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Orange County Superior Court

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  • Suit filed over new fire ring rules

    Advocates hoping to keep wood-burning fire rings on Orange County beaches have asked the court to intervene and strike down newly-enacted rules limiting the activity. Newport Beach-based nonprofit Friends of the Fire Rings Tuesday filed suit in Orange...
  • D.A. changes charges in JWA assault case

    Prosecutors this week changed the charges against a Newport Beach woman who had been accused of ramming an Orange County sheriff's deputy with her car at John Wayne Airport in July. Rebecca Lee McLaughlin, 49, now faces an attempted murder charge...
  • District official says cheating scandal mishandled

    District official says cheating scandal mishandled
    In an internal email that quickly went public, a top Newport-Mesa Unified School District official accused school and district administrators of mishandling the cheating scandal at Corona del Mar High. Jane Garland, who is in charge of discipline for...
  • It's a Gray Area: Thank you for letting me share my ideas with you

    For this past year, I have had the privilege of being able to write a column in this space about any subject of my choosing. So during this time we have discussed and dissected things like healthcare and education; the criminal justice system, including...
  • Judge: Banning Ranch project violates city's general plan

    Judge: Banning Ranch project violates city's general plan
    Newport Beach violated its own general plan when it approved a 1,375-home residential and commercial development at the 400-acre Banning Ranch site, an Orange County Superior Court judge has ruled. The city did not work closely enough with the Coastal...
  • Two-pronged Banning Ranch approach

    The Newport Beach City Council has opened a second front in the legal fight over the Newport Banning Ranch development. Council members agreed in closed session Tuesday to appeal an Orange County Superior Court order related to their earlier decision to...
  • Police suspicions lead them to burglary suspect

    Police suspicions lead them to burglary suspect
    Costa Mesa police officers hopped fences and ran through backyards last week in Mesa Verde to chase down a serial burglar, but this was no accidental nabbing of a suspect. Police arrested Marc Christopher Marchetti — who just days earlier had been...
  • Man gets 107 years for sexual assault on two women in their homes

    An Orange County Superior Court judge Friday sentenced an Irvine mechanic to 107 years in prison for breaking into the homes of two women and sexually assaulting them. Judge Sheila Hanson called Travis Dewayne Batten, 32, a dangerous man who needed to...
  • Phone scam linked to jury duty

    Costa Mesa police this week have been fielding reports of a phone scam that threatens its victims with arrest for missing jury duty. The scheme targets residents who have recently received jury duty summonses but were not required to report to the...
  • Police: Would-be bank robber demands money in teller's hand

    A Huntington Beach man was arrested last weekend in connection with the attempted robbery of a Wells Fargo Bank branch in Newport Beach. Nathan Charles Taylor, 35, entered the bank, in the 2700 block of West Coast Highway, just after 10 a.m. Saturday,...
  • Family of slain doctor gets millions from suspected killer

    Family of slain doctor gets millions from suspected killer
    An accused murderer has handed over his life's savings and millions of dollars from liquidated real estate holdings as part of a settlement with the family of a Newport Beach doctor he allegedly shot to death in January of last year. The agreement...
  • Master shipwright Dennis Holland dies

    Master shipwright Dennis Holland dies
    Dennis Holland, a master shipwright who in his last years of life battled city officials over whether he could restore a 72-foot boat in his Newport Beach yard, has died. He was 68. At home with family, Holland lost his battle with prostate cancer...