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  • Driver suffers head injury during three-vehicle crash

    A three-vehicle crash in Costa Mesa sent one person to the hospital and delayed traffic Wednesday morning, according to police. Two vehicles collided in an intersection near the San Diego (405) Freeway and Harbor Boulevard. One of the cars hit a Toyota...
  • Newport-Mesa Unified students, parents speak out against DUIs

    The emotionally charged message delivered to several hundred students and parents at Corona del Mar High School's gymnasium Wednesday morning was clear: Accidents happen, but those involving drinking and driving are entirely preventable. Guest speaker...
  • Police: Driver causes three-car crash

    A man who appeared to be driving the wrong way on Newport Boulevard caused a three-car crash that sent him to the hospital, police said. The driver of a red Toyota Yaris was in the northbound lanes of Newport Boulevard heading south about 10:30 a.m....
  • Costa Mesa to keep its Fire Department

    Costa Mesa will keep its Fire Department instead of contracting out with county. Just before midnight Tuesday with a 5-0 vote — nearly six hours into its regular meeting — the City Council motioned to rescind the layoff notices issued to 78...
  • 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....