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Disasters and Accidents

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  • Fire department: Golfer sparks 12-acre blaze

    Just how bad is the drought? Put it this way: Over the weekend a golfer accidentally chipped a rock, setting off a 12-acre blaze next to the Shady Canyon Golf Course in Irvine, Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Greg McKeown said Monday. The good news...
  • Mailbag: Front-page recognition was not deserved

    Really? Is it a slow news day? Why would you give the front page leading article to that woman? Not for one minute would I believe that self absorbed, self obsessed woman has changed ("Kitaen: Who she is today," Aug. 28). I loved Tawny Kitaen's comment,...
  • Sounding Off: El Toro airport would have been a loser

    Let me be the first one to give kudos to Donald Nyre for finally writing a letter without his tired old trademark mention of "turn on the lights" at El Toro ("Mailbag: More JWA passengers not wanted," Aug. 27). Also, kudos to Nyre for finally realizing...
  • It's A Gray Area: Government needs to step out of center debate

    So should the Muslim community be "allowed" to build a mosque or religious center two blocks away from the former World Trade Center site? Actually President Obama gave us the answer. Numbers of times in these pages I have been critical about some of...
  • Community & Clubs: Iraq war veteran to speak at meeting

    On Wednesday, Iraq war veteran David Mayer is going to be at the general meeting of the American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291, along with his mother and father. He will speak about the organization he is establishing to build homes for veterans who have...
  • Expo for emergencies

    A natural disaster can happen without warning. Newport Beach is no exception. But what's scarier than fires, earthquakes or a tsunami is that too many people don't realize they're unprepared for such an event until it's too late. To help residents get a...
  • CERT spreading the word

    COSTA MESA — The city's Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, will be out in force Thursday night to spread the word to residents about the program and how it helps prepare families for disaster. In recognition of September being National...
  • 'Every year we cry'

    'Every year we cry'
    The excitement was palpable among those standing on the Newport Boulevard overpass above Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach on Saturday afternoon. Not the kind of excitement of say, celebrating Fourth of July, but something not too far off. It was a...
  • Corona del Mar Today

    Corona del Mar Today
    Corona del Mar Car Show a 'huge success' Amid dozens of rare and expensive automobiles on display lat weekend at the Coastline Car Classic at Big Corona State Beach, one vehicle had visitors contemplating selling their homes in order to afford the...
  • Sound familiar? It's not an air raid

    Sound familiar? It's not an air raid
    NEWPORT BEACH — Three emergency sirens that can be heard for a mile and a half will soon be installed in different city parks. The California Coastal Commission recently approved the color of the poles on top of which the sirens will be...
  • Community Commentary: Incident is about union's dislike for me

    Editor's note: This corrects the date and number of commuters in the first paragraph. At 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16, 3,200 commuters sat in an unnecessary traffic jam because the Costa Mesa Police Department decided to run a sobriety check point at a primary...
  • Nine are nominated for cycling safety committee

    Nine Newport Beach residents were named nominees for the Citizen's Bicycle Safety Committee at Tuesday night's City Council meeting. The possible appointees named in a city staff report are: Scott Bergey, a retired American Airlines captain; Thomas...