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Transportation Disasters and Accidents

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  • 5 killed in fiery Newport Beach crash

    5 killed in fiery Newport Beach crash
    A car crashed into a tree, split in half and then burst into flames on one of Newport Beach's widest and busiest streets Monday evening, claiming the lives of five teenagers and leaving questions about what caused one of the worst wrecks in city history,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Solar panel talks move to Oct. 26

    A City Council discussion on solar panels will be moved from Tuesday's Newport Beach meeting agenda so members can devote more time to the issue at an Oct. 26 study session. The question of whether local government can regulate solar panels became heated...
  • Kearney granted second serve

     Kearney granted second serve
    For Chris Kearney, break point will always hold a deeper meaning than the one linked to the context of tennis. UC Irvine men's tennis coach Trevor Kronemann said Monday that Kearney, a junior transfer from North Carolina, has the potential to...
  • Boy hit by car to recover fully

    A boy who was hit by a car in Costa Mesa will get reconstructive surgery on his leg and is expected to recover fully, police said Tuesday. On Saturday afternoon, police responded to a call about a car crash in the 1000 block of Valencia Street, where a...
  • Deadly bicycle crash trial continues Monday

    A landscaper accused of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter related to a fatal Newport Beach bicycle crash over the summer will be back in court Monday to stand trial. Jose Luis Huerta Mundo, 38, pleaded guilty Tuesday to driving without a license, but...
  • Speed limits may increase

    Even as Newport Beach City Council members resist the notion of raising speed limits, state laws may require them to. In Tuesday's council's study session, Public Works Director Stephen Badum and Police Chief Jay Johnson explained that the the state's...
  • Newport firefighter was 'a legend'

    Newport firefighter was 'a legend'
    He had an eye for detail. Bill "Dutch" Van Horn left behind copious amounts of notes, names and pictures from his decades with the Newport Beach Fire Department, and showed his precision and focus in the lifelike wooden ducks he carved as decoys....
  • CdM Today

    Harbor View Students Hold Annual Field Day Harbor View Elementary School students conducted their traditional Field Day events June 23 with bowling, relay races, trike races, tug-of-war and other activities. "It's hilarious," said Sabrina Ericastilla, a...
  • Festival manager dies in car accident

    Saba Shirazi, a communications manager for the Newport Beach Film Festival, died in a car accident in San Diego on July 1. She was 32. Shirazi was part of the momentum behind the annual event and was in charge of coordinating celebrities and media...
  • Cyclist dies after collision

    NEWPORT BEACH — A Santa Ana man was killed Thursday morning after he rode his bicycle downhill in Newport Beach's Spyglass neighborhood and collided with a flatbed truck going in the opposite direction, police said. Michael William Nine, 43, was...