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  • Judge: Steel must change ballot designation

    In a win for her opponent, Orange County Board of Supervisors candidate Michelle Steel will have to change her official occupation from "taxpayer advocate/businesswoman" to "Board of Equalization member" on the ballot, a judge has ruled. Assemblyman...
  • Yukon Avenue tree plea fails

    A preliminary ruling in Orange County Superior Court sided with the city of Costa Mesa on Thursday, contending that a resident's case for keeping some trees was unfounded. Judge Peter J. Wilson denied resident Kimberly DeBroux's request to override...
  • Mansoor sues Steel over ballot designation

    What do the words "taxpayer advocate" mean to Orange County voters? What about "businesswoman?" That's what's at issue in a lawsuit Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) filed earlier this month alleging that one of his opponents in a June race for...
  • Trial begins for accused rapist

    Opening statements began in Orange County Superior Court this week in the trial of a man accused of sexually assaulting two women in Newport Beach and Irvine. Charges against Travis Dewayne Batten, 31, include two felony counts of forcible rape, one...
  • Driver pleads not guilty to manslaughter

    A man accused of accidentally killing a bicyclist in Newport Beach pleaded not guilty to vehicular manslaughter last week at the Harbor Justice Center. Robert Anderson, 84, of Irvine, was driving west on East Coast Highway, just east of Newport Coast...
  • Ruling: Recovery home on 36th must close

    A Newport Beach recovery home could be forced to shut its doors after an independent official rejected its request for permission to operate in the city at an administrative hearing last week. Costa Mesa-based Ohio House — which opened a sober...
  • Man pleads not guilty in pot brownie case

    Man pleads not guilty in pot brownie case
    A self-described Costa Mesa gang member pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges related to the sale of marijuana to minors after two Newport Harbor High School students allegedly bought pot brownies and Pop-Tarts from a man named "Clever," police said....
  • Judge allows P.I. who tailed mayor to be deposed

    An Orange County Superior Court judge ruled this week that a private investigator accused of harassing Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer by falsely reporting him for drunk driving in 2012 can be deposed under oath. Judge Gail A. Andler ruled Wednesday that...
  • Court upholds Muslim students' convictions

    A panel of Orange County Superior Court judges recently upheld the convictions of a group of Muslim students found guilty of illegally interrupting an ambassador's speech at UC Irvine. An attorney representing some of the so-called "Irvine 11," however,...
  • 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...