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  • UPDATE: Names released of those dead after Newport Beach car crash

    The Orange County coroner’s office has released the names of the three who died in the 10-car crash on West Coast Highway in Newport Beach on Saturday. They are: Julia Allen, 27,  of Newport Beach; Linda Burnett, 69, of Santa Ana; Christopher De...
  • Driver in 10-car crash sped into oncoming traffic, police say

    A Newport Beach woman who was speeding down West Coast Highway and drove into oncoming traffic caused a gruesome 10-car crash that killed her and two other people Saturday afternoon, police said Sunday. Julia Allen, 27, was driving eastbound on West...
  • Woman dies after collision at Culver, Farwell

    A 77-year-old Irvine resident died from injuries sustained in a two-car crash Tuesday afternoon. The collision occurred in the intersection at Culver Drive and Farwell Avenue about 1:20 p.m., closing a portion of Culver between Trabuco Road and Bryan...
  • Firefighter suffers minor injury in blaze

    COSTA MESA — A Costa Mesa firefighter was injured and transported to an area hospital after a fire broke out Thursday afternoon in a city-owner storage facility across the street from Estancia High School. Fire crews responded at 2:53 p.m. to a...
  • Lobdell: Coverage of accident has been fair

    The absolute worst part of a reporter's life? Being sent to interview friends and relatives of someone who just died — usually in accidents or by the hands of others. My heart would pound as I knocked on the front door of a family whose father or...
  • Fire Department gives out awards

    If disaster strikes Orange County, these folks are some of those you'd want to have around. Newport Beach Fire Department officials recognized some of 2010's standout Community Emergency Response Team volunteers and trainers Friday night during their...
  • Injured firefighter burns hands

    COSTA MESA — A firefighter who was injured in a carport blaze is expected to return to work next week, Fire Department officials said Friday. The firefighter suffered second-degree burns on his hands Thursday when he grabbed a metal post on a chain...
  • Teen boys hit by van in Costa Mesa

    Two teenage boys were hospitalized late Friday, one with bleeding in his brain, after being hit by a minivan as they crossed 19th Street in Costa Mesa, police said Saturday. At about 9:30 p.m. two 15-year-old boys "hurriedly" walked across 19th Street in...
  • New John Wayne Airport flight path to take off in February

    Editor's note:This clarifies the Federal Aviation Administration's reasons for creating the STREL route. The Federal Aviation Administration announced Monday that it has successfully completed tests for a new John Wayne Airport flight path, and planes...
  • Man dies in crash on Costa Mesa interchange

    COSTA MESA — A 72-year-old driver was killed when his pickup truck crashed into a tree Sunday afternoon on a Costa Mesa freeway, the California Highway Patrol confirmed. Robert Decker, of Orange, was driving southbound on the Costa Mesa (55)...
  • Riverside woman convicted in bicyclist's death

    A Riverside woman was convicted Tuesday of fatally hitting a bicyclist in Newport Beach with her car and fleeing the scene while under the influence of prescription drugs. Patricia Ann Izquieta, 38, pleaded guilty at the Central Justice Center in Santa...
  • My Pet World: Passion for animal protection

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Steve Dale serves on the board of directors of the American Humane Assn. * "Tell the truth and trust the people; they won't let you down," says Robin Ganzert, who last October took over as the new president and chief executive of the...