April 19, 2002
The Orange County Fire Authority is investigating a brush fire that blackened about four acres of Talbert Regional Park on Wednesday afternoon, Costa Mesa fire officials said. The fire at the county-owned park was probably the closest one yet to the neighboring townhome complex on Balboa Boulevard. As of Thursday evening, the park was closed and county units were still cleaning up, said Costa Mesa Fire Capt. Scott Broussard. "They will stop at 6 p.m. and resume work [today]
April 22, 2008
A halogen lightbulb likely caused a fire in a Costa Mesa apartment complex that displaced a dozen people and inflicted hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage, fire officials said Monday. The halogen lightbulb, a type known for becoming extremely hot, ignited some bedding in a Villa Venetia apartment at 2775 E. Mesa Verde Drive, said Battalion Chief William Kershaw. “The probable cause was that it’s an honest mistake,” he said. Firefighters were dispatched just after 11 p.m. Sunday to put out the blaze.
September 4, 2008
When a 51-year-old Orange County Sanitation Department worker dropped nearly 20 feet into a hole filled with muck and filth, local emergency personnel turned to Costa Mesa Fire Department rescuers to help get him out. “He was on the radio talking about how he was hurt but they couldn’t find him for whatever reason,” Costa Mesa Battalion Chief Scott Broussard said. The man, whom officials did not identify, was working at a county water sanitation plant in Fountain Valley at about 5 a.m. when he fell 19 feet into a hole filled with all of the remnants of purified water, or sludge.
February 13, 2012
MEN'S VOLLEYBALL UC Irvine def. Hawaii HONOLULU, Hawaii — The No. 2-ranked Anteaters completed the sweep of two Mountain Pacific Sports Federation weekend matches late Saturday night. Junior Kevin Tillie and senior Carson Clark each had 10 kills, while Tillie hit .643 and had a team-best 10 digs. UCI improved to 9-2, 5-2 in conference. Hawaii is 6-7, 3-5. BASEBALL Orange Coast 3, Southwestern 3 CHULA VISTA — The nonconference game Saturday was halted after 14 innings after OCC failed to hold any of its three one-run leads.
October 13, 2004
These people have been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of an intoxicant. They have only been arrested on suspicion of a crime and are considered innocent until proved guilty. COSTA MESA Wednesday, Oct. 6 Humberto Delgado-Bucio, 30, Costa Mesa Douglas Scott Williams, 43, Costa Mesa Darryl Drayton Moore, 76, Newport Beach Philip Edward Hourigan, 43, Santa Ana Thursday, Oct. 7 James Keith Myers, 41, Long Beach Friday, Oct. 8 Shannon Marhae Hawkins, 24, Newport Beach Saturday, Oct. 9 Isaac Rozales-Laos, 35, Costa Mesa Ernesto Alejandro Rosa, 36, Costa Mesa Justin Joe Vaicaro, 30, Newport Beach Sunday, Oct. 10 Lori Susanne Hardin, 37, Irvine Tanner Kaisha, 44, Santa Ana Monday, Oct. 11 Ryan Richard Smith, 32, Costa Mesa NEWPORT BEACH Monday Oct. 4 Kent Joseph Broussard, 42, Laguna Beach Wednesday, Oct. 6 Stephane Ludovic Bardes, 30, Huntington Beach Sharon Ann Richley, 43, Newport Beach Lois Cronky Mullin, 61, Long Beach Thursday, Oct.7 Ann Marie Satterfield, 32, Corona del Mar Joe Lanstrom, 39, Newport Beach James Stephen Gano, 55, Corona del Mar Friday, Oct. 8 Alison Marie Cole, 25, Mission Viejo
December 4, 2004
Alicia Robinson Six businesses on East 17th Street will be closed for several weeks after a two-alarm fire early Friday morning left them with smoke and water damage. Firefighters are still investigating the cause of a blaze that began in Regal Beauty Supply a few minutes past midnight. Employees working late two doors down in French's Cupcake Bakery noticed smoke and called 911, Costa Mesa Fire Department Battalion Chief Scott Broussard said.
January 20, 2004
1. What job title did the city of Newport Beach grant powers of issuing citations for everything from parking violations to drinking alcohol and graffiti? A. Lifeguards B. Park rangers C. Postal personnel D. Reporters 2. A team of researchers at UC Irvine published a report in the Jan. 9 issue of Science magazine saying that certain gene mutations in early humans, who migrated north from warmer climates, may have helped them adapt to the cold and?
February 3, 2010
There’s going to be a 28% increase in the demand for emergency medical technicians in Orange County from 2006 to 2016, and Orange Coast College just got word that it will qualify for nearly $180,000 in federal stimulus money to shore up the shortage. OCC plans to use the cash to add three extra EMT training classes — one this summer, one in the fall and one next year in the spring — said Kevin Ballinger, dean of health sciences at OCC. In all, 175 students will be able to enroll in the classes compared with the current capacity of 100 students, he said.
January 20, 2002
"Oh honey, you can't believe the reward we get out of doing it for people. From our church, to the person." -- Virginia Hawker, co-chair of the Global Concerns Committee at Newport Harbor Lutheran Church with her husband Paul, on the volunteer work they do. "The troops are fanning out through the community to do what's necessary to defeat [the initiative]. That's our goal." -- Dave Ellis, the spokesman of the Airport Working Group, on efforts to raise $2 million to defeat an anti-El Toro measure on the March 5 ballot.
January 30, 2004
Portable toilets catch fire, damage offices A single-alarm fire on Wednesday night caused structural damage to two office buildings in the 800 block of West 18th Street, Costa Mesa fire officials said. Firefighters who responded to the call saw several portable toilets between the two buildings on fire, Battalion Chief Scott Broussard said. Flames were shooting up to 10 feet above the buildings, he said. Firefighters quickly put out the fire, minimizing damage to adjacent structures.