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Transportation Disasters

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  • Police Files

    Costa Mesa Pinecreek Drive: Vehicular burglary was reported in the 2800 block between 5 and 8:30 p.m. Friday. Fairview Road: Battery was reported in the 2600 block at 5 and 6:30 p.m. Friday. Fairview Road: Defrauding an innkeeper was reported in the...
  • Car catches fire outside of Costa Mesa High

    Car catches fire outside of Costa Mesa High
    Three drivers escaped uninjured Tuesday after two cars caught fire in separate incidents and third was involved in a collision, according to authorities. Costa Mesa firefighters responded to a call that a silver Ford Focus was on fire at 12:35 p.m. at...
  • 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...
  • Family ordered to remove street memorial

    Family ordered to remove street memorial
    The mother of a Costa Mesa teenager killed in a car wreck this week said a resident near the crash site ordered her to take down the makeshift memorial she and others built in his memory. Monica Soto, whose son, Luis Adrian Torres, 19, died after a...
  • Items stolen from teen's newly restored memorial

    The family of a Costa Mesa teen recently killed in a car crash said Sunday that items had been stolen from a memorial they had recently put back up. The memorial marked the spot along Susan Street near Sunflower Avenue where Luis Adrian Torres, 19,...
  • Hundreds attend teen's funeral

    Hundreds attend teen's funeral
    At some point in his scholastic career, Luis Adrian Torres wrote an essay that debated the merits of homework. "I don't think there should be more homework, don't you?" he wrote. The young man cited three reasons why: Homework ruins vacations, there...
  • FAA may revisit Upper Newport Bay flight path

    The Federal Aviation Administration could revisit Newport Beach's request that the agency consider developing an advanced departure procedure from John Wayne Airport that would dampen the roar of jet engines over homes neighboring the Upper Newport Bay,...
  • Commentary: City is working hard to recruit police

    Costa Mesa is a safe community but the City Council, staff and residents all want it to be even safer. Many elements make up a safe community. One of the most critical is a professional and high-quality police department. Costa Mesa is fortunate to...
  • NBFD responds to 2 injury calls

    On their way back from a rescue in Laguna Beach, Newport Beach firefighters found themselves responding to a crash that critically injured a pedestrian and also hurt her dog. In the first incident, which took place at about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, the...
  • Report: Driver in fatal crash had been drinking

    Report: Driver in fatal crash had been drinking
    An Estancia High School alumnus who died in June after a single-car crash had been drinking before getting behind the wheel, according to a report from the Orange County coroner's office. Luis Adrian Torres, 19, of Costa Mesa, had a blood-alcohol...
  • Pedestrian, 89, dies after being hit by car

    A station wagon driven by a Costa Mesa man struck and killed an 89-year-old pedestrian as he was walking across the street in Huntington Beach on Friday morning, police said. About 10:20 a.m., the driver, 41, was headed east on Hamilton Avenue when...