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  • Officials, residents talk bike safety funds

    Newport Beach cycling activists were cautioned against letting approximately $300,000 in Bicycle Safety Improvement Funds burn a hole in their proverbial pockets during a Citizens Bicycle Safety Committee meeting Monday. The money was generated through...
  • Costa Mesa woman arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run

    A 49-year-old Costa Mesa woman was arrested early Saturday morning after allegedly getting into a car accident, hitting the driver with her vehicle then fleeing the scene, authorities said. The two vehicles were involved in a collision near West 19th...
  • A house with a history

    A house with a history
    The single-story ranch house at the end of Irvine Avenue offers a commanding view from its perch above West Coast Highway. The bay, Duffy boats and an enviable slice of coastline are visible from the 3,166-square-foot home built in 1965 at 2201 Cliff...
  • Mesa mourns fallen officer

    Mesa mourns fallen officer
    A murder victim's father described a detective who was as caring as he was skilled. Cops remembered a field officer who mentored rookies. An off-the-job buddy recalled a quick-witted jokester. And the police chief praised his charge's work but took a...
  • 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...
  • Mesa Musings: Division chairman lives on in memorial

    Charles H. Lewis and his wife, Pauline, were killed 32 years ago this week by a drunk driver who ran a red light , but Chuck's spirit remains alive at Orange Coast College. A year after the accident, OCC's Applied Science Building was named in his honor....
  • Killed cyclist owned a Newport Beach travel agency

    The Orange County Sheriff-Coroner has identified the bicyclist who was killed Monday night in a car crash on San Joaquin Hills Road in Newport Coast. Amine Britel, 41, was killed when he was hit by a car as he rode eastbound on San Joaquin Hills Road...
  • Mailbag: Recycling center gets a raw deal

    Does anyone else find it sad that the Garcia Recycling Center in Costa Mesa (let alone the absence of any in Newport Beach) has been forced to move out of the city? In an article, the Daily Pilot wrote, it was stated that "a few people had complained"...
  • Police confirm cyclist's death

    Editor's note: This corrects Dan Crain's name and removes information about his surgery. A 65-year-old Irvine man involved in a cycling accident along Newport Coast Drive earlier this month has died, police confirmed Tuesday. Dan Crain was injured...
  • 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...
  • One hospitalized in two-car crash

    One hospitalized in two-car crash
    Editor's note: This corrects John Dowden's city of residence. COSTA MESA — An elderly man was hospitalized Friday morning after he lost control of his car and crashed into a light pole and another vehicle on Adams Avenue near Albatross Drive,...
  • Special bicycle marks added along Bayside Drive

    NEWPORT BEACH — In the shadow of three cycling deaths since 2009, Newport Beach city crews on Friday added an extra reminder along one stretch of highway that drivers need to share the road with bicyclists. On Bayside Drive, between El Paseo Drive...