| 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...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 5:26 PM
Rainfall in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach continued Wednesday, though reports of weather-related traffic collisions lessened.
After five crashes were reported Tuesday morning in Costa Mesa as the storms began, only one was reported in the area...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 12:12 PM
Authorities in coastal cities warned residents to brace for a winter storm expected to lash the region with strong winds, big surf and rain into the weekend.
A high-surf advisory will be in effect for Orange County through late Saturday, the National...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 1:02 PM
When 32-year-old lifeguard Ben Carlson died while rescuing a distressed swimmer in July, he was mourned by his students in the junior guards, players he had coached in water polo and people with whom he worked on the shores of Newport Beach.
| Dec 30, 2014
| 8:38 PM
Most nights, Daniel Parra wards off the bitter cold inside three sleeping bags and two blankets.
Parra, 54 and unemployed, often sleeps in a tent in the Newport Beach city yard. But Sunday night, frigid temperatures drove him to seek a warm bed at 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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,...
| 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,...