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  • County board sues Newport-Mesa, 5 CdM families over cheating scandal

    The Orange County Department of Education filed suit Monday against the Newport-Mesa Unified School District and five Corona del Mar High School families in an effort to get judicial clarity about whether it can hear appeals from students expelled in CdM'...
  • Courthouse sting nets 3 who shouldn't have been driving

    Three people with suspended licenses tried to drive away from a Newport Beach courthouse immediately after a judge told them not to get behind the wheel Monday, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Deputies arrested the drivers as part of...
  • Residents sue to block Upper Newport Bay project

    Two residents have sued Newport Beach in hopes of blocking a residential, commercial and marine development proposed for a section of the Upper Newport Bay. Bert Ohlig and Susan Skinner, who make up the Stop the Dunes Hotel group, sued the city, council...
  • Mechanic convicted on rape charges

    An Orange County Superior Court jury convicted a man Thursday of sexually assaulting two women in Newport Beach and Irvine, authorities said. Travis Dewayne Batten, 31, was found guilty of two felony counts of forcible rape, one felony count each of...
  • Hearing set over trees

    Hearing set over trees
    To save some trees near her home, a longtime Costa Mesa resident is taking the city to court. Earlier this month, Kimberly DeBroux, 59, filed paperwork in Orange County Superior Court that has effectively halted, for the time being, the removal of seven...
  • Accused sign vandal is found not guilty

    Accused sign vandal is found not guilty
    An Orange County jury on Friday acquitted a former Costa Mesa city employee of vandalizing a $5 campaign sign during the contentious 2012 city election. Prosecutors were unable to convince the 12-member panel that Steven Charles White, 40, was the one...
  • Candidate for county clerk cannot appear on ballot

    A Los Alamitos city councilman who was disqualified from a race for Orange County clerk-recorder because he was seen gathering nomination signatures past a filing deadline will not be on the June ballot, a judge ruled Friday. Troy Edgar can be seen in...
  • Driver charged with death of woman who fell onto 5 Freeway

    Driver charged with death of woman who fell onto 5 Freeway
    More than two months ago, police say, Martha Rodenzo, 51, walked away upset from a family gathering in Mission Viejo. Hours later, CHP officers found her body on a freeway in Santa Ana. A witness had seen her fall out of a truck, while the driver kept...
  • Professor to stand trial in 1995 slaying of alleged rapist

    Professor to stand trial in 1995 slaying of alleged rapist
    A psychology professor accused of setting up the 1995 slaying of a man she said had raped her has been ordered to stand trial in Orange County. Norma Patricia Esparza, who grew up in Santa Ana and went on to become a respected professor in Europe, was...
  • Life term handed down in bludgeoning death of Laguna man

    Life term handed down in bludgeoning death of Laguna man
    A Lake Forest man was sentenced last week to life in state prison without the possibility of parole for the 2009 bludgeoning murder of Laguna Beach resident Damon Nicholson in his home, the district attorney's office said Friday. In December, an...
  • Man admits to using truck to steal ATMs in L.A., Orange counties

    A Huntington Beach man is expected to serve two years in jail after admitting to using his truck to rip ATMs containing thousands of dollars in cash from stores across Los Angeles and Orange counties. Richard Allen Clements, 50, pleaded guilty in Los...