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  • Police release report on detective's death

    Police release report on detective's death
    In the moments before a car crash that killed a Costa Mesa police detective, the officer was sending and receiving text messages and had been drinking at local restaurants, according to an investigation conducted by Newport Beach police. Det. Mike...
  • Tragedy for Newport, Irvine

    Tragedy for Newport, Irvine
    Newport Beach public safety workers on Tuesday grappled with the aftermath of what appeared to be an historic tragedy, trying to understand how a fast-moving luxury sedan veered from a busy thoroughfare and into a tree, where it caught fire and claimed...
  • Grief-stricken students return to campus

    Students at two Irvine high school campuses returned to classes Wednesday, shaken by news that five classmates perished in a Memorial Day car wreck in Newport Beach. Many students wore white out of respect for the dead. Kevin Morales, 15, who was on his...
  • Apodaca: Parents must instill safe-driving lessons

    Most of Memorial Day passed as a relaxing holiday for my family. We watched sports on TV and munched on leftover ribs from Sunday's barbecue. In the early afternoon my 18-year-old son and I went out to rent a tux and order a corsage for his upcoming...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Police campaign targets bicycle safety

    Four local police agencies, including the Newport Beach Police Department, will join forces to conduct a Bicycle Safety Enforcement Operation on Feb. 19 and Feb. 24, police announced. "Extra officers will be on duty patrolling areas frequented by...
  • Youth Scene: Seahawks capture league title

    The Newport Mesa Seahawks remained unbeaten and captured the league championship this past weekend. Playing the Mission Viejo Cowboys, who were also unbeaten entering the game, the Seahawks' powerful defense again shut out their opponent and won, 30-0....
  • Party for council candidates

    Local Republicans and the Laguna Beach Taxpayers Assn. hosted a party Wednesday at the Marine Room Tavern for candidates of their persuasion. Shari L. Freidenrich and City Council incumbent candidates Kelly Boyd and Elizabeth Pearson, as well as...
  • 'Baby' in burning home was cat

    A woman who told firefighters that her "baby" was trapped in her burning Newport Beach home this weekend was actually referring to her cat, which was not found. The blaze, which started in a laundry room because of a build-up of lint in a dryer, was...
  • Community and Clubs: Update on the Costa Mesa Kiwanis

    Community and Clubs: Update on the Costa Mesa Kiwanis
    I attended the luncheon meeting of the Costa Mesa Kiwanis Club Thursday as club President Ken Dilley presented a $525 check to Costa Mesa Fire Department Community Education Officer Brenda Emrick and Fire Chief Kirk Dominic to help fund emergency-...
  • Deadly bicycle crash trial continues Monday

    A landscaper accused of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter related to a fatal Newport Beach bicycle crash over the summer will be back in court Monday to stand trial. Jose Luis Huerta Mundo, 38, pleaded guilty Tuesday to driving without a license, but...
  • Former Costa Mesa fire chiefs to take over interim Newport position

    Former Costa Mesa fire chiefs to take over interim Newport position
    With the interim chief already at the helm longer than he expected, and discussions with the leading permanent candidate having collapsed, Newport Beach city officials are turning to a familiar face to lead the Fire Department. Mike Morgan, who...
  • Speed limits may increase

    Even as Newport Beach City Council members resist the notion of raising speed limits, state laws may require them to. In Tuesday's council's study session, Public Works Director Stephen Badum and Police Chief Jay Johnson explained that the the state's...