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  • O.C. teacher opposed to cat dissections sues school district

    O.C. teacher opposed to cat dissections sues school district
    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...
  • Newport Beach businessman jailed for dodging taxes

    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-...
  • Teacher who questioned cat dissections sues school district, claims retaliation

    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...
  • Ex-UCI student gets life sentence for killing ex-wife

    Ex-UCI student gets life sentence for killing ex-wife
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Long delays in accused killer's prosecution frustrate victim's family

    Long delays in accused killer's prosecution frustrate victim's family
    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...
  • Two judges censured after admitting having sex with women in chambers

    Two judges censured after admitting having sex with women in chambers
    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...
  • Two California judges censured for sex in chambers

    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...
  • Activist challenges candidate's ballot designation

    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,...
  • Lawsuit alleges bias, fights, public sex at Balboa Bay Club

    Lawsuit alleges bias, fights, public sex at Balboa Bay Club
    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...