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  • Triage system sorts injuries quickly

    Triage system sorts injuries quickly
    Two trains collided in Chatsworth. The death toll would reach 25. More than five times that were injured. Peering through a home's chain-link fence, first responders saw fire licking twisted metal. Soon they brought order to the chaos with color-...
  • Teen crash victim is remembered

    Teen crash victim is remembered
    Even on his days off, Luis Adrian Torres was known to visit his co-workers at Chipotle Mexican Grill in Costa Mesa and lend a hand. The grill needed to be cleaned at closing time after a busy day, and Torres did that and everything else enthusiastically...
  • No traffic deaths in Costa Mesa in 2012

    It was a safe year for those traveling through Costa Mesa. The year 2012 marked the first since 1984 in which no traffic fatalities occurred. Police attributed the benchmark to a combination of safer driving practices in the community, a partnership...
  • Emergency response volunteers honored

    Organizers from the city of Newport Beach's emergency program recognized some of their own during an annual awards dinner last week. Friday's event for the CERT, or Community Emergency Response Team at the OASIS Senior Center in Corona del Mar honored...
  • Steinberg: Be aware of dehydration

    Louisiana swelters in the summer. August is the most intense month, with enervating heat and humidity. Athletes treat admonitions to hydrate well the way we all viewed our mothers' stern warning to stay out of the water for an hour after eating —...
  • Flood risk: Bane of Balboa Island's existence

    Flood risk: Bane of Balboa Island's existence
    Craig Schusterick, his workman's hands powdery white with construction grit, led the way across Onyx Avenue on Balboa Island to show off his handiwork. His nearly complete three-story home — designed with solid wood paneling to echo the Cape Cod...
  • Police release report on detective's death

    Police release report on detective's death
    In the moments before a car crash that killed a Costa Mesa police detective, the officer was sending and receiving text messages and had been drinking at local restaurants, according to an investigation conducted by Newport Beach police. Det. Mike...
  • Tragedy for Newport, Irvine

    Tragedy for Newport, Irvine
    Newport Beach public safety workers on Tuesday grappled with the aftermath of what appeared to be an historic tragedy, trying to understand how a fast-moving luxury sedan veered from a busy thoroughfare and into a tree, where it caught fire and claimed...
  • Grief-stricken students return to campus

    Students at two Irvine high school campuses returned to classes Wednesday, shaken by news that five classmates perished in a Memorial Day car wreck in Newport Beach. Many students wore white out of respect for the dead. Kevin Morales, 15, who was on his...
  • Apodaca: Parents must instill safe-driving lessons

    Most of Memorial Day passed as a relaxing holiday for my family. We watched sports on TV and munched on leftover ribs from Sunday's barbecue. In the early afternoon my 18-year-old son and I went out to rent a tux and order a corsage for his upcoming...
  • 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...
  • 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...