| May 28, 2013
| 5:59 PM
Newport Beach public safety workers on Tuesday grappled with the aftermath of what appeared to be an historic tragedy, trying to understand how a fast-moving luxury sedan veered from a busy thoroughfare and into a tree, where it caught fire and claimed...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 3:44 PM
A bicyclist who was critically injured in a Newport Beach traffic collision earlier this week died Wednesday, police said.
Debra H. Deem, 58, of Laguna Beach, was riding a bicycle west on East Coast Highway when she and a white minivan collided just east...
| May 29, 2013
| 8:27 PM
In the wake of a grisly crash that killed five Irvine teens on Memorial Day, Newport Beach city officials said their hands are tied in efforts to slow down drivers through the more sprawling parts of town.
"We can't simply change the speed limits...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 9:47 PM
Costa Mesa police arrested a 27-year-old parolee Tuesday after he reportedly caused an SUV to crash into a Chevrolet dealership off Adams Avenue, police said late Tuesday.
Jerald T. Hardcastle of Santa Ana was arrested in an unoccupied second story...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 1:03 PM
The driver in a Memorial Day crash that killed five teens had an expired interim provisional license, according to a DMV audit.
That provisional license was the second the Department of Motor Vehicles had issued to Abdulrahman Alyahyan, 17, of Irvine,...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 7:19 PM
A Costa Mesa man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs after he crashed his SUV into a medical marijuana dispensary, police said.
Lt. Bryan Glass said Samuel Gibson, 68, drove his 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 7:04 AM
A Costa Mesa police detective who died last month following a single-vehicle car crash was driving with a blood-alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit, according to an official report.
Det. Michael Delgadillo's blood-alcohol level was recorded at...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 2:33 PM
A mock 911 call interrupted classes at Newport Harbor High School on Monday morning.
Students filed out of class about 10:30 to see a simulated alcohol-related accident: two smashed cars, one overturned, with three of their classmates sprawled out on...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 10:29 AM
Authorities have identified the 35-year-old man who died Thursday after his scooter collided with a car in Costa Mesa.
Oscar Alaniz of Orange was traveling south on Superior Avenue about 2:30 p.m. when a 98-year-old woman turned her red 2003 Jaguar...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 11:14 AM
A crash on the southbound 405 Freeway north of Bristol Street in Costa Mesa on Tuesday afternoon closed most lanes for about an hour, officials said.
The California Highway Patrol received a call at about 12:05 p.m. of a multi-vehicle collision,...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 1:49 PM
Newport Beach Councilwoman Leslie Daigle on Tuesday blasted the recent sentencing of a driver who killed a popular doctor in a September hit-and-run accident.
Michael Jason Lopez, 40, of Anaheim was sentenced this month after pleading guilty to...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 9:57 AM
This post has been corrected, as noted below.
The 17-year-old driver of a van involved in a collision that killed a motorcyclist over the weekend did not have a driver's license or learner's permit, police said Tuesday.
Costa Mesa police and fire...