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  • Woody's Wharf to appellate court: Shall we dance?

    Woody's Wharf to appellate court: Shall we dance?
    A lawsuit between Newport Beach and a popular restaurant will head back to court Friday. The issue of whether patrons can dance late into the night at Woody's Wharf ended up in court last year after the City Council denied permits needed by the...
  • Affidavit: Police union asked for dirt on Costa Mesa councilmen

    Affidavit: Police union asked for dirt on Costa Mesa councilmen
    Costa Mesa police officers mocked members of the City Council and suggested ways to catch them in compromising positions in the run-up to the 2012 municipal election, according to emails contained in court documents reviewed Monday by the Daily Pilot....
  • Judge denies request to delay trial in OCC students' killings

    Judge denies request to delay trial in OCC students' killings
    The gruesome case of the slayings of two Orange Coast College students may be headed to trial nearly five years after their deaths. On Tuesday, Orange County Superior Court Judge James Stotler declined to push back a February trial date for murder...
  • Costa Mesa engineer sentenced in cold-case murder

    Donna Wigmore was supposed to get married in the summer of 1979. Instead she holed up in her parents' backyard, enveloped in shock after her older sister was murdered. The case went unsolved for three decades, but pain didn't pass with the time. She...
  • Companies, Coastal Commission in dispute over Banning Ranch oil wells

    A local developer and two oil companies operating at Banning Ranch are asking an Orange County Superior Court judge to weigh in on a dispute with the California Coastal Commission after commission staff alleged that the companies endangered native...
  • Judge lets Costa Mesa enforce motel ordinance despite lawsuit

    Judge lets Costa Mesa enforce motel ordinance despite lawsuit
    Costa Mesa can, for now, keep enforcing an ordinance restricting long-term stays at local motels, despite a legal challenge alleging that the regulations unfairly target low-income residents. On Tuesday, Orange County Superior Court Judge Gregory...
  • Jail inmate sues Costa Mesa police

    An Orange County Jail inmate has filed a civil-rights complaint in federal court alleging that Costa Mesa police officers beat him during an arrest and then left his unlocked truck on the side of the road, where it was later stolen. Joseph Barrack, 40,...
  • Co-owner of Irvine real estate investment firm pleads guilty to fraud

    One owner of an Irvine-based real estate investment company pleaded guilty Thursday to allegations that his firm essentially turned into a Ponzi scheme after the housing market crashed, according to authorities. John Packard, 64, of Long Beach was...
  • Tutor in Corona del Mar hacking scandal pleads not guilty

    A private tutor accused of hacking into Corona del Mar High School computers to change students' grades pleaded not guilty Tuesday to five felonies. Timothy Lance Lai could face up to five years and eight months in jail if he's convicted on one count of...
  • Supreme Court refuses to hear group-home case

    The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected Newport Beach's request for a hearing on its group-home law, a move that will effectively force the city back into trial court to defend its ordinance. Newport Beach submitted a petition to the Supreme Court in...
  • Personal trainer pleads guilty to extorting ex-employer for $350,000

    A personal trainer from Corona del Mar pleaded guilty Monday to his part in an extortion plot that threatened to smear a former employer if she and her husband didn't turn over hundreds of thousands of dollars. In 2008, Michael Earl Roberts, 49,...
  • Balboa Bay Club asks judge to dismiss lawsuit that alleges bias, public sex

    Balboa Bay Club asks judge to dismiss lawsuit that alleges bias, public sex
    Lawyers for the Balboa Bay Club have asked a judge to throw out a lawsuit that alleges it ignored rampant debauchery from some members but unfairly kicked out one man after he mixed painkillers and alcohol. Newport Beach businessman Steve George sued...