| Sep 19, 2012
| 8:34 PM
The Orange County district attorney's office announced charges Wednesday against a man accused of hitting a Newport Beach doctor with a truck and fleeing the scene.
Michael Jason Lopez, 39, of Anaheim faces one felony count of hit-and-run causing death...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 8:30 PM
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...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 8:37 PM
Re. "State report: Newport rates high in bike accidents," (Sept. 22):
As a motorist, I would like to make a few comments. Since one of the cyclists killed last week was my beloved doctor of 30 years, this is a subject near to my heart, but in no way is...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 10:22 PM
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...
| 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 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 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 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 25, 2013
| 7:23 PM
The Federal Aviation Administration could revisit Newport Beach's request that the agency consider developing an advanced departure procedure from John Wayne Airport that would dampen the roar of jet engines over homes neighboring the Upper Newport Bay,...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 9:53 PM
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...