June 16, 2010
An electrical contractor struck a gas line at John Wayne Airport about 7:30 a.m. today, forcing authorities to block traffic into part of the airport and to evacuate some areas, according to emergency responders. No one was injured by the leaking gas. By 8:30 a.m. workers from the Southern California Gas Co. had capped the 2-inch line and vehicle traffic was allowed to flow again, airport spokeswoman Jenny Wedge said. No flights were canceled but some may have been delayed as passengers had trouble reaching the terminal, she added.
February 20, 2008
ne thing is clear when it comes to rising gas prices: they’re going to keep on rising. We can’t do much about that, so to save money we need to be concerned with what we are in control of: the way we use it. The following are key strategies for keeping gas in your tank, and cash in your wallet... straight from the experts. Lighten your loafers The single biggest change you can make to your gas consumption is easing up on the throttle, especially those “jackrabbit starts” coming off a red light.
May 10, 2010
Two people were burned Monday when the gas from a burst utility pipe ignited in Newport Beach, fire department officials said. About 11:24 a.m., firefighters responded to a gas line rupture on Cypress Street, where two people had suffered first- and second-degree burns to their arms. The two were doing construction on a home there and while digging, broke the natural gas and electrical lines, officials said. The gas ignited and shot flames up to 15 feet in the air, firefighters said.
October 23, 2007
Talk about a wake-up call. A gas station attendant working the coffee machine got a rude surprise Sunday morning when a 57-year-old woman who thought she was putting her car in reverse plowed into the store. The woman put her Jeep Liberty into drive rather than reverse at Chevron, 3000 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. When she started moving, she panicked and hit the gas instead of the brake, Officer Scott Dibble said. “It was so scary, everything fell down and the door broke,” said Zeineb Abrahim, the clerk who scrambled to get out of the way of the car. “I didn’t believe the car was inside.
July 11, 2001
Deepa Bharath NEWPORT BEACH -- Several people were evacuated from the Union Bank building on Dover Drive and a stretch of Westcliff Drive was closed Tuesday afternoon following a line break that caused a gas leak in the building, officials said. The gas pipe was broken by a truck that was painting the building, said Newport Beach Fire Battalion Chief George Pearce. No one was injured, nor was there any danger of the building blowing up, he said. Employees on the third floor smelled the gas and called the fire department around 1:35 p.m., Pearce said.
June 12, 2008
Trying to do its part to soften the blow from ever-rising gas prices, the Orange County Transportation Authority announced Thursday it’s offering commuters free one-day bus passes from Monday to June 20. The agency wants people to join a growing trend of commuters using public transportation, officials said. Nationally, the public took 2.6 billion trips on public transportation during the first three months of 2008, more than a 3% increase from last year. Light rail ridership increased more than 10%, officials said.
May 8, 2001
Photos and interviews by Stefanie Frith The Daily Pilot asked fifth-graders at Adams Elementary School in Costa Mesa: What do you think about the rising gasoline prices, and what are some alternative ways of getting around town? "Prices are really high. They need to find more gas. People should ride their bikes or their Razor [scooter] or use electric cars or buses. And bikes are good exercise." AARON GROSS, 10 Costa Mesa "The prices are going up too much.
June 3, 2008
Throughout the Memorial Day weekend, the Helpful Guys and Girls in Blue visited local movie theaters to be….Helpful. Lucky moviegoers were able to avoid long lines and sold out ticket windows by receiving free movie tickets and vouchers, courtesy of the Southern California Honda Dealers. On Saturday and Sunday, fans visiting Newport Beach theaters to see “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” were treated to a free showing. This is just one of the many unexpected ways the Helpful Guys and Girls in Blue have been helping local residents this year.
February 25, 2001
I laugh all the way to the bank when I think of the alleged consumer advocates' attack on utilities, which are the victims, not the cause, of our power crisis. I receive a royalty for electricity generated from geothermal steam. It is now more than three times the amount I received during January and February of 1999. The cost per kilowatt hour purchased by Southern California Edison is more than it charges its customers. It does not take much brains for an honest man to see that this is unfair and won't continue for long.