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  • 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...
  • Man accused of killing doctor will go to trial

    Man accused of killing doctor will go to trial
    An accused murderer told a nurse, "Call the police, I'm insane, call the police," moments after he shot a Newport Beach doctor multiple times in the chest early last year, a police detective testified Wednesday. Stanwood Elkus, 76, used a fake name to...
  • Newport settles police assault suit

    Newport Beach agreed to pay $50,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging that a police officer pulled down a man's pants and punched him in the neck while taking him into custody. The lawsuit, filed in Orange County Superior Court in August, called for a jury...
  • Union's appeal further ties up lawsuit

    A legal battle roiling between two Costa Mesa councilmen and the city's police union could soon be headed to a higher court. Thursday, the Costa Mesa Police Assn. appealed an Orange County Superior Court judge's decision to deny a request to strike down...
  • Driver pleads not guilty in death of jogger

    A Costa Mesa man pleaded not guilty Monday to driving drunk and killing a jogger in a Corona del Mar bicycle lane. Robert Greaney, 23, denied one felony count of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and another felony count of driving under the...
  • Court decision helps clear path to senior center

    A recent court decision could allow Huntington Beach to break ground on a new senior center by the end of the year. The California 4th District Court of Appeal on Tuesday ruled in favor of the city in a lengthy court battle with project opponents....
  • Teacher arrested in snakes case pleads guilty to misdemeanor

    Teacher arrested in snakes case pleads guilty to misdemeanor
    A Newport Beach school teacher arrested earlier this year on suspicion of hoarding and neglecting hundreds of snakes pleaded guilty Thursday to one misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty. In January, animal control officers found at least 400 snakes...
  • Court refuses to dismiss workers' case against city

    An Orange County Superior Court judge rejected Costa Mesa's request Monday to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the City Council's effort to outsource municipal services. The decision could move the longstanding lawsuit closer to trial. The Costa Mesa...
  • Molestation suspect to stand trial

    A Newport Beach pool cleaner used his job and positions at two churches to gain the trust of boys he later molested and used in child pornography, according to testimony from police and an alleged victim. After more than five hours of testimony Thursday,...
  • J. Edgar Thomson "JET" Rutter March 6, 1931 - May 31, 2014

    J. Edgar Thomson "JET" Rutter <br/> March 6, 1931 - May 31, 2014
    J. Edgar Thomson “JET” Rutter II departed to see the Lord on May 31, 2014,  at age 83,  after a short bout with cancer (it seemed longer.)  J.E.T. Rutter was born in what he liked to call “The People’s Republic of Santa Monica,&...
  • Costa Mesa man sentenced for child porn, bomb materials

    Costa Mesa man sentenced for child porn, bomb materials
    A Costa Mesa man pleaded guilty this week to charges that he had an illegal stash of child pornography, dozens of guns and materials to make a bomb. On Monday, an Orange County Superior Court judge sentenced Baylor Maggenti, 67, to one year in jail...