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  • Former pro surfer faces drugs charges

    Former pro surfer faces drugs charges
    A former professional surfer from Newport Beach is facing three felony drug charges filed this month by the Orange County district attorney's office. Christopher Polovina, 35, was in possession of heroin, methamphetamine and Alprazolam — an anti-...
  • Court refuses to block fire-ring removal

    Court refuses to block fire-ring removal
    An Orange County Superior Court judge Friday refused to issue an injunction that would have barred Newport Beach from moving ahead with plans to reduce the number of fire rings on its beaches. The move came as a battle over beach bonfires continues to...
  • Judge delays ruling on city layoffs

    An Orange County Superior Court judge issued a tentative ruling Thursday but delayed finalizing the order that could bring a Costa Mesa municipal employee union's lawsuit against outsourcing closer to trial. For now, City Hall and the Costa Mesa City...
  • It's A Gray Area: Finding a common ground with Iran

    I have tentatively been invited to speak at a "New Horizons" worldwide conference in Tehran, Iran, at the beginning of September. From what a friend of mine who attended the conference last year said, this is an amazing opportunity to meet and share...
  • Panel focuses on pill abuse

    "For me I feel like it's drugs for breakfast, drugs for lunch, drugs for dinner, drugs drugs drugs," Orange County Superior Court Judge John Adams said. "That's been my diet for 11 years on the bench." Adams, who hears felony arraignments at the...
  • It's A Gray Area: Criminals need lawyers, for the sake of our judicial system

    So many times I hear the question: "How can defense attorneys defend those criminals — particularly if you know they are guilty?" The answer is at least four-fold. First, and quite fundamentally, the 5th and 14th amendments to the Constitution...
  • Looking for a few good jurors [Updated]

    The Orange County Superior Court is looking for a few good jurors to serve on the grand jury for 2013-14. The one-year term begins July 1. [Update: As of Friday afternoon the deadline to apply to serve on the grand jury was extended to Jan. 25 due to...
  • Walter Charamza, first fulltime city attorney

    Walter Charamza, first fulltime city attorney
    Walter Charamza, who served as Newport Beach's first fulltime city attorney in the 1950s, will be remembered at a celebration of his life later this month. Charamza died Dec. 19 at home in Newport Beach, his wife of 68 years and two dogs by his side. He...
  • It's A Gray Area: We should be skeptical of our government

    People in our country mostly seem to possess an innate faith in government. Probably that has evolved because, while our governments generally are unnecessarily expensive, wasteful and intrusive, they have not been overtly corrupt like so many others...
  • Man pleads not guilty in attack

    A San Bernardino man pleaded not guilty Friday afternoon to charges that he allegedly pushed a woman to the ground, covered her mouth, grabbed her by the leg and dragged her until bystanders intervened, officials said. Derek Rawlins, 34, was arrested...
  • Muslim students appeal conviction

    Muslim students appeal conviction
    Attorneys have filed an appeal in Orange County Superior Court on behalf of 10 of the so-called Irvine 11 convicted in 2011 of two misdemeanor charges to conspire and then disrupt a 2010 speech by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren at UC Irvine. The 10...
  • Man guilty in deaths of UCI student's family

    A Mission Hills man was convicted Wednesday for his role in the revenge-fueled murder of two people and an attempt to kill a third, prosecutors said. Charles Anthony Murphy, 28, was convicted by a jury in Orange County Superior Court of two felony counts...