| 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...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 4:10 PM
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...
| 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...