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Disasters and Accidents

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  • Community Commentary: Pothole or police not a real ultimatum

    I keep hearing this false choice being offered around Costa Mesa. Which do you want, potholes or police officers? Repairing Costa Mesa's neglected infrastructure, which means a whole lot more than fixing potholes, and keeping the city safe aren't...
  • Community & Clubs: Girls State Conference delegates selected

    The following students at local high schools have been selected to serve as delegates at the 2011 Girls State Conference this summer at Claremont-McKenna College: Emily Knight, Corona del Mar High School; Caitlyn Brock and Raquel Friedmann, Costa Mesa...
  • Costa Mesa explores outsourcing options

    COSTA MESA — Despite a roadblock from the courts temporarily barring the city from outsourcing city services to private companies, Costa Mesa moved forward this week with its restructuring, putting out three more city services for potential...
  • Fire Department changes, but heroes remain

    Fire Department changes, but heroes remain
    NEWPORT BEACH — Newport Beach Battalion Chief Chip Duncan remembers when firefighters used to have to practice their ladder work parked behind local grocery stores amid the Dumpsters. Retired firefighter Jerry Strom remembers when in the early...
  • Concert nets thousands for Japan relief efforts

    UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts on Friday raised $4,350 through a concert to benefit the Japan tsunami efforts. The school organized a one-night-only classical and jazz music concert to raise money for the American Red Cross' Japan...
  • Community Commentary: Official clears up lifeguard services comments

    The comments attributed to me in a recent article concerning beach safety were not exactly in the correct context ("Off-Season Lifeguards may be Reduced," April 18). I was asked about service levels during prolonged periods of times at the beach. There...
  • The Crowd: Cherry blossoms represent rebirth of spring, Japan

    Editor's note: This corrects the day Leeza Gibbons will be in Orange County. The Philharmonic Society of Orange County in association with Soka University hosted a Cherry Blossom Celebration at South Coast Plaza's Jewel Court. The traditional Japanese...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Original paramedics reminisce at NBFD luncheon

    In 1975, Newport Beach, along with most other cities in the nation, didn't have paramedics. A study had shown that people were dying on the streets who would have survived on a battlefield in Vietnam. Firefighters had first aid training, but that could...
  • Man gets six years in fatal DUI crash

    A drunk driver from Costa Mesa who killed a pedestrian after losing control of his car in Santa Ana received six years in state prison Friday, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Beau Richard Cook, 29, had pleaded guilty "to one...
  • Five cars damaged in blaze

    Five cars were damaged in a fire on Thursday afternoon as a single-car fire quickly spread to nearby cars in Costa Mesa, acting Battalion Chief Chris Coates said Friday. Dispatchers received a phone call at 5:56 p.m. about a fire at 1955 Pomona Ave....
  • Engineers design new department badge

    It was nearly a year ago when Newport Beach Fire Department engineers Peter Garcia and Jason Fernandez began planning how to celebrate the department's centennial anniversary. The 100th birthday, which took place April 17, was something the two wanted to...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Pool fundraising effort underway

    A wall of shimmering, glittering glass fish swarming a Sea King mascot could help fund new locker rooms for the Marian Bergeson Aquatic Center on the Corona del Mar High School campus. The $1-million project would replace dilapidated restrooms with 3,...