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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...