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  • Former teacher gets 12 years in sex-abuse case

    A 58-year-old former teacher from Newport Beach was sentenced Thursday to 12 years in prison for sexually abusing three of his students and a relative. Robert Pimentel pleaded no contest in Los Angeles Superior Court last month to charges that he abused...
  • Commentary: Close the book on `Book of Mormon'

    OK, I'm open to a good dirty joke at the right time, and I certainly do not oppose the use of profanity in the theater. However, simply stated, I don't find a story promoting laughs about things like the exploitation of babies and young girls to be funny....
  • Man who stole from law clients sentenced to 12 years

    A Newport Beach man was sentenced by an Orange County Superior Court judge Friday to 12 years in state prison for stealing more than $780,000 from nine victims while acting as their attorney. Peter David Nitschke, 47, pleaded guilty Feb. 3 to six...
  • Let It Roll owner jailed for tax evasion

    A Costa Mesa man who sells beach cruiser bikes for a living was sentenced to 27 months in jail Friday for bilking the government out of $550,000 of sales taxes, according to an announcement from the state Board of Equalization. Douglas Payson Lachman,...
  • Defense lawyer: UCI grad student didn't plan killing of ex-wife

    The trial for a UC Irvine graduate student accused of shooting his ex-wife to death will focus more on his motivation than the facts of the case, lawyers for both sides said in opening statements Tuesday. Brian Benedict, 40, is accused of chasing...
  • Judge seals records in CdM cheating suit

    An Orange County Superior Court judge this week sealed all records related to the lawsuit that a Corona del Mar family brought against the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. The family of a student expelled from Corona del Mar High School in the...
  • Woman sentenced for having sex with teens

    A 44-year-old Irvine woman was sentenced Friday to three years and four months in prison for sexually assaulting two teenage boys who spent time at her house with friends. An Orange County Superior Court Judge also ordered Nicole Ethel McMillen to...
  • Mailbag: Politicians mischaracterize the police association's role

    Over the past four years, we have heard the terms "public employee unions" and "union bosses" ad nauseam. Our local politicians and their most fervent supporters have deftly used these terms to suggest that Costa Mesa Police Department employees are cogs...
  • Sting nets two drivers outside courthouse

    Orange County sheriff's deputies this week arrested two people for allegedly driving on suspended licenses after leaving the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach. The drivers had been charged with, but not convicted of, driving under the influence...
  • Murder and dismemberment case's delays frustrate slain man's family

    Murder and dismemberment case's delays frustrate slain man's family
    In a notebook, Steve Herr keeps a list of every court hearing for the man accused of murdering his son. As of Aug. 29 — four years, three months and eight days after Sam Herr's death — there have been 40 in the case against Daniel Patrick...
  • Trial delayed in 2 OCC students' slayings as defense assembles misconduct allegations

    Trial delayed in 2 OCC students'  slayings as defense assembles misconduct allegations
    An Orange County Superior Court judge Friday set a deadline for the defense team of a man accused of double murder to lay out a sweeping motion alleging misconduct by prosecutors and law enforcement. Judge James Stotler gave public defender Scott...
  • Brain-injured woman sues school district, claims faulty education

    A former student has sued the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, alleging that administrators cheated her out of an education by waiving requirements for graduation after she suffered a traumatic brain injury in her senior year. Instead of crafting a...