| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 3:08 PM
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...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 5:16 PM
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...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 6:32 PM
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...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 6:35 PM
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...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 6:42 PM
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...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 6:01 PM
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...
| Jan 9, 2015
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....