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  • Newport firefighters grapple with fires, collisions

    Newport Beach firefighters responded to 20 emergency calls Sunday, including a multivehicle collision and residential fires. Firefighters went to a crash about 3:46 p.m. Sunday on Jamboree Road involving multiple vehicles, according to a news release...
  • Four-car crash in Costa Mesa causes injuries

    COSTA MESA — A four-car crash sent two people to the hospital Monday afternoon, police said. The crash near Orange Coast College happened about 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Fairview Road and Merrimac Way, said Costa Mesa Police Department Lt....
  • Firefighters injured in Big Canyon released from hospital

    Three Newport Beach firefighters injured while battling a fire in a decorative chimney facade have been released from the hospital, authorities said Tuesday. Firefighters responded to a fire in Big Canyon on Rue Deauville about 7:39 p.m. Monday, the...
  • Group talks traffic safety at Harbor

    NEWPORT BEACH — Following a crash that critically injured a teenager last week, school and city officials are working on traffic safety fixes at Newport Harbor High School. They plan to teach pedestrians and drivers to pay closer attention, herd...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Plan for sharrows struck in traffic

    A divided Bicycle Safety Committee put the brakes on plans to add sharrow markings on East Coast Highway through Corona del Mar at the group's Monday meeting. "I'm going to play Solomon here and continue to keep it on the agenda," said Mayor Pro Tem...
  • Hatch's budget: close, but no cigar

    COSTA MESA — Chief Executive Tom Hatch presented on Tuesday a potential remedy for the budget deficit he claimed will hurt people now but cure economic woes into the future. "He's been agonizing over this," Mayor Gary Monahan said of Hatch's...
  • Righeimer: Budget hinges on 'what if'

    Editor's note: This adds the last two paragraphs. COSTA MESA —The city has no plans to buy new vehicles during the next fiscal year, but as Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer sees it, Costa Mesa must replenish its fleet replacement fund even if that...
  • Community Commentary: Is coastal Orange County tsunami ready?

    As the Fukushima Daichi nuclear tragedy in Japan continues to unfold, some Orange County residents wonder what it might be like if anything like it happened here. Such a nightmare for folks along the Orange Coast would impact us all. A tidal wave of...
  • Newport budget includes staffing reductions

    NEWPORT BEACH — The City Council on Tuesday finalized a spending plan for the 2011-12 fiscal year that balances the budget but makes significant staffing reductions. Officials plan to vote on the budget June 28. The new fiscal year begins July 1....
  • Hoag Hospital gets a revamped, more advanced emergency department

    NEWPORT BEACH — The newly renovated and expanded emergency department at Hoag Hospital will become one of the largest and most technologically advanced in the county after completion, a hospital official said on Monday. The Joan & Andy Fimiano...
  • Community Commentary: Thanks to council for long-term planning

    I managed to stay awake past 1 a.m. the other morning to watch the City Council pass a balanced budget on time — something they can never seem to do in Sacramento. Congratulations to the council for passing a budget that addresses a long-term...
  • Costa Mesa City Council OKs cuts, approves budget

    Costa Mesa City Council OKs cuts, approves budget
    COSTA MESA — After listening to hours of complaints about cuts to the Police Department and other criticisms, the City Council early Wednesday morning approved about $6 million in cuts and adopted a balanced budget for the fiscal year 2011-12. The...