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  • 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...
  • Man who claimed Kobe, LeBron were clients gets 13 years

    A Newport Beach man who falsely claimed he handled investments for Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and other athletes received 13 years in state prison Friday for defrauding clients of $198,000. An Orange County Superior Court jury found Calvin James Calvin,...
  • 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...
  • It's A Gray Area: Einstein's brilliant thoughts pertinent to today's woes

    Recently a friend of mine suggested that when you find a great thinker in one intellectual area, probably that person would have some noteworthy thoughts in other areas as well. Honestly, I had never thought about it quite that way before, but I think...
  • Judge refuses to drop charges against Buffett

    Judge refuses to drop charges against Buffett
    An Orange County Superior Court judge on Friday denied a request to dismiss felony charges against a former Costa Mesa resident accused of helping an accused killer after a double murder. Rachel Mae Buffett, 25, faces three felony counts of accessory to...
  • Judge overturns Christiansen's conviction

    Judge overturns Christiansen's conviction
    An appellate court has overturned the 2011 conviction on conflict-of-interest charges of a school official tied to former Newport-Mesa Unified Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard. In addition to directing that all charges against Karen Anne Christiansen be dismissed,...
  • 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...
  • Employee group objects to jail outsourcing

    The Costa Mesa City Employees Assn. is seeking a temporary restraining order Tuesday morning against an attempt to outsource jobs at the city jail. The proposed contract with G4S Secure Solutions — which is up for a vote of the City Council the...
  • Court denies employees request to stop jail plan

    SANTA ANA — An Orange County Superior Court judge on Tuesday declined a request by the Costa Mesa Employees Assn. to block a city proposal to privatize its jail. Judge Luis Rodriguez denied the association's request because the City Council had not...
  • 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...
  • Four sentenced in loan modification scam

    Four sentenced in loan modification scam
    Four Orange County men were sentenced Monday for their participation in a real estate investment scam that took an estimated $130,000 from hundreds of victims, prosecutors said. Justin Dennis Koelle, 23, of Costa Mesa, was sentenced to nine months in...
  • The God Squad: Is it always righteous to die for faith?

    Q: When I was young and in Catholic schools half a century ago, we were taught that those who gave their lives for our religion were saints. Do you think those who die for their faith, even suicide bombers, will spend eternity in the presence of God?...