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Disasters and Accidents

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  • City, volunteers help prepare for emergencies

    With a number of close calls from distant tsunamis, and a branch of the Newport-Inglewood fault about one mile offshore, the city of Newport Beach has spent the last several years preparing for tidal waves. Officials have created an evacuation plan for...
  • Japanese OCC students set up relief effort

    COSTA MESA — In the wake of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, well-meaning friends and professors have asked Orange Coast College student Yuji Yoshida about his family's welfare back home. Yoshida, 28, said he appreciates the emotional...
  • Three injured in two-car crash

    Three people were injured in a two-car crash in Newport Coast on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. At about 3:30 p.m., two cars collided at San Joaquin Hills Road and Newport Coast Drive, and both ended up with front-end damage, fire department...
  • Accidental fire destroys home garage

    A weekend blaze that destroyed a Costa Mesa home's garage was accidental, fire department investigators said. The Sunday night fire at a home in the 1800 block of Anaheim Avenue started on the outside of a detached garage in the backyard, but authorities...
  • The Crowd: Mario Marovic, Malarky's helping the schools

    One of the strongest bonds in Newport-Mesa is evident in how local businesses support community needs and causes. The financial commitment of business assisting local health and welfare, education and social services is a hallmark of community goodwill....
  • Big Canyon to host rehab, recovery nonprofit's fundraiser

    With help from an anonymous donor, a local nonprofit organization aims to bring in $200,000 in donations at an annual fundraiser, said an event official Wednesday. The Circle of Life Breakfast, the biggest fundraiser of the year for New Directions for...
  • On Faith: Disasters are not a sign from God

    He had been hiding for more than a month. He managed to escape into the desert when he first heard the news. The government death squads were after him. He was safe living in a desert cave, but now food and water were scarce. He could see himself...
  • The greatest gift he could receive — and give

    COSTA MESA — When Aidan Rowe, 8, had his birthday last week, he decided some things were more important than presents. For his March 20 party, he asked his second-grade classmates at the Waldorf School in Costa Mesa to give him donations for the...
  • Mesa Musings: Bad times or End Times?

    With the "madness" of March soon to abate, I'm afraid things remain perilous as we head into April and beyond. Humanity has experienced, with alarming frequency in recent decades, powerful earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, tornadoes and assorted other...
  • Mailbag: Boat owners should pay their own way

    Mooring charges in Newport Harbor should be revenue neutral and not be subsidized by the non-boat owners of the city ("Newport could say no to bigger boats," Nov. 19). In addition, the availability of the leases, which are public property, should not be...
  • All-Stars capture state crown

    The National Junior Basketball Newport-Mesa All-Star team went undefeated in the California national tournament after going undefeated in Orange County sectional play. While in Hanford (near Fresno), the third-grade team swept the tournament with a 5-...
  • O Fine Japanese Cuisine, Brandy Melville open

    The Irvine Co. announced the opening of a new retail store and a restaurant at two of its Orange County shopping centers, according to separate news releases. Brandy Melville, a women's apparel line from Italy, recently opened its first Orange County...