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  • Commission: Snuff out fire rings

    After a 90-minute hearing, a 4 to 3 vote was taken to recommend removing fire pits. A battle over beachside bonfires — a topic considered too hot to handle for Newport Beach city leaders just a few years ago — moved a step closer to a...
  • 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...
  • Woman struck by vehicle in Costa Mesa

    A 22-year-old woman was taken to the hospital with major head trauma after she was struck by a vehicle Saturday morning, police said. The woman was crossing the street outside a crosswalk north of the intersection of Newport Boulevard and Industrial...
  • Irvine's PSA seeks to deter accidents

    The scene opens on images of twisted metal, deflated airbags and glass on asphalt. What resembles the opening scenes of the California Highway Patrol's "Red Asphalt," meant to deter drunk and irresponsible driving, is actually a new public service...
  • 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...
  • Newport Coast woman pleads guilty in fatal crash

    A Newport Coast woman who killed a cyclist while driving drunk and texting pleaded guilty Tuesday in Orange County Superior Court to one felony count of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. Danae Marie Miller, 23, was sentenced to four years...
  • 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...
  • Girls in Labor Day car crash released from hospital

    COSTA MESA — Two teen girls injured in a Labor Day car crash have been released from the hospital and are expected to make a full recovery, police said Wednesday. The girls were riding in a four-door BMW driven by a 16-year-old Costa Mesa boy about...