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  • Commentary: Hoag should unwind affiliation with St. Joseph

    Responding to an outraged public, the state attorney general is reassessing Hoag Hospital's affiliation with St. Joseph Health System. The attorney general is considering a number of issues that weren't apparent during the initial review. One of the...
  • Law firm at heart of suit is raided

    Prosecutors last week raided a law firm being sued by Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer and Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger, according to published reports. The Orange County district attorney secured a warrant last week and searched the Upland office of...
  • O.C. swim coach gets 16 months in sex assault case

    O.C. swim coach gets 16 months in sex assault case
    An Orange County swim instructor has been sentenced to 16 months in state prison for sexually assaulting two teenage females he met through coaching, authorities said Tuesday. Todd Robert Sousa, 39, co-owned and taught classes for a swim school that...
  • Suit filed over alleged police dog attack

    A Costa Mesa man has sued the Newport Beach Police Department, alleging that a police dog mauled him after officers released the animal near a garage where the claimant was sleeping. Usyel Ocampo Roman, 34, seeks yet-to-be-determined damages and payment...
  • Trial begins for man accused of O.C. double homicide

    Trial begins for man accused of O.C. double homicide
    A jilted boyfriend turned into an obsessed killer when his girlfriend told him her parents wanted them to break up because he was Muslim and they were Hindus, an Orange County prosecutor told jurors in opening statements in a notorious 2007 double...
  • Law firm sued by mayor to close

    An Upland-based law firm being sued by two Costa Mesa City Council members is closing, according to a letter obtained Thursday by the Daily Pilot. Lackie, Dammeier, McGill & Ethir "will be winding down and eventually close," according to the letter sent...
  • Nuisance law moves forward

    Nuisance law moves forward
    An ordinance designed to allow Costa Mesa officials to address "chronic" problems unanimously passed the City Council earlier this week but faces more hurdles before becoming law. The Public Nuisance Abatement Ordinance had its first reading Tuesday and...
  • Booster club leader guilty of embezzlement

    Band members and boosters from Costa Mesa High School lined up in court Thursday to scold a volunteer for the "utter monstrosity" of her crime: stealing tens of thousands of dollars from their booster club's coffers. Jennifer Borders-Piatti, the...
  • The God Squad: Is it always righteous to die for faith?

    Q: When I was young and in Catholic schools half a century ago, we were taught that those who gave their lives for our religion were saints. Do you think those who die for their faith, even suicide bombers, will spend eternity in the presence of God?...
  • Man gets 18 years for NYE stabbing

    Man gets 18 years for NYE stabbing
    A Dana Point man was sentenced Friday to 18 years and eight months to life in state prison for murdering one man and injuring another during a New Year's Eve party in Costa Mesa, officials said. Adam Randy Baker, 26, was found guilty in December 2012 of...
  • Appeals Court sees possible bias in group-homes ordinance

    SAN FRANCISCO — A Newport Beach ordinance that restricts group homes for recovering addicts may have been motivated by illegal discrimination and may be challenged at trial, a federal appeals court ruled unanimously Friday. The decision by the U....
  • It's A Gray Area: Toward a 'functional libertarian' world

    I am happy to say that the "functional libertarian" approach is beginning to attract more people here and around the world. But what does that mean? What would a functional libertarian world really look like? Generally speaking, functional...