| 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 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 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 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 6, 2013
| 1:03 PM
The driver in a Memorial Day crash that killed five teens had an expired interim provisional license, according to a DMV audit.
That provisional license was the second the Department of Motor Vehicles had issued to Abdulrahman Alyahyan, 17, of Irvine,...
| 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 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...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 9:47 PM
Costa Mesa police arrested a 27-year-old parolee Tuesday after he reportedly caused an SUV to crash into a Chevrolet dealership off Adams Avenue, police said late Tuesday.
Jerald T. Hardcastle of Santa Ana was arrested in an unoccupied second story...
| May 28, 2013
| 4:08 PM
A car crashed into a tree, split in half and then burst into flames on one of Newport Beach's widest and busiest streets Monday evening, claiming the lives of five teenagers and leaving questions about what caused one of the worst wrecks in city history,...
| May 28, 2013
| 5:59 PM
Newport Beach public safety workers on Tuesday grappled with the aftermath of what appeared to be an historic tragedy, trying to understand how a fast-moving luxury sedan veered from a busy thoroughfare and into a tree, where it caught fire and claimed...