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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...
  • 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...
  • Murder and dismemberment case's delays frustrate slain man's family

    Murder and dismemberment case's delays frustrate slain man's family
    In a notebook, Steve Herr keeps a list of every court hearing for the man accused of murdering his son. As of Aug. 29 — four years, three months and eight days after Sam Herr's death — there have been 40 in the case against Daniel Patrick...
  • Trial delayed in 2 OCC students' slayings as defense assembles misconduct allegations

    Trial delayed in 2 OCC students'  slayings as defense assembles misconduct allegations
    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...
  • 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...