| 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,...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 4:46 PM
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...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 9:19 PM
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...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 10:32 PM
A memorial service for a Costa Mesa police detective killed in a car crash is scheduled for Friday.
The service for Det. Mike Delgadillo is set for 11 a.m. at the Saint Thomas More Catholic Parish, 51 Marketplace, Irvine. Delgadillo, 57, died Wednesday...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 10:22 PM
It's time to put away those cell phones or risk getting a ticket.
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the Costa Mesa and Newport Beach police departments are keeping an eye out for drivers who focus more on their cell phones than on the...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 2:45 PM
Huntington Beach police are looking for a hit-and-run driver they believe was involved in an early-morning crash that killed a pedestrian from Costa Mesa.
The Orange County coroner's office identified the victim as 28-year-old Matthew Aguilar....
| Nov 7, 2013
| 9:57 AM
An Irvine man was hit by a car and killed while bicycling in Newport Beach on Wednesday night, authorities said.
Officers responded to reports of an accident involving a vehicle and a bicycle at San Joaquin Hills Road and Marguerite Avenue shortly...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 4:13 PM
On their way back from a rescue in Laguna Beach, Newport Beach firefighters found themselves responding to a crash that critically injured a pedestrian and also hurt her dog.
In the first incident, which took place at about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, the...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 6:03 PM
An Estancia High School alumnus who died in June after a single-car crash had been drinking before getting behind the wheel, according to a report from the Orange County coroner's office.
Luis Adrian Torres, 19, of Costa Mesa, had a blood-alcohol...