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  • Tutor in Corona del Mar hacking scandal pleads not guilty

    A private tutor accused of hacking into Corona del Mar High School computers to change students' grades pleaded not guilty Tuesday to five felonies. Timothy Lance Lai could face up to five years and eight months in jail if he's convicted on one count of...
  • Supreme Court refuses to hear group-home case

    The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected Newport Beach's request for a hearing on its group-home law, a move that will effectively force the city back into trial court to defend its ordinance. Newport Beach submitted a petition to the Supreme Court in...
  • 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 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...
  • Co-owner of Irvine real estate investment firm pleads guilty to fraud

    One owner of an Irvine-based real estate investment company pleaded guilty Thursday to allegations that his firm essentially turned into a Ponzi scheme after the housing market crashed, according to authorities. John Packard, 64, of Long Beach was...
  • Jail inmate sues Costa Mesa police

    An Orange County Jail inmate has filed a civil-rights complaint in federal court alleging that Costa Mesa police officers beat him during an arrest and then left his unlocked truck on the side of the road, where it was later stolen. Joseph Barrack, 40,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...