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Transportation Disasters

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  • Five-car crash sends driver to hospital

    Five-car crash sends driver to hospital
    A driver was taken to a local hospital after hitting four parked vehicles on Balboa Boulevard on Tuesday morning, according to Newport Beach police. Police received a call about 9:15 a.m. reporting a crash at 128 E. Balboa Blvd. in which a 2007 Chevrolet...
  • Family of ferry accident to receive rental car refund

    Family of ferry accident to receive rental car refund
    A visiting Taiwanese family whose rental car was pushed off the Balboa Island Ferry and into the harbor Friday morning will have the cost of their car refunded, authorities said. Sean Busking, vice president of Fox Rent A Car — which has rental...
  • Check It Out: Story-driven video games are new norm

    Video games have come a long way since the days of Mario rescuing a princess from Bowser and Pac-Man chasing after power pellets while avoiding his ghostly foes. In the last 15 years, video games have evolved into a story-telling medium, no longer...
  • Newport names new fire chief

    Newport names new fire chief
    Newport Beach has found its new fire chief in Scott Poster, a 30-year veteran of fire services. Poster was a deputy chief for the Los Angeles County Fire Department, where he supervised more than 300 employees and a $60-million budget. He joined L.A....
  • Reel Critics: 'Man on a Ledge' teeters into 'B' movie zone

    Reel Critics: 'Man on a Ledge' teeters into 'B' movie zone
    Sometimes the title of a movie tells you all you need to know about it."Man on a Ledge"is in that category. Sam Worthington stars and spends most of his screen time as a mysterious man standing outside the 21st floor of a New York hotel, threatening to...
  • Commission: Snuff out fire rings

    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 permanent ban at this week's Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commission meeting After 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...
  • 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...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Three-car crash closes southbound Newport Boulevard

    Southbound Newport Boulevard will be closed from 19th to 18th streets until about 10 p.m. Tuesday because of a three-car crash, Costa Mesa police said. Police said the three-car pileup has blocked the southbound lanes, and they will divert traffic...
  • 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...