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  • Man accused of killing O.C. doctor in office will go to trial

    Man accused of killing O.C. doctor in office will go to trial
    There is enough evidence for the accused killer of a prominent Newport Beach doctor to stand trial on murder charges next month, an Orange County Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday. Stanwood Elkus, 76, is facing a special-circumstances murder charge...
  • Man accused of killing doctor will go to trial

    Man accused of killing doctor will go to trial
    An accused murderer told a nurse, "Call the police, I'm insane, call the police," moments after he shot a Newport Beach doctor multiple times in the chest early last year, a police detective testified Wednesday. Stanwood Elkus, 76, used a fake name to...
  • Union's appeal further ties up lawsuit

    A legal battle roiling between two Costa Mesa councilmen and the city's police union could soon be headed to a higher court. Thursday, the Costa Mesa Police Assn. appealed an Orange County Superior Court judge's decision to deny a request to strike down...
  • Morningside ends another legal fight

    A Newport Beach-based chain of rehabilitation centers that had been under fire from state regulators for years has agreed to pay a $75,000 settlement and limit its control over residents in its sober-living homes. Until Tuesday, Morningside Recovery had...
  • Judge delays ruling on city layoffs

    An Orange County Superior Court judge issued a tentative ruling Thursday but delayed finalizing the order that could bring a Costa Mesa municipal employee union's lawsuit against outsourcing closer to trial. For now, City Hall and the Costa Mesa City...
  • Scott Dekraai expected to plead guilty in Seal Beach salon shooting

    Scott Dekraai expected to plead guilty in Seal Beach salon shooting
    Scott Dekraai, the man accused of killing eight people at a Seal Beach hair salon in 2011, intends to plead guilty to eight counts of special circumstances murder and one count of attempted murder, his lawyer told the court Monday. The plea does not...
  • Experts to address teen drug use trends

    An Orange County Superior Court judge, Mission Hospital's emergency services director and a sheriff's deputy will discuss recent drug-use trends in Orange County at a public meeting May 12 in the Laguna Beach High School library. Laguna Beach Unified...
  • Seal Beach mass shooting suspect Scott Dekraai now a convicted killer

    Seal Beach mass shooting suspect Scott Dekraai now a convicted killer
    On an October morning, Scott Dekraai strapped on a bulletproof vest, armed himself with three semiautomatic handguns and stalked into the tiny hair salon where his ex-wife worked, shooting as he walked from station to station. When he was done, he...
  • Orange County master shipwright dies before vessel is complete

    Orange County master shipwright dies before vessel is complete
    A master shipwright who spent the last years of his life fighting Newport Beach City Hall over whether he could restore a 72-foot boat in his residential yard has died. Dennis Holland lost a battle with prostate cancer Monday night, a family friend told...
  • Man gets 107 years for sexual assault on two women in their homes

    An Orange County Superior Court judge Friday sentenced an Irvine mechanic to 107 years in prison for breaking into the homes of two women and sexually assaulting them. Judge Sheila Hanson called Travis Dewayne Batten, 32, a dangerous man who needed to...
  • Dennis Holland dies at 68; boat builder fought to restore ship at home

    Dennis Holland dies at 68; boat builder fought to restore ship at home
    Dennis Holland, a legendary Orange County boat builder who simultaneously battled cancer and city hall as he tried to knit together one last vessel, has died. He was 68. The master shipwright lost his years-long fight with prostate cancer Monday night....