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  • 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...
  • Law firm has come a long way since 1951

    NEWPORT BEACH — Sixty years ago, a lawyer could make his career off the railroads. These days, a more diverse portfolio is required. In 1951, Newport Beach law firm Cummins & White was formed to serve a then-booming business in railroad law with...
  • Apodaca: 100 years of fiery heroism

    Apodaca: 100 years of fiery heroism
    In the wee morning hours of Jan. 11, 1975, a police officer noticed smoke billowing from a block-long building on Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach. Firefighters were on the scene within three minutes, but it was already too late. The row of...
  • Costa Mesa ambulance plan flatlines

    COSTA MESA — City leaders' idea to add private paramedics to the county's roster doesn't have a pulse, at least for now, City Councilman Jim Righeimer said Wednesday. "We don't need one more request for proposals right now," Righeimer said. "It'...
  • Airport schedules emergency drill for Friday

    Travelers and visitors at John Wayne Airport may see emergency responders treating victims of a simulated plane crash Friday morning. Airport officials announced they will be conducting a mandatory drill between 10 a.m. and noon. Various emergency...
  • Mailbag: A few things contributed to city's problems

    Who's to blame for Costa Mesa's woes? The bloggers are out in full force, blaming the current City Council for all of the problems with the budget. They are vilifying the current City Council, but there are numerous parties at fault in this scenario....
  • On Faith: Is belief a 'default' position by humans?

    It is said that humans have always believed in the supernatural to explain the unexplainable. Just 500 years ago, we would all have agreed that God was responsible for earthquakes, tsunamis and even rainbows. Now we know better. It's not that we were...
  • 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...
  • Mesa Musings: Koreas' war far from over

    "In the spring … kings go off to war," the author of 2 Samuel wrote three millennia ago. Lee crossed the Potomac and invaded the Union in June 1863; Hitler ran roughshod over France in May 1940; and North Korea invaded the South in June 1950....
  • 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...