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  • Dancing is OK again at Woody's Wharf, court says

    Eight months after an Orange County Superior Court judge upheld a City Council ban on dancing at Woody's Wharf, patrons of the popular Newport Beach restaurant will again be allowed to bust a move. On Thursday, a three-judge panel of California's 4th...
  • Judge pulls himself off actor's murder trial; 'travesty,' says victim's dad

     Judge pulls himself off actor's murder trial; 'travesty,' says victim's dad
    An Orange County judge recused himself from a Costa Mesa murder trial Tuesday, citing doubts he could remain impartial in the case against Daniel Wozniak, a 30-year-old community theater actor accused of brutally killing two Orange Coast College...
  • Fired Newport police employees settle retaliation case

    A husband and wife who sued Newport Beach and its police department for alleged retaliation and wrongful termination settled their lawsuits Monday for $500,000, according city officials. The payout will come from the city's insurance carriers, which...
  • Defense tries to bar death penalty in OCC students' killings

    Defense lawyers are trying to take the death penalty off the table for a man accused of murdering two Orange Coast College students in Costa Mesa more than four years ago. According to grand jury testimony, Daniel Patrick Wozniak, 30, has admitted to...
  • Attorney general wants licenses suspended for PIs in Costa Mesa surveillance case

    Attorney general wants licenses suspended for PIs in Costa Mesa surveillance case
    Two private investigators accused of conducting surveillance on and trying to embarrass two Costa Mesa City Council members in the run-up to the 2012 local election may be barred from working in their field while they await trial, if the California...
  • Claims of porn, sexism spice court arguments in lawsuit by fired Newport police dispatcher

    Profanity-laced emails, searches of pornographic Internet sites, public arguments and allegations of sexism were on display for an Orange County jury Tuesday when lawyers presented opening statements in a trial resulting from a lawsuit brought by a former...
  • City asks court to dismiss sober-living lawsuit

    Costa Mesa's attorneys have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that claims a new city ordinance discriminates against recovering drug addicts and alcoholics. The lawsuit, filed in November by Solid Landings Behavioral Health, which runs...
  • Cheating scandal documents: Police recorded CdM tutor's talk with student

    Cheating scandal documents: Police recorded CdM tutor's talk with student
    A private tutor accused of hacking into Corona del Mar High School servers to boost student grades discussed the alleged scheme with an involved student during a phone call recorded by police, according to school documents reviewed 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Court: Doctor charged with possessing child porn cannot treat minors

    A federal court this month barred a Newport Beach doctor from treating minors while he faces child pornography charges. Mark Rettenmaier, a gynecologic oncologist on staff at Hoag Hospital, had the pornography on three portable hard drives, a laptop and...