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Orange County Superior Court

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Top Orange County Superior Court Articles

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  • Fashion Island shooter case moves closer to trial

    An Orange County Superior Court judge found enough evidence Monday to move forward with a case against a Garden Grove man accused of firing 54 rounds at Fashion Island in December 2012. Marcos Gurrola, 42, is charged with shooting at an occupied building...
  • Suit filed over new fire ring rules

    Advocates hoping to keep wood-burning fire rings on Orange County beaches have asked the court to intervene and strike down newly-enacted rules limiting the activity. Newport Beach-based nonprofit Friends of the Fire Rings Tuesday filed suit in Orange...
  • It's a Gray Area: Thank you for letting me share my ideas with you

    For this past year, I have had the privilege of being able to write a column in this space about any subject of my choosing. So during this time we have discussed and dissected things like healthcare and education; the criminal justice system, including...
  • Judge: Banning Ranch project violates city's general plan

    Judge: Banning Ranch project violates city's general plan
    Newport Beach violated its own general plan when it approved a 1,375-home residential and commercial development at the 400-acre Banning Ranch site, an Orange County Superior Court judge has ruled. The city did not work closely enough with the Coastal...
  • DUI defendant alleges excessive force

    An accused drunk driver alleges in a legal claim that the Costa Mesa police officer who pulled him over shoved him to the ground, breaking one of his fingers and injuring his arthritic knees. Carl Helber, a 69-year-old former Costa Mesa resident who has...
  • Sober-living home provider loses CEO

    Morningside Recovery's chief executive, who represented the sober-living home provider in court through years of legal battles with Newport Beach, has resigned. Mary Helen Beatificato, who served as Morningside's legal counsel for the past five years,...
  • Trial on hold until competency determination

    Trial on hold until competency determination
    The murder trial of a transient man suspected of bludgeoning his victim to death in a Costa Mesa driveway is on hold while the court determines whether he's mentally competent. Christopher Leovy, 34, has been behind bars since Sept. 11, when Costa...
  • School records sought in abuse case

    A defense attorney for a Newport Beach man accused of sexually abusing seven boys over more than 15 years has subpoenaed the confidential school records of an undisclosed number of students. Legal counsel has specifically asked about times the...
  • It's A Gray Area: Join in restoring Hetch Hetchy

    Those of you who have read this column more than a few times can probably tell that innately I am an optimist. For example, recently I predicted that our nation's policy of drug prohibition will be ended within only a few years. I believe that is true,...
  • YouTube video criticizes Costa Mesa activists

    YouTube video criticizes Costa Mesa activists
    A video that takes aim at a Costa Mesa political organization appeared on YouTube on Wednesday afternoon. Kent Mora, who serves on the city's Pension Oversight Committee, made the nearly two-minute segment that contains a slide show of participants in...
  • Man sentenced in fatal drunk driving crash

    A Costa Mesa man was sentenced this week to four years and four months in state prison for killing his brother and injuring his nephew in a drunk driving crash, the Orange County district attorney's office announced Thursday. Felix Jacobo Brito, 37,...
  • Ruling in libel case upheld

    A Newport Beach wig shop owner must pay $24,000 after a state appeals court affirmed that she libeled a customer in online posts. The panel of three judges, in a Sept. 17 opinion, upheld Orange County Superior Court Judge Charles Margines' ruling that...