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Orange County Superior Court

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  • Man held in killing of handyman pleads not guilty

    Man held in killing of handyman pleads not guilty
    The homeless man accused of killing a handyman at a vacant home in Costa Mesa pleaded not guilty Wednesday. Christopher Ernest Leovy, 34, is charged with killing John Kubat, a 54-year-old Costa Mesa resident, who was working on renovations at a soon-to-...
  • YouTube video criticizes Costa Mesa activists

    YouTube video criticizes Costa Mesa activists
    A video that takes aim at a Costa Mesa political organization appeared on YouTube on Wednesday afternoon. Kent Mora, who serves on the city's Pension Oversight Committee, made the nearly two-minute segment that contains a slide show of participants in...
  • Man sentenced in fatal drunk driving crash

    A Costa Mesa man was sentenced this week to four years and four months in state prison for killing his brother and injuring his nephew in a drunk driving crash, the Orange County district attorney's office announced Thursday. Felix Jacobo Brito, 37,...
  • Booster club leader guilty of embezzlement

    Band members and boosters from Costa Mesa High School lined up in court Thursday to scold a volunteer for the "utter monstrosity" of her crime: stealing tens of thousands of dollars from their booster club's coffers. Jennifer Borders-Piatti, the...
  • 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...
  • Appeals Court sees possible bias in group-homes ordinance

    SAN FRANCISCO — A Newport Beach ordinance that restricts group homes for recovering addicts may have been motivated by illegal discrimination and may be challenged at trial, a federal appeals court ruled unanimously Friday. The decision by the U....
  • It's A Gray Area: Toward a 'functional libertarian' world

    I am happy to say that the "functional libertarian" approach is beginning to attract more people here and around the world. But what does that mean? What would a functional libertarian world really look like? Generally speaking, functional...
  • Employee union's complaint rejected

    An Orange County Superior Court judge this week rejected the Costa Mesa municipal employee union's amended complaint in its lawsuit to prevent outsourcing of city jobs, but offered another chance to revise it in the coming months. Judge Luis A....
  • Man pleads not guilty in attempted kidnapping, sexual assault case

    A Laguna Hills man pleaded not guilty Monday to allegations that he plotted to have an underage teenage relative — who he allegedly raped — kidnapped and taken to Mexico, according to the Orange County Superior Court website. Jesus Acosta,...
  • Ruling in libel case upheld

    A Newport Beach wig shop owner must pay $24,000 after a state appeals court affirmed that she libeled a customer in online posts. The panel of three judges, in a Sept. 17 opinion, upheld Orange County Superior Court Judge Charles Margines' ruling that...
  • Legal action taken in pier dispute

    A Newport Beach resident has filed a civil action against the city over the alleged mishandling of the permit for the dock that stretches in front of his family's Balboa Island home. The petition, filed Monday on behalf of former professional basketball...
  • 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,...