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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Commentary: Realignment is not good for communities

    "The most dangerous social experiment of our generation." That is how Newport Beach Police Chief Jay Johnson describes the state "realignment" program to release state prisoners to local jails and supervised community release. Faced with court-mandated...
  • 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...
  • Mailbag: Blogger's comment is not Page 1 news

    Re. "Mayor asks blogger to apologize for Hitler reference," April 17: I have been a resident of Costa Mesa for more than 35 years and believe that our mayor, Jim Righeimer, is not following the rules he recently established for the weekly council...
  • Commentary: Consider ideas at face value without regard to who's promoting them

    When my older son — a kind and gentle soul — started out in sports, he had less than a killer instinct on the field. We worked on playing more aggressively. Finally, one game, I saw him execute the most beautiful open-field block ever. He...
  • More abuse-related charges possible for accused molester

    More abuse-related charges possible for accused molester
    Prosecutors are considering filing additional charges against a Newport Beach pool cleaner accused of sexually abusing at least seven boys over nearly 15 years. Senior Deputy Dist. Atty. Nicole Nicholson said in court Friday that new information could...
  • Immigration agent allegedly demanded egg rolls for citizenship

    An immigration officer who demanded that a Vietnamese immigrant pick up hundreds of egg rolls and deliver them for an office party will stand trial later this year on bribery charges. Mai Nhu Nguyen, an Irvine resident, allegedly took thousands of...
  • Judge sentences murderer to death

    Judge sentences murderer to death
    A man who raped and murdered a pregnant woman in her Costa Mesa home 25 years ago was sentenced to death Friday. Orange County Superior Court Judge Francisco P. Briseno handed down the sentence in the case against Jason Michael Balcom, who strangled and...
  • Retired deputies to help O.C. process concealed weapon applications

    Orange County supervisors cleared the way Tuesday to hire 15 retired sheriff’s deputies to speed up the processing of more than 1,000 concealed weapon applications that have poured in since a federal appellate court ruling relaxed gun restrictions....
  • Dock fee lawsuit settled

    A group of Newport Beach dock owners has come to an agreement with the city over a lawsuit alleging that council members violated state transparency laws when they enacted a controversial rent increase for the use of public tidelands. The agreement...