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  • Man gets six years in fatal DUI crash

    A drunk driver from Costa Mesa who killed a pedestrian after losing control of his car in Santa Ana received six years in state prison Friday, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Beau Richard Cook, 29, had pleaded guilty "to one...
  • 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...
  • Students get reality check

    Students get reality check
    Jordan Pickard spent time "in jail" on her 17th birthday. The Newport Harbor High School student participated in a mock drunk-driving crash staged Tuesday morning on campus in front of about 1,200 juniors and seniors. Her parents, Scott and Kim Pickard,...
  • Sweet's name defined her, friends say

    IRVINE — Silkscreened on their matching green T-shirts was a photo of their friend at a birthday party. It was taken just hours before a car crash that led to her untimely death. Krista Merassa, Parisa Ghaemi and Alison Rivas, all 15, wore the...
  • Payout doesn't affect budget

    COSTA MESA — Ears perked up last month when city officials mentioned during a City Council budget study session that Costa Mesa had made a $6 million settlement related to a car crash. Residents, workers and the usual council critics wondered...
  • Mesa Musings: Koreas' war far from over

    "In the spring … kings go off to war," the author of 2 Samuel wrote three millennia ago. Lee crossed the Potomac and invaded the Union in June 1863; Hitler ran roughshod over France in May 1940; and North Korea invaded the South in June 1950....
  • CdM Today: Christmas Walk fever hitting CdM residents

     Rick Allen of the popular band Pinch Me! has been planning for Christmas Walk for a long time. "It's the kick-off for the holidays," Allen said. "It gives us a chance to connect with our fans and to try out a few Christmas songs." While Pinch Me!...
  • Woman hit by car crash debris dies

    COSTA MESA — A 23-year-old pedestrian has died of head injuries sustained when she was struck by debris from a car crash near South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa police confirmed Wednesday. Jessica Hoke, a recent UC Irvine graduate and Santa Ana...
  • CdM Today: High school statue vandalized

    Corona del Mar High School administrators and PTA members Wednesday discussed ways to prevent vandalism on campus after a graffiti incident over winter break. "This wasn't a prank," said PTA President Lynne Ramsey at the first PTA meeting of the year...
  • 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...
  • Accident leaves 3 dead

    Accident leaves 3 dead
    Three people were killed and one critically injured in a 10-car crash at Riverside Avenue and West Coast Highway in Newport Beach on Saturday afternoon, police said. Traffic investigators were expected to work through the night piecing together what...
  • UPDATE: Names released of those dead after Newport Beach car crash

    The Orange County coroner’s office has released the names of the three who died in the 10-car crash on West Coast Highway in Newport Beach on Saturday. They are: Julia Allen, 27,  of Newport Beach; Linda Burnett, 69, of Santa Ana; Christopher De...