| 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...
| 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...