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  • Costa Mesa to revisit public prayer policy

    Costa Mesa to revisit public prayer policy
    Costa Mesa's city attorney will review the City Council's prayer policy in the wake of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld the constitutionality of a New York town's practice to have predominantly Christian prayers at public meetings....
  • Master shipwright Dennis Holland dies

    Master shipwright Dennis Holland dies
    Dennis Holland, a master shipwright who in his last years of life battled city officials over whether he could restore a 72-foot boat in his Newport Beach yard, has died. He was 68. At home with family, Holland lost his battle with prostate cancer...
  • U.S. seeks $700,000 from former S. Korean leader

    U.S. seeks $700,000 from former S. Korean leader
    The U.S. Department of Justice is trying to force a former South Korean president and his family to turn over $700,000 they allegedly laundered by buying and selling a house in Newport Beach. In a civil forfeiture lawsuit filed Thursday morning in Los...
  • Commentary: City is gaining on its most serious issues

    Costa Mesa has gained a lot of momentum in recent months: •A new central library — more than triple the size of the Donald Dungan facility — is being planned for Lions Park. •Quality housing projects are rising in the revitalized...
  • Man accused of killing doctor will go to trial

    Man accused of killing doctor will go to trial
    An accused murderer told a nurse, "Call the police, I'm insane, call the police," moments after he shot a Newport Beach doctor multiple times in the chest early last year, a police detective testified Wednesday. Stanwood Elkus, 76, used a fake name to...
  • Newport gets support with group home law

    Two of Newport Beach's neighboring cities have pledged their support as it gears up to petition the U.S. Supreme Court for a hearing on its group home law. Laguna Beach and Costa Mesa have promised to contribute funding toward the costs of filing amicus...
  • Ex-teacher pleads no contest to molestation

    A 58-year-old Newport Beach man pleaded no contest Thursday to charges that he molested a relative and students from a Los Angeles school where he worked. Robert Pimentel, a former teacher at George De La Torre Jr. Elementary School in Wilmington,...
  • Judge delays ruling on city layoffs

    An Orange County Superior Court judge issued a tentative ruling Thursday but delayed finalizing the order that could bring a Costa Mesa municipal employee union's lawsuit against outsourcing closer to trial. For now, City Hall and the Costa Mesa City...
  • Union's appeal further ties up lawsuit

    A legal battle roiling between two Costa Mesa councilmen and the city's police union could soon be headed to a higher court. Thursday, the Costa Mesa Police Assn. appealed an Orange County Superior Court judge's decision to deny a request to strike down...
  • Foley caught up in lawsuit

    A Newport Beach company is suing Katrina Foley, a Newport-Mesa Unified School District board trustee, claiming she pursued a lawsuit without proper evidence in a case related solely to her capacity as an employment attorney. Monex Deposit Co. filed suit...
  • Political Landscape: O.C. Bar rates judicial candidates

    Though the Newport Beach-based Orange County Bar Assn. does not formally endorse judicial candidates, it does evaluate them and issue ratings voters can use as a guide in making their choices. The four ratings reflect whether the bar finds a candidate...
  • Commentary: Dock tax opponents say watch out incumbents

    This November presents Newport Beach taxpayers with a chance to return fiscal restraint back to city government. I took a 20-year break from civic affairs until 18 months ago, when city leaders chose to raise taxes — which they termed fees —...