| Sep 19, 2014
| 8:37 PM
A former English teacher at Newport Harbor High School is suing Newport-Mesa Unified, alleging that district administrators retaliated against her after she publicly questioned the need for students to dissect cat carcasses.
Karen Coyne claims in her...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 6:09 PM
A well-known Newport Beach philanthropist who ran a power plant refurbishing business was sentenced Friday to seven years in state prison for dodging taxes on more than $180 million of unreported income.
Prosecutors say Richard Engel, 70, and his ex-...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 5:16 PM
A former Newport Harbor High School English teacher is suing Newport-Mesa Unified, alleging that district administrators retaliated against her after she publicly questioned the need for students to dissect cat carcasses in class.
Karen Coyne claims...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 3:16 PM
A former UC Irvine graduate student was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole for murdering his ex-wife on campus after a child-support dispute.
Judge William Froeberg also ordered Brian Hughes Benedict to pay almost $200,000 in...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 6:28 PM
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...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 6:34 PM
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...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Steve Herr keeps a list in a notebook of every court hearing that's been held for the man accused of killing his son.
So far — four years, three months and 17 days after Sam Herr's death — court has been brought to order 41 times in the...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 7:16 PM
Two California judges — one in Orange County, the other in Kern County — avoided removal from the bench after they admitted to having sex with women inside their respective chambers and showed remorse, according to a judicial oversight panel...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 4:48 PM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two California judges who had sex in their respective chambers - one with his clerk and the other with multiple women - have been censured for those acts along with other related misconduct, a state judicial commission said on...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 6:04 PM
A Newport Beach resident is challenging the description of a City Council candidate as a businessman on the Nov. 4 ballot.
Dock tax opponent Bob McCaffrey filed a lawsuit Monday in Orange County Superior Court against the county's registrar of voters,...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 9:21 PM
A Newport Beach businessman filed a lawsuit against the Balboa Bay Club and its owners Thursday, alleging the beachfront resort routinely ignored drunken escapades by its members but kicked him out after one incident when he accidentally mixed painkillers...