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  • Booster club leader guilty of embezzlement

    Band members and boosters from Costa Mesa High School lined up in court Thursday to scold a volunteer for the "utter monstrosity" of her crime: stealing tens of thousands of dollars from their booster club's coffers. Jennifer Borders-Piatti, the...
  • Saudi princess free from human trafficking charges as D.A. drops case

    Saudi princess free from human trafficking charges as D.A. drops case
    Human trafficking charges against a Saudi royal princess were dropped in an Orange County courtroom Friday after prosecutors said there was insufficient evidence to prove she forced a Kenyan woman to work as a domestic servant. The Saudi princess,...
  • Attorneys for Saudi princess say 'no one was overworked'

    Attorneys for Saudi princess say 'no one was overworked'
    The story was shocking when it erupted: A Saudi princess living in luxury in Irvine suspected of keeping a Kenyan woman as a modern day slave. When Meshael Alayban, 42, was accused in July of forcing an employee to work long hours for little pay, Orange...
  • Appeals Court sees possible bias in group-homes ordinance

    SAN FRANCISCO — A Newport Beach ordinance that restricts group homes for recovering addicts may have been motivated by illegal discrimination and may be challenged at trial, a federal appeals court ruled unanimously Friday. The decision by the U....
  • It's A Gray Area: Toward a 'functional libertarian' world

    I am happy to say that the "functional libertarian" approach is beginning to attract more people here and around the world. But what does that mean? What would a functional libertarian world really look like? Generally speaking, functional...
  • Employee union's complaint rejected

    An Orange County Superior Court judge this week rejected the Costa Mesa municipal employee union's amended complaint in its lawsuit to prevent outsourcing of city jobs, but offered another chance to revise it in the coming months. Judge Luis A....
  • Man pleads not guilty in attempted kidnapping, sexual assault case

    A Laguna Hills man pleaded not guilty Monday to allegations that he plotted to have an underage teenage relative — who he allegedly raped — kidnapped and taken to Mexico, according to the Orange County Superior Court website. Jesus Acosta,...
  • Ruling in libel case upheld

    A Newport Beach wig shop owner must pay $24,000 after a state appeals court affirmed that she libeled a customer in online posts. The panel of three judges, in a Sept. 17 opinion, upheld Orange County Superior Court Judge Charles Margines' ruling that...
  • Legal action taken in pier dispute

    A Newport Beach resident has filed a civil action against the city over the alleged mishandling of the permit for the dock that stretches in front of his family's Balboa Island home. The petition, filed Monday on behalf of former professional basketball...
  • Newport man faces felony charges

    A Newport Beach man who gave a false name to Laguna Beach police pleaded not guilty in Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach on Tuesday to three felony charges, including burglary, according to police and Orange County Superior Court records. Shahram...
  • It's A Gray Area: Politics is sports by other means

    What is your political philosophy? It is an interesting question that few people really give time to think about. With apologies to George Carlin, here's how I see the three largest political parties in our country. Republicans are like football...