| Dec 3, 2014
| 6:44 AM
A record-setting storm covering Southern California was expected to begin tapering off Wednesday after triggering dozens of evacuations and putting city crews in Ventura and Los Angeles counties on alert for mudslides.
“Yesterday, we had six...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 5:52 PM
The massive storm pummeling Orange County is being blamed for at least five car crashes in Costa Mesa and traffic delays in Newport Beach.
Costa Mesa firefighters used the Jaws of Life to rescue a trapped driver who was involved in a three-car crash...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 1:59 PM
When beachgoers walk past the lifeguard headquarters at the Newport Pier, they soon will see the name of Ben Carlson, a lifeguard who drowned in July while trying to rescue a distressed swimmer.
Carlson, a 15-year Newport Beach lifeguard, became the...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 5:49 PM
Teachers across Newport-Mesa Unified are preparing for the return of sweltering temperatures this week, while the district struggles to find a short-term way to keep students and employees cool in classrooms that lack air conditioning.
| Sep 3, 2014
| 7:33 PM
The National Weather Service has issued a beach hazard notice for Southern California starting Thursday afternoon, warning of possible high surf, rip currents and minor coastal flooding because of swells generated by Tropical Storm Norbert off the...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 9:33 PM
Massive waves from Tropical Storm Marie could contribute to dangerous conditions on local beaches, even after swells dissipate.
Stronger-than-normal rip currents caused by storm conditions will likely be present at local beaches for the next two weeks,...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 8:52 PM
Lifeguards are keeping a close eye on huge swells generated by Hurricane Marie that have begun battering the Southern California coastline this week as surfers size up what are expected to be the summer's biggest breaks.
As the swells peak Wednesday,...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Newport Beach lifeguard Ben Carlson was manning a rescue boat Sunday evening when he got a call that a swimmer was struggling to get back to shore near 16th Street.
The 6- to 8-foot swell, slightly larger than waves traditionally seen in that area of...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 11:19 AM
By the time most Newport Beach residents wake up Thursday morning, the Municipal Operations Department plans to be hard at work.
With high tides anticipated to coincide with two rain storms, the city has started preparations to protect its low-lying...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 7:35 PM
Costa Mesa is providing free sandbags for protection from this week's anticipated rainstorms.
Residents can fill up to 15 sandbags for free at the Placentia fire station, 2300 Placentia Ave. Shovels will be provided.
The city will have emergency crews...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 11:04 AM
In a typical January, the hillside above Dartmoor Street in North Laguna is almost awash in radiant green.
This year is different.
The hillside has a pocket of green, but it is largely surrounded by dirt and brown and gray brittle plants that are...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 2:01 PM
The winter storms arrived this week, and it looks like the effects on the seas will continue through this weekend. There was a gale warning issued by the National Weather Service, and the winds will be slightly decreasing for the weekend.