| 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...
| Mar 21, 2015
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...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 5:33 PM
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...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 6:58 PM
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...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 4:09 PM
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...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 2:16 PM
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...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 4:46 PM
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-...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 3:42 PM
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...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 6:15 PM
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...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 8:19 PM
Calling for greater transparency, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District's recently fired personnel director on Tuesday asked the school board to investigate the complaints he lodged against the superintendent.
"You heard only one side of the story,"...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 5:38 PM
Two private investigators accused of conducting illegal surveillance on a pair of Costa Mesa city councilmen during the 2012 election season pleaded not guilty Friday to felony charges of conspiracy and false imprisonment.
The defendants, Christopher...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 2:35 PM
Less than two weeks after one Orange County judge removed himself from the double murder trial for Daniel Wozniak, defense attorneys are trying to disqualify another judge from hearing the case.
Wozniak is a community theater actor accused of killing...