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May 10, 2002
-- Lolita Harper A small fire erupted briefly Wednesday night on a San Diego Freeway construction site at Fairview Road, fire officials said. Costa Mesa firefighters were called to the construction site at 9:20 p.m. to extinguish a smoldering pile of timbers, department spokeswoman Barbara Marcosa said. Marcosa said a worker was welding and accidentally ignited a pile of scrap wood that had been removed from support beams. Four Costa Mesa firefighters responded and headed back to the station after 10 minutes, she said.
NEWS
December 6, 2011
A construction worker fell about 30 feet at the Newport Beach Civic Center site on Tuesday, authorities said. The incident was reported about 11:26 a.m. at the construction site in the 1100 block of Avocado Avenue, said Newport Beach Fire Department spokeswoman Jennifer Schulz. Schulz said the man was taken to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana and was in stable condition. Cal/OSHA was notified about the incident. Further information about the worker's identity was not made available.
NEWS
March 31, 2001
COSTA MESA Bristol Street: A grand theft was reported in the 3300 block at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday. Newport Boulevard: A robbery was reported in the 1800 block at 10:31 p.m. Wednesday. Presidio Drive: A vehicle was reported stolen in the 800 block at 6:50 a.m. Wednesday. Scott Place: A burglary was reported in the 700 block at 3:04 p.m. Wednesday. NEWPORT BEACH Amethyst: Tools were reported stolen from a construction site in the 100 block at 1:43 p.m. Thursday.
NEWS
March 25, 2000
Greg Risling NEWPORT COAST -- The letter said residents probably wouldn't hear any "loud or inconveniencing noise." On the contrary, many residents who live near a construction site where an explosion sent four workers to the hospital Thursday afternoon have complained about the constant churning of tractors and the sporadic blasts. The explosion that hurled pieces of bedrock from a Coyote Canyon ravine only calls further attention to the litany of problems with the planned residential development by the Irvine Co., residents said.
LOCAL
By Jason Wells | April 10, 2007
A Costa Mesa company cited for safety violations that allegedly caused the death of a concrete worker at a Glendale construction site in January plans to appeal the findings, government authorities said Monday. Freddie Montoya, 40, of Lancaster, was pronounced dead on the scene on Jan. 24 after he was run over by a front-end loader at the construction site, according to an investigation by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health. Investigators imposed more than $18,500 in fines for two citations issued to Montoya's employer — HB Parkco — for violating safety codes and regulations that contributed to his death.
NEWS
March 2, 2001
Jennifer Kho NEWPORT BEACH -- Two carpenters at a Balboa Bay Club construction site suffered minor injuries Thursday when part of a wood frame fell on them. One carpenter, who fell on a bolt sticking up from the floor, gashed his knee, which required stitches, and cut his head, said Gayle Jones, risk manager for Snyder Langston, the contractor on the job. The work was part of the $55-million renovation project at the club, which includes an underground parking structure, a new clubhouse and a new hotel.
NEWS
March 25, 2003
Christine Carrillo For commuters, the familiarity they have with improvements to the San Diego and Corona del Mar freeways has come from the numerous traffic jams they've found themselves in since the project's groundbreaking in the fall of 2001. On Monday afternoon, wearing hard hats and vests, students from Costa Mesa High School got a much closer look at what's really happening behind those concrete barriers. It was part of an educational outreach program for local high school students that Caltrans called "Construction Challenge 2003," an academic competition between Estancia and Costa Mesa high schools.
NEWS
March 17, 2002
Lolita Harper NEWPORT COAST -- A fire destroyed the structure of a million-dollar dream home in Newport Coast just after midnight Friday, leaving only the charred remains of framework on the hilltop property. Firefighters responded to a call of flames on Pelican Vista at 12:15 a.m., said Jim Hall, dispatch supervisor for Newport Beach Fire Department. A Corona del Mar man called the fire department after he saw what looked like a burning pile of wood through his telescope, Hall said.
NEWS
May 23, 2000
Your article on the Orange County Planning Commission's approval of The Irvine Co.'s plan to reduce the amount of grading in its Newport Ridge North project currently under construction contained errors ("Irvine Co. project under scrutiny," May 11). Here are the facts: The Irvine Co. representatives have been meeting with the Seawind neighbors who live near the construction site about how to best address the noise of the construction equipment. The company has received complaints from the neighbors about contractors starting their grading work prior to 7 a.m. (the article erroneously reported that it was the blasting of bedrock, which never occurs in the morning hours)
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NEWS
December 6, 2011
A construction worker fell about 30 feet at the Newport Beach Civic Center site on Tuesday, authorities said. The incident was reported about 11:26 a.m. at the construction site in the 1100 block of Avocado Avenue, said Newport Beach Fire Department spokeswoman Jennifer Schulz. Schulz said the man was taken to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana and was in stable condition. Cal/OSHA was notified about the incident. Further information about the worker's identity was not made available.
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LOCAL
October 9, 2009
Submitted by Laura Mickelson Soka University of America (www.soka.edu) recently honored construction workers from McCarthy Building Companies (www.mccarthy.com ) of Newport Beach and other project team members for their work on the University’s new Performing Arts Center and Academic Facility project in Aliso Viejo, Calif. during an event commemorating placement of the final roof truss. “We’re delighted to share this historic moment with our students, staff, faculty and community.
LOCAL
By Jason Wells | April 10, 2007
A Costa Mesa company cited for safety violations that allegedly caused the death of a concrete worker at a Glendale construction site in January plans to appeal the findings, government authorities said Monday. Freddie Montoya, 40, of Lancaster, was pronounced dead on the scene on Jan. 24 after he was run over by a front-end loader at the construction site, according to an investigation by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health. Investigators imposed more than $18,500 in fines for two citations issued to Montoya's employer — HB Parkco — for violating safety codes and regulations that contributed to his death.
NEWS
By: Michael Miller | August 25, 2005
A large section of Newport Beach has been without telephone service since Tuesday morning, when a construction crew sliced through three cables that contained around 6,000 phone lines. The incident took place at a construction site on Orange Avenue and Old Newport Boulevard, where a contractor is building a new medical office facility. Workers for SBC, the telephone company that services Newport Beach, began repairing the cables Tuesday afternoon.
NEWS
March 25, 2003
Christine Carrillo For commuters, the familiarity they have with improvements to the San Diego and Corona del Mar freeways has come from the numerous traffic jams they've found themselves in since the project's groundbreaking in the fall of 2001. On Monday afternoon, wearing hard hats and vests, students from Costa Mesa High School got a much closer look at what's really happening behind those concrete barriers. It was part of an educational outreach program for local high school students that Caltrans called "Construction Challenge 2003," an academic competition between Estancia and Costa Mesa high schools.
NEWS
September 11, 2002
Don Leach I had a chance to visit ground zero when I went to New York for a New Year's Celebration three and a half months after the attack on Sept. 11. I was invited by my friend, Michele, who had lived there for more than a year. I had never been to New York before. I had always made excuses not to go. After all, I was a beach and mountains kind of vacation person. I always thought the "concrete jungle" was not for me. But this time, while the New Year's celebration was the main reason for going, deep down it was seeing ground zero that seemed most important.
NEWS
May 10, 2002
-- Lolita Harper A small fire erupted briefly Wednesday night on a San Diego Freeway construction site at Fairview Road, fire officials said. Costa Mesa firefighters were called to the construction site at 9:20 p.m. to extinguish a smoldering pile of timbers, department spokeswoman Barbara Marcosa said. Marcosa said a worker was welding and accidentally ignited a pile of scrap wood that had been removed from support beams. Four Costa Mesa firefighters responded and headed back to the station after 10 minutes, she said.
NEWS
April 22, 2002
COSTA MESA Bear and St. Choir streets: Possession of a dangerous weapon was reported at 2:52 a.m. Saturday. Bristol Street: A petty theft was reported in the 3300 block at 5:48 p.m. Saturday. Bristol Street: Embezzlement was reported in the 3300 block at 10:25 a.m. Saturday. Fairview Road: A robbery was reported in the 2700 block at 3:45 p.m. Saturday. Gisler Avenue: An open container in a public park was reported in the 1200 block at 11:33 a.m. Saturday.
NEWS
March 17, 2002
Lolita Harper NEWPORT COAST -- A fire destroyed the structure of a million-dollar dream home in Newport Coast just after midnight Friday, leaving only the charred remains of framework on the hilltop property. Firefighters responded to a call of flames on Pelican Vista at 12:15 a.m., said Jim Hall, dispatch supervisor for Newport Beach Fire Department. A Corona del Mar man called the fire department after he saw what looked like a burning pile of wood through his telescope, Hall said.
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