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Orange County Superior Court

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  • Recovery homes can operate during lawsuit

    A chain of recovery homes for alcoholics and drug addicts can continue doing business in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa while a court case plays out, an Orange County judge has ruled. Newport Beach-based Morningside Recovery dodged another potential bullet...
  • O.C.'s sex offender ban to be reviewed by Court of Appeals

    A state appellate court has agreed to review Orange County’s controversial law barring sex offenders from county parks and beaches, a move that may determine whether the ban is legal. The county ordinance,┬ápassed in April 2011, prohibits all...
  • Murder suspects plead not guilty

    Three suspects who authorities say are connected to the 1995 slaying of a 24-year-old man pleaded not guilty this week. Gianni Anthony Van, 43, and Diane Tran, 44, both of Costa Mesa, pleaded not guilty Friday in Orange County Superior Court. The two...
  • 2012's notable passings

    2012's notable passings
    The last year took many notable people from Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. Whether they were lost to age, illness or tragedy, they are remembered here. The Aegean sailors: Crew members William Reed Johnson, 57, Theo Mavromatis, 49, Kevin Eric Rudolph,...
  • Newport lawyer to become a judge

    Gov. Jerry Brown this week announced the appointment of a Newport Beach woman to the Orange County Superior Court bench, according to a news release. Terri K. Flynn-Peister, 38, of Newport Beach previously worked as deputy chief assistant U.S....
  • It's A Gray Area: We should be skeptical of our government

    People in our country mostly seem to possess an innate faith in government. Probably that has evolved because, while our governments generally are unnecessarily expensive, wasteful and intrusive, they have not been overtly corrupt like so many others...
  • State court denies Costa Mesa's outsourcing appeal

    The California Supreme Court on Wednesday denied a petition to hear Costa Mesa's appeal on an injunction barring its outsourcing plan, court records show. Both labor and city leaders predict the decision will have wide ranging implications for the state'...
  • It's a Gray Area: Muslims are the latest targets of discrimination

    In so many ways, one of the biggest civil rights issues of our day is the way we treat Muslims in our country. Yes, 9/11 was an act of war against the United States, and yes, it was carried out by radical Muslims. But it is our obligation to realize...
  • Accused sign vandal pleads not guilty

    A former Costa Mesa city employee accused of vandalizing campaign signs pleaded not guilty Monday. Steven White, 39, of Costa Mesa, entered his plea on one misdemeanor count of vandalism in Orange County Superior Court in Newport Beach, according to a...
  • Man pleads not guilty to murder

    A Costa Mesa man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and business partner pleaded not guilty to a murder charge Friday morning in Orange County Superior Court, according to the court's website. On July 8, Thomas Michael Wilhelm, 48, drank cherry vodka,...
  • Driver who hit Harbor student gets 7 years

    Driver who hit Harbor student gets 7 years
    An impaired Costa Mesa driver who struck a Newport Harbor High School student crossing the street outside the school was sentenced Friday to seven years in state prison. Marnie Jo Lippincott, 39, pleaded guilty in September in Orange County Superior...
  • Doctor's accused killer requests counsel

    Doctor's accused killer requests counsel
    A man charged with killing a Newport Beach doctor told an Orange County Superior Court judge Wednesday that he needs a public defender. "I can't afford a lawyer," Stanwood Fred Elkus said. Judge Craig Robison delayed the scheduled arraignment on...