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Disasters and Accidents

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  • 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 —...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Airport crash victim identified as Irvine woman

    Airport crash victim identified as Irvine woman
    Los Angeles County coroner's officials Friday identified the first of four victims who perished when a jet crashed into a hangar at Santa Monica Airport this past weekend. Lauren Winkler, 28, of Irvine was killed Sunday when a twin-engine Cessna...
  • Newport man dies in Irvine collision

    An 81-year-old Newport Beach man was killed in a traffic collision Friday morning in Irvine, authorities said. The crash occurred before 7:30 a.m. near University and Michelson drives. Westbound lanes along University Drive, between Michelson and...
  • Tragedy for Newport, Irvine

    Tragedy for Newport, Irvine
    Newport Beach public safety workers on Tuesday grappled with the aftermath of what appeared to be an historic tragedy, trying to understand how a fast-moving luxury sedan veered from a busy thoroughfare and into a tree, where it caught fire and claimed...
  • 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...
  • Lobdell: Poor execution of an idea worth considering

    March Madness has already hit Costa Mesa. In a dizzying, four-day span beginning Feb. 25, the council placed a last-minute item on its agenda that proposed sending pink slips to nearly half of the city's employees. The only information given to the...
  • Council to study proposals for outsourcing fire services

    COSTA MESA — The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday will discuss if an Orange County Fire Authority proposal to take over firefighting in the city can really lead to millions in annual savings. OCFA showed city officials three options to cover the...