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Disasters and Accidents

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  • 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...
  • Woman killed in Irvine car crash

    Authorities have identified a 22-year-old woman killed in Tuesday afternoon's car crash in Irvine. Elizabeth Eddleman of Irvine died in a collision at the intersection of University Drive and Rosa Drew Lane, according to information posted on the...
  • 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...
  • Four injured in possible DUI crash, police say

    COSTA MESA — Police now believe the man whose car plowed through a bus bench and across four lanes of traffic Friday night may have driving under the influence. Four people were hurt when the driver of a Dodge Caravan jumped over a curb while...
  • Bluefin raises $24,000 for Japanese relief fund

    Bluefin restaurant in Newport Beach raised more than $24,000 for the victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami disaster at a fundraiser last month, according to a news release. About 250 people participated in a March 27 brunch at the Crystal Cove...