| Sep 19, 2012
| 8:34 PM
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...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 8:30 PM
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...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 8:37 PM
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...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 10:22 PM
It's time to put away those cell phones or risk getting a ticket.
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the Costa Mesa and Newport Beach police departments are keeping an eye out for drivers who focus more on their cell phones than on the...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 8:48 PM
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...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 5:28 PM
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...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 9:15 PM
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...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 9:53 PM
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...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 8:17 PM
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...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 4:10 PM
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...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 4:46 PM
The single-story ranch house at the end of Irvine Avenue offers a commanding view from its perch above West Coast Highway.
The bay, Duffy boats and an enviable slice of coastline are visible from the 3,166-square-foot home built in 1965 at 2201 Cliff...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 9:19 PM
A murder victim's father described a detective who was as caring as he was skilled.
Cops remembered a field officer who mentored rookies. An off-the-job buddy recalled a quick-witted jokester.
And the police chief praised his charge's work but took a...