| Apr 18, 2015
| 5:21 PM
In Santa Ana last April, a team led by Newport Beach vice detectives staked out two luxury high-rise buildings towering above MacArthur Boulevard near John Wayne Airport.
One detective, according to court transcripts, announced that the team's target...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 3:39 PM
Jurors began deliberating Tuesday in the murder trial of former New England Patriot tight end Aaron Hernandez. Hernandez is charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd, who was dating his fiancee's sister. Hernandez is also charged with another double murder...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 6:07 PM
The lawyer for a Costa Mesa man accused of double murder said Friday that he will petition the California Supreme Court to consider his attempt to bar an Orange County judge from overseeing the trial.
A day earlier, a three-judge panel of California's...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 9:07 PM
Lawyers for a Costa Mesa man accused in a double murder said Friday that they will appeal a decision that left the trial in the hands of a judge whom the defense team tried to remove from the case.
A Los Angeles judge last week denied a motion asking...
| Mar 21, 2015
The adult tutor who is accused of helping a group of Corona del Mar High School students in a grade changing scheme is facing additional felony charges.
The Orange County district attorney's office charged Timothy Lance Lai on Friday with 16...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 5:33 PM
An Orange County Superior Court judge this week denied an emergency request to force Costa Mesa to hold a special election regarding whether to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.
Fullerton attorney Randall Longwith, who authored a...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 6:58 PM
A prominent Newport Beach plastic surgeon is facing a lawsuit by a former business partner who alleges the doctor cheated him out of his share of a multimillion-dollar tech start-up.
Dr. Jay Calvert is the co-founder of MD Insider, a company that says...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 4:09 PM
The brother of a slain Costa Mesa man said Monday that he's frustrated with the suspected killer repeatedly delaying any possibility of a trial by refusing to speak with two court-appointed psychologists trying to determine if the accused murderer is...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 2:16 PM
A former Newport Beach dentist admitted in court Monday that he robbed seven banks along the Southern California coast, according to federal prosecutors.
As part of an agreement with the U.S. attorney's office, Damian Newhart, 41, pleaded guilty to three...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 4:46 PM
A Van Nuys man was sentenced to death Tuesday for murdering the father and sister of his ex-girlfriend and leaving their charred bodies in an Irvine park, according to the Orange County district attorney's office.
Iftekhar Murtaza, 30, also left his ex-...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 3:42 PM
An Orange County judge Wednesday expanded the number of people exempt from a Costa Mesa law that bans most long-term stays in local motels.
Superior Court Judge Sheila Fell granted a preliminary injunction that will allow anyone living at a motel in...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 6:15 PM
A Costa Mesa double-murder case is headed out of Orange County, at least temporarily, after a county judge said Friday that he would not remove himself from the trial of Daniel Patrick Wozniak, who is accused of killing two Orange Coast College students...