Most Orange County courts will be closed Wednesday as a cost-cutting measure in response to the state's fiscal troubles, and court employees will be furloughed.

The closures will occur on the third Wednesday of each month through June 2010, said court spokeswoman Carole Levitsky. There will be limited services at the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana and the Lamoreaux Justice Center in Orange.

Outside the other courthouses in Westminster, Fullerton, Newport Beach and Laguna Hills, sheriff's personnel will be on hand to distribute instructions for those seeking restraining orders and other emergency protection.

-- Christopher Goffard

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