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Orange County Superior Court

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  • Group says not to pay dock fees

    Opponents to a fee increase for Newport Harbor's residential docks are urging affected homeowners to ignore them. But the city said anyone who doesn't pay could face a 10% penalty. Stop the Dock Tax and the Newport Beach Dock Owners Assn. plan to send...
  • State Lands Commissions delays Newport decision

    The California State Lands Commission has agreed to postpone its decision on whether Newport Beach can create a special harbor fund. The city's request was on the consent agenda for the commission's April 26 meeting, but will now be heard June 21,...
  • Jury says sex offender should remain in hospital

    After 24 minutes of deliberation, an Orange County jury decided Wednesday that a Costa Mesa sex offender is dangerous and should remain in a state hospital, according to a court official. Jurors began deliberating about whether to release Cary Jay...
  • It's A Gray Area: Minimum wages cause more harm than good

    The 2012 platform for the Democratic Party promised to raise the national minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.50 per hour and to tie future changes to inflation. Just as with arguments for a "living wage," this sounds like a good and compassionate idea, but...
  • Hit-and-run bill yanked

    Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) has shelved a bill inspired by the death of a Newport Beach doctor that would have upped the penalty in fatal hit-and-run cases. Assembly Bill 956 would have mandated an extra five years behind bars for hit-and-...
  • Judge blocks accused killer from transferring property

    Judge blocks accused killer from transferring property
    An Orange County Superior Court judge on Tuesday prohibited a man accused of killing a Newport Beach doctor from transferring ownership of his property to relatives, according to an attorney for the victim's family. Stanwood Elkus, 75, of Lake Elsinore,...
  • Newport challenges claims by dock fee opponents [updated]

    Newport Beach officials shot back Wednesday at a group suing the city over dock fee increases, saying that they had yet to see evidence of a request for a temporary restraining order that would prevent the city from collecting those fees. The...
  • Kidnap case moves forward

    Months before a Newport Beach man was kidnapped and severely beaten last year, he had traveled to Las Vegas with a business acquaintance he knew from his Orange County medical marijuana dispensary, according to court testimony given Wednesday by police...
  • Killer, rapist gets death penalty

    A man convicted of one murder and multiple rapes, including one in Costa Mesa, will receive the death penalty. Waymon Livingston, 29, of Stanton, was convicted in February of one felony count of special-circumstances murder in the commission of sodomy,...
  • Dock fee opponents drop request to stop collections

    After private discussions with an Orange County Superior Court judge, the attorney for the Newport Beach Dock Owners Assn. agreed Friday to drop a request for a temporary restraining order that would have kept the city from collecting contested...
  • It's A Gray Area: Lessons from Thatcherism remain relevant

    As you know, Margaret Thatcher died April 8 at the age of 87 after serving as Britain's prime minister from 1979 until 1990. We owe her a debt for at least two reasons, one of them principled, the other cautionary. First and foremost, Thatcher took...
  • Records: Man killed in bomb blast had lab equipment

    Records: Man killed in bomb blast had lab equipment
    The Costa Mesa home of a man who blew himself up last month contained an array of laboratory equipment, mysterious liquids and powders and a homemade shotgun, court documents show. Costa Mesa police responded to a home in the 3100 block of Bermuda Drive...