| Jul 31, 2015
| 5:36 PM
A Newport Beach man accused of raping or trying to rape seven women he met on the party circuit in the city was acquitted Thursday of most of the charges leveled against him.
Orange County Superior Court jurors cleared Adel Regragui, 46, of a dozen...
| Jul 17, 2015
| 3:56 PM
A Los Angeles woman accused of running a lucrative brothel in Irvine and pimping out women at motels throughout Orange County pleaded guilty Friday to two felonies and was immediately sentenced to three years in prison.
Goan Suk Ko, 45, took in...
| Jul 14, 2015
| 3:47 PM
An Irvine man who tried to strangle a police dog during a standoff with officers after he threatened to kill his estranged wife pleaded guilty Monday to several charges including injuring a police animal, according to court records.
An Orange County...
| Jun 26, 2015
| 8:49 PM
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...
| Jun 19, 2015
| 6:55 PM
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,...
| Jun 10, 2015
| 5:55 PM
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...
| May 16, 2015
| 10:42 AM
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...
| May 16, 2015
| 10:50 AM
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...
| May 13, 2015
| 6:03 PM
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...
| May 6, 2015
| 5:24 PM
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...
| Apr 24, 2015
| 7:16 PM
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....
| 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...