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Disasters and Accidents

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  • Plumber ignites fire in Irvine home, police say

    One person was injured and seven people displaced after a plumber ignited a fire in an Irvine home Wednesday morning, authorities said. About 9:44 a.m., firefighters were called to a blaze in the 400 block of Deerfield Avenue in Irvine where witnesses...
  • Driver to serve three years for fatal hit-and-run

    A driver whose SUV struck and killed a bicyclist from Irvine in a December 2009 hit-and-run accident in Newport Beach received a three-year state prison sentence Friday, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Patricia Ann Izquieta,...
  • In Newport, waves of concern but few local worries

     In Newport, waves of concern but few local worries
    NEWPORT BEACH — After a day of suspense and anticipation, Newport-Mesa residents were left with calm waters and heavy hearts for those in Japan hit by a massive earthquake and tsunami. People flocked to bluffs and other vantage points to see the...
  • Ozaki tries to play on

    NEWPORT BEACH — Joe Ozaki rose out of bed Friday at six in the morning and turned on the TV. Watching the news is one of the first things the Japanese golfer does before he goes about his day. Ozaki was going to get ready to play in the Toshiba...
  • Ozaki moves into contention

    NEWPORT BEACH - Joe Ozaki of Japan played in the first round of the Toshiba Classic Friday not knowing his family’s status after a massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit his homeland the night before. He figured they’d be OK because...
  • Ozaki finds way to relax

    Ozaki finds way to relax
    NEWPORT BEACH — Joe Ozaki of Japan played in the first round of the Toshiba Classic on Friday not knowing his family's status after a massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit his homeland. He figured they'd be OK because someone would've...
  • SCE: San Onofre is not a major threat

    SAN ONOFRE — Operators at the concrete-domed San Onofre nuclear plant were trying to reassure worried Southern California residents Monday that the nuclear catastrophe unfolding in Japan won't happen here. San Onofre is located near the San Diego-...
  • Made in Italy, coming to a driveway near you

    Made in Italy, coming to a driveway near you
    COSTA MESA — They're bigger than a Smart car, smaller than a Mini Cooper, and they're rolling into Orange County this week. The Orange Coast Fiat dealership, the first of its kind for this area in decades, officially opened Tuesday amid ongoing...
  • Community & Clubs: Service clubs respond to earthquake in Japan

    Following last week's earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Eberhard J. Wirfs, chairman of the Lions Club International Foundation, e-mailed this statement to club members: "Lions, we respond immediately, alongside our fellow Lions of Japan. Within hours of...
  • Sparkling for charity

    Sparkling for charity
    It all started with a hobby. Gorjana Reidel, a Newport Beach resident, would design jewelry for friends and in 2003, she was surprised to have a Newport Coast boutique offer to sell her pieces. Now her namesake brand, gorjana sells to celebrities such...
  • Apodaca: CERT-ifiably prepared for disasters in Newport

    Matt Brisbois has slept little since being awakened by a late-night phone call March 10, in which he received the news that Japan had suffered a major earthquake and that the ensuing tsunami could be headed our way. As the Newport Beach Fire Department'...
  • The God Squad: The still small voice after the earthquake

    "And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice." — I Kings 19:12 (KJV) Recently, I've answered many questions from readers about God and evil. Many people wanted to know how a good and...