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  • Community Commentary: Costa Mesa made many changes for the good

    The end of the year is a time of reflection. That's a good thing. As the late Peter Drucker said, "Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action." I am grateful for the thousands of...
  • Seven-car crash injures one, closes Coast Highway

    A driver who crossed into oncoming traffic on East Coast Highway initiated a seven-car crash that injured one and later closed the thoroughfare, authorities said Tuesday. The woman was driving westbound near Morning Canyon Road in Corona del Mar when she...
  • Sailors rescue family after van is pushed from ferry

    Sailors rescue family after van is pushed from ferry
    NEWPORT BEACH — The tide was just high enough to bring his wooden dinghy up to the seawall. Skip Staats likes to sit atop the wall and sip coffee in the morning sun. Had it been any more shallow, he wouldn't have been relaxing next to the Balboa...
  • Costa Mesa man dies after crash in Long Beach

    A Costa Mesa man killed in a motorcycle accident in Long Beach has been identified, according to police. Thomas Hand, 26, died Sunday after his motorcycle hit a Toyota Yaris at Seventh Street and Redondo Avenue about 5:12 p.m., according to the Long...
  • Family of ferry accident to receive rental car refund

    Family of ferry accident to receive rental car refund
    A visiting Taiwanese family whose rental car was pushed off the Balboa Island Ferry and into the harbor Friday morning will have the cost of their car refunded, authorities said. Sean Busking, vice president of Fox Rent A Car — which has rental...
  • City employees rack up $6 million in overtime

    Costa Mesa city employees brought home more than $6 million in overtime in 2011, nearly a $1-million increase from the year prior. The numbers indicate that, due to staffing reductions, fewer employees worked longer hours in 2011 than in 2010. In 2010,...
  • Check It Out: Story-driven video games are new norm

    Video games have come a long way since the days of Mario rescuing a princess from Bowser and Pac-Man chasing after power pellets while avoiding his ghostly foes. In the last 15 years, video games have evolved into a story-telling medium, no longer...
  • Newport names new fire chief

    Newport names new fire chief
    Newport Beach has found its new fire chief in Scott Poster, a 30-year veteran of fire services. Poster was a deputy chief for the Los Angeles County Fire Department, where he supervised more than 300 employees and a $60-million budget. He joined L.A....
  • Two events set to benefit accident victim

    Friends of a 17-year-old girl hit by an allegedly intoxicated driver in December are organizing two events to raise money for her recovery. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version incorrectly called Vanessa Orellana a show organizer....
  • Motor home catches fire in Santa Ana Heights

    Motor home catches fire in Santa Ana Heights
    Newport Beach firefighters extinguished a fire Friday morning that had fully engulfed a motor home, authorities said. The 27-foot rig was ablaze when firefighters arrived at the scene on Southwest Cypress Street in Santa Ana Heights about 9:22 a.m....
  • Reel Critics: 'Man on a Ledge' teeters into 'B' movie zone

    Reel Critics: 'Man on a Ledge' teeters into 'B' movie zone
    Sometimes the title of a movie tells you all you need to know about it."Man on a Ledge"is in that category. Sam Worthington stars and spends most of his screen time as a mysterious man standing outside the 21st floor of a New York hotel, threatening to...
  • D.A. files murder charges in wrong-way crash

    D.A. files murder charges in wrong-way crash
    Authorities charged a Pomona man Friday with murder after prosecutors alleged that a night of drinking that started in Newport Beach ended with a fatal head-on collision on a freeway in Anaheim. Ruben Gurrola, 23, is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in...