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Disasters and Accidents

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  • What to do if someone fires a gun at work

    How would you respond if someone opened fire at work? How should you respond? And what can you do to prevent such a thing from happening in the first place? Local law enforcement officers tackled those questions Wednesday afternoon at a lunch...
  • Police pause to remember fallen friends

    Police pause to remember fallen friends
    Despite a visit by Israeli President Shimon Peres, former Costa Mesa Police Chief Dave Snowden was not at his current post at the Beverly Hills Police Department on Friday morning. Instead, he was back at Costa Mesa police headquarters, standing on the...
  • Tow truck hits Costa Mesa residence

    A tow truck struck an apartment building Monday in Costa Mesa, authorities said. No one was hurt, but a resident was displaced from the home in the 300 block of East 20th Street. Firefighters responded to the scene after receiving an emergency call...
  • Commentary: Can Costa Mesa afford $300,000 firefighters?

    Last month, I wrote about the city of Costa Mesa's pension recipient list and pointed out that the number of city employees earning six-figure pensions had increased by nearly 50% in just one year. On the heels of that news, the city has now published its...
  • Firefighters respond to Jacuzzi fire in Costa Mesa

    Costa Mesa firefighters responded to a fire Wednesday after a neighbor on another street smelled the smoke from a Jacuzzi cover that was on fire, authorities said. Firefighters received the call at 9:02 a.m., and within five minutes they were at the home...
  • Newport passes balanced budget

    Trimming positions while investing in emergency response equipment, the Newport Beach City Council passed a balanced $263-million budget Tuesday night. The 2012-13 fiscal year budget eliminates 11 positions, while buying two fire trucks, an ambulance...
  • Commentary: McCarthy put politics ahead of pension facts

    The most interesting feature of Colin McCarthy's commentary, "Can Costa Mesa affords $300k firefighters?" isn't that he gets so much wrong, but that he describes himself with such humility. At the end of his essay, published in Sunday's Daily Pilot,...
  • Kaiser Elementary student pronounced dead at Hoag

    A 9-year-old boy who collapsed at the Boys & Girls Club of the Harbor Area has died, Costa Mesa firefighters said Friday. Myles Thames fell to the ground at 4:30 p.m. Thursday while shooting hoops on the club's basketball court, according to Battalion...
  • 'Death is very graphic and finite'

     'Death is very graphic and finite'
    About 800 Corona del Mar High School students walked to Mar Vista Drive on Tuesday to find four of their classmates injured and lying near shattered glass at the site of a bloody car crash. The staged scene was part of the Every 15 Minutes national...
  • No traffic deaths in Costa Mesa in 2012

    It was a safe year for those traveling through Costa Mesa. The year 2012 marked the first since 1984 in which no traffic fatalities occurred. Police attributed the benchmark to a combination of safer driving practices in the community, a partnership...
  • Emergency response volunteers honored

    Organizers from the city of Newport Beach's emergency program recognized some of their own during an annual awards dinner last week. Friday's event for the CERT, or Community Emergency Response Team at the OASIS Senior Center in Corona del Mar honored...
  • Steinberg: Be aware of dehydration

    Louisiana swelters in the summer. August is the most intense month, with enervating heat and humidity. Athletes treat admonitions to hydrate well the way we all viewed our mothers' stern warning to stay out of the water for an hour after eating —...