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Disasters and Accidents

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  • Mailbag: Thanks to all our safety officers

    Re: "Police officer revives 4-year-old swimmer," (May 1): "He who saves a life is as if he has saved the entire world." All of us can be grateful to all the safety personnel who participated in reviving little Nina following a near-drowning. We owe equal...
  • Westside crash knocks out power

    Power went for hours Thursday at some business near 19th Street and Meyers Place in Costa Mesa after a bizarre hit-and-run crash that involved a student driver who plowed into a high-voltage electrical box, police said. That evening, student drivers in...
  • Three-car collision leaves a driver trapped in Costa Mesa

    Firefighters pulled a trapped driver from an SUV after a crash Saturday in Costa Mesa. The SUV ended up on its side after a three-car collision about 3 p.m. at Placentia and Adams avenues, according to police. The driver, who was the only one in the...
  • Car crashes into Albertsons on Harbor Boulevard

    A Costa Mesa man fell asleep while driving and crashed into the front wall of an Albertsons supermarket over the weekend, authorities said Monday. Costa Mesa police Lt. Greg Scott said Alan Edward Roberts, 48, was asleep when he rammed his car into the...
  • Commentary: Let's focus on safety of Back Bay Drive, not restricting use

    Recently the Daily Pilot published a commentary regarding traffic along Back Bay Drive ("Close Back Bay Drive to vehicular traffic," April 22). Its author used a set of statistics and personal observations to conclude that Back Bay Drive should be closed...
  • Crews battling brush fire off toll road in Irvine

    Crews battling brush fire off toll road in Irvine
    Firefighters were trying to control a 3-acre wind-driven brush fire Wednesday in Irvine off the southbound lanes of the 241 toll road, authorities said. The fire at the Portola Parkway exit of the toll road was reported at about 1:10 p.m., said...
  • Back Bay fire leads to evacuations

    Back Bay fire leads to evacuations
    A vegetation fire that broke out near Newport Beach's Back Bay on Wednesday burned between 3 and 5 acres and caused a brief evacuation of a nearby apartment complex and car dealership, authorities said. Firefighters first responded to the blaze at...
  • Track: Keith climbs to the top

    Track: Keith climbs to the top
    Spencer Keith used to be a serious rock climber. With no rock climbing team at Corona del Mar High, Keith ran. Three years ago, Keith joined the boys' cross-country and track and field teams at school. During the first two seasons, he still found time...
  • Airport crash victim identified as Irvine woman

    Airport crash victim identified as Irvine woman
    Los Angeles County coroner's officials Friday identified the first of four victims who perished when a jet crashed into a hangar at Santa Monica Airport this past weekend. Lauren Winkler, 28, of Irvine was killed Sunday when a twin-engine Cessna...
  • Newport man dies in Irvine collision

    An 81-year-old Newport Beach man was killed in a traffic collision Friday morning in Irvine, authorities said. The crash occurred before 7:30 a.m. near University and Michelson drives. Westbound lanes along University Drive, between Michelson and...
  • Flood risk: Bane of Balboa Island's existence

    Flood risk: Bane of Balboa Island's existence
    Craig Schusterick, his workman's hands powdery white with construction grit, led the way across Onyx Avenue on Balboa Island to show off his handiwork. His nearly complete three-story home — designed with solid wood paneling to echo the Cape Cod...
  • Police release report on detective's death

    Police release report on detective's death
    In the moments before a car crash that killed a Costa Mesa police detective, the officer was sending and receiving text messages and had been drinking at local restaurants, according to an investigation conducted by Newport Beach police. Det. Mike...