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Disasters and Accidents

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  • Newport firefighters respond to gas leak at office building

    About half a dozen units from the Newport Beach Fire Department responded to a gas leak that sparked an evacuation over the weekend, but the quick reaction of a landlord brought the situation under control, a fire official said. A construction crew...
  • Fight outside Goat Hill leaves 4 injured

    Police are looking for two men who started a fight outside Goat Hill Tavern that required four people to seek medical treatment, two of them for stab wounds, authorities said Monday. Costa Mesa police responded to reports of gunshots fired in the Costa...
  • Police seize drugs following crash

    Police seize drugs following crash
    Costa Mesa police say they found 20 pounds of marijuana and small amounts of other drugs in a man's car after he crashed into a parked truck. According to a news release sent out Tuesday, 22-year-old Derek Felton of Chandler, Ariz., hid from police...
  • Westside crash knocks out power

    Power went for hours Thursday at some business near 19th Street and Meyers Place in Costa Mesa after a bizarre hit-and-run crash that involved a student driver who plowed into a high-voltage electrical box, police said. That evening, student drivers in...
  • Motorcyclist injured in Newport Beach crash

    A motorcyclist was seriously injured Wednesday night in Newport Beach when he and an SUV crashed near Fashion Island, police said. The motorcycle and a Toyota 4Runner were traveling opposite directions on Coast Highway and collided when the SUV's driver...
  • It's only a drill

    It's only a drill
    John Wayne Airport practiced its response to a major emergency Friday. Half a dozen county agencies plus hospitals, Delta Air Lines, the American Red Cross and other emergency personnel took part in the drill from 9 a.m. to noon that simulated a crash...
  • Three-car collision leaves a driver trapped in Costa Mesa

    Firefighters pulled a trapped driver from an SUV after a crash Saturday in Costa Mesa. The SUV ended up on its side after a three-car collision about 3 p.m. at Placentia and Adams avenues, according to police. The driver, who was the only one in the...
  • Car crashes into Albertsons on Harbor Boulevard

    A Costa Mesa man fell asleep while driving and crashed into the front wall of an Albertsons supermarket over the weekend, authorities said Monday. Costa Mesa police Lt. Greg Scott said Alan Edward Roberts, 48, was asleep when he rammed his car into the...
  • Triage system sorts injuries quickly

    Triage system sorts injuries quickly
    Two trains collided in Chatsworth. The death toll would reach 25. More than five times that were injured. Peering through a home's chain-link fence, first responders saw fire licking twisted metal. Soon they brought order to the chaos with color-...
  • Teen crash victim is remembered

    Teen crash victim is remembered
    Even on his days off, Luis Adrian Torres was known to visit his co-workers at Chipotle Mexican Grill in Costa Mesa and lend a hand. The grill needed to be cleaned at closing time after a busy day, and Torres did that and everything else enthusiastically...
  • Commentary: From collecting shoes to saving lives

    Three and a half years ago, disaster struck Haiti. A 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit near Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010. More than 200,000 lives were lost. Almost 2 million people were left homeless, countless children were orphaned, buildings crumbled and...
  • Flood risk: Bane of Balboa Island's existence

    Flood risk: Bane of Balboa Island's existence
    Craig Schusterick, his workman's hands powdery white with construction grit, led the way across Onyx Avenue on Balboa Island to show off his handiwork. His nearly complete three-story home — designed with solid wood paneling to echo the Cape Cod...