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  • 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...
  • Council contracts security firm to run city jail

    The Costa Mesa City Council voted late Tuesday night to outsource its jail after a judge earlier in the day denied a request to block that move. The council's 4-1 decision, with Councilwoman Wendy Leece dissenting, approved a contract with G4S...
  • 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...
  • It's A Gray Area: 'The whole world is not like Irvine'

    Life is short, so we all need reminders that our lives are fleeting. I remind myself by trying to keep in mind some rules I made long ago to help design my life which I call "The Designer Niners." They have helped me, and maybe to some extent they will do...
  • Judge blocks accused killer from transferring property

    Judge blocks accused killer from transferring property
    An Orange County Superior Court judge on Tuesday prohibited a man accused of killing a Newport Beach doctor from transferring ownership of his property to relatives, according to an attorney for the victim's family. Stanwood Elkus, 75, of Lake Elsinore,...
  • Newport challenges claims by dock fee opponents [updated]

    Newport Beach officials shot back Wednesday at a group suing the city over dock fee increases, saying that they had yet to see evidence of a request for a temporary restraining order that would prevent the city from collecting those fees. The...
  • Fight Club OC: 'Repo Ric' nearly steals show

    Fight Club OC: 'Repo Ric' nearly steals show
    COSTA MESA — On a night Fight Club OC celebrated its first card with professional women mixed martial arts and boxing bouts, a man who called himself "Repo Ric" tried to steal Thursday's show. He came dressed in as much glitter you see during a...
  • Commentary: Tell us why we should become a charter city

    It has only been six months since the first proposed Costa Mesa city charter was defeated by 60% of the voters, but on Tuesday the Costa Mesa City Council held a study session with the first question being, "Should Costa Mesa pursue becoming a charter...
  • It's A Gray Area: It's time to take back America's moral high ground

    President Obama has recently renewed his plans to try to close our military prison at Guantanamo, Cuba, and has also promulgated new guidelines for our government's use of drones to assassinate people in places like Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen....
  • Kidnap case moves forward

    Months before a Newport Beach man was kidnapped and severely beaten last year, he had traveled to Las Vegas with a business acquaintance he knew from his Orange County medical marijuana dispensary, according to court testimony given Wednesday by police...
  • 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...