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  • Murder case may drag on for months

    A 4-year-old Costa Mesa murder case could be on hold for months longer now that the defense has lobbed allegations of misconduct including the misuse of jailhouse informants and asked for more time to make its case. Orange County Superior Court Judge...
  • Costa Mesa man sentenced for child porn, bomb materials

    Costa Mesa man sentenced for child porn, bomb materials
    A Costa Mesa man pleaded guilty this week to charges that he had an illegal stash of child pornography, dozens of guns and materials to make a bomb. On Monday, an Orange County Superior Court judge sentenced Baylor Maggenti, 67, to one year in jail...
  • Group-home operator ends legal fight

    Morningside Recovery this week dropped its fight against a court ruling that barred it from operating group homes for recovering addicts in Newport Beach. The decision closes the book on years of legal sparring over whether Morningside could operate the...
  • Morningside ends another legal fight

    A Newport Beach-based chain of rehabilitation centers that had been under fire from state regulators for years has agreed to pay a $75,000 settlement and limit its control over residents in its sober-living homes. Until Tuesday, Morningside Recovery had...
  • Appeals court backs merger of two lots

    The 4th District Court of Appeal in Santa Ana this week backed a couple's quest to merge two lots in Corona del Mar so they could build a house on the newly expanded property. The project has been tied up for years in a series of appeals by Newport Beach...
  • Former teacher gets 12 years in sex-abuse case

    A 58-year-old former teacher from Newport Beach was sentenced Thursday to 12 years in prison for sexually abusing three of his students and a relative. Robert Pimentel pleaded no contest in Los Angeles Superior Court last month to charges that he abused...
  • Commentary: Close the book on `Book of Mormon'

    OK, I'm open to a good dirty joke at the right time, and I certainly do not oppose the use of profanity in the theater. However, simply stated, I don't find a story promoting laughs about things like the exploitation of babies and young girls to be funny....
  • Man who stole from law clients sentenced to 12 years

    A Newport Beach man was sentenced by an Orange County Superior Court judge Friday to 12 years in state prison for stealing more than $780,000 from nine victims while acting as their attorney. Peter David Nitschke, 47, pleaded guilty Feb. 3 to six...
  • Let It Roll owner jailed for tax evasion

    A Costa Mesa man who sells beach cruiser bikes for a living was sentenced to 27 months in jail Friday for bilking the government out of $550,000 of sales taxes, according to an announcement from the state Board of Equalization. Douglas Payson Lachman,...
  • 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,...
  • Judge seals records in CdM cheating suit

    An Orange County Superior Court judge this week sealed all records related to the lawsuit that a Corona del Mar family brought against the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. The family of a student expelled from Corona del Mar High School in the...
  • Woman sentenced for having sex with teens

    A 44-year-old Irvine woman was sentenced Friday to three years and four months in prison for sexually assaulting two teenage boys who spent time at her house with friends. An Orange County Superior Court Judge also ordered Nicole Ethel McMillen to...