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  • Doctor censured in death of 2 prisoners

    A Costa Mesa doctor's negligence and incompetence contributed to two prison inmates' deaths and a third inmate's near blindness, the state medical board concluded. In a decision that took effect Friday, the Medical Board of California put Dr. Allan J. T....
  • Simulated trouble

    Simulated trouble
    HAWTHORNE — "Snow" fell on John Wayne Airport runways on Friday morning. OK, it was simulated snow, part of an air traffic control simulator demonstration by JWA airport control tower support specialist Joe Santoro. The hypothetical situation...
  • Lobdell: A thousand little miracles

    Lobdell: A thousand little miracles
    Miracle stories told during the Christmas season usually come packaged neatly with tidy endings that produce tears of happiness and smiles all around. This one is different. Though it's being told on Christmas Eve, this story set in Newport Beach is...
  • Lobdell: Newport-Mesa's edition of 'Jeopardy!'

    It's time for the inaugural year-end version of "Newport-Mesa Jeopardy!" And here's your host, Alex Trebek! Alex: Let's get right to it. The categories are: All's Fair, Schooled, Newport Traditions, Politics As Usual, What's in a Name? and Headaches....
  • Rising tides not lifting Newport's spirits

    Editor's note: This corrects the spelling of "breached". NEWPORT BEACH — As water from the bay breached sea walls here last week and flooded streets and businesses, officials were reminded of the dangers posed by global warming and the resulting...
  • Who made this year's DP 103?

    Who made this year's DP 103?
    No. 1 Jim Righeimer You would be hard-pressed to find anyone in town who had a bigger news year than Costa Mesa City Councilman Jim Righeimer. The former Planning Commission chairman went toe-to-toe with the police union, which smeared his name on...
  • Fires damage two homes on New Year's morning

    Two fires broke out Saturday morning in Newport Beach inside homes that were under construction, but no injuries were reported. Combined, the homes incurred more than $300,000 worth of damage, according to a news release issued by the Newport Beach Fire...
  • Fireplace, chimney problems cause house fires

    After a string of four fires in two days in the city, Newport Beach firefighters are reminding the public to check and maintain fireplace equipment and chimneys. In a span of 48 hours on the New Year's Day weekend, Newport Beach firefighters extinguished...
  • Newport testing sirens at noon Friday

    Newport Beach will begin testing its coastal emergency sirens noon Friday and will repeat its testing the first Friday of each month. When activated for real emergency notifications, the sirens will sound for an extended time at a much higher sound level,...
  • Newport's hot for (new) fire engines

    It's out with the old and in with the new in 2011 for the Newport Beach Fire Department. The department recently put two new Pierce fire engines into frontline service, replacing two older models that had been at work for about 10 years. The new rigs...
  • CdM Today: High school statue vandalized

    Corona del Mar High School administrators and PTA members Wednesday discussed ways to prevent vandalism on campus after a graffiti incident over winter break. "This wasn't a prank," said PTA President Lynne Ramsey at the first PTA meeting of the year...
  • One injured in latest house fire

    Editor's note: This corrects the night the fire happened. One person was injured and five people were displaced by a Costa Mesa house fire Friday night, the fifth fire already this year in Newport-Mesa. Authorities said the blaze ignited at about 9:29...