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  • Woody's Wharf challenges ban in court

    Woody's Wharf challenges ban in court
    Woody's Wharf filed court papers Wednesday seeking to invalidate a City Council decision to ban dancing at the longtime Balboa Peninsula restaurant, court records show. Woody's filed what's known as a writ of mandate — a directive seeking to...
  • 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-...
  • It's A Gray Area: Adams would fight for return of freedom

    Our short series on classic American patriots continues with a focus on John Adams. Fortunately, with the fairly recent publication of David McCullough's book "John Adams" (Touchstone, 2001), this somewhat crusty but likable American is finally...
  • 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...
  • It's A Gray Area: Consider the wisdom of Teddy Roosevelt

    Today we conclude our short series about classic American patriots with a discussion about Theodore Roosevelt, who was known for his exuberant personality and large range of interests and achievements. For example, he was awarded both the Nobel Peace...
  • 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...
  • 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,...