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  • 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...
  • Companies, Coastal Commission in dispute over Banning Ranch oil wells

    A local developer and two oil companies operating at Banning Ranch are asking an Orange County Superior Court judge to weigh in on a dispute with the California Coastal Commission after commission staff alleged that the companies endangered native...
  • 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...
  • Judge lets Costa Mesa enforce motel ordinance despite lawsuit

    Judge lets Costa Mesa enforce motel ordinance despite lawsuit
    Costa Mesa can, for now, keep enforcing an ordinance restricting long-term stays at local motels, despite a legal challenge alleging that the regulations unfairly target low-income residents. On Tuesday, Orange County Superior Court Judge Gregory...
  • 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...
  • 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...