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  • 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...
  • 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'...
  • 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,...
  • Newport says it will fight group home decision

    Newport Beach plans to petition the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower court decision that determined its group home ordinance is discriminatory. City Council members voted unanimously during a closed session meeting Tuesday to pursue the petition,...
  • Mechanic convicted on rape charges

    An Orange County Superior Court jury convicted a man Thursday of sexually assaulting two women in Newport Beach and Irvine, authorities said. Travis Dewayne Batten, 31, was found guilty of two felony counts of forcible rape, one felony count each of...
  • Hearing set over trees

    Hearing set over trees
    To save some trees near her home, a longtime Costa Mesa resident is taking the city to court. Earlier this month, Kimberly DeBroux, 59, filed paperwork in Orange County Superior Court that has effectively halted, for the time being, the removal of seven...
  • Jury deliberates in sign vandalism case

    Tattooed shins and a penchant for pedicures prove a Costa Mesa man charged with vandalizing a political campaign sign in 2012 is wrongfully accused, his defense argued at trial Thursday. Steven Charles White, 40, formerly a maintenance worker with the...
  • Candidate for county clerk cannot appear on ballot

    A Los Alamitos city councilman who was disqualified from a race for Orange County clerk-recorder because he was seen gathering nomination signatures past a filing deadline will not be on the June ballot, a judge ruled Friday. Troy Edgar can be seen in...
  • Accused sign vandal is found not guilty

    Accused sign vandal is found not guilty
    An Orange County jury on Friday acquitted a former Costa Mesa city employee of vandalizing a $5 campaign sign during the contentious 2012 city election. Prosecutors were unable to convince the 12-member panel that Steven Charles White, 40, was the one...
  • Judge: Steel must change ballot designation

    In a win for her opponent, Orange County Board of Supervisors candidate Michelle Steel will have to change her official occupation from "taxpayer advocate/businesswoman" to "Board of Equalization member" on the ballot, a judge has ruled. Assemblyman...
  • Mailbag: Why the costly fight over a $5 sign?

    The Daily Pilot reported that Steven Charles White, accused of tearing up a campaign sign before the 2012 election, had been acquitted after a jury trial ("Accused sign vandal is found not guilty," March 28). First, let me say that I don't condone the...
  • Ex-officers who sued city get payout

    Newport Beach announced Friday that it has reached a settlement of almost $1 million with three former police officers who alleged that a corrupt, retaliatory police department unfairly passed them over for promotions. In a 2011 lawsuit, former police...