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  • 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...
  • Driver in fatal crash did not have license

    Driver in fatal crash did not have license
    This post has been corrected, as noted below. The 17-year-old driver of a van involved in a collision that killed a motorcyclist over the weekend did not have a driver's license or learner's permit, police said Tuesday. Costa Mesa police and fire...
  • 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...
  • 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...