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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • What to do if someone fires a gun at work

    How would you respond if someone opened fire at work? How should you respond? And what can you do to prevent such a thing from happening in the first place? Local law enforcement officers tackled those questions Wednesday afternoon at a lunch...
  • Man killed in Irvine crash was well-known in local sports community

    A 65-year-old Irvine man who police say was struck and killed by a teenage driver on his way to school was an avid volunteer who was well-known in the area’s athletic community. Rick Crowell, and his wife, Sharon Crowell, 61, were killed Tuesday...
  • 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 —...
  • Sweet's name defined her, friends say

    IRVINE — Silkscreened on their matching green T-shirts was a photo of their friend at a birthday party. It was taken just hours before a car crash that led to her untimely death. Krista Merassa, Parisa Ghaemi and Alison Rivas, all 15, wore the...
  • One injured, family displaced after Costa Mesa fire

    COSTA MESA — One person was sent to a nearby hospital with unspecified injuries after an apartment fire early Sunday morning, police and fire officials said. Damages from the fire were estimated to be about $75,000. Three adults and a child were...