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  • Pedestrian dies in Newport Blvd. accident

    A 51-year-old pedestrian was struck by a car and killed in Costa Mesa, police said Wednesday. David Hird, a Costa Mesa resident, walked in front of a car driven by a 26-year-old Irvine woman at 5 p.m. Monday while crossing Newport Boulevard near...
  • Crash closes most of southbound 405

    Crash closes most of southbound 405
    A crash on the southbound 405 Freeway north of Bristol Street in Costa Mesa on Tuesday afternoon closed most lanes for about an hour, officials said. The California Highway Patrol received a call at about 12:05 p.m. of a multi-vehicle collision,...
  • Daigle criticizes 'light' sentence for driver who killed doctor

    Daigle criticizes 'light' sentence for driver who killed doctor
    Newport Beach Councilwoman Leslie Daigle on Tuesday blasted the recent sentencing of a driver who killed a popular doctor in a September hit-and-run accident. Michael Jason Lopez, 40, of Anaheim was sentenced this month after pleading guilty to...
  • 5 killed in fiery Newport Beach crash

    5 killed in fiery Newport Beach crash
    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,...
  • Newport man dies in Irvine collision

    An 81-year-old Newport Beach man was killed in a traffic collision Friday morning in Irvine, authorities said. The crash occurred before 7:30 a.m. near University and Michelson drives. Westbound lanes along University Drive, between Michelson and...
  • Commentary: City is working hard to recruit police

    Costa Mesa is a safe community but the City Council, staff and residents all want it to be even safer. Many elements make up a safe community. One of the most critical is a professional and high-quality police department. Costa Mesa is fortunate to...
  • Tragedy for Newport, Irvine

    Tragedy for Newport, Irvine
    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...
  • Speed limits are largely out of local officials' hands

    In the wake of a grisly crash that killed five Irvine teens on Memorial Day, Newport Beach city officials said their hands are tied in efforts to slow down drivers through the more sprawling parts of town. "We can't simply change the speed limits...
  • Police arrest crash suspect

    Police arrest crash suspect
    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...
  • DMV audit: Teen's provisional license lapsed before fatal crash

    DMV audit: Teen's provisional license lapsed before fatal crash
    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,...
  • Police: Man crashed into dispensary

    A Costa Mesa man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs after he crashed his SUV into a medical marijuana dispensary, police said. Lt. Bryan Glass said Samuel Gibson, 68, drove his 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander...
  • Driver in fatal crash did not have license

    Driver in fatal crash did not have license
    This post has been corrected, as noted below. The 17-year-old driver of a van involved in a collision that killed a motorcyclist over the weekend did not have a driver's license or learner's permit, police said Tuesday. Costa Mesa police and fire...