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Orange County Superior Court

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  • Accused sign vandal is found not guilty

    Accused sign vandal is found not guilty
    An Orange County jury on Friday acquitted a former Costa Mesa city employee of vandalizing a $5 campaign sign during the contentious 2012 city election. Prosecutors were unable to convince the 12-member panel that Steven Charles White, 40, was the one...
  • Candidate for county clerk cannot appear on ballot

    A Los Alamitos city councilman who was disqualified from a race for Orange County clerk-recorder because he was seen gathering nomination signatures past a filing deadline will not be on the June ballot, a judge ruled Friday. Troy Edgar can be seen in...
  • 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,...
  • Commentary: Consider ideas at face value without regard to who's promoting them

    When my older son — a kind and gentle soul — started out in sports, he had less than a killer instinct on the field. We worked on playing more aggressively. Finally, one game, I saw him execute the most beautiful open-field block ever. He...