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  • Abortion advocates challenge Hoag ban

    Hoag Hospital's decision to stop performing elective abortions in the wake of its affiliation with a Catholic health-care group has sparked an outcry among women's rights advocates, who say the move diminishes access to high-quality reproductive care....
  • Irvine attorney pleads guilty to embezzlement charges

    An Irvine attorney was sentenced to one year in jail and restitution for embezzling more than $150,000 and defrauding his clients, authorities said. Tuan Thanh Tran, 44, pleaded guilty Friday to 10 felony counts of embezzlement by a fiduciary of trust,...
  • Commentary: Stop the charter city madness

    Just a few months ago, Costa Mesa held a charter election that cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. After hearing all the arguments, voters rejected a risky move to change our fundamental form of government. Although a resounding 60% of...
  • 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....
  • It's A Gray Area: Criminals need lawyers, for the sake of our judicial system

    So many times I hear the question: "How can defense attorneys defend those criminals — particularly if you know they are guilty?" The answer is at least four-fold. First, and quite fundamentally, the 5th and 14th amendments to the Constitution...
  • Looking for a few good jurors [Updated]

    The Orange County Superior Court is looking for a few good jurors to serve on the grand jury for 2013-14. The one-year term begins July 1. [Update: As of Friday afternoon the deadline to apply to serve on the grand jury was extended to Jan. 25 due to...
  • Walter Charamza, first fulltime city attorney

    Walter Charamza, first fulltime city attorney
    Walter Charamza, who served as Newport Beach's first fulltime city attorney in the 1950s, will be remembered at a celebration of his life later this month. Charamza died Dec. 19 at home in Newport Beach, his wife of 68 years and two dogs by his side. He...
  • Accused Fashion Island shooter pleads not guilty

    A man accused of firing more than 40 shots into the air outside of Fashion Island last month on Friday pleaded not guilty to 66 charges, according to a court official. Marcos Gurrola, 42, of Garden Grove, faces charges of shooting at an occupied...
  • 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...
  • Fitzpatrick resigns from board

    Fitzpatrick resigns from board
    Jim Fitzpatrick resigned from the Costa Mesa Sanitary District on Monday, saying he no longer wanted to defend himself in a lawsuit over a perceived conflict of interest. His colleagues had contended that his prior concurrent service on the Sanitary...
  • 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...
  • UCI professor pleads not guilty to additional arson charge

    UCI professor pleads not guilty to additional arson charge
    Prosecutors leveled another charge Thursday against the UC Irvine professor accused of setting fires around the city and planning a deadly attack at a local high school after his son committed suicide. Previously, Orange County district attorney...