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Disasters and Accidents

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  • 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...
  • Firefighters knock down Harbor Blvd. blaze

    Costa Mesa firefighters extinguished a fire in a three-story commercial building on Harbor Boulevard, authorities said Thursday. Fire Capt. Mike Hurd and his crew responded to a report of a structure fire in the 2700 block at 8:43 p.m. Wednesday,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Garden truck, Mini collide

    Two northbound lanes of MacArthur Boulevard in Newport Beach were closed briefly following a traffic collision Wednesday afternoon. A gardening truck and a Mini Cooper collided just before 4 p.m. north of San Joaquin Hills Road, Newport Beach Police...
  • 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...
  • 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-...