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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Officials, residents talk bike safety funds

    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...
  • No traffic deaths in Costa Mesa in 2012

    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...
  • 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...
  • Coroner: Detective killed in crash had been drinking

    A Costa Mesa police detective who died last month following a single-vehicle car crash was driving with a blood-alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit, according to an official report. Det. Michael Delgadillo's blood-alcohol level was recorded at...
  • Mock accident warns of all-too-real dangers

    Mock accident warns of all-too-real dangers
    A mock 911 call interrupted classes at Newport Harbor High School on Monday morning. Students filed out of class about 10:30 to see a simulated alcohol-related accident: two smashed cars, one overturned, with three of their classmates sprawled out on...
  • Scooter driver killed in crash ID'ed

    Authorities have identified the 35-year-old man who died Thursday after his scooter collided with a car in Costa Mesa. Oscar Alaniz of Orange was traveling south on Superior Avenue about 2:30 p.m. when a 98-year-old woman turned her red 2003 Jaguar...
  • 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...
  • State report: Newport rates high in bike accidents

    As the Newport Beach community mourned two cyclists killed within two days, concerns about cycling safety have resurfaced with fresh intensity. But while city officials and advocates said infrastructure improvements are important, changes must start...