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  • Driver in 10-car crash sped into oncoming traffic, police say

    A Newport Beach woman who was speeding down West Coast Highway and drove into oncoming traffic caused a gruesome 10-car crash that killed her and two other people Saturday afternoon, police said Sunday. Julia Allen, 27, was driving eastbound on West...
  • Woman dies after collision at Culver, Farwell

    A 77-year-old Irvine resident died from injuries sustained in a two-car crash Tuesday afternoon. The collision occurred in the intersection at Culver Drive and Farwell Avenue about 1:20 p.m., closing a portion of Culver between Trabuco Road and Bryan...
  • Teen boys hit by van in Costa Mesa

    Two teenage boys were hospitalized late Friday, one with bleeding in his brain, after being hit by a minivan as they crossed 19th Street in Costa Mesa, police said Saturday. At about 9:30 p.m. two 15-year-old boys "hurriedly" walked across 19th Street in...
  • Riverside woman convicted in bicyclist's death

    A Riverside woman was convicted Tuesday of fatally hitting a bicyclist in Newport Beach with her car and fleeing the scene while under the influence of prescription drugs. Patricia Ann Izquieta, 38, pleaded guilty at the Central Justice Center in Santa...
  • Two hurt in Costa Mesa crash

    COSTA MESA — Two people suffered moderate injuries and were taken to a trauma center in Santa Ana on Thursday morning after a crash on the southbound Costa Mesa (55) Freeway near Fair Drive. The force of the accident turned over a Toyota sedan,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Nine are nominated for cycling safety committee

    Nine Newport Beach residents were named nominees for the Citizen's Bicycle Safety Committee at Tuesday night's City Council meeting. The possible appointees named in a city staff report are: Scott Bergey, a retired American Airlines captain; Thomas...
  • One hospitalized in two-car crash

    One hospitalized in two-car crash
    Editor's note: This corrects John Dowden's city of residence. COSTA MESA — An elderly man was hospitalized Friday morning after he lost control of his car and crashed into a light pole and another vehicle on Adams Avenue near Albatross Drive,...
  • Special bicycle marks added along Bayside Drive

    NEWPORT BEACH — In the shadow of three cycling deaths since 2009, Newport Beach city crews on Friday added an extra reminder along one stretch of highway that drivers need to share the road with bicyclists. On Bayside Drive, between El Paseo Drive...