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Disasters and Accidents

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  • Mailbag: Giving thanks to the police, fire departments

    When I first moved to Costa Mesa I attended the Costa Mesa Police Department Citizen's Academy. What a great program. I met many from the CMPD who I have grown to know over the past years. After attending the academy and getting to know those who...
  • Retired fireman sues Newport Beach

    A former Newport Beach fire official accused of racking up $26,000 in unpaid toll road fees while using a city vehicle has sued the city for alleged discrimination and retaliation against an injured worker, court records show. Paul Matheis, a former...
  • Dog walker alerts residents to fire

    A roof fire at a Newport Beach home late Tuesday night caused an estimated $100,000 in damage, authorities said. Forty firefighters responded about 11:59 p.m. to Harbor Ridge Drive, near San Miguel Park, after a neighbor walking a dog reported seeing...
  • Contract could save city up to $2.9M

    COSTA MESA — The city could save $412,000 to $2.9 million over the next five years if it contracts out fire and paramedic services to the Orange County Fire Authority, according to a study released Friday by the city. Initially, implementing the...
  • Newport's Junior Lifeguard fees eclipse other cities

    Newport's Junior Lifeguard fees eclipse other cities
    NEWPORT BEACH — Every summer, school-aged children from neighborhoods like Dover Shores and Corona del Mar board the Balboa Island Ferry and travel together to the beach. They wear massive backpacks and matching red and blue clothes — all from...
  • Car fire spreads to Costa Mesa home

    Car fire spreads to Costa Mesa home
    Fire from an engulfed car spread and damaged a Costa Mesa home late Wednesday morning, officials said. Firefighters from Costa Mesa and Santa Ana extinguished the blaze at 2072 Phalarope Court some 20 minutes after receiving the report at 11:36 a.m....
  • National suffers first loss

    ALISO VIEJO — After taking the lead in the top of the first inning, things were going well for the Newport Beach National Little League 9- and 10-year old All-Stars on Friday night. Adam Flood singled to left and eventually scored on a designed...
  • Soles to help needy souls

    Soles to help needy souls
    When some think of natural disasters, a lack of food, clean water and safe shelter sometimes come to mind. But when Angela Edgerly thought of how she could help those affected by the 2010 Haiti earthquake, she thought of people's feet. The Hoag...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Cities won't co-host cycling event

    The Newport Beach Bicycle Safety Committee won't pursue plans to co-host a ciclovia event with Costa Mesa, members decided at a Monday meeting. The idea for the event, which was first discussed in a May meeting, included joining forces with Costa Mesa to...
  • Four-alarm fire forces several street closures

    Four-alarm fire forces several street closures
    IRVINE — A four-alarm fire in a large industrial building near Red Hill Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard required about 80 firefighters to put it out Saturday morning and forced police to close off several streets in the area. Orange County...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Lawn bowling athletes headed to championships

    The Newport Harbor Lawn Bowling Club in Corona del Mar will send four athletes to represent Southern California at this year's U.S. National Championships. Maryna Hyland, Tony Baer, Charlie Herbert and Brian Stewart, along with eight other team members,...
  • Costa Mesa, Irvine organize National Night Out events

    Costa Mesa and Irvine next week will take part in National Night Out, an event designed to improve community relations between police and residents and inform the public about crime-prevention. Unlike its neighbors, Newport Beach will not participate...