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Disasters and Accidents

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  • Woman arrested on suspicion of DUI hit-and-run

    Laguna Beach police arrested an Aliso Viejo woman on suspicion of felony DUI and hit-and-run after she allegedly struck a pedestrian in a crosswalk late Friday. Sherry Lynn Vitalone, 42, was taken into custody after the collision at 11:17 p.m. at Brooks...
  • Fire destroys car in Ikea parking lot

    Fire destroys car in Ikea parking lot
    Costa Mesa firefighters extinguished a car fire in Ikea's busy parking lot Sunday afternoon, officials said. Around 11 a.m., one fire engine and four firefighters were dispatched to the furniture store at Harbor Boulevard and South Coast Drive. A 2001...
  • Cyclist's widower files claim against city

    The husband of a 58-year-old cyclist who was killed while biking in Newport Beach has filed a damages claim against the city. In August, Debra Deem of Laguna Beach was riding west on East Coast Highway when she and a white minivan collided just east...
  • 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...
  • Mailbag: Thanks to all our safety officers

    Re: "Police officer revives 4-year-old swimmer," (May 1): "He who saves a life is as if he has saved the entire world." All of us can be grateful to all the safety personnel who participated in reviving little Nina following a near-drowning. We owe equal...
  • 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...
  • Model train area hit again

    Model train area hit again
    For the second time this month, the Orange County Model Engineers group has reported major vandalism at its ridable train setup in Costa Mesa's Fairview Park. Six park tables at Goathill Junction, which is what the nearly 40-acre rail attraction is...
  • Area shaken after quake but intact

    Two of Costa Mesa resident Sue Lester's dishes broke and a vase tipped over during Friday evening's earthquake, and when she went in her bedroom, she noticed that all her hanging clothes had fallen on the floor. "I'm good," the former council...
  • Aegean sailor's relatives sue GPS maker

    Aegean sailor's relatives sue GPS maker
    Family members of one of four men killed during the Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race two years ago have filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against the boat's GPS manufacturer and distributor. Loren Mavromati, the widow of Theo Mavromatis (their...