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  • Newport man faces charge in fake diamond ring case

    Newport Beach police arrested a man earlier this month who victims said gave them a fake diamond ring after they handed over money and a real ring for an upgrade, police said. Charles Jayson Hanson, 51, of Newport Beach is charged with one felony...
  • Newport Coast man may face prison, $120,000 repayment to fraud victims

    A Newport Coast man could face more than a year in prison for selling nonexistent items like Rolex watches online and using the money to fund his lifestyle, according to federal court documents. Prosecutors last week asked a U.S. District Court judge to...
  • D.A.'s office clears officer in shooting

    A Costa Mesa police officer was justified when he fired shots into a pickup truck that crashed into his squad car, apparently intentionally, two years ago, the Orange County district attorney's office concluded this week. In a letter addressed to...
  • Jury finds UCI grad student guilty of killing ex-wife

    The UC Irvine graduate student accused of shooting and killing his ex-wife outside of his campus apartment was found guilty in Orange County Superior Court Thursday. Brian Hughes Benedict, 40, was found guilty of one felony count of special-...
  • Man charged with murdering doctor will fall back on insanity defense

    Man charged with murdering doctor will fall back on insanity defense
    A man facing murder charges in the shooting death of a Newport Beach doctor in an exam room entered an insanity plea in Orange County Superior Court on Friday. Stanwood Elkus, 76, cupped his ears and leaned forward as Judge Gregg Prickett explained that...
  • Jury awards $3.8 million to former Newport-Mesa student for mangled fingers

    Jury awards $3.8 million to former Newport-Mesa student for mangled fingers
    Nearly three years after the accident at Estancia High School that left him without full use of his right hand, 19-year-old Bryan Zavala can still recall the smell of metal from the machine that claimed three of his fingers. "It's still so vivid," he...
  • Defense lawyer: UCI grad student didn't plan killing of ex-wife

    The trial for a UC Irvine graduate student accused of shooting his ex-wife to death will focus more on his motivation than the facts of the case, lawyers for both sides said in opening statements Tuesday. Brian Benedict, 40, is accused of chasing...
  • 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...