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Transportation Disasters and Accidents

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  • Family ordered to remove street memorial

    Family ordered to remove street memorial
    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...
  • Items stolen from teen's newly restored memorial

    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,...
  • Hundreds attend teen's funeral

    Hundreds attend teen's funeral
    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...
  • FAA may revisit Upper Newport Bay flight path

    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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • NBFD responds to 2 injury calls

    On their way back from a rescue in Laguna Beach, Newport Beach firefighters found themselves responding to a crash that critically injured a pedestrian and also hurt her dog. In the first incident, which took place at about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, the...
  • Report: Driver in fatal crash had been drinking

    Report: Driver in fatal crash had been drinking
    An Estancia High School alumnus who died in June after a single-car crash had been drinking before getting behind the wheel, according to a report from the Orange County coroner's office. Luis Adrian Torres, 19, of Costa Mesa, had a blood-alcohol...
  • Pedestrian, 89, dies after being hit by car

    A station wagon driven by a Costa Mesa man struck and killed an 89-year-old pedestrian as he was walking across the street in Huntington Beach on Friday morning, police said. About 10:20 a.m., the driver, 41, was headed east on Hamilton Avenue when...