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  • Reel Critics: 'Man on a Ledge' teeters into 'B' movie zone

    Reel Critics: 'Man on a Ledge' teeters into 'B' movie zone
    Sometimes the title of a movie tells you all you need to know about it."Man on a Ledge"is in that category. Sam Worthington stars and spends most of his screen time as a mysterious man standing outside the 21st floor of a New York hotel, threatening to...
  • D.A. files murder charges in wrong-way crash

    D.A. files murder charges in wrong-way crash
    Authorities charged a Pomona man Friday with murder after prosecutors alleged that a night of drinking that started in Newport Beach ended with a fatal head-on collision on a freeway in Anaheim. Ruben Gurrola, 23, is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in...
  • Commission: Snuff out fire rings

    A battle over beachside bonfires — a topic considered too hot to handle for Newport Beach city leaders just a few years ago — moved a step closer to a permanent ban at this week's Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commission meeting After a...
  • In memory of fallen heroes [Corrected]

    In memory of fallen heroes [Corrected]
    Nearly 25 years ago, two Costa Mesa police officers died in a tragic helicopter crash, but on Thursday it was their heroism that Bob Votruba remembered as he biked around the Newport-Mesa in honor of the fallen heroes. Wearing a white shirt and...
  • Peninsula fire causes about $53,000 in damage

    Peninsula fire causes about $53,000 in damage
    Newport Beach firefighters quickly extinguished a blaze at a Balboa Peninsula home Sunday night, saving most of the home's interior. Twenty-foot flames originally trapped neighbors of the Clubhouse Avenue home, but firefighters evacuated them. No...
  • Woman struck by vehicle in Costa Mesa

    A 22-year-old woman was taken to the hospital with major head trauma after she was struck by a vehicle Saturday morning, police said. The woman was crossing the street outside a crosswalk north of the intersection of Newport Boulevard and Industrial...
  • Irvine's PSA seeks to deter accidents

    The scene opens on images of twisted metal, deflated airbags and glass on asphalt. What resembles the opening scenes of the California Highway Patrol's "Red Asphalt," meant to deter drunk and irresponsible driving, is actually a new public service...
  • Firefighters extinguish Talbert park blaze

    Costa Mesa and county emergency crews responded Friday afternoon to "lots of smoke and lots of fire" at Talbert Nature Preserve, said Costa Mesa Fire Battalion Chief Kevin Diamond. Crews arrived about 1 p.m. to a brush fire that affected about a quarter-...
  • Corona del Mar Today: CdM entry project headed to City Council

    A project that will enhance the Corona del Mar entryway at MacArthur Boulevard and East Coast Highway — its origins dating back to 1998 — should go before the Newport Beach City Council for further consideration, a city committee decided...
  • Newport Coast woman pleads guilty in fatal crash

    A Newport Coast woman who killed a cyclist while driving drunk and texting pleaded guilty Tuesday in Orange County Superior Court to one felony count of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. Danae Marie Miller, 23, was sentenced to four years...
  • District reacts to Connecticut school killings

    Education officials on Friday sent out an emergency notification to parents in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District in the hopes of reassuring them on the day a gunman reportedly killed 28 people — including himself, 20 children and six adults...
  • 3-car crash in Costa Mesa injures 4

    3-car crash in Costa Mesa injures 4
    Four people were hospitalized Thursday after a driver allegedly ran a red light in Costa Mesa, triggering a crash that launched one vehicle into the air. "I saw it go tumble, tumble all over the place," said John Durio of Newport Beach, who was on his...