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  • Family of ferry accident to receive rental car refund

    Family of ferry accident to receive rental car refund
    A visiting Taiwanese family whose rental car was pushed off the Balboa Island Ferry and into the harbor Friday morning will have the cost of their car refunded, authorities said. Sean Busking, vice president of Fox Rent A Car — which has rental...
  • Check It Out: Story-driven video games are new norm

    Video games have come a long way since the days of Mario rescuing a princess from Bowser and Pac-Man chasing after power pellets while avoiding his ghostly foes. In the last 15 years, video games have evolved into a story-telling medium, no longer...
  • Newport names new fire chief

    Newport names new fire chief
    Newport Beach has found its new fire chief in Scott Poster, a 30-year veteran of fire services. Poster was a deputy chief for the Los Angeles County Fire Department, where he supervised more than 300 employees and a $60-million budget. He joined L.A....
  • Reel Critics: 'Man on a Ledge' teeters into 'B' movie zone

    Reel Critics: 'Man on a Ledge' teeters into 'B' movie zone
    Sometimes the title of a movie tells you all you need to know about it."Man on a Ledge"is in that category. Sam Worthington stars and spends most of his screen time as a mysterious man standing outside the 21st floor of a New York hotel, threatening to...
  • Commission: Snuff out fire rings

    A battle over beachside bonfires — a topic considered too hot to handle for Newport Beach city leaders just a few years ago — moved a step closer to a permanent ban at this week's Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commission meeting After a...
  • In memory of fallen heroes [Corrected]

    In memory of fallen heroes [Corrected]
    Nearly 25 years ago, two Costa Mesa police officers died in a tragic helicopter crash, but on Thursday it was their heroism that Bob Votruba remembered as he biked around the Newport-Mesa in honor of the fallen heroes. Wearing a white shirt and...
  • Community Commentary: Lifeguards remain vital for Newport

    In an attempt to clear up her comments, Councilwoman Leslie Daigle managed to clear up only one thing (Community Commentary: Official clears up lifeguard services comments," April 22): She does not have any idea what the permanent lifeguards do for the...
  • Sailors rescue family after van is pushed from ferry

    Sailors rescue family after van is pushed from ferry
    NEWPORT BEACH — The tide was just high enough to bring his wooden dinghy up to the seawall. Skip Staats likes to sit atop the wall and sip coffee in the morning sun. Had it been any more shallow, he wouldn't have been relaxing next to the Balboa...
  • Woman killed in Irvine car crash

    Authorities have identified a 22-year-old woman killed in Tuesday afternoon's car crash in Irvine. Elizabeth Eddleman of Irvine died in a collision at the intersection of University Drive and Rosa Drew Lane, according to information posted on the...
  • Son enters winning name in honor of his veteran father

    NEWPORT BEACH — World War II veteran Bert Melvin served in 10 major battles during his three years in the Pacific. He shot kamikaze pilots out of the sky, dug mass graves in Okinawa and patrolled Nagasaki only a month after the U.S. dropped its...
  • Bicyclist killed in crash with SUV was San Bernardino sheriff's detective

    The funeral for a San Bernardino County deputy from Irvine who was killed in a traffic collision last week on Shady Canyon Drive will take place Wednesday morning in Rancho Cucamonga. On Friday, a spokeswoman for the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department...
  • Woman struck by vehicle in Costa Mesa

    A 22-year-old woman was taken to the hospital with major head trauma after she was struck by a vehicle Saturday morning, police said. The woman was crossing the street outside a crosswalk north of the intersection of Newport Boulevard and Industrial...