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  • 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...
  • Same-sex marriages performed in O.C.

    Same-sex marriages performed in O.C.
    This article has been corrected. See note below. Jan Mabie and Beth Syverson sat outside the courthouse in Santa Ana about 6:30 a.m. Monday, waiting for a marriage license. By 8 a.m., Mabie, dressed in a green shirt and slacks, and Syverson, who...
  • 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...
  • Costa Mesa to file RDA suit

    Costa Mesa officials announced Tuesday that, after unanimous approval from the council, the city will sue to recover millions of dollars taken from its dissolved redevelopment agency. Officials and attorneys could not confirm many details of the...
  • Newport woman charged with trying to run over deputy with SUV

    A Newport Beach woman who allegedly tried to run over an Orange County sheriff’s deputy with her SUV will face attempted murder and aggravated assault charges, prosecutors said. Authorities say Rebecca Lee McLaughlin, 48, tried to run over the...
  • It's A Gray Area: Control is always better than prohibition

    My wonderful mother studied one year at Occidental College before she went on to UC Berkeley, so maybe that was the reason she never liked the term "oxymoron." But that brings to my mind that the biggest oxymoron in our lives today is the term "controlled...
  • It's A Gray Area: Country needs us to set it on right path

    Many things are not going well for us and our country. So where do we go from here? Well, as people sometimes say when playing bridge, let's review the bidding. For every dollar the federal government spends, it is borrowing or printing 20 cents. That...
  • 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...
  • Jury says sex offender should remain in hospital

    After 24 minutes of deliberation, an Orange County jury decided Wednesday that a Costa Mesa sex offender is dangerous and should remain in a state hospital, according to a court official. Jurors began deliberating about whether to release Cary Jay...
  • Employee union's complaint rejected

    An Orange County Superior Court judge this week rejected the Costa Mesa municipal employee union's amended complaint in its lawsuit to prevent outsourcing of city jobs, but offered another chance to revise it in the coming months. Judge Luis A....
  • Indictment: Homicide victim sold drugs for O.C. gang

    Indictment: Homicide victim sold drugs for O.C. gang
    A homicide victim found in Newport Beach previously sold drugs for a gang tied to the Mexican Mafia, according to a federal grand jury indictment released Tuesday. Nancy Hammour, whose body was found under the Newport Bay Bridge on Labor Day, sold...