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  • Two-pronged Banning Ranch approach

    The Newport Beach City Council has opened a second front in the legal fight over the Newport Banning Ranch development. Council members agreed in closed session Tuesday to appeal an Orange County Superior Court order related to their earlier decision to...
  • Attorney: Accused killer refuses to cooperate with psychologist

    Attorney: Accused killer refuses to cooperate with psychologist
    The homeless man accused of killing a handyman in a Costa Mesa driveway has refused to cooperate with a court-appointed psychologist trying to determine whether he's mentally fit to stand trial. Christopher Leovy would not speak to the psychologist...
  • D.A. changes charges in JWA assault case

    Prosecutors this week changed the charges against a Newport Beach woman who had been accused of ramming an Orange County sheriff's deputy with her car at John Wayne Airport in July. Rebecca Lee McLaughlin, 49, now faces an attempted murder charge...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Affidavit traces origins of suspected scandal

    The detailed cheating scheme that resulted in the suspension of roughly a dozen Corona del Mar High School students probably began in April 2013, court documents show. The students are accused of attaching a keylogger — a small device that can...
  • 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...
  • 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...