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Orange County Superior Court

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  • 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,...
  • Judge seals records in CdM cheating suit

    An Orange County Superior Court judge this week sealed all records related to the lawsuit that a Corona del Mar family brought against the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. The family of a student expelled from Corona del Mar High School in the...
  • Woman sentenced for having sex with teens

    A 44-year-old Irvine woman was sentenced Friday to three years and four months in prison for sexually assaulting two teenage boys who spent time at her house with friends. An Orange County Superior Court Judge also ordered Nicole Ethel McMillen to...
  • Driver charged with death of woman who fell onto 5 Freeway

    Driver charged with death of woman who fell onto 5 Freeway
    More than two months ago, police say, Martha Rodenzo, 51, walked away upset from a family gathering in Mission Viejo. Hours later, CHP officers found her body on a freeway in Santa Ana. A witness had seen her fall out of a truck, while the driver kept...
  • Professor to stand trial in 1995 slaying of alleged rapist

    Professor to stand trial in 1995 slaying of alleged rapist
    A psychology professor accused of setting up the 1995 slaying of a man she said had raped her has been ordered to stand trial in Orange County. Norma Patricia Esparza, who grew up in Santa Ana and went on to become a respected professor in Europe, was...
  • Life term handed down in bludgeoning death of Laguna man

    Life term handed down in bludgeoning death of Laguna man
    A Lake Forest man was sentenced last week to life in state prison without the possibility of parole for the 2009 bludgeoning murder of Laguna Beach resident Damon Nicholson in his home, the district attorney's office said Friday. In December, an...