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  • 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: Police campaign targets bicycle safety

    Four local police agencies, including the Newport Beach Police Department, will join forces to conduct a Bicycle Safety Enforcement Operation on Feb. 19 and Feb. 24, police announced. "Extra officers will be on duty patrolling areas frequented by...
  • Mesa Musings: Division chairman lives on in memorial

    Charles H. Lewis and his wife, Pauline, were killed 32 years ago this week by a drunk driver who ran a red light , but Chuck's spirit remains alive at Orange Coast College. A year after the accident, OCC's Applied Science Building was named in his honor....
  • 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....
  • Outsourcing fire services could save Costa Mesa money

    Costa Mesa may save $2 million to $4 million per year if it outsources its fire and emergency medical services to the Orange County Fire Authority, according to a proposal released Friday by the agency. Transferring services might mean the closure of...
  • Killed cyclist owned a Newport Beach travel agency

    The Orange County Sheriff-Coroner has identified the bicyclist who was killed Monday night in a car crash on San Joaquin Hills Road in Newport Coast. Amine Britel, 41, was killed when he was hit by a car as he rode eastbound on San Joaquin Hills Road...