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  • Ex-contractor accused of defauding workers

    A former general contractor working on a state developmental hospital in Costa Mesa has been indicted on charges of defrauding his employees and taking portions of their wages — adding up to $81,000, according to the Orange County district attorney'...
  • It's A Gray Area: When to fight the status quo

    Have you ever felt inspired, hopeful, able and optimistic about your ability to right a wrong? Have you ever felt frustrated, small, ineffective and helpless about your ability to do anything about a problem? I have, both ways. Recently my wife...
  • Bias complaint filed against CdM

    The Orange County Equality Coalition has filed a complaint with the state accusing Corona del Mar High School of discriminating against an organization that offers support to gays and lesbians. The coalition alleges in a Department of Education filing...
  • Solar Decathlon in Irvine: Sunny, with a 100% chance of participation

    Solar Decathlon in Irvine: Sunny, with a 100% chance of participation
    Past the neatly coordinated neighborhoods, the master-planned homes and immaculate lawns, on an old military runway in Irvine, a community that imagines life on a smaller scale has taken root. There, hundreds of college students from across the U.S.,...
  • 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...
  • 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...