| 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...
| May 9, 2015
| 12:42 PM
Medina, Keating win OC Marathon
Ivan Medina of Mexico won the 11th annual U.S. Bank OC Marathon. Medina passed the finish line alone to win his first marathon — in 2 hours, 30 minutes, 21 seconds at the OC Fair & Event Center in...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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 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-...
| 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...