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  • Investigator takes the 5th in Righeimer lawsuit

    A man accused in a lawsuit of filing a false drunk-driving report against Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer asserted his 5th Amendment right not to testify throughout a three-hour deposition on Thursday, attorneys said. Private investigator Chris...
  • Newport council to discuss dock-fee deal

    The Newport Beach City Council on Tuesday will examine a settlement agreement reached in the wake of a contentious lawsuit over payments for use of public tidelands. The proposed ordinance would change the issuing of permits for residential piers in...
  • Man gets 107 years for sexual assault on two women in their homes

    An Orange County Superior Court judge Friday sentenced an Irvine mechanic to 107 years in prison for breaking into the homes of two women and sexually assaulting them. Judge Sheila Hanson called Travis Dewayne Batten, 32, a dangerous man who needed to...
  • Commentary: Position on police departures isn't logical

    I recently read Tim Sesler's commentary, "Generous Pensions Drive CMPD Retirements" (March 17), and found it to be incomplete, inaccurate and reliant on flawed logic. Sesler posits that the flood of retirements is a lucrative financial scheme for the...
  • Dock fee lawsuit settled

    A group of Newport Beach dock owners has come to an agreement with the city over a lawsuit alleging that council members violated state transparency laws when they enacted a controversial rent increase for the use of public tidelands. The agreement...
  • Police: Would-be bank robber demands money in teller's hand

    A Huntington Beach man was arrested last weekend in connection with the attempted robbery of a Wells Fargo Bank branch in Newport Beach. Nathan Charles Taylor, 35, entered the bank, in the 2700 block of West Coast Highway, just after 10 a.m. Saturday,...
  • 4th man gets prison in gang shooting

    4th man gets prison in gang shooting
    Two years after a jury convicted him of shooting a 15-year-old girl in the chest with a sawed-off shotgun, a Costa Mesa gang member has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison, authorities said. Salvador Burciaga, 24, was the fourth defendant to be...
  • Judge allows P.I. who tailed mayor to be deposed

    An Orange County Superior Court judge ruled this week that a private investigator accused of harassing Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer by falsely reporting him for drunk driving in 2012 can be deposed under oath. Judge Gail A. Andler ruled Wednesday that...
  • Court upholds Muslim students' convictions

    A panel of Orange County Superior Court judges recently upheld the convictions of a group of Muslim students found guilty of illegally interrupting an ambassador's speech at UC Irvine. An attorney representing some of the so-called "Irvine 11," however,...
  • Man gets more than 7 years for stealing from woman with dementia

    Man gets more than 7 years for stealing from woman with dementia
    A Costa Mesa man was sentenced Monday to more than seven years in prison for stealing in excess of $280,000 from an elderly woman who was blind, deaf and suffering from dementia, authorities said. John Thomas Windsor, 44, pleaded guilty to one felony...
  • Report: Departing cops cite political tensions

    Within the past four years, 25 members of the Costa Mesa police force have said they left the department because of the city's contentious political environment, according to a recent city report. The official memo, distributed to the City Council on...
  • Family of slain doctor gets millions from suspected killer

    Family of slain doctor gets millions from suspected killer
    An accused murderer has handed over his life's savings and millions of dollars from liquidated real estate holdings as part of a settlement with the family of a Newport Beach doctor he allegedly shot to death in January of last year. The agreement...