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  • Hit-and-run suspect charged

     Hit-and-run suspect charged
    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...
  • State report: Newport rates high in bike accidents

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Body of Newport Coast woman found

    The body of a Newport Coast woman, who prosecutors allege was killed by her husband, was identified Thursday by the San Diego County medical examiner's office. The remains of Quee Chadwick were found in a San Diego-area Dumpster, Orange County...
  • Driver cleared in fatal crash with cyclist

    Driver cleared in fatal crash with cyclist
    Police cleared the driver involved in a September crash that killed a 29-year-old cyclist, police said Wednesday. Sarah Leaf, a nutritionist from Corona del Mar, died Sept. 14 after a crash at Bayside Drive and East Coast Highway, authorities said at the...
  • 'Death is very graphic and finite'

     'Death is very graphic and finite'
    About 800 Corona del Mar High School students walked to Mar Vista Drive on Tuesday to find four of their classmates injured and lying near shattered glass at the site of a bloody car crash. The staged scene was part of the Every 15 Minutes national...
  • Car catches fire outside of Costa Mesa High

    Car catches fire outside of Costa Mesa High
    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...
  • Triage system sorts injuries quickly

    Triage system sorts injuries quickly
    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-...
  • Teen crash victim is remembered

    Teen crash victim is remembered
    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...
  • 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,...