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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Car catches fire outside of Costa Mesa High

    Car catches fire outside of Costa Mesa High
    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...
  • Triage system sorts injuries quickly

    Triage system sorts injuries quickly
    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-...
  • Teen crash victim is remembered

    Teen crash victim is remembered
    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...
  • Family ordered to remove street memorial

    Family ordered to remove street memorial
    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...
  • Items stolen from teen's newly restored memorial

    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,...
  • Irvine man killed while cycling in Newport

    Irvine man killed while cycling in Newport
    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...
  • Coast Highway crash victim identified

    The Orange County coroner's office has identified a man killed in a two-car collision on East Coast Highway. Steve Needis, 58, of Costa Mesa, was killed in the crash that led to the closing of the highway Wednesday morning, authorities said. The crash...
  • Mailbag: Wreck should not have snarled traffic

    With all due respect to the person who lost his life at Promontory Point Drive and East Coast Highway ("Driver dies in East Coast Highway crash," Nov. 13), I take issue with having to shut down the highway for four hours when in fact no intersection was...
  • 3 injured in head-on crash

    Three people were injured in a two-car crash in Newport Beach over the weekend, police said. A green Honda CRV was westbound on West Coast Highway at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday when the driver lost control of the vehicle and went over the raised center...