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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...
  • Made in Italy, coming to a driveway near you

    Made in Italy, coming to a driveway near you
    COSTA MESA — They're bigger than a Smart car, smaller than a Mini Cooper, and they're rolling into Orange County this week. The Orange Coast Fiat dealership, the first of its kind for this area in decades, officially opened Tuesday amid ongoing...
  • Three injured in two-car crash

    Three people were injured in a two-car crash in Newport Coast on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. At about 3:30 p.m., two cars collided at San Joaquin Hills Road and Newport Coast Drive, and both ended up with front-end damage, fire department...
  • The Crowd: Mario Marovic, Malarky's helping the schools

    One of the strongest bonds in Newport-Mesa is evident in how local businesses support community needs and causes. The financial commitment of business assisting local health and welfare, education and social services is a hallmark of community goodwill....
  • Four injured in possible DUI crash, police say

    COSTA MESA — Police now believe the man whose car plowed through a bus bench and across four lanes of traffic Friday night may have driving under the influence. Four people were hurt when the driver of a Dodge Caravan jumped over a curb while...
  • Law firm has come a long way since 1951

    NEWPORT BEACH — Sixty years ago, a lawyer could make his career off the railroads. These days, a more diverse portfolio is required. In 1951, Newport Beach law firm Cummins & White was formed to serve a then-booming business in railroad law with...
  • Mesa Musings: Koreas' war far from over

    "In the spring … kings go off to war," the author of 2 Samuel wrote three millennia ago. Lee crossed the Potomac and invaded the Union in June 1863; Hitler ran roughshod over France in May 1940; and North Korea invaded the South in June 1950....
  • Man gets six years in fatal DUI crash

    A drunk driver from Costa Mesa who killed a pedestrian after losing control of his car in Santa Ana received six years in state prison Friday, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Beau Richard Cook, 29, had pleaded guilty "to one...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Police campaign targets bicycle safety

    Four local police agencies, including the Newport Beach Police Department, will join forces to conduct a Bicycle Safety Enforcement Operation on Feb. 19 and Feb. 24, police announced. "Extra officers will be on duty patrolling areas frequented by...
  • Mesa Musings: Division chairman lives on in memorial

    Charles H. Lewis and his wife, Pauline, were killed 32 years ago this week by a drunk driver who ran a red light , but Chuck's spirit remains alive at Orange Coast College. A year after the accident, OCC's Applied Science Building was named in his honor....
  • CdM Today: Christmas Walk fever hitting CdM residents

     Rick Allen of the popular band Pinch Me! has been planning for Christmas Walk for a long time. "It's the kick-off for the holidays," Allen said. "It gives us a chance to connect with our fans and to try out a few Christmas songs." While Pinch Me!...
  • Killed cyclist owned a Newport Beach travel agency

    The Orange County Sheriff-Coroner has identified the bicyclist who was killed Monday night in a car crash on San Joaquin Hills Road in Newport Coast. Amine Britel, 41, was killed when he was hit by a car as he rode eastbound on San Joaquin Hills Road...