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Disasters and Accidents

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  • Mailbag: Recycling center gets a raw deal

    Does anyone else find it sad that the Garcia Recycling Center in Costa Mesa (let alone the absence of any in Newport Beach) has been forced to move out of the city? In an article, the Daily Pilot wrote, it was stated that "a few people had complained"...
  • Outsourcing fire services could save Costa Mesa money

    Costa Mesa may save $2 million to $4 million per year if it outsources its fire and emergency medical services to the Orange County Fire Authority, according to a proposal released Friday by the agency. Transferring services might mean the closure of...
  • Killed cyclist owned a Newport Beach travel agency

    The Orange County Sheriff-Coroner has identified the bicyclist who was killed Monday night in a car crash on San Joaquin Hills Road in Newport Coast. Amine Britel, 41, was killed when he was hit by a car as he rode eastbound on San Joaquin Hills Road...
  • The God Squad: Evil lies at our feet, not God's

    Question: You say God made everything. You say you see God's light shining brilliantly through a text, etc. Do you also see God in the tsunami that wiped out 200,000 people, or in the murder of a 9-year-old child? — L., via godsquadquestion@aol.com...
  • Council looks to contract out services

    The list is long and the jobs are many, but presumably so are the savings. On Friday afternoon, the Costa Mesa city clerk added a last-minute addition to next week's City Council agenda: a notice to all employees in 18 city services that come council...
  • Readers Respond: Will outsourcing hurt or help Costa Mesa?

    The Costa Mesa City Council may vote tonight on outsourcing many city functions, including fire and emergency medical services, park maintenance, building inspection, street maintenance and animal control. If approved, nearly 200 employees could receive...
  • Council approves more than 150 layoff notices

    Council approves more than 150 layoff notices
    COSTA MESA — In a 4-1 vote just before midnight Tuesday, with Wendy Leece dissenting, the Costa Mesa City Council approved issuing more than 150 layoff notices to city employees. "This has been coming on for a long time, and we're coming to a point...
  • Awareness with hunger

    A group of teens at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Laguna Beach got a taste of starvation on Feb. 25. In collaboration with World Vision, a Christian nonprofit dedicated to eradicating poverty, local teens spent 30 hours without food to understand what...
  • 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...
  • 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,...