| Sep 5, 2014
| 6:28 PM
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...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 7:16 PM
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...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 2:26 PM
Ballot language regarding proposed land development changes in Newport Beach will remain, according to an Orange County Superior Court judge, who on Monday directed petitioners in a lawsuit to get out into the community with their opinions.
| Aug 27, 2014
| 5:59 PM
Add this to the lengthy list of woes facing Corinthian Colleges Inc.: The Santa Ana company was more than $381,000 behind on rent at its corporate headquarters this month, and the landlord sued.
The lawsuit filed last week in Orange County Superior...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 3:13 PM
First in a series.
Having been on the Huntington Beach beat for more than a year and a half, I've come to learn that being an officer in the city's Police Department is tough work.
I've had opportunities to see firsthand how committed the officers are...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 9:21 PM
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...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 12:27 PM
A Costa Mesa man was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of attempting to stab a black man in what police believe was a racially motivated hate crime.
Costa Mesa police arrested Claude Wyman, 36, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon,...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Two men accused of fatally shooting a customer at a Santa Ana bakery in 2010 are set to go on trial on murder charges Tuesday, prosecutors said. Prosecutors allege that Israel Pena Lopez, 38, and Frankie Esteban Giraldo, 32, walked into Santa Ana’...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 6:04 PM
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,...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 3:16 PM
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...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 4:15 PM
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...