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A section of a Costa Mesa law that limits what speakers can say at City Council meetings is unconstitutional, federal justices have ruled. The law's ban on "personal, impertinent, profane, insolent or slanderous remarks" during public comment periods...
It is pretty amazing that people buy houses in an internationally recognized vacation spot and then don't like tourists. I remember when the residents above Big Corona wanted to stop tourists from parking on the streets. You folks live in a fabulous...
Filling out school registration forms isn't the most scintillating activity — there were 31 separate items to check off my son's list — so it's understandable if parents' eyes tend to glaze over while completing the task. Is so, they might...
Tags: Jerry Brown, Ricardo Lara, Schools, Mountains, Public Schools
The quickest way between two points is a straight line — unless, of course, you're on the no-fly list. In the case of Irvine resident Stephen Persaud, who believes he's wrongly listed on the U.S. government's anti-terrorism docket, the quickest way...
Guy Lemmon created the Ryan Lemmon Foundation 16 years ago to "enhance" high school baseball. Now, he's trying to save it. Lemmon, an Irvine resident, believes high school baseball and other high school sports face being eliminated because of a lack of...
Once again, adults entrusted with the care of children have let them down. If you've been following the news lately, you've no doubt been horrified by accounts of a Los Angeles elementary school teacher who allegedly subjected students to lewd acts,...
Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union and a Latino-rights advocacy group on Monday praised a federal appellate court ruling that will likely have implications for Costa Mesa's anti-solicitation ordinance. In a 3-1 ruling, a 9th Circuit Court...
Orange County Superior Court Judge Peter J. Wilson said the so-called Irvine 11 students were "motivated by beliefs" when they disrupted a speech by the Israeli ambassador at UC Irvine. Wilson said he took that into consideration in sentencing the 10...
The college students who interrupted Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren's speech last year at UC Irvine -- the so-called "Irvine 11" -- may face a grand jury and criminal charges in the coming weeks, a lawyer representing some of the students said Friday....
Tags: Elections, Trials, Lawyers, Islam, Justice System
Newport-Mesa Unified plans to change wording in regards to materials fees paid for sports and other activities, in response to a court settlement and bill moving through the Legislature that sheds new light on what it means to provide a free public school...
Tags: Crime, Law and Justice, Trials, Lawyers, Schools, Justice System
Parents all over Newport-Mesa know the drill. Suzie wants to play soccer for the school team, so Dad ponies up hundreds of dollars to a booster club out of fear that she won't get any game time otherwise. Or Johnny announces that he needs to buy a copy...
Tags: Crime, Law and Justice, Mountains, Laws, Finance, Newport Beach
SANTA ANA — An Orange County judge on Thursday rejected a motion by prosecutors that he unseal the transcript of a grand jury investigation into the Irvine 11 case. Eleven students stand criminally charged for allegedly disrupting a speech at UC...
Tags: Lawyers, Justice System, Prosecution, Santa Ana, Judges
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