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  • Police: Father fatally ran over his toddler

    COSTA MESA — A 32-year-old father unintentionally ran over and killed his 23-month-old son with his truck on the city's Westside, police said Monday. Armando Medina went to move his 2007 Chevrolet Silverado, which was parked on the street, about...
  • Apartment fire severely damages unit

    NEWPORT BEACH — Dozens of firefighters from Newport Beach and Costa Mesa responded to an apartment fire here Tuesday morning that blew out windows and caused a quarter-million dollars in damage to the unit and surrounding area. About 4:21 a.m., a...
  • Crashed plane pulled from Back Bay

    Crashed plane pulled from Back Bay
    NEWPORT BEACH — After five days of surfing and Mexican food, the three buddies from the South Bay were flying home from Scorpion Bay, a world-class surf break on the Baja Peninsula. They had eaten a roasted pig with other intrepid travelers,...
  • 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...
  • Don't dig large holes in sand, lifeguards warn

    NEWPORT BEACH — Lifeguards are warning beach visitors not to dig large holes in the sand after a child was saved after being buried alive on a West Newport beach earlier this month. The Nov. 12 incident occurred one day after lifeguards had...
  • 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....
  • Newport to test emergency sirens

    The city of Newport Beach will be testing its new coastal emergency sirens intermittently between Dec. 1 and Dec. 7. Designed to alert for tsunamis and other coastal emergencies, the sirens are located at in Upper West Newport and on the Balboa...
  • CdM Today: Christmas Walk fever hitting CdM residents

     Rick Allen of the popular band Pinch Me! has been planning for Christmas Walk for a long time. "It's the kick-off for the holidays," Allen said. "It gives us a chance to connect with our fans and to try out a few Christmas songs." While Pinch Me!...
  • Mesa Musings: Oh, those Santa Anas

    "There was a desert wind blowing that night. It was one of those hot dry Santa Anas that come down through the mountain passes and curl your hair and make your nerves jump and your skin itch. On nights like that every booze party ends in a fight. Meek...
  • Woman hit by car crash debris dies

    COSTA MESA — A 23-year-old pedestrian has died of head injuries sustained when she was struck by debris from a car crash near South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa police confirmed Wednesday. Jessica Hoke, a recent UC Irvine graduate and Santa Ana...
  • Report: Beechcraft Musketeer ran out of fuel

    Report: Beechcraft Musketeer ran out of fuel
    Federal investigators found that the small plane that crashed in Newport Beach's Back Bay and killed three people in November ran out of fuel, confirming earlier speculation. The private pilot, who was flying home from a surf trip in Baja, refueled in...
  • Commission approves homeless task force

    COSTA MESA — The Planning Commission on Tuesday approved the creation of a task force that will attempt to address homelessness in the city. The task force, adopted after a unanimous vote, will have two commissioners and various community members....