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  • Convicted animal abuser receives probation

    Over prosecutors' objections, a Orange County Superior Court judge Thursday gave a Newport Beach man probation for swinging his 8-pound puppy through the air by a leash on its neck. Verne Joseph Strong, 57, was given credit for 317 days served in jail...
  • Bookkeeper pleads not guilty to grand theft

    A financial bookkeeper for a Newport Beach architectural firm accused of siphoning off hundreds of thousands of dollars from her company for personal expenses pleaded not guilty Thursday. Suzanne Denise Baumann, 40, of Anaheim Hills, pleaded not guilty...
  • Hubbard's arraignment is postponed

    The arraignment of Newport-Mesa Unified School District Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard has been postponed until Dec. 27, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Hubbard was set to be arraigned Tuesday on a pair of felony charges of...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Five Crowns waitress saves choking woman

    Melissa Scharfe has been a Five Crowns server for six years, but she's also a full-time student getting ready for medical school — a fact that helped save the life of a woman who began choking during a holiday meal last week. The incident...
  • Hunt will be back at work in January

    NEWPORT BEACH — As the City Council continues to evaluate his performance, City Atty. David Hunt will resume work in January under a new six-month provisional period. Hunt, who was arrested on suspicion of domestic abuse in March but was not...
  • Lobdell: When did pets become more important than humans?

    What should be the criminal penalty for angrily swinging an 8-pound puppy from the end of a leash like a lasso, then kicking the dog hard enough so it skids across asphalt, and then twice smacking the Chihuahua-dachshund mix across the face? OK, remember...
  • Lobdell: A thousand little miracles

    Lobdell: A thousand little miracles
    Miracle stories told during the Christmas season usually come packaged neatly with tidy endings that produce tears of happiness and smiles all around. This one is different. Though it's being told on Christmas Eve, this story set in Newport Beach is...
  • Hubbard's arraignment re-set for Jan. 3

    LOS ANGELES — Newport-Mesa Unified School District Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard's felony arraignment on charges of misappropriation of public funds was postponed Monday till next week as prosecutors and attorneys argued over whether the co-defendant, Karen...
  • Hubbard charges delayed

    Hubbard charges delayed
    LOS ANGELES — Newport-Mesa Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard's arraignment was postponed a week after 4 1/2 hours of court proceedings at three different courthouses Monday. Hubbard and co-defendant Karen Anne Christiansen are to appear in a Beverly Hills...
  • Saturday's fairgrounds meeting canceled

    COSTA MESA — In an effort to avoid further legal battles, the Orange County Fair Board canceled Saturday's meeting, which was scheduled, at the state's request, to have a vote on transferring the title of the Orange County Fairgrounds. Fairgrounds...
  • Newport company defrauded investors, prosecutors claim

    An Irvine man persuaded 40 people to invest a total of $2.4 million in his Newport Beach-based business that claimed to sell a product combating childhood obesity, but instead of making money for them he spent all of their money on himself, according to...
  • Woman pleads not guilty in package thefts

    NEWPORT BEACH — A 42-year-old woman suspected of stealing packages from the front doorsteps of homes pleaded not guilty Tuesday evening. Melanie Kathleen Astin, of Newport Beach, was arrested Dec. 23 after someone recognized her in surveillance...