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Disasters and Accidents

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  • Costa Mesa explores outsourcing options

    COSTA MESA — Despite a roadblock from the courts temporarily barring the city from outsourcing city services to private companies, Costa Mesa moved forward this week with its restructuring, putting out three more city services for potential...
  • It's been a 17-year educational journey for Maria Saldana

    It's been a 17-year educational journey for Maria Saldana
    Editor's note: This corrects what Maria Saldana did with her classes. COSTA MESA — Maria Saldana cried when she applied for graduation — and after picking up her cap and gown — but the moment still wasn't real for her. It wasn't...
  • Lifeguards in hot water

    Lifeguards in hot water
    He could be working in any major Southern California hospital, with his master's in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University and bachelor's from UCLA. Instead, Kevin Selna, 33, chose a different public health setting: the beach. Selna, who patrols...
  • Students get reality check

    Students get reality check
    Jordan Pickard spent time "in jail" on her 17th birthday. The Newport Harbor High School student participated in a mock drunk-driving crash staged Tuesday morning on campus in front of about 1,200 juniors and seniors. Her parents, Scott and Kim Pickard,...
  • Sweet's name defined her, friends say

    IRVINE — Silkscreened on their matching green T-shirts was a photo of their friend at a birthday party. It was taken just hours before a car crash that led to her untimely death. Krista Merassa, Parisa Ghaemi and Alison Rivas, all 15, wore the...
  • One injured, family displaced after Costa Mesa fire

    COSTA MESA — One person was sent to a nearby hospital with unspecified injuries after an apartment fire early Sunday morning, police and fire officials said. Damages from the fire were estimated to be about $75,000. Three adults and a child were...
  • Sharing, caring and cooking for 25 years

    Sharing, caring and cooking for 25 years
    COSTA MESA — There was no money to buy a ladle large enough to stir a 30-gallon pot in the beginning years of Someone Cares Soup Kitchen, so founder Merle Hatleberg used a boat oar. People were hungry, and the late Hatleberg wasn't one to back down...
  • Payout doesn't affect budget

    COSTA MESA — Ears perked up last month when city officials mentioned during a City Council budget study session that Costa Mesa had made a $6 million settlement related to a car crash. Residents, workers and the usual council critics wondered...
  • 'When you find a pet, there's hope to go on'

    For Valerie Schomburg, animals are more than a job. She has worked with the Newport Beach Police Department's animal control unit for 10 years, but often uses vacation days to help animals who have been separated from their families because of natural...
  • Mesa Musings: Koreas' war far from over

    "In the spring … kings go off to war," the author of 2 Samuel wrote three millennia ago. Lee crossed the Potomac and invaded the Union in June 1863; Hitler ran roughshod over France in May 1940; and North Korea invaded the South in June 1950....
  • Newport to test emergency sirens

    The city of Newport Beach will be testing its new coastal emergency sirens intermittently between Dec. 1 and Dec. 7. Designed to alert for tsunamis and other coastal emergencies, the sirens are located at in Upper West Newport and on the Balboa...
  • CdM Today: Christmas Walk fever hitting CdM residents

     Rick Allen of the popular band Pinch Me! has been planning for Christmas Walk for a long time. "It's the kick-off for the holidays," Allen said. "It gives us a chance to connect with our fans and to try out a few Christmas songs." While Pinch Me!...