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  • Two judges censured after admitting having sex with women in chambers

    Two judges censured after admitting having sex with women in chambers
    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...
  • Judge denies lawsuit against wording of Newport's Measure Y

    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. Judge...
  • Notebook: Citizen Police Academy has an eager recruit

    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...
  • Lawsuit alleges bias, fights, public sex at Balboa Bay Club

    Lawsuit alleges bias, fights, public sex at Balboa Bay Club
    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...
  • Costa Mesa man arrested on hate crime, weapon charges

    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,...
  • Pair accused of murder in O.C. bakery shooting go on trial Tuesday

    Pair accused of murder in O.C. bakery shooting go on trial Tuesday
    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’...
  • Activist challenges candidate's ballot designation

    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,...
  • Teacher who questioned cat dissections sues school district, claims retaliation

    A former Newport Harbor High School English teacher is suing Newport-Mesa Unified, alleging that district administrators retaliated against her after she publicly questioned the need for students to dissect cat carcasses in class. Karen Coyne claims...
  • Ex-UCI student gets life sentence for killing ex-wife

    Ex-UCI student gets life sentence for killing ex-wife
    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...
  • Long delays in accused killer's prosecution frustrate victim's family

    Long delays in accused killer's prosecution frustrate victim's family
    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...
  • Woman, teens charged with luring Facebook user into prostitution

    Woman, teens charged with luring Facebook user into prostitution
    Two teenagers and a 23-year-old woman were charged with human trafficking in Orange County for allegedly luring a 17-year-old girl on Facebook and forcing her to work as a prostitute. According to the Orange County district attorney’s office, 19-...