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Transportation Disasters

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  • Newport firefighters grapple with fires, collisions

    Newport Beach firefighters responded to 20 emergency calls Sunday, including a multivehicle collision and residential fires. Firefighters went to a crash about 3:46 p.m. Sunday on Jamboree Road involving multiple vehicles, according to a news release...
  • Four-car crash in Costa Mesa causes injuries

    COSTA MESA — A four-car crash sent two people to the hospital Monday afternoon, police said. The crash near Orange Coast College happened about 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Fairview Road and Merrimac Way, said Costa Mesa Police Department Lt....
  • Group talks traffic safety at Harbor

    NEWPORT BEACH — Following a crash that critically injured a teenager last week, school and city officials are working on traffic safety fixes at Newport Harbor High School. They plan to teach pedestrians and drivers to pay closer attention, herd...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 3-car crash in Costa Mesa injures 4

    3-car crash in Costa Mesa injures 4
    Four people were hospitalized Thursday after a driver allegedly ran a red light in Costa Mesa, triggering a crash that launched one vehicle into the air. "I saw it go tumble, tumble all over the place," said John Durio of Newport Beach, who was on his...
  • Cyclist killed by truck on Coast Highway

    A truck struck and killed a bicyclist about 10:35 a.m. Friday at Bayside Drive and East Coast Highway, a Newport Beach fire official confirmed. The woman, who was not immediately identified, was in her 20s or 30s, said Battalion Chief Jeff Boyles. She...
  • Newport doctor called 'compassionate and charitable'

    Newport doctor called 'compassionate and charitable'
    A cyclist killed in a weekend hit-and-run accident in Newport Coast was remembered Monday as an empathetic physician who practiced at Newport Family Medicine on Superior Avenue. Dr. Catherine "Kit" Campion Ritz, 57, of Irvine was described by her...
  • Hit-and-run suspect charged

     Hit-and-run suspect charged
    The Orange County district attorney's office announced charges Wednesday against a man accused of hitting a Newport Beach doctor with a truck and fleeing the scene. Michael Jason Lopez, 39, of Anaheim faces one felony count of hit-and-run causing death...