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Transportation Disasters

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  • Mailbag: Thanks to all our safety officers

    Re: "Police officer revives 4-year-old swimmer," (May 1): "He who saves a life is as if he has saved the entire world." All of us can be grateful to all the safety personnel who participated in reviving little Nina following a near-drowning. We owe equal...
  • Westside crash knocks out power

    Power went for hours Thursday at some business near 19th Street and Meyers Place in Costa Mesa after a bizarre hit-and-run crash that involved a student driver who plowed into a high-voltage electrical box, police said. That evening, student drivers in...
  • Three-car collision leaves a driver trapped in Costa Mesa

    Firefighters pulled a trapped driver from an SUV after a crash Saturday in Costa Mesa. The SUV ended up on its side after a three-car collision about 3 p.m. at Placentia and Adams avenues, according to police. The driver, who was the only one in the...
  • Car crashes into Albertsons on Harbor Boulevard

    A Costa Mesa man fell asleep while driving and crashed into the front wall of an Albertsons supermarket over the weekend, authorities said Monday. Costa Mesa police Lt. Greg Scott said Alan Edward Roberts, 48, was asleep when he rammed his car into the...
  • 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,...