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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...
  • Lighting the darkest path

    Lighting the darkest path
    This is the third in an occasional series about homelessness in Costa Mesa. COSTA MESA — A three-tiered fountain covered with blue tiles and topped with a pair of dolphins greets visitors at the entrance to the Costa Mesa Motor Inn. Doors to the...
  • Apodaca: 100 years of fiery heroism

    Apodaca: 100 years of fiery heroism
    In the wee morning hours of Jan. 11, 1975, a police officer noticed smoke billowing from a block-long building on Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach. Firefighters were on the scene within three minutes, but it was already too late. The row of...
  • Woman killed in Irvine car crash

    Authorities have identified a 22-year-old woman killed in Tuesday afternoon's car crash in Irvine. Elizabeth Eddleman of Irvine died in a collision at the intersection of University Drive and Rosa Drew Lane, according to information posted on the...
  • Costa Mesa ambulance plan flatlines

    COSTA MESA — City leaders' idea to add private paramedics to the county's roster doesn't have a pulse, at least for now, City Councilman Jim Righeimer said Wednesday. "We don't need one more request for proposals right now," Righeimer said. "It'...
  • Airport schedules emergency drill for Friday

    Travelers and visitors at John Wayne Airport may see emergency responders treating victims of a simulated plane crash Friday morning. Airport officials announced they will be conducting a mandatory drill between 10 a.m. and noon. Various emergency...
  • Mailbag: A few things contributed to city's problems

    Who's to blame for Costa Mesa's woes? The bloggers are out in full force, blaming the current City Council for all of the problems with the budget. They are vilifying the current City Council, but there are numerous parties at fault in this scenario....
  • On Faith: Is belief a 'default' position by humans?

    It is said that humans have always believed in the supernatural to explain the unexplainable. Just 500 years ago, we would all have agreed that God was responsible for earthquakes, tsunamis and even rainbows. Now we know better. It's not that we were...