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  • Costa Mesa woman arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run

    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...
  • A house with a history

    A house with a history
    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...
  • Mesa mourns fallen officer

    Mesa mourns fallen officer
    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...
  • Detective's memorial set for Friday

    Detective's memorial set for Friday
    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...
  • Eyes on the road, or else

    Eyes on the road, or else
    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...
  • 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...
  • Five-car crash sends driver to hospital

    Five-car crash sends driver to hospital
    A driver was taken to a local hospital after hitting four parked vehicles on Balboa Boulevard on Tuesday morning, according to Newport Beach police. Police received a call about 9:15 a.m. reporting a crash at 128 E. Balboa Blvd. in which a 2007 Chevrolet...
  • NBFD responds to 2 injury calls

    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...
  • Report: Driver in fatal crash had been drinking

    Report: Driver in fatal crash had been drinking
    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...
  • Pedestrian, 89, dies after being hit by car

    A station wagon driven by a Costa Mesa man struck and killed an 89-year-old pedestrian as he was walking across the street in Huntington Beach on Friday morning, police said. About 10:20 a.m., the driver, 41, was headed east on Hamilton Avenue when...
  • Cyclist in Newport collision dies

    A bicyclist who was critically injured in a Newport Beach traffic collision earlier this week died Wednesday, police said. Debra H. Deem, 58, of Laguna Beach, was riding a bicycle west on East Coast Highway when she and a white minivan collided just east...
  • Police: Attempted suicide leads to homicide scene

    Police: Attempted suicide leads to homicide scene
    Homicide detectives are investigating the deaths of two children found inside a hotel Saturday morning after a woman who crashed her car in an apparent suicide attempt in Costa Mesa alerted authorities about the children. The unidentified woman rammed...