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  • Ruling: Recovery home on 36th must close

    A Newport Beach recovery home could be forced to shut its doors after an independent official rejected its request for permission to operate in the city at an administrative hearing last week. Costa Mesa-based Ohio House — which opened a sober...
  • Man pleads not guilty in pot brownie case

    Man pleads not guilty in pot brownie case
    A self-described Costa Mesa gang member pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges related to the sale of marijuana to minors after two Newport Harbor High School students allegedly bought pot brownies and Pop-Tarts from a man named "Clever," police said....
  • Judge allows P.I. who tailed mayor to be deposed

    An Orange County Superior Court judge ruled this week that a private investigator accused of harassing Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer by falsely reporting him for drunk driving in 2012 can be deposed under oath. Judge Gail A. Andler ruled Wednesday that...
  • Court upholds Muslim students' convictions

    A panel of Orange County Superior Court judges recently upheld the convictions of a group of Muslim students found guilty of illegally interrupting an ambassador's speech at UC Irvine. An attorney representing some of the so-called "Irvine 11," however,...
  • Man gets 107 years for sexual assault on two women in their homes

    An Orange County Superior Court judge Friday sentenced an Irvine mechanic to 107 years in prison for breaking into the homes of two women and sexually assaulting them. Judge Sheila Hanson called Travis Dewayne Batten, 32, a dangerous man who needed to...
  • Phone scam linked to jury duty

    Costa Mesa police this week have been fielding reports of a phone scam that threatens its victims with arrest for missing jury duty. The scheme targets residents who have recently received jury duty summonses but were not required to report to the...
  • 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...
  • District official says cheating scandal mishandled

    District official says cheating scandal mishandled
    In an internal email that quickly went public, a top Newport-Mesa Unified School District official accused school and district administrators of mishandling the cheating scandal at Corona del Mar High. Jane Garland, who is in charge of discipline for...
  • Police: Would-be bank robber demands money in teller's hand

    A Huntington Beach man was arrested last weekend in connection with the attempted robbery of a Wells Fargo Bank branch in Newport Beach. Nathan Charles Taylor, 35, entered the bank, in the 2700 block of West Coast Highway, just after 10 a.m. Saturday,...
  • Family of slain doctor gets millions from suspected killer

    Family of slain doctor gets millions from suspected killer
    An accused murderer has handed over his life's savings and millions of dollars from liquidated real estate holdings as part of a settlement with the family of a Newport Beach doctor he allegedly shot to death in January of last year. The agreement...
  • 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...
  • Man accused of killing doctor will go to trial

    Man accused of killing doctor will go to trial
    An accused murderer told a nurse, "Call the police, I'm insane, call the police," moments after he shot a Newport Beach doctor multiple times in the chest early last year, a police detective testified Wednesday. Stanwood Elkus, 76, used a fake name to...