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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...
  • Man accused in fatal DUI faces 2 felonies

    Man accused in fatal DUI faces 2 felonies
    A scheduled arraignment for a Costa Mesa man accused in a drunk-driving accident that killed his brother and injured his nephew was pushed back to March 29, according to court records. Felix Brito, 37, who appeared in Orange County Superior Court...
  • 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...
  • Attorney general asked to handle DUI case against ex-GOP chairman

    The state attorney general has been asked to handle a drunk driving case against former California GOP Chairman Michael J. Schroeder, who was pulled over by a CHP officer who saw his black Porsche swerving on the 55 Freeway in Orange County. Schroeder, a...
  • 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...
  • Hubbard appeals convictions

    Hubbard appeals convictions
    Nearly 10 months after a jury found him guilty of misappropriating public funds, former Newport-Mesa Unified Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard wants the verdicts overturned. Hubbard's counsel submitted an opening brief this week in the state's 2nd District Court of...
  • 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...