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Orange County Superior Court

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Former pro surfer faces drugs charges

    Former pro surfer faces drugs charges
    A former professional surfer from Newport Beach is facing three felony drug charges filed this month by the Orange County district attorney's office. Christopher Polovina, 35, was in possession of heroin, methamphetamine and Alprazolam — an anti-...
  • Court refuses to block fire-ring removal

    Court refuses to block fire-ring removal
    An Orange County Superior Court judge Friday refused to issue an injunction that would have barred Newport Beach from moving ahead with plans to reduce the number of fire rings on its beaches. The move came as a battle over beach bonfires continues to...
  • Attorney: Accused killer refuses to cooperate with psychologist

    Attorney: Accused killer refuses to cooperate with psychologist
    The homeless man accused of killing a handyman in a Costa Mesa driveway has refused to cooperate with a court-appointed psychologist trying to determine whether he's mentally fit to stand trial. Christopher Leovy would not speak to the psychologist...
  • 11 expelled in CdM cheating episode

    11 expelled in CdM cheating episode
    In the aftermath of the cheating scheme involving students at Corona del Mar High School, 11 were expelled from the school and the private tutor accused of assisting them remains at-large. As the clock ticked past five hours of closed-session...
  • Police association asks court to dismiss lawsuit

    An Orange County Superior Court judge heard oral arguments this week on motions that could potentially strike a lawsuit filed against Costa Mesa's police union, its former law firm and a private investigator. On Monday, in their respective anti-SLAPP...
  • Affidavit traces origins of suspected scandal

    The detailed cheating scheme that resulted in the suspension of roughly a dozen Corona del Mar High School students probably began in April 2013, court documents show. The students are accused of attaching a keylogger — a small device that can...
  • Judge upholds Banning environmental review

    An Orange County Superior Court judge has upheld the environmental impact report for the proposed Newport Banning Ranch development. However, Judge Robert Becking also found that the city violated its general plan during the process of approving the...
  • Charter committee OKs outsourcing language

    The Costa Mesa Charter Committee voted Wednesday evening to support an initiative that would allow the city to outsource most services. Eleven members voted in favor of including outsourcing in the proposed charter, which would require voter approval....
  • CMPOA: Lawsuit attempts to muzzle critics of City Council

    Costa Mesa's police association responded this month to a lawsuit filed by two councilmen alleging the union, its former law firm and a private investigator conspired to harass and intimidate them for political gain. Lawyers for the Costa Mesa Police...
  • Agreement reached in rehab-homes lawsuit

    Newport Beach and an advocacy group have reached a settlement agreement in a lawsuit related to rehabilitation home operator Morningside Recovery, the two entities announced Monday. Under the agreement, which comes after years of discussion and...