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Orange County Superior Court

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  • City could be swept into councilmen's suit

    City could be swept into councilmen's suit
    The city of Costa Mesa could soon be in the middle of a legal battle between two councilmen and the police union. For weeks, the Costa Mesa Police Officers' Assn. has requested that the city pay for its legal defense against a lawsuit filed by Costa...
  • School records sought in abuse case

    A defense attorney for a Newport Beach man accused of sexually abusing seven boys over more than 15 years has subpoenaed the confidential school records of an undisclosed number of students. Legal counsel has specifically asked about times the...
  • Woody's Wharf challenges ban in court

    Woody's Wharf challenges ban in court
    Woody's Wharf filed court papers Wednesday seeking to invalidate a City Council decision to ban dancing at the longtime Balboa Peninsula restaurant, court records show. Woody's filed what's known as a writ of mandate — a directive seeking to...
  • Parishioners say goodbye to St. James

    Parishioners say goodbye to St. James
    Parishioners from St. James Anglican Church in Newport Beach wiped tears from their eyes as they exited the church after its final service Sunday, leaving behind a building that housed many memories for them and their families. Jim Dale, 63, said he has...
  • Man held in killing of handyman pleads not guilty

    Man held in killing of handyman pleads not guilty
    The homeless man accused of killing a handyman at a vacant home in Costa Mesa pleaded not guilty Wednesday. Christopher Ernest Leovy, 34, is charged with killing John Kubat, a 54-year-old Costa Mesa resident, who was working on renovations at a soon-to-...
  • YouTube video criticizes Costa Mesa activists

    YouTube video criticizes Costa Mesa activists
    A video that takes aim at a Costa Mesa political organization appeared on YouTube on Wednesday afternoon. Kent Mora, who serves on the city's Pension Oversight Committee, made the nearly two-minute segment that contains a slide show of participants in...
  • Man sentenced in fatal drunk driving crash

    A Costa Mesa man was sentenced this week to four years and four months in state prison for killing his brother and injuring his nephew in a drunk driving crash, the Orange County district attorney's office announced Thursday. Felix Jacobo Brito, 37,...
  • It's A Gray Area: Adams would fight for return of freedom

    Our short series on classic American patriots continues with a focus on John Adams. Fortunately, with the fairly recent publication of David McCullough's book "John Adams" (Touchstone, 2001), this somewhat crusty but likable American is finally...
  • Booster club leader guilty of embezzlement

    Band members and boosters from Costa Mesa High School lined up in court Thursday to scold a volunteer for the "utter monstrosity" of her crime: stealing tens of thousands of dollars from their booster club's coffers. Jennifer Borders-Piatti, the...
  • It's A Gray Area: Toward a 'functional libertarian' world

    I am happy to say that the "functional libertarian" approach is beginning to attract more people here and around the world. But what does that mean? What would a functional libertarian world really look like? Generally speaking, functional...
  • Employee union's complaint rejected

    An Orange County Superior Court judge this week rejected the Costa Mesa municipal employee union's amended complaint in its lawsuit to prevent outsourcing of city jobs, but offered another chance to revise it in the coming months. Judge Luis A....
  • Appeals Court sees possible bias in group-homes ordinance

    SAN FRANCISCO — A Newport Beach ordinance that restricts group homes for recovering addicts may have been motivated by illegal discrimination and may be challenged at trial, a federal appeals court ruled unanimously Friday. The decision by the U....