| Aug 3, 2014
| 8:28 PM
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.
| Sep 18, 2014
| 5:16 PM
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...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 6:34 PM
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...
| 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’...