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  • Report: Speeding driver killed former CdM cheer coach

    Report: Speeding driver killed former CdM cheer coach
    A speeding teenage driver caused a fatal collision last year that killed a former Corona del Mar High School cheerleading coach along with three others, according to a recently released California Highway Patrol investigation report. Wendy Rice perished...
  • Two injured in two-car crash Monday

    A car crash in Newport Beach sent two people to the hospital Monday morning, authorities said. The crash at 23rd Street and Irvine Avenue about 8 a.m. involved a Porsche and an older-model station wagon, said Newport Beach Police Department spokeswoman...
  • Police pause to remember fallen friends

    Police pause to remember fallen friends
    Despite a visit by Israeli President Shimon Peres, former Costa Mesa Police Chief Dave Snowden was not at his current post at the Beverly Hills Police Department on Friday morning. Instead, he was back at Costa Mesa police headquarters, standing on the...
  • 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...
  • State report: Newport rates high in bike accidents

    As the Newport Beach community mourned two cyclists killed within two days, concerns about cycling safety have resurfaced with fresh intensity. But while city officials and advocates said infrastructure improvements are important, changes must start...
  • Mailbag: Drivers, cyclists need to obey traffic laws

    Mailbag: Drivers, cyclists need to obey traffic laws
    Re. "State report: Newport rates high in bike accidents," (Sept. 22): As a motorist, I would like to make a few comments. Since one of the cyclists killed last week was my beloved doctor of 30 years, this is a subject near to my heart, but in no way is...
  • Body of Newport Coast woman found

    The body of a Newport Coast woman, who prosecutors allege was killed by her husband, was identified Thursday by the San Diego County medical examiner's office. The remains of Quee Chadwick were found in a San Diego-area Dumpster, Orange County...
  • Driver cleared in fatal crash with cyclist

    Driver cleared in fatal crash with cyclist
    Police cleared the driver involved in a September crash that killed a 29-year-old cyclist, police said Wednesday. Sarah Leaf, a nutritionist from Corona del Mar, died Sept. 14 after a crash at Bayside Drive and East Coast Highway, authorities said at the...
  • 'Death is very graphic and finite'

     'Death is very graphic and finite'
    About 800 Corona del Mar High School students walked to Mar Vista Drive on Tuesday to find four of their classmates injured and lying near shattered glass at the site of a bloody car crash. The staged scene was part of the Every 15 Minutes national...