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Disasters and Accidents

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  • Sparkling for charity

    Sparkling for charity
    It all started with a hobby. Gorjana Reidel, a Newport Beach resident, would design jewelry for friends and in 2003, she was surprised to have a Newport Coast boutique offer to sell her pieces. Now her namesake brand, gorjana sells to celebrities such...
  • Apodaca: CERT-ifiably prepared for disasters in Newport

    Matt Brisbois has slept little since being awakened by a late-night phone call March 10, in which he received the news that Japan had suffered a major earthquake and that the ensuing tsunami could be headed our way. As the Newport Beach Fire Department'...
  • The God Squad: The still small voice after the earthquake

    "And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice." — I Kings 19:12 (KJV) Recently, I've answered many questions from readers about God and evil. Many people wanted to know how a good and...
  • City, volunteers help prepare for emergencies

    With a number of close calls from distant tsunamis, and a branch of the Newport-Inglewood fault about one mile offshore, the city of Newport Beach has spent the last several years preparing for tidal waves. Officials have created an evacuation plan for...
  • Japanese OCC students set up relief effort

    COSTA MESA — In the wake of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, well-meaning friends and professors have asked Orange Coast College student Yuji Yoshida about his family's welfare back home. Yoshida, 28, said he appreciates the emotional...
  • Three injured in two-car crash

    Three people were injured in a two-car crash in Newport Coast on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. At about 3:30 p.m., two cars collided at San Joaquin Hills Road and Newport Coast Drive, and both ended up with front-end damage, fire department...
  • Accidental fire destroys home garage

    A weekend blaze that destroyed a Costa Mesa home's garage was accidental, fire department investigators said. The Sunday night fire at a home in the 1800 block of Anaheim Avenue started on the outside of a detached garage in the backyard, but authorities...
  • The Crowd: Mario Marovic, Malarky's helping the schools

    One of the strongest bonds in Newport-Mesa is evident in how local businesses support community needs and causes. The financial commitment of business assisting local health and welfare, education and social services is a hallmark of community goodwill....
  • Big Canyon to host rehab, recovery nonprofit's fundraiser

    With help from an anonymous donor, a local nonprofit organization aims to bring in $200,000 in donations at an annual fundraiser, said an event official Wednesday. The Circle of Life Breakfast, the biggest fundraiser of the year for New Directions for...
  • On Faith: Disasters are not a sign from God

    He had been hiding for more than a month. He managed to escape into the desert when he first heard the news. The government death squads were after him. He was safe living in a desert cave, but now food and water were scarce. He could see himself...