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  • Commentary: Fitzpatrick's take on events ignores law

    Re. "Commentary: No-bid contracts are insulting to ratepayers," (Jan. 23): Former Costa Mesa Sanitary District Director Jim Fitzpatrick recently wrote a commentary regarding his resignation from the district Board of Directors. As a current director, I...
  • Doctor's accused killer requests counsel

    Doctor's accused killer requests counsel
    A man charged with killing a Newport Beach doctor told an Orange County Superior Court judge Wednesday that he needs a public defender. "I can't afford a lawyer," Stanwood Fred Elkus said. Judge Craig Robison delayed the scheduled arraignment on...
  • Retired barber charged in fatal shooting of Newport Beach doctor

    Retired barber charged in fatal shooting of Newport Beach doctor
    Prosecutors have filed charges against a 75-year-old man who is accused of murdering his urologist during an appointment in Newport Beach. Stanwood Fred Elkus of Lake Elsinore has been charged with one felony count of special circumstances murder by...
  • Ex teacher from Newport charged with additional molestation felony

    A former Los Angeles Unified schoolteacher from Newport Beach has been charged with an additional felony in connection with the alleged molestation of a child in Orange County eight years ago. Robert Pimentel, 57, a fourth-grade teacher, is already ...
  • Judge dissolves injunction that blocked Costa Mesa layoffs

    With the dissolution this week of a preliminary injunction, Costa Mesa is one step closer to clearing the political battlefield that emerged when the City Council agreed to explore outsourcing city services. Orange County Superior Court Judge Luis A....
  • O.C. man gets 15 years to life for killing, dismembering wife

    O.C. man gets 15 years to life for killing, dismembering wife
    A college computer manager on Friday was sentenced to 15 years to life for beating his wife to death with a statue, decapitating and dismembering her body, then burning her remains in a Ventura County campground, prosecutors said. Richard Gustav...
  • Judge terminates court order blocking Costa Mesa outsourcing

    Judge terminates court order blocking Costa Mesa outsourcing
    An Orange County city that found itself in the eye of a political firestorm after it explored whether to lay off nearly half of its workforce and replace it with private-sector employees is one step closer to repairing a fissure between workers and...
  • It's a Gray Area: What is a functional Libertarian?

    It's nice to be home again with the Daily Pilot. After my recent venture into national politics, I am looking forward to regaling you once again with weekly columns for at least the next year. During this time, the predominant theme will be to cite an...
  • Man who soiled water bottle goes to jail

    A man who twice ejaculated into his co-worker's water bottle began serving 180 days in Orange County Jail Wednesday, a prosecutor said. Michael Kevin Lallana, 34, will serve 180 days for two 2011 misdemeanor battery convictions, said prosecutor Brock...
  • Bookkeeper gets 13 years after embezzling from Irvine company

    A bookkeeper, who embezzled $1.7 million from work, was sentenced Thursday to 13 years and four months in state prison, prosecutors said. Rebecca Rhea Moore, 39, of Dyersburg, Tenn., pleaded guilty to multiple felonies, including grand theft by...
  • Mailbag: Meter maids were just doing their jobs

    Re. "Mailbag: N.B. parking tickets," Feb. 6: Really? The rules don't apply to you? You didn't mention the reason for your special treatment — or are you just one of Orwell's pigs that is equal, but more equal than others? Your letter implies...
  • Accused killer, serial rapist to stand trial

    An Orange County man will stand trial Wednesday on charges that he sexually assaulted and killed one woman and assaulted five others, including one in a Costa Mesa motel room, prosecutors said. Waymon Livingston, 29, of Stanton, faces the death penalty...