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  • Fair board legal costs discussed

    Following the state attorney general's denial again last month to represent the Orange County Fairgrounds, discussions continued Thursday morning regarding the organization's pending legal bills. Since early 2010, the state-owned fairgrounds has paid...
  • Killer, rapist gets death penalty

    A man convicted of one murder and multiple rapes, including one in Costa Mesa, will receive the death penalty. Waymon Livingston, 29, of Stanton, was convicted in February of one felony count of special-circumstances murder in the commission of sodomy,...
  • Dock fee opponents drop request to stop collections

    After private discussions with an Orange County Superior Court judge, the attorney for the Newport Beach Dock Owners Assn. agreed Friday to drop a request for a temporary restraining order that would have kept the city from collecting contested...
  • It's A Gray Area: Lessons from Thatcherism remain relevant

    As you know, Margaret Thatcher died April 8 at the age of 87 after serving as Britain's prime minister from 1979 until 1990. We owe her a debt for at least two reasons, one of them principled, the other cautionary. First and foremost, Thatcher took...
  • Campus courtroom offered up

    Campus courtroom offered up
    A Costa Mesa law school hopes to ease the stress on the California court system, which has suffered severe budget cuts, by offering its newly christened practice courtroom on campus for official legal proceedings. In response to belt-tightening within...
  • Teacher in molestation case pleads not guilty

    A high school teacher who authorities said posed as a teenage girl and solicited nude photos from more than 100 boys has pleaded not guilty to 60 felony charges, court records show. Zachary Reeder, 30, of Orange, pleaded not guilty Friday at the...
  • City fights to keep $2.5 million from state

    Costa Mesa officials are pushing back against the state's demand that they return a $2.5 million loan doled out to the city's Redevelopment Agency. Costa Mesa's RDA was dissolved last year along with similar agencies statewide. The closures were part...
  • Lohan checks in and out of Newport clinic (corrected)

    Lohan checks in and out of Newport clinic (corrected)
    Actress Lindsay Lohan violated her probation Thursday by leaving a Newport Beach rehab facility, where she was to begin 90 days of treatment in a reckless driving case, prosecutors said. Mark Heller, Lohan's attorney, told Los Angeles County Superior...
  • Fired police dispatcher sues city, police chief

    A former Newport Beach police dispatcher claims in a lawsuit that she was sexually harassed by the police chief, discriminated against and wrongfully terminated. As is common, the city and Police Department are also named as defendants in the suit,...
  • It's A Gray Area: Government is not the road out of poverty

    The road to success for communities struggling with poverty is generally not hard to find, or even to travel. All it requires is a firm reliance upon yourself instead of government. To drive that point home, candidly ask yourself what government has...
  • Men plead guilty in real estate scam

    Men plead guilty in real estate scam
    A Costa Mesa man and three Irvine men were convicted of defrauding hundreds of victims in a multistate real estate scam, authorities said Thursday. Justin Dennis Koelle, 23, of Costa Mesa, and Jacob John Cunningham, 26, and John D. Silva, 28, both of...
  • Dock fee opponents seek state review

    State legislators may soon be asked to referee the ongoing scuffle between the city of Newport Beach and residential dock owners. Opponents of the dock fee increases are calling for a review of the way the city spends revenues generated in its...