| Sep 13, 2013
| 4:02 PM
Three and a half years ago, disaster struck Haiti. A 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit near Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010. More than 200,000 lives were lost. Almost 2 million people were left homeless, countless children were orphaned, buildings crumbled and...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 8:11 AM
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...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 3:58 PM
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...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:10 PM
With all due respect to the person who lost his life at Promontory Point Drive and East Coast Highway ("Driver dies in East Coast Highway crash," Nov. 13), I take issue with having to shut down the highway for four hours when in fact no intersection was...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 5:08 PM
As a much-needed storm dumped rain over Southern California Friday, officials throughout the Newport-Mesa area said — for the most part — disaster was averted.
"We're doing all our normal stuff, and so far, luckily, it's been uneventful,"...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 4:27 PM
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...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 3:09 PM
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...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 8:54 PM
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...
| May 1, 2014
| 11:07 PM
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...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 3:00 PM
A firefighter was injured battling an Eastside Costa Mesa house fire on Wednesday morning, officials said.
About 30 Costa Mesa firefighters responded to reports of a house belching out smoke on Sherwood Street, off Santa Ana Avenue.
When the first crews...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 6:57 PM
A DUI suspect who was running from police nearly fell two stories at South Coast Plaza before officers detained him and possibly saved his life, authorities said.
Costa Mesa police said Francisco Novela, 37, of Santa Ana crashed his 1972 Ford Ranger...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:48 PM
On Friday, the Daily Pilot reported the death of a female cyclist on Adams Avenue in Huntington Beach ("Bicyclist dies after being struck by car").
The accident occurred where Adams, a three-lane, 45-mph road, transitions from having a bike lane to no...