| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 6:51 PM
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...
| Feb 5, 2015
Newport-Mesa Unified School District's recently fired personnel director sent an email to his former colleagues Tuesday describing how to make a public records request similar to the one he filed before his termination.
The school board fired John...
| 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...