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  • Corona del Mar Today: Cities won't co-host cycling event

    The Newport Beach Bicycle Safety Committee won't pursue plans to co-host a ciclovia event with Costa Mesa, members decided at a Monday meeting. The idea for the event, which was first discussed in a May meeting, included joining forces with Costa Mesa to...
  • Woman killed in Irvine car crash

    Authorities have identified a 22-year-old woman killed in Tuesday afternoon's car crash in Irvine. Elizabeth Eddleman of Irvine died in a collision at the intersection of University Drive and Rosa Drew Lane, according to information posted on the...
  • Son enters winning name in honor of his veteran father

    NEWPORT BEACH — World War II veteran Bert Melvin served in 10 major battles during his three years in the Pacific. He shot kamikaze pilots out of the sky, dug mass graves in Okinawa and patrolled Nagasaki only a month after the U.S. dropped its...
  • Bicyclist killed in crash with SUV was San Bernardino sheriff's detective

    The funeral for a San Bernardino County deputy from Irvine who was killed in a traffic collision last week on Shady Canyon Drive will take place Wednesday morning in Rancho Cucamonga. On Friday, a spokeswoman for the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department...
  • Margaret S. Howland

    Margaret S. Howland
    Margaret S. Howland, formerly of Newport Beach, died Aug.  9 in her apartment at an assisted-living facility in Hillsboro, Ore. She was 89.     Margaret was born in Santa Ana, Calif., to Frank Asa Snyder and Gertrude Loomis Snyder, who both originally...
  • Tree falls on two homes, four cars in CdM

    Tree falls on two homes, four cars in CdM
    A eucalyptus tree fell Wednesday afternoon in Corona del Mar, striking two homes and damaging four cars. No injuries were reported. While the season’s first significant rain fell throughout the day, it was unclear what caused the accident, said...
  • Report: Speeding driver killed former CdM cheer coach

    Report: Speeding driver killed former CdM cheer coach
    A speeding teenage driver caused a fatal collision last year that killed a former Corona del Mar High School cheerleading coach along with three others, according to a recently released California Highway Patrol investigation report. Wendy Rice perished...
  • Mesa mourns fallen officer

    Mesa mourns fallen officer
    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...
  • Detective's memorial set for Friday

    Detective's memorial set for Friday
    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...
  • 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...
  • Mailbag: Drivers, cyclists need to obey traffic laws

    Mailbag: Drivers, cyclists need to obey traffic laws
    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...
  • In memory of fallen heroes [Corrected]

    In memory of fallen heroes [Corrected]
    Nearly 25 years ago, two Costa Mesa police officers died in a tragic helicopter crash, but on Thursday it was their heroism that Bob Votruba remembered as he biked around the Newport-Mesa in honor of the fallen heroes. Wearing a white shirt and...