August 25, 2001
A group gathering signatures for an initiative to build a park at the closed El Toro Marine base won a partial victory Friday when the 4th District Court of Appeal put a lower court judge's ruling on hold. The court gave the group, the Committee for Safe and Healthy Communities, the green light to continue collecting names until a ruling is announced. The group had appealed a July 31 decision by Orange County Superior Court Judge James Gray voiding more than 140,000 names because the ballot title and summary was misleading.
August 19, 2013
An Anaheim man was in critical condition Sunday after he was struck by a taxi on Newport Boulevard in Costa Mesa, according to police. The man, who has not been identified, was in the road near the crosswalk at Newport and 17th Street as the taxi drove south through a green light, according to a Costa Mesa Police Department news release. The 70-year-old taxi driver, who lives in Fullerton, ran into the pedestrian just after 1:30 a.m. Sunday, according to the release. The victim, 30, underwent initial surgery at the Western Medical Center in Santa Ana for treatment of a fractured skull and serious internal injuries.
February 14, 2003
Up until now, I saw green lights only as simple technological indications to step on the gas. Turns out, the term holds some significant political influence in Newport Beach. After covering Costa Mesa City Hall for so long (was that only 18 months? It seemed longer) and learning every twist and turn of that city's political machine, I had not taken the time to educate myself on the infamous Greenlight issue. I heard the term being thrown around the newsroom here and there, but merely assumed my colleagues were reverting to their usual childish antics by playing a favorite game from adolescence.
July 18, 2013
A compact car rolled over onto a 46-year-old blind pedestrian after a collision Wednesday at Santa Ana Avenue and East 17th Street in Costa Mesa, police said. The blind man, an Irvine resident, was taken to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana with non-life threatening injuries, police said. About 5:30 p.m. police responded to a collision after a Toyota Sequoia SUV turned left in front of a Honda Civic, causing the car to roll over onto the pedestrian, who was standing at the southwest corner, according to a news release from the Costa Mesa Police Department.
August 19, 1999
Stacy Brown NEWPORT BEACH--The Chamber of Commerce is seeing red over an initiative drive to overturn the city's new traffic phasing ordinance. The Green Light group, a local band of environmentalists, unveiled the initiative last week with plans to gather enough signatures to qualify for an election next spring. The group, led by locals Alan Beek, Philip Arst and Bob Caustin, needs 7,600 signatures by Nov. 1 to qualify for the ballot. They probably shouldn't expect to get any of those names from local businesses.
November 29, 2013
Prior to the playoffs, Cole Norris received a text. The quarterback guru Norris works out with outside of Newport Harbor High sent him a message. Norris isn't one to look past an opponent, but he made sure to save that text from Steve Calhoun. He believed the information in that text might come in handy if the Sailors won at Dana Hills in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Southwest Division playoffs. "If we beat Dana Hills, he knew we would have to face La Habra next," Norris says of Calhoun, who as the offensive coordinator at Buena Park is familiar with La Habra as both teams are in the Freeway League.
November 15, 2007
A Costa Mesa man suspected of a hit-and-run collision that sent a motorcyclist to the hospital with serious injuries was arrested Wednesday morning by Newport Beach police. Police arrested Gabriel Aguirre Reyes, 31, at the intersection of 19th Street and Placentia Avenue in Costa Mesa. Investigators had telephoned him earlier that morning and he agreed to meet with them, police said. At 4:24 p.m. Tuesday, police received a call that a motorcyclist had been struck by a maroon 1991 Toyota 4Runner at the intersection of Placentia and Superior avenues and the driver who hit him had sped off, police said.
November 21, 2006
A 37-year-old Costa Mesa woman was hospitalized with head injuries after she and her young daughter were struck by a pickup truck on the Westside Monday morning. Sara Estrada, who was pushing her 3-year-old daughter in a stroller at 7:48 a.m., underwent surgery at Western Medical Center in Tustin for cerebral hemorrhaging shortly after the collision. Her daughter was also treated for minor injuries. The mother and child were crossing the street on a green light when the pickup truck hit them in the crosswalk near Wilson Street and College Avenue.
December 2, 2005
A 21-year-old Garden Grove man was hospitalized in stable condition Thursday after being hurled 20 feet off his motorcycle when he collided with a moving vehicle. Kevin Le was driving his Yamaha motorcycle northbound on Fairview Road approaching Paularino Avenue at about 12:45 p.m. Thursday when he collided with a 1996 four-door Cadillac Seville, Costa Mesa police said. Police said a car driven by 19-year-old Costa Mesa resident Elise Whitson was traveling southbound on Fairview Road when she proceeded into the left turn lane.