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  • Trial in killings of two OCC students tentatively set for October

    Five years after the killings of two Orange Coast College students, attorneys said Friday that they're on the verge of beginning the trial for the Costa Mesa man accused in the case and set a tentative October start date. But it remains to be seen if...
  • Tutor charged in Corona del Mar High hacking scandal waives hearing

    Tutor charged in Corona del Mar High hacking scandal waives hearing
    An Irvine tutor accused of orchestrating a hacking campaign to change Corona del Mar High School students' grades waived his right to a preliminary hearing, effectively speeding the case toward trial, according to court records. Timothy Lance Lai, 29,...
  • Testimony begins in trial of church volunteer accused of sexually abusing boys

    Testimony begins in trial of church volunteer accused of sexually abusing boys
    An alleged victim of child sexual abuse took the witness stand Wednesday in Orange County Superior Court and testified that a former Costa Mesa Sunday school volunteer lured him into posing for nude photos in exchange for $300. The witness, who is now...
  • Former district HR director files appeal to have records released

    Former district HR director files appeal to have records released
    Newport-Mesa Unified School District's former personnel chief filed an appeal in Orange County Superior Court Thursday after a judge denied his request for documents under the state's public records law. John Caldecott, the district's former director of...
  • Rearview Mirror: OC Week in Review

    Rearview Mirror: OC Week in Review
    Sunday, 05.10.15 Anaheim Ducks advance in playoffs The Anaheim Ducks won the Western Conference semifinal series, four games to one, and advanced to meet the Chicago Blackhawks. The victory gives Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau his first appearance in a...
  • Judge lets challenge to Costa Mesa motel law proceed

    A lawsuit claiming that Costa Mesa is discriminating against poor residents by banning most long-term stays in local motels cleared a preliminary hurdle this week. At a hearing Wednesday, Orange County Superior Court Judge Sheila Fell finalized a...
  • Lawyer for defendant in sex-trade case won't pursue complaint of rights violation by Newport police

    Lawyer for defendant in sex-trade case won't pursue complaint of rights violation by Newport police
    The lawyer for a Santa Ana man accused of running a lucrative pimping and human trafficking operation said Wednesday that he will drop allegations that Newport Beach police violated his client's rights when they physically forced him to unlock his...
  • Judge delays rulings on matters in murder trial pending decision on his status

    Judge delays rulings on matters in murder trial pending decision on his status
    An Orange County judge presiding over the case of a Costa Mesa man accused of two killings said Friday that he will not rule on contentious motions leading up to the trial until the state's highest court decides whether he should stay on the case....
  • From luxury to lockup

    From luxury to lockup
    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...
  • Steinberg: Aaron Hernandez — justice possible with a wealthy celebrity?

    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...
  • Defense in double-murder case plans to take fight to remove judge to state Supreme Court

    Defense in double-murder case plans to take fight to remove judge to state Supreme Court
    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...
  • Defense in double murder plans appeal in attempt to remove judge from case

    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...