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  • Newport says it will fight group home decision

    Newport Beach plans to petition the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower court decision that determined its group home ordinance is discriminatory. City Council members voted unanimously during a closed session meeting Tuesday to pursue the petition,...
  • Mechanic convicted on rape charges

    An Orange County Superior Court jury convicted a man Thursday of sexually assaulting two women in Newport Beach and Irvine, authorities said. Travis Dewayne Batten, 31, was found guilty of two felony counts of forcible rape, one felony count each of...
  • Hearing set over trees

    Hearing set over trees
    To save some trees near her home, a longtime Costa Mesa resident is taking the city to court. Earlier this month, Kimberly DeBroux, 59, filed paperwork in Orange County Superior Court that has effectively halted, for the time being, the removal of seven...
  • Jury deliberates in sign vandalism case

    Tattooed shins and a penchant for pedicures prove a Costa Mesa man charged with vandalizing a political campaign sign in 2012 is wrongfully accused, his defense argued at trial Thursday. Steven Charles White, 40, formerly a maintenance worker with the...
  • Accused sign vandal is found not guilty

    Accused sign vandal is found not guilty
    An Orange County jury on Friday acquitted a former Costa Mesa city employee of vandalizing a $5 campaign sign during the contentious 2012 city election. Prosecutors were unable to convince the 12-member panel that Steven Charles White, 40, was the one...
  • Candidate for county clerk cannot appear on ballot

    A Los Alamitos city councilman who was disqualified from a race for Orange County clerk-recorder because he was seen gathering nomination signatures past a filing deadline will not be on the June ballot, a judge ruled Friday. Troy Edgar can be seen in...
  • Judge: Steel must change ballot designation

    In a win for her opponent, Orange County Board of Supervisors candidate Michelle Steel will have to change her official occupation from "taxpayer advocate/businesswoman" to "Board of Equalization member" on the ballot, a judge has ruled. Assemblyman...
  • Mailbag: Why the costly fight over a $5 sign?

    The Daily Pilot reported that Steven Charles White, accused of tearing up a campaign sign before the 2012 election, had been acquitted after a jury trial ("Accused sign vandal is found not guilty," March 28). First, let me say that I don't condone the...
  • Aegean sailor's relatives sue GPS maker

    Aegean sailor's relatives sue GPS maker
    Family members of one of four men killed during the Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race two years ago have filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against the boat's GPS manufacturer and distributor. Loren Mavromati, the widow of Theo Mavromatis (their...
  • Lawsuit alleges bullying at Newport-Mesa

    A mother is suing for monetary damages, written apologies and new school policies, alleging a Newport Beach teacher bullied her daughter in 2011 and her complaints about it were not properly addressed. According to a lawsuit filed in federal court in...
  • Sheriff addresses jail overcrowding, drug abuse

    Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens talked jails, guns and drugs Thursday morning at a breakfast event with members of Newport Beach's business community. Hutchens, who took the podium at the city's central library as part of the Newport Beach Chamber...
  • Yukon Avenue tree plea fails

    A preliminary ruling in Orange County Superior Court sided with the city of Costa Mesa on Thursday, contending that a resident's case for keeping some trees was unfounded. Judge Peter J. Wilson denied resident Kimberly DeBroux's request to override...