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Orange County Superior Court

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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • D.A. to receive evidence in CdM cheating case

    Newport Beach police detectives are forwarding evidence gathered in the Corona del Mar High School cheating case to the Orange County District Attorney's office next week, police said Wednesday. The District Attorney's office will look at the evidence...
  • 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...
  • No dancing at Woody's

    No dancing at Woody's
    An Orange County Superior Court Judge this week banned dancing at a quintessential Newport Beach restaurant — at least for the time being. In a preliminary injunction handed down Tuesday, Judge Derek Hunt sided with the city of Newport Beach and...
  • Judge moves mayor-union lawsuit forward

    A lawsuit filed by two Costa Mesa councilmen against the city's police association, its former law firm and a private investigator moved forward Wednesday when a judge ruled that some of the alleged acts against the officials were not protected by the 1st...