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Orange County Superior Court

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  • Court denies employees request to stop jail plan

    SANTA ANA — An Orange County Superior Court judge on Tuesday declined a request by the Costa Mesa Employees Assn. to block a city proposal to privatize its jail. Judge Luis Rodriguez denied the association's request because the City Council had not...
  • Liquor store attacker gets prison term

    The Costa Mesa woman who attacked a liquor store clerk after being denied a bottle of beer pleaded guilty to felony assault with a deadly weapon and other misdemeanor charges last week. An Orange County Superior Court judge on Aug. 29 sentenced Teresa...
  • Man sues Newport P.D.

    A Newport Beach man has sued the police department, accusing officers of using excessive force when they took him into custody last year. Thomas Quinn is seeking unspecified damages, alleging officers pulled his pants down, punched him in the face and...
  • It's A Gray Area: Drug policy easing is victory for liberty

    With the recent statement by Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. that the federal government will not prosecute people for marijuana offenses as long as they are acting within the laws of their states, it is simply a question of time before the entire "war...
  • O.C. judge accused of improper sexual conduct won't be charged

    O.C. judge accused of improper sexual conduct won't be charged
    Criminal charges will not be filed against an Orange County Superior Court judge who was investigated on suspicion of improper sexual conduct, the state attorney general's office said Friday. The investigation into Scott Steiner, a former prosecutor and...
  • Arraignment in killing postponed

    The man accused of slaying a woman whose body was found in Newport Beach last week did not enter a plea Tuesday when he briefly appeared in court. Jaime Prieto Rocha, of Santa Ana, is charged with murdering Nancy Hammour, 28, of Santa Ana, whose body was...
  • Golden West reinforcing its security

    Golden West College will be looking to add surveillance systems and improve lighting on campus to beef up safety for its students and staff. Coast Community College District board members unanimously voted Wednesday night to approve a contract with...
  • Forklift driver charged in Newport Bay bridge slaying

    Forklift driver charged in Newport Bay bridge slaying
    A 40-year-old Santa Ana forklift driver is set to be arraigned on murder charges in the gunshot-slaying of a young mother whose body was found face-down under the Newport Bay bridge on Labor Day. Jaime Prieto Rocha appeared in court Tuesday but did...
  • Over city's protests, judge says Huntington Beach rave is a go

    Over city's protests, judge says Huntington Beach rave is a go
    An electronic dance party will go on as scheduled in Huntington Beach this Saturday, despite efforts by city leaders to stop it. The city filed for a restraining order last week against Wet Electric, an all-day rave at Huntington Beach State Park. The...
  • Police make arrest in Hamilton Street death

    Police on Wednesday arrested a homeless man suspected of slaying a Costa Mesa resident who was working on renovations at a sober-living home earlier this week. Christopher Ernest Leovy, 34, of Los Angeles, used a heavy, blunt object to bludgeon to death...
  • Transient held in bludgeoning death of Costa Mesa handyman

    Transient held in bludgeoning death of Costa Mesa handyman
    Police in Costa Mesa have arrested a transient on suspicion of bludgeoning a handyman to death as he worked on renovations at a sober-living home earlier this week. Police say Christopher Ernest Leovy, 34, of Los Angeles, used a heavy, blunt object to...