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  • Hoag Hospital gets a revamped, more advanced emergency department

    NEWPORT BEACH — The newly renovated and expanded emergency department at Hoag Hospital will become one of the largest and most technologically advanced in the county after completion, a hospital official said on Monday. The Joan & Andy Fimiano...
  • Community Commentary: Thanks to council for long-term planning

    I managed to stay awake past 1 a.m. the other morning to watch the City Council pass a balanced budget on time — something they can never seem to do in Sacramento. Congratulations to the council for passing a budget that addresses a long-term...
  • Motor home catches fire in Santa Ana Heights

    Motor home catches fire in Santa Ana Heights
    Newport Beach firefighters extinguished a fire Friday morning that had fully engulfed a motor home, authorities said. The 27-foot rig was ablaze when firefighters arrived at the scene on Southwest Cypress Street in Santa Ana Heights about 9:22 a.m....
  • 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...