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  • Woman used embezzled money for breast surgery, SUVs

    A Huntington Beach woman who embezzled more than $750,000 from her employers was sentenced Friday to eight years in state prison. Lisa Jeanette Dorman, 43, pleaded guilty in May 22 to two counts of grand theft embezzlement, nine counts of money...
  • Costa Mesa man sentenced for child porn, bomb materials

    Costa Mesa man sentenced for child porn, bomb materials
    A Costa Mesa man pleaded guilty this week to charges that he had an illegal stash of child pornography, dozens of guns and materials to make a bomb. On Monday, an Orange County Superior Court judge sentenced Baylor Maggenti, 67, to one year in jail...
  • 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...
  • Dragna guilty in murder of Laguna man

    Dragna guilty in murder of Laguna man
    An Orange County Superior Court jury found a Lake Forest man guilty Friday of killing a Laguna Beach resident in his apartment more than four years ago. Matthew Thomas Dragna, 23, was convicted of one felony count of special-circumstances murder during...
  • D.A. accuses men of defrauding employees

    D.A. accuses men of defrauding employees
    An Irvine construction company owner and his Costa Mesa foreman were arraigned Monday on charges linked to the alleged defrauding of employees of $330,000 in wages. Mustafa Mohamed Bdaiwi, 41, of Irvine and Antonio Naranjo Jr., 40, of Costa Mesa are...
  • Top 10 stories to watch in 2014

    10.) Corona del Mar High School cheating: What disciplinary actions will students accused of hacking into the school system and changing grades face next year? 9.) Fairview Park trail: Costa Mesa is set to complete environmental repairs to the vernal...
  • Student gets 40 days for carrying gun to UCI

    A UC Irvine student was sentenced to 40 days in jail and three years' probation after pleading guilty to carrying a loaded gun on campus last month, the Orange County district attorney's office said Tuesday. Manas Moole Reddy, 28, of Irvine was...