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  • Sweet's name defined her, friends say

    IRVINE — Silkscreened on their matching green T-shirts was a photo of their friend at a birthday party. It was taken just hours before a car crash that led to her untimely death. Krista Merassa, Parisa Ghaemi and Alison Rivas, all 15, wore the...
  • Payout doesn't affect budget

    COSTA MESA — Ears perked up last month when city officials mentioned during a City Council budget study session that Costa Mesa had made a $6 million settlement related to a car crash. Residents, workers and the usual council critics wondered...
  • 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,...
  • Driver suffers head injury during three-vehicle crash

    A three-vehicle crash in Costa Mesa sent one person to the hospital and delayed traffic Wednesday morning, according to police. Two vehicles collided in an intersection near the San Diego (405) Freeway and Harbor Boulevard. One of the cars hit a Toyota...
  • Newport-Mesa Unified students, parents speak out against DUIs

    The emotionally charged message delivered to several hundred students and parents at Corona del Mar High School's gymnasium Wednesday morning was clear: Accidents happen, but those involving drinking and driving are entirely preventable. Guest speaker...
  • Police: Driver causes three-car crash

    A man who appeared to be driving the wrong way on Newport Boulevard caused a three-car crash that sent him to the hospital, police said. The driver of a red Toyota Yaris was in the northbound lanes of Newport Boulevard heading south about 10:30 a.m....
  • Sailors rescue family after van is pushed from ferry

    Sailors rescue family after van is pushed from ferry
    NEWPORT BEACH — The tide was just high enough to bring his wooden dinghy up to the seawall. Skip Staats likes to sit atop the wall and sip coffee in the morning sun. Had it been any more shallow, he wouldn't have been relaxing next to the Balboa...
  • 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....
  • Driver accused of killing cyclist will stand trial

    NEWPORT BEACH — A Newport Beach woman will stand trial on charges that she was driving drunk and texting when she hit and killed a bicyclist in Newport Coast, Orange County Superior Court Judge Derek G. Johnson ruled Thursday. Danae Miller, 23,...