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Trials and Arbitration

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  • Defense tries to bar death penalty in OCC students' killings

    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...
  • 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,"...
  • Fired Newport police employees settle retaliation case

    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...
  • Judge pulls himself off actor's murder trial; 'travesty,' says victim's dad

     Judge pulls himself off actor's murder trial; 'travesty,' says victim's dad
    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...
  • 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...
  • Contractor convicted of stealing workers' wages during Costa Mesa project

    A general contractor was convicted Thursday of stealing more than $80,000 in wages from employees who were working for him on a state construction project in Costa Mesa. Sourin Babayan, 65, of Glendale pleaded guilty to 23 felony counts related to...
  • 3 accused of pimping plead not guilty to torture, kidnapping

    Three suspects accused of kidnapping and torturing a woman in a Costa Mesa motel room pleaded not guilty Monday to human trafficking and other felonies. Renice Stevenson Flores-Davis, 26, Oscar Gonzalez-Salinas, 33, and Cierra Rose Thompson, 27, were...
  • Commentary: The top 10 ways to a gratifying life

    What is the most important thing in life? Obviously there could be many answers to that question. But to me, the best thing in life is gratification. Many other things, such as love, power, wealth, prestige and appreciation, can lead to that feeling of...
  • 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...