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  • Judge: Banning Ranch project violates city's general plan

    Judge: Banning Ranch project violates city's general plan
    Newport Beach violated its own general plan when it approved a 1,375-home residential and commercial development at the 400-acre Banning Ranch site, an Orange County Superior Court judge has ruled. The city did not work closely enough with the Coastal...
  • Suit filed over new fire ring rules

    Advocates hoping to keep wood-burning fire rings on Orange County beaches have asked the court to intervene and strike down newly-enacted rules limiting the activity. Newport Beach-based nonprofit Friends of the Fire Rings Tuesday filed suit in Orange...
  • Veteran caught with explosives will get therapy

    A 23-year-old former Marine pleaded guilty Friday to bringing a nonlethal grenade and other explosives equipment onto a plane at John Wayne Airport. Gregory Salyer of Kentucky caused a brief evacuation from one of the airport's terminals in August...
  • Ex-contractor accused of defauding workers

    A former general contractor working on a state developmental hospital in Costa Mesa has been indicted on charges of defrauding his employees and taking portions of their wages — adding up to $81,000, according to the Orange County district attorney'...
  • Fashion Island shooter case moves closer to trial

    An Orange County Superior Court judge found enough evidence Monday to move forward with a case against a Garden Grove man accused of firing 54 rounds at Fashion Island in December 2012. Marcos Gurrola, 42, is charged with shooting at an occupied building...
  • Professor taken into custody in 1995 slaying of her alleged rapist

    A European professor was taken into custody Thursday in an 18-year-old cold case in which she is accused of helping set up the murder of a man she claimed raped her while she was a college sophomore. Patricia Esparza, 39, was handcuffed and taken into...
  • Mistrial declared in trial of man in planted drugs case

    Mistrial declared in trial of man in planted drugs case
    A mistrial has been declared in the trial of an Irvine attorney accused of helping his wife set up a drug bust in a scheme to seek revenge against a PTA volunteer. Orange County Superior Court Judge Carla M. Singer declared a mistrial Thursday, the...
  • Police association says it won't sue city

    The Costa Mesa Police Officers Assn. doesn't plan to sue the city after officials denied its claim asserting that the municipality is responsible for the union's legal fees. The association had sought indemnification from the legal costs of defending...
  • Body-dumping suspect pleads not guilty

    A man suspected of killing a woman and dumping her body in Newport Beach pleaded not guilty Friday in Orange County Superior Court. Irvin Tellez, 25, of Garden Grove has been charged with one felony count of murder for allegedly shooting and killing 28-...
  • City could be swept into councilmen's suit

    City could be swept into councilmen's suit
    The city of Costa Mesa could soon be in the middle of a legal battle between two councilmen and the police union. For weeks, the Costa Mesa Police Officers' Assn. has requested that the city pay for its legal defense against a lawsuit filed by Costa...
  • Mensinger claims tracking device was placed on his truck

    Two Costa Mesa city councilmen claimed in court papers Wednesday that their political opponents spied on them by attaching a tracking device to one of their cars during 2012's election season. Someone allegedly placed a GPS monitor on the...
  • Lab error could affect hundreds of Orange County DUI cases

    Lab error could affect hundreds of Orange County DUI cases
    The Orange County Crime Lab produced inaccurate blood alcohol test results in 2,200 driving-under-the-influence cases filed by prosecutors this year — mistakes that could affect outcomes in dozens of cases. Prosecutors in recent days sent...