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  • Hit-and-run suspect charged

     Hit-and-run suspect charged
    The Orange County district attorney's office announced charges Wednesday against a man accused of hitting a Newport Beach doctor with a truck and fleeing the scene. Michael Jason Lopez, 39, of Anaheim faces one felony count of hit-and-run causing death...
  • State report: Newport rates high in bike accidents

    As the Newport Beach community mourned two cyclists killed within two days, concerns about cycling safety have resurfaced with fresh intensity. But while city officials and advocates said infrastructure improvements are important, changes must start...
  • Mailbag: Drivers, cyclists need to obey traffic laws

    Mailbag: Drivers, cyclists need to obey traffic laws
    Re. "State report: Newport rates high in bike accidents," (Sept. 22): As a motorist, I would like to make a few comments. Since one of the cyclists killed last week was my beloved doctor of 30 years, this is a subject near to my heart, but in no way is...
  • Body of Newport Coast woman found

    The body of a Newport Coast woman, who prosecutors allege was killed by her husband, was identified Thursday by the San Diego County medical examiner's office. The remains of Quee Chadwick were found in a San Diego-area Dumpster, Orange County...
  • Driver cleared in fatal crash with cyclist

    Driver cleared in fatal crash with cyclist
    Police cleared the driver involved in a September crash that killed a 29-year-old cyclist, police said Wednesday. Sarah Leaf, a nutritionist from Corona del Mar, died Sept. 14 after a crash at Bayside Drive and East Coast Highway, authorities said at the...
  • Seven-car crash injures one, closes Coast Highway

    A driver who crossed into oncoming traffic on East Coast Highway initiated a seven-car crash that injured one and later closed the thoroughfare, authorities said Tuesday. The woman was driving westbound near Morning Canyon Road in Corona del Mar when she...
  • Corona del Mar Today: CdMHS pool lot construction starts

    Construction on the Corona del Mar High School pool parking lot has begun with hopes that traffic will flow more smoothly during drop-off and pick-up when school begins in September. Last fall, members of the school's PTA complained about congestion in...
  • Police pause to remember fallen friends

    Police pause to remember fallen friends
    Despite a visit by Israeli President Shimon Peres, former Costa Mesa Police Chief Dave Snowden was not at his current post at the Beverly Hills Police Department on Friday morning. Instead, he was back at Costa Mesa police headquarters, standing on the...
  • 'Death is very graphic and finite'

     'Death is very graphic and finite'
    About 800 Corona del Mar High School students walked to Mar Vista Drive on Tuesday to find four of their classmates injured and lying near shattered glass at the site of a bloody car crash. The staged scene was part of the Every 15 Minutes national...
  • Six still in hospital after accident

    Six people remained in the hospital Wednesday — at least a few of them in critical condition — more than a day after a three-car crash south of Bishop killed three people, including a former Corona del Mar High School cheerleading coach....
  • Festival manager dies in car accident

    Saba Shirazi, a communications manager for the Newport Beach Film Festival, died in a car accident in San Diego on July 1. She was 32. Shirazi was part of the momentum behind the annual event and was in charge of coordinating celebrities and media...
  • Cyclist dies after collision

    NEWPORT BEACH — A Santa Ana man was killed Thursday morning after he rode his bicycle downhill in Newport Beach's Spyglass neighborhood and collided with a flatbed truck going in the opposite direction, police said. Michael William Nine, 43, was...