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  • Defense in double-murder case plans to take fight to remove judge to state Supreme Court

    Defense in double-murder case plans to take fight to remove judge to state Supreme Court
    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...
  • Defense in double murder plans appeal in attempt to remove judge from case

    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...
  • Judge denies request to hold special vote on marijuana

    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...
  • Newport plastic surgeon is sued for half of health-care analysis business

    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...
  • Suspect's refusal to cooperate with doctors stalls trial

    Suspect's refusal to cooperate with doctors stalls trial
    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...
  • Ex-dentist pleads guilty to 'rolled-sleeves bandit' bank robberies

    Ex-dentist pleads guilty to 'rolled-sleeves bandit' bank robberies
    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...
  • Death sentence for man who murdered ex-girlfriend's dad, sister in Irvine

    Death sentence for man who murdered ex-girlfriend's dad, sister in Irvine
    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-...
  • Living at a Costa Mesa motel? You can stay, for now

    Living at a Costa Mesa motel? You can stay, for now
    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...
  • Actor's double-murder case again hung up; 'absurd,' victim's dad says

    Actor's double-murder case again hung up; 'absurd,' victim's dad says
    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...
  • Dancing is OK again at Woody's Wharf, court says

    Dancing is OK again at Woody's Wharf, court says
    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...
  • Fired school official offers advice to former colleagues, calls ex-boss's action 'callous'

     Fired school official offers advice to former colleagues, calls ex-boss's action 'callous'
    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...
  • Actor's defense wants newly assigned judge removed from case

    Actor's defense wants newly assigned judge removed from case
    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...