A jury trial for Costa Mesa Councilman Chris Steel on felony perjury
charges won't happen until mid-October, his attorney Ron Cordova said.
A final pretrial conference is set for Sept. 6, he said. That will be
followed by the trial in October, Cordova added. He said the case has
been delayed because a new deputy district attorney needs to be assigned
to it after the promotion of Mike Lubinski, its previous prosecutor.
The district attorney, in May 2001, charged Steel with two counts of