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Disasters and Accidents

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  • Back Bay fire burns 1.5 acres

    Back Bay fire burns 1.5 acres
    Newport Beach firefighters responded to a vegetation fire in the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve on Friday afternoon. The blaze along Irvine Avenue near Santiago Drive was contained to 1.5 acres about half an hour after firefighters responded at 12:...
  • County plans Santa Ana River improvements

    Orange County is planning to receive about $83.2 million in federal money over the next two years to fund watershed and flood-control projects, including the massive Santa Ana River Mainstem Project, county officials said. While the president and...
  • Woman crashes car into tax business

    A 74-year-old Irvine woman accidentally crashed her car into a Costa Mesa business over the weekend, authorities said. Police responded to Liberty Tax, 2200 Harbor Blvd., at 2:30 p.m. Sunday after receiving reports that a car had been driven into the...
  • Apartment fire displaces residents

    Four Costa Mesa families were displaced Tuesday night when a fire ripped through their apartment complex in the 2000 block of Wallace Avenue, authorities said. Four firefighters and two residents were treated for minor injuries related to the three-...
  • Police Files

    Costa Mesa Harbor Boulevard: Petty theft of a bike between 5:30 and 6:20 p.m. Tuesday was reported in the 1800 block. Fair Drive: Rape was reported in the 100 block at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday. Towne Street: Auto theft between 9:30 and 11 p.m. Tuesday was...
  • Newport-Mesa weathers first day of storm

    Newport-Mesa weathers first day of storm
    As a much-needed storm dumped rain over Southern California Friday, officials throughout the Newport-Mesa area said — for the most part — disaster was averted. "We're doing all our normal stuff, and so far, luckily, it's been uneventful,"...
  • 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...
  • No traffic deaths in Costa Mesa in 2012

    It was a safe year for those traveling through Costa Mesa. The year 2012 marked the first since 1984 in which no traffic fatalities occurred. Police attributed the benchmark to a combination of safer driving practices in the community, a partnership...
  • Emergency response volunteers honored

    Organizers from the city of Newport Beach's emergency program recognized some of their own during an annual awards dinner last week. Friday's event for the CERT, or Community Emergency Response Team at the OASIS Senior Center in Corona del Mar honored...
  • District reacts to Connecticut school killings

    Education officials on Friday sent out an emergency notification to parents in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District in the hopes of reassuring them on the day a gunman reportedly killed 28 people — including himself, 20 children and six adults...
  • Steinberg: Be aware of dehydration

    Louisiana swelters in the summer. August is the most intense month, with enervating heat and humidity. Athletes treat admonitions to hydrate well the way we all viewed our mothers' stern warning to stay out of the water for an hour after eating —...