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  • D.A. seeks death penalty for killer

    Prosecutors want the death penalty for a Stanton man convicted Wednesday of one murder and multiple rapes, including one in Costa Mesa. DNA and forensic evidence linked Waymon Livingston, 29, to the crimes, the Orange County district attorney's office...
  • 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...
  • Jury: Put killer-rapist to death

    Jury: Put killer-rapist to death
    Jurors recommended the death penalty Thursday for a 42-year-old man who raped and stabbed a pregnant woman to death in her Costa Mesa apartment 25 years ago, according to a court official. Jason Michael Balcom was convicted in March 2012 of raping 22-...
  • 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...
  • Fair Board forwards sale report to D.A.

    A report condemning the failed sale of the Orange County Fairgrounds will go to the district attorney's office for legal review. The Fair Board unanimously voted Thursday to send the D.A. the Fair Sale Review Committee's 17-page report, which...
  • Bar Assn. picks president

    Wayne R. Gross is the 2013 president of the Newport Beach-based Orange County Bar Assn., according to a news release. The Hon. William W. Bedworth installed Gross, and the other board members, during the association's Judges' Night and Annual Meeting...
  • It's a Gray Area: There's an easy fix for immigration

    One of the easiest problem areas to resolve is our failed immigration system. In fact, had the politicians really wanted to fix this system, they would have done it decades ago. The problem is that they don't want to. Why? Because some powerful...
  • D.A. charges accused sign vandal

    D.A. charges accused sign vandal
    A Costa Mesa city employee suspected of illegally tampering with campaign signs has been charged with misdemeanor vandalism, prosecutors said Wednesday. If convicted, Steven Charles White, 39, of Costa Mesa, faces a sentence ranging from probation to a...
  • Woman found dead in Newport faced prostitution charges

    Woman found dead in Newport faced prostitution charges
    A woman whose body was found face down in the sand in Newport Beach faced prostitution charges in three states and gave birth shortly before a stint in jail, according to public records and interviews. Tina Hoang, 20, was arrested on suspicion of...
  • Muslim students appeal conviction

    Muslim students appeal conviction
    Attorneys have filed an appeal in Orange County Superior Court on behalf of 10 of the so-called Irvine 11 convicted in 2011 of two misdemeanor charges to conspire and then disrupt a 2010 speech by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren at UC Irvine. The 10...
  • Ex-teacher 'absolutely innocent' of abuse, attorney says

    A former Los Angeles teacher pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he sexually abused several of his students. Robert Pimentel, 57, of Newport Beach, appeared in a Long Beach courtroom Thursday afternoon and entered his not guilty plea. Pimentel...
  • Police: Man burgled homes after setting fires

    Police: Man burgled homes after setting fires
    Officials Thursday charged a man with lighting fires at apartment complexes in Irvine and Fullerton so he could distract residents and break into their homes. Prosecutors say that after he started the blazes, Jose Baca Jr., 36, would run through the...