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  • Lawsuit challenges wording of Newport's Measure Y development question

    Two Newport Beach residents have filed a lawsuit challenging the language of Measure Y, a proposed amendment to the general plan that would decrease development potential in some areas of the city and increase it in others. The language of the measure,...
  • Jury finds UCI grad student guilty of killing ex-wife

    The UC Irvine graduate student accused of shooting and killing his ex-wife outside of his campus apartment was found guilty in Orange County Superior Court Thursday. Brian Hughes Benedict, 40, was found guilty of one felony count of special-...
  • Man charged with murdering doctor will fall back on insanity defense

    Man charged with murdering doctor will fall back on insanity defense
    A man facing murder charges in the shooting death of a Newport Beach doctor in an exam room entered an insanity plea in Orange County Superior Court on Friday. Stanwood Elkus, 76, cupped his ears and leaned forward as Judge Gregg Prickett explained that...
  • Gang injunction in Santa Ana will do more harm than good, critics say

     Gang injunction in Santa Ana will do more harm than good, critics say
    Hot dogs and carne asada sizzled on the grill in a narrow courtyard where Vanessa Cerda and friends gathered on a recent Sunday afternoon. Across the road, a bounce house was set up for children to play and nearby, a woman sold pupusas in front of her...
  • Ex-Fannie Mae worker gets prison in kickback case

    A former Fannie Mae specialist in foreclosures was sentenced to 15 months in prison for soliciting illegal kickbacks from a real estate broker, a practice he said was "a natural part of business" at the nation's largest mortgage finance company. Armando...
  • Appeals court backs merger of two lots

    The 4th District Court of Appeal in Santa Ana this week backed a couple's quest to merge two lots in Corona del Mar so they could build a house on the newly expanded property. The project has been tied up for years in a series of appeals by Newport Beach...
  • Former Placentia official given deadline to repay salary

    Former Placentia official given deadline to repay salary
    A Placentia public works director who earned a second salary working for the city as a highly paid consultant on an ambitious rail project could be ordered to prison if he fails to pay back a large share of his earnings to the north Orange County town...
  • Judge vows to send ex-O.C. official to prison if he doesn't pay up

    Judge vows to send ex-O.C. official to prison if he doesn't pay up
    Six years after an ambitious rail project left a small Orange County city on the edge of bankruptcy, the transportation chief who oversaw the $650-million plan was told he’ll be sent to prison if he fails to quickly pay back a large share of his...
  • Commentary: Close the book on `Book of Mormon'

    OK, I'm open to a good dirty joke at the right time, and I certainly do not oppose the use of profanity in the theater. However, simply stated, I don't find a story promoting laughs about things like the exploitation of babies and young girls to be funny....
  • Man who stole from law clients sentenced to 12 years

    A Newport Beach man was sentenced by an Orange County Superior Court judge Friday to 12 years in state prison for stealing more than $780,000 from nine victims while acting as their attorney. Peter David Nitschke, 47, pleaded guilty Feb. 3 to six...
  • Let It Roll owner jailed for tax evasion

    A Costa Mesa man who sells beach cruiser bikes for a living was sentenced to 27 months in jail Friday for bilking the government out of $550,000 of sales taxes, according to an announcement from the state Board of Equalization. Douglas Payson Lachman,...