| Feb 26, 2014
| 7:54 PM
Harbor Boulevard: Petty theft of a bike between 5:30 and 6:20 p.m. Tuesday was reported in the 1800 block.
Fair Drive: Rape was reported in the 100 block at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday.
Towne Street: Auto theft between 9:30 and 11 p.m. Tuesday was...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 10:56 AM
An international student at UC Irvine led authorities on a pursuit Thursday night that at times reached 122 mph, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Yuan Zhou, 18, was arrested around 9:15 p.m. after a CHP cruiser maneuvered to stop the car on...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 2:16 PM
A family of four in Costa Mesa awoke to a dramatic scene shortly after 1:30 a.m. Wednesday when a car slammed into a bedroom, causing minor injuries to the mother.
Police said an intoxicated man already on probation for driving under the influence...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 4:33 PM
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...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 4:32 PM
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-...
| Jun 19, 2013
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...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 8:07 PM
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...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 4:22 PM
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,...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 7:20 PM
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...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 7:23 PM
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,...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 9:53 PM
It was a safe year for those traveling through Costa Mesa.
The year 2012 marked the first since 1984 in which no traffic fatalities occurred.
Police attributed the benchmark to a combination of safer driving practices in the community, a partnership...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 8:17 PM
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...