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  • Commentary: Hoag should unwind affiliation with St. Joseph

    Responding to an outraged public, the state attorney general is reassessing Hoag Hospital's affiliation with St. Joseph Health System. The attorney general is considering a number of issues that weren't apparent during the initial review. One of the...
  • Law firm at heart of suit is raided

    Prosecutors last week raided a law firm being sued by Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer and Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger, according to published reports. The Orange County district attorney secured a warrant last week and searched the Upland office of...
  • O.C. swim coach gets 16 months in sex assault case

    O.C. swim coach gets 16 months in sex assault case
    An Orange County swim instructor has been sentenced to 16 months in state prison for sexually assaulting two teenage females he met through coaching, authorities said Tuesday. Todd Robert Sousa, 39, co-owned and taught classes for a swim school that...
  • Suit filed over alleged police dog attack

    A Costa Mesa man has sued the Newport Beach Police Department, alleging that a police dog mauled him after officers released the animal near a garage where the claimant was sleeping. Usyel Ocampo Roman, 34, seeks yet-to-be-determined damages and payment...
  • Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church holds its first same-sex wedding

     Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church holds its first same-sex wedding
    This article has been corrected. See note below. Jose Lopez-Mercedes and Steven Fenn, Jr., had this special day planned three years ago. So when the United States Supreme Court ruled late last month that backers of Proposition 8 — a ballot...
  • Trial begins for man accused of O.C. double homicide

    Trial begins for man accused of O.C. double homicide
    A jilted boyfriend turned into an obsessed killer when his girlfriend told him her parents wanted them to break up because he was Muslim and they were Hindus, an Orange County prosecutor told jurors in opening statements in a notorious 2007 double...
  • Mother accused of poisoning children may face death penalty

    A mother accused of poisoning her two children in a Santa Ana motel room in September will be arraigned Friday on two felony counts of special circumstances murder, Orange County prosecutors said. Marilyn Kay Edge, 42, of Scottsdale, Ariz., lost custody...
  • Commentary: If you want to skate at Volcom, wear your gear

    Last summer at a Costa Mesa Parks and Recreation Commission meeting, Lt. Mark Manley of the Costa Mesa Police Department painted a compelling picture of the culture that has infiltrated the Volcom Skate Park. Underpinning that culture — often...
  • CMPOA: Lawsuit attempts to muzzle critics of City Council

    Costa Mesa's police association responded this month to a lawsuit filed by two councilmen alleging the union, its former law firm and a private investigator conspired to harass and intimidate them for political gain. Lawyers for the Costa Mesa Police...
  • Agreement reached in rehab-homes lawsuit

    Newport Beach and an advocacy group have reached a settlement agreement in a lawsuit related to rehabilitation home operator Morningside Recovery, the two entities announced Monday. Under the agreement, which comes after years of discussion and...
  • Saudi princess doesn't show for human trafficking hearing

    Saudi princess doesn't show for human trafficking hearing
    A Saudi royal princess did not appear in court Monday on human trafficking charges, drawing a rebuke from an Orange County judge who said “I expect her to be here” for future hearings. Meshael Alayban, 42, is charged with forcing a Kenyan...
  • It's A Gray Area: Politics is sports by other means

    What is your political philosophy? It is an interesting question that few people really give time to think about. With apologies to George Carlin, here's how I see the three largest political parties in our country. Republicans are like football...