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  • Man who killed ex-girlfriend's family should be put to death, jury says

    Man who killed ex-girlfriend's family should be put to death, jury says
    A 29-year-old Van Nuys man who killed his ex-girlfriend’s father and sister and set their bodies on fire should be put to death, an Orange County juror recommended Monday. Iftekhar Murtaza quietly shook his head as jurors announced that he...
  • Group-home operator ends legal fight

    Morningside Recovery this week dropped its fight against a court ruling that barred it from operating group homes for recovering addicts in Newport Beach. The decision closes the book on years of legal sparring over whether Morningside could operate the...
  • Morningside ends another legal fight

    A Newport Beach-based chain of rehabilitation centers that had been under fire from state regulators for years has agreed to pay a $75,000 settlement and limit its control over residents in its sober-living homes. Until Tuesday, Morningside Recovery had...
  • Mailbag: Blessing of cheating scandal? Early intervention

    Show me a politician tangled up in corruption or a business person who has bent the rules, cooked the books, manipulated expense reports, fudged on production standards or otherwise buried the truth, and I will show you someone who cheated in school and...
  • No dancing at Woody's

    No dancing at Woody's
    An Orange County Superior Court Judge this week banned dancing at a quintessential Newport Beach restaurant — at least for the time being. In a preliminary injunction handed down Tuesday, Judge Derek Hunt sided with the city of Newport Beach and...
  • Judge moves mayor-union lawsuit forward

    A lawsuit filed by two Costa Mesa councilmen against the city's police association, its former law firm and a private investigator moved forward Wednesday when a judge ruled that some of the alleged acts against the officials were not protected by the 1st...
  • Newport Beach hires Citizens United attorney

    A former U.S. solicitor general who has argued dozens of prominent cases before the Supreme Court has agreed to represent Newport Beach in its bid for judicial intervention in the city's years-long legal battle with sober-living homes. The city this...
  • County board sues Newport-Mesa, 5 CdM families over cheating scandal

    The Orange County Department of Education filed suit Monday against the Newport-Mesa Unified School District and five Corona del Mar High School families in an effort to get judicial clarity about whether it can hear appeals from students expelled in CdM'...
  • Report: Departing cops cite political tensions

    Within the past four years, 25 members of the Costa Mesa police force have said they left the department because of the city's contentious political environment, according to a recent city report. The official memo, distributed to the City Council on...
  • Courthouse sting nets 3 who shouldn't have been driving

    Three people with suspended licenses tried to drive away from a Newport Beach courthouse immediately after a judge told them not to get behind the wheel Monday, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Deputies arrested the drivers as part of...
  • Residents sue to block Upper Newport Bay project

    Two residents have sued Newport Beach in hopes of blocking a residential, commercial and marine development proposed for a section of the Upper Newport Bay. Bert Ohlig and Susan Skinner, who make up the Stop the Dunes Hotel group, sued the city, council...
  • Attorney: Ex-city employee did not rip up campaign sign

    Jury selection began Wednesday in the trial of a former Costa Mesa city employee accused of destroying a political campaign sign during a contentious election season. The Orange County district attorney's office alleges that Steven Charles White, 40,...