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  • 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...
  • Tutor in cheating scandal faces additional charges

    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...
  • Judge denies request to hold special vote on marijuana

    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...
  • Newport plastic surgeon is sued for half of health-care analysis business

    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...
  • Suspect's refusal to cooperate with doctors stalls trial

    Suspect's refusal to cooperate with doctors stalls trial
    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...
  • Ex-dentist pleads guilty to 'rolled-sleeves bandit' bank robberies

    Ex-dentist pleads guilty to 'rolled-sleeves bandit' bank robberies
    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...
  • Death sentence for man who murdered ex-girlfriend's dad, sister in Irvine

    Death sentence for man who murdered ex-girlfriend's dad, sister in Irvine
    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-...
  • Living at a Costa Mesa motel? You can stay, for now

    Living at a Costa Mesa motel? You can stay, for now
    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...
  • Actor's double-murder case again hung up; 'absurd,' victim's dad says

    Actor's double-murder case again hung up; 'absurd,' victim's dad says
    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...