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  • PIs plead not guilty in Costa Mesa spying case; can keep firearms licenses

    PIs plead not guilty in Costa Mesa spying case; can keep firearms licenses
    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...
  • Fired Newport-Mesa HR director blasts school board

    Fired Newport-Mesa HR director blasts school board
    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,"...
  • Mailbag: Justice wasn't served in the death of my sister

    My precious sister, Debra, was killed by a motorist Aug. 27, 2013, while riding her bicycle in Newport Beach. The Orange County District Atty. filed vehicular manslaughter charges and the trial began Sept. 8 of this year. The prosecutor presented evidence...
  • Newport scam artist gets 1 year in prison

    A federal judge sentenced a Newport Beach man Monday to one year and one day in prison for an online scam that cheated small-business owners out of almost $120,000. Daniel Brucato will also have to pay that amount in restitution to his victims and...
  • Driver gets probation in wrong-way crash death

    A Costa Mesa man was sentenced Friday to five years' probation for killing another motorist in a wrong-way crash. Orange County Superior Court Judge Daniel McNerney also revoked 22-year-old Tyler Bevington Sullivan's license for five years and ordered...
  • 'Spoiled' or abused? Trial starts for man accused of murdering father

    The trial of a former Corona del Mar High School student charged with murdering his father started Tuesday with lawyers painting dueling pictures of the defendant as a selfish killer intent on visiting his Internet girlfriend and as an abused son trying...
  • Costa Mesa engineer sentenced in cold-case murder

    Donna Wigmore was supposed to get married in the summer of 1979. Instead she holed up in her parents' backyard, enveloped in shock after her older sister was murdered. The case went unsolved for three decades, but pain didn't pass with the time. She...
  • Judge denies request to delay trial in OCC students' killings

    Judge denies request to delay trial in OCC students' killings
    The gruesome case of the slayings of two Orange Coast College students may be headed to trial nearly five years after their deaths. On Tuesday, Orange County Superior Court Judge James Stotler declined to push back a February trial date for murder...
  • Affidavit: Police union asked for dirt on Costa Mesa councilmen

    Affidavit: Police union asked for dirt on Costa Mesa councilmen
    Costa Mesa police officers mocked members of the City Council and suggested ways to catch them in compromising positions in the run-up to the 2012 municipal election, according to emails contained in court documents reviewed Monday by the Daily Pilot....
  • Woody's Wharf to appellate court: Shall we dance?

    Woody's Wharf to appellate court: Shall we dance?
    A lawsuit between Newport Beach and a popular restaurant will head back to court Friday. The issue of whether patrons can dance late into the night at Woody's Wharf ended up in court last year after the City Council denied permits needed by the...
  • Court: Doctor charged with possessing child porn cannot treat minors

    A federal court this month barred a Newport Beach doctor from treating minors while he faces child pornography charges. Mark Rettenmaier, a gynecologic oncologist on staff at Hoag Hospital, had the pornography on three portable hard drives, a laptop and...
  • Newport Beach woman helps deck White House halls

    Newport Beach woman helps deck White House halls
    Tom Goethals had a secret. The Newport Beach resident had watched his wife, a woman he had loved since high school, weather round after round of radiation treatment for breast cancer. It was her third time battling cancer since 1988. First it had been...