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  • 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...
  • No traffic deaths in Costa Mesa in 2012

    It was a safe year for those traveling through Costa Mesa. The year 2012 marked the first since 1984 in which no traffic fatalities occurred. Police attributed the benchmark to a combination of safer driving practices in the community, a partnership...
  • Officials, residents talk bike safety funds

    Newport Beach cycling activists were cautioned against letting approximately $300,000 in Bicycle Safety Improvement Funds burn a hole in their proverbial pockets during a Citizens Bicycle Safety Committee meeting Monday. The money was generated through...
  • Costa Mesa woman arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run

    A 49-year-old Costa Mesa woman was arrested early Saturday morning after allegedly getting into a car accident, hitting the driver with her vehicle then fleeing the scene, authorities said. The two vehicles were involved in a collision near West 19th...
  • Coroner: Detective killed in crash had been drinking

    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...
  • Mock accident warns of all-too-real dangers

    Mock accident warns of all-too-real dangers
    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...
  • Scooter driver killed in crash ID'ed

    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...
  • Crash closes most of southbound 405

    Crash closes most of southbound 405
    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,...
  • Daigle criticizes 'light' sentence for driver who killed doctor

    Daigle criticizes 'light' sentence for driver who killed doctor
    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...
  • A house with a history

    A house with a history
    The single-story ranch house at the end of Irvine Avenue offers a commanding view from its perch above West Coast Highway. The bay, Duffy boats and an enviable slice of coastline are visible from the 3,166-square-foot home built in 1965 at 2201 Cliff...
  • 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,...