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Orange County Superior Court

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  • Councilmen sue police association

    Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer and Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger have sued the city's police officers association, alleging the group and two other defendants intimidated and harassed them for political gain. A civil action lawsuit filed Tuesday names...
  • Suit against police assn. called highly unusual

    The decision by Costa Mesa's mayor, his wife and another councilman to sue the city's police association and its former law firm for harassment, intimidation, libel and other alleged damages is a highly unusual step and possibly unprecedented for a...
  • Ex-UCI professor gets 14 years for arson

    Ex-UCI professor gets 14 years for arson
    A former UC Irvine associate professor who wrote emails saying he planned to kill students and administrators and burn down an Irvine high school was sentenced Thursday to 14 years and four months in state prison. Rainer Klaus Reinscheid, 49, of Irvine,...
  • Costa Mesa working on rehab home ordinance

    Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer said the city has been working for months on an ordinance that would address rehabilitation homes. Righeimer did not provide specifics, though he said city staff, in conjunction with the city attorney's office, may have a...
  • It's A Gray Area: Buffalo Bill's lessons in life endure

    Recently I was blessed to be able to go with a wrangler on a horseback and fly fishing trip to the Beartooth Mountains on the Wyoming/Montana border. To be able to stay in gorgeous natural places that haven't changed for centuries, and knowing that they...
  • Court orders Morningside to move

    After six years of litigation,  a rehabilitation center long at odds with residents and City Hall has decided to move out of Newport Beach. Morningside Recovery, located in Lido Village, plans to transfer 36 sober-living clients to new facilities in...
  • Despite emotional family pleas, Seal Beach shooting trial delayed

    Despite emotional family pleas, Seal Beach shooting trial delayed
    Family members of those killed in a shooting  at a Seal Beach salon two years ago urged a judge Friday to end their "agony" by ordering the accused killer to stand trial this fall. But the judge, though expressing sympathy to family members gathered...
  • Arraignment in killing postponed

    The man accused of slaying a woman whose body was found in Newport Beach last week did not enter a plea Tuesday when he briefly appeared in court. Jaime Prieto Rocha, of Santa Ana, is charged with murdering Nancy Hammour, 28, of Santa Ana, whose body was...
  • Police make arrest in Hamilton Street death

    Police on Wednesday arrested a homeless man suspected of slaying a Costa Mesa resident who was working on renovations at a sober-living home earlier this week. Christopher Ernest Leovy, 34, of Los Angeles, used a heavy, blunt object to bludgeon to death...
  • It's A Gray Area: Missing Devon

    It's A Gray Area: Missing Devon
    My wife never had a dog before she bought one as a companion for her then-6-year-old son, Morgan. After some investigation, she got a white golden retriever, and they named her Devonshire Cream, or Devon, for short. The problem was, as I got to know...
  • Man who brandished gun replica at school is freed

    The man accused of brandishing a replica handgun and causing a lockdown at Estancia High School earlier this year has pleaded guilty to one of four felony charges against him and been released from jail, according to Orange County Superior Court and...
  • Liquor store attacker gets prison term

    The Costa Mesa woman who attacked a liquor store clerk after being denied a bottle of beer pleaded guilty to felony assault with a deadly weapon and other misdemeanor charges last week. An Orange County Superior Court judge on Aug. 29 sentenced Teresa...