty to misdemeanor
    A Newport Beach school teacher arrested earlier this year on suspicion of hoarding and neglecting hundreds of snakes pleaded guilty Thursday to one misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty. In January, animal control officers found at least 400 snakes...