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  • Driver pleads not guilty to attempted murder

    Driver pleads not guilty to attempted murder
    A Newport Beach woman who prosecutors allege tried to ram an Orange County sheriff's deputy with her SUV pleaded not guilty Wednesday to attempted murder and related charges. Rebecca Lee McLaughlin, 48, faces one count each of attempted murder of a...
  • It's A Gray Area: U.S. should not intervene overseas

    One of the first things done when our country was founded in 1787 was establish the United States Department of War. This agency lasted until 1947, when it was re-organized and re-named the U.S. Department of Defense. But given our history since that...
  • Top 10 stories to watch in 2014

    10.) Corona del Mar High School cheating: What disciplinary actions will students accused of hacking into the school system and changing grades face next year? 9.) Fairview Park trail: Costa Mesa is set to complete environmental repairs to the vernal...
  • Police union denies tracking councilman

    In a court filing last week, Costa Mesa's police union distanced itself from its former law firm by saying it wasn't involved in a plan that planted a GPS tracking device on a city councilman's truck. The Costa Mesa Police Officers' Assn., law firm...
  • Judge denies contempt motion against Mensinger

    An Orange County Superior Court judge this month refused to hold Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger in contempt of court for revealing evidence that someone surveilled him, court records show. Judge David Hoffer on Dec. 13 denied the contempt...
  • 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...
  • It's A Gray Area: In appreciation of police officers

    One of the most noble public servants in our society is a police officer. These men and women have often-difficult jobs, and frequently do not get the credit and appreciation they deserve. When I was a child, my parents drummed into me that "if I was...
  • 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...
  • Judge upholds Banning environmental review

    An Orange County Superior Court judge has upheld the environmental impact report for the proposed Newport Banning Ranch development. However, Judge Robert Becking also found that the city violated its general plan during the process of approving the...
  • Charter committee OKs outsourcing language

    The Costa Mesa Charter Committee voted Wednesday evening to support an initiative that would allow the city to outsource most services. Eleven members voted in favor of including outsourcing in the proposed charter, which would require voter approval....
  • Police identify suspect in sex assault cases

    Police identify suspect in sex assault cases
    Costa Mesa police Thursday said they have identified a suspect in a sexual assault and an attempted sexual assault in two home invasions earlier this year. They say they believe Thomas Walker, a 46-year-old transient, sexually assaulted a woman at...
  • It's A Gray Area: What's it like to be a judge?

    We all know that we have three branches of government, but where do judges really fit within that system, and what is it like to be a judge? These are questions that I as a trial court judge have been asked frequently. As to the first question, it is...