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By Joseph Serna | May 7, 2009
An Upland teen was recovering in the hospital Thursday, only hours after police said he drunkenly lost control of a Porsche in Costa Mesa, crashing it into an electrical box and flipping the car onto its roof near a 73 Toll Road onramp. Costa Mesa authorities arrested Dominick Anthony McCoy, 18, on suspicion of driving under the influence Wednesday just before midnight after emergency personnel were able to cut him free from the Porsche police said he was driving. According to police, about 11:40 p.m. Wednesday a witness called police to report a Porsche speeding southbound on Bear Street toward Paularino Avenue.
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By Joseph Serna | March 11, 2009
Charles “Mask” Lewis, a Huntington Beach man and co-founder of clothing label TapouT, popular among mixed-martial arts fans, was identified as the driver of a Ferrari involved in what authorities say appears to be a high-speed fatal crash this morning in Newport Beach that left the car cracked in half. Representatives from TapouT released this statement: “It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we must regretfully confirm the passing of our beloved friend, brother and co-founder Charles “Mask” Lewis following a car accident that occurred last night.
NEWS
April 4, 2002
Deepa Bharath A Newport Beach man suffered major injuries after he lost control of his Porsche on the Corona del Mar Freeway early Wednesday, California Highway Patrol officials said. James Gianulas, 63, was driving his 1997 Porsche northbound on the Corona del Mar Freeway near Red Hill Avenue about 10:45 a.m. Officials said he was talking on his cellular phone when he tried to merge into the No. 3 lane. But he struck a Volkswagen Jetta that was traveling in the No. 3 lane, officials said.
NEWS
September 16, 2004
Sports-car test drive concludes as arrest A Santa Ana woman's extended test drive in a new Porsche came to an abrupt end Wednesday morning. Newport Beach Police arrested 38-year-old Karen Elizabeth Servin on suspicion of vehicle theft after she drove off with a new Porsche Carrera from the Newport Auto Center at 445 East Coast Highway, Newport Beach Police Lt. Jim Kaminsky said. Servin allegedly returned from the drive, dropped off the salesperson and took off in the car, leaving her own car behind, Kaminsky said.
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By Joseph SernaDaily Pilot | March 11, 2009
A Costa Mesa man’s bail has been doubled to $2 million by authorities at Newport Beach police request after he was arrested this morning for allegedly leaving the area of a fatal car crash on Jamboree Road. Police would not rule out speed and alcohol are possible factors that led to two European sports cars losing control on southbound Jamboree Road in Newport Beach and crashing, leaving one driver dead after his Ferrari careened into a light pole. Just before 1 a.m. police spotted two sports cars, a 2004 red Ferrari 360 Modena, and a white 1977 Porsche 911 Targa, out of control on southbound Jamboree Road between Eastbluff Drive North and Bison Avenue.
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By Joseph Serna, joseph.serna@latimes.com | November 30, 2010
SANTA ANA — With a drunk driving conviction already on his record, Jeffrey David Kirby of Costa Mesa chose to drink and drive again in March 2009, a decision that contributed to the death of a mixed martial arts icon, prosecutors said in opening statements Tuesday. Kirby, 53, is accused of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence after getting into a collision with Charles "Mask" Lewis of Huntington Beach on March 11, 2009, in Newport Beach. Lewis founded the TapouT clothing brand, which is popular in the world of mixed martial arts.
NEWS
November 21, 2011
A car crash in Newport Beach sent two people to the hospital Monday morning, authorities said. The crash at 23rd Street and Irvine Avenue about 8 a.m. involved a Porsche and an older-model station wagon, said Newport Beach Police Department spokeswoman Kathy Lowe. The two people were taken in good condition to the Western Medical Center's trauma department in Santa Ana, said Jennifer Schulz of the Newport Beach Fire Department. — Lauren Williams Twitter: @lawilliams30
BUSINESS
By Wheelbase Communications | June 18, 2008
Hot off the press! New compact Nissan sports coupe will be first to market: The auto industry, perhaps unlike any other industry in the world, gets caught in the “me-too” game of making products. The Sleuth’s tipsters have reported back that Nissan is developing a new compact sports coupe that will compete with the upcoming and yet-to-be named sports car that Subaru and Toyota are developing. Nissan plans to release its car first, perhaps sometime in 2010. Think of it as a mini-350Z and based on a shortened version of the 350Z’s architecture with a 2.0-liter four cylinder as one possible engine choice.
NEWS
September 29, 2002
Young Chang From the BMW museum to the Swiss Alps to the little town of Leiderdorp where Carolyn Beaver's father grew up, the Beaver family had a most educational and eclectic visit around Switzerland, the Netherlands and Germany in August. The Newport Beach foursome -- parents Carolyn and Bill Beaver and sons Clayton and Colin -- spent four weeks seeing sights, climbing to famously high peaks and visiting cousins. They got their fill of scenic moments, what with the views in Zermatt, Switzerland, and the famous Alps and the expanses of purple and green valleys.
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November 21, 2011
A car crash in Newport Beach sent two people to the hospital Monday morning, authorities said. The crash at 23rd Street and Irvine Avenue about 8 a.m. involved a Porsche and an older-model station wagon, said Newport Beach Police Department spokeswoman Kathy Lowe. The two people were taken in good condition to the Western Medical Center's trauma department in Santa Ana, said Jennifer Schulz of the Newport Beach Fire Department. — Lauren Williams Twitter: @lawilliams30
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By Joseph Serna, joseph.serna@latimes.com | November 30, 2010
SANTA ANA — With a drunk driving conviction already on his record, Jeffrey David Kirby of Costa Mesa chose to drink and drive again in March 2009, a decision that contributed to the death of a mixed martial arts icon, prosecutors said in opening statements Tuesday. Kirby, 53, is accused of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence after getting into a collision with Charles "Mask" Lewis of Huntington Beach on March 11, 2009, in Newport Beach. Lewis founded the TapouT clothing brand, which is popular in the world of mixed martial arts.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | May 7, 2009
An Upland teen was recovering in the hospital Thursday, only hours after police said he drunkenly lost control of a Porsche in Costa Mesa, crashing it into an electrical box and flipping the car onto its roof near a 73 Toll Road onramp. Costa Mesa authorities arrested Dominick Anthony McCoy, 18, on suspicion of driving under the influence Wednesday just before midnight after emergency personnel were able to cut him free from the Porsche police said he was driving. According to police, about 11:40 p.m. Wednesday a witness called police to report a Porsche speeding southbound on Bear Street toward Paularino Avenue.
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By Joseph Serna | March 12, 2009
A Costa Mesa man will likely face felony charges today alleging that he contributed to the death of a clothing label’s co-founder in an early morning Newport Beach car crash Wednesday, authorities said. Newport Beach police arrested Jeffrey Kirby, 51, and his passenger, Lynn Nabozny, 32, about 1 a.m. Wednesday after authorities say the two were seen walking away from Kirby’s white Porsche, only blocks away from a fatal car crash on Jamboree Road. Police would not rule out speed and alcohol as possible factors that led to the crash.
NEWS
By Joseph SernaDaily Pilot | March 11, 2009
A Costa Mesa man’s bail has been doubled to $2 million by authorities at Newport Beach police request after he was arrested this morning for allegedly leaving the area of a fatal car crash on Jamboree Road. Police would not rule out speed and alcohol are possible factors that led to two European sports cars losing control on southbound Jamboree Road in Newport Beach and crashing, leaving one driver dead after his Ferrari careened into a light pole. Just before 1 a.m. police spotted two sports cars, a 2004 red Ferrari 360 Modena, and a white 1977 Porsche 911 Targa, out of control on southbound Jamboree Road between Eastbluff Drive North and Bison Avenue.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | March 11, 2009
Charles “Mask” Lewis, a Huntington Beach man and co-founder of clothing label TapouT, popular among mixed-martial arts fans, was identified as the driver of a Ferrari involved in what authorities say appears to be a high-speed fatal crash this morning in Newport Beach that left the car cracked in half. Representatives from TapouT released this statement: “It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we must regretfully confirm the passing of our beloved friend, brother and co-founder Charles “Mask” Lewis following a car accident that occurred last night.
BUSINESS
By Wheelbase Communications | June 25, 2008
Hot off the press! Nissan’s Maxima goes diesel: The trend, my friends, is clear. Either go diesel (or something other than really expensive, low-fuel efficiency unleaded gasoline) or go home. It seems that Nissan is about to jump on the bandwagon. The Sleuth’s gumshoes report that the Japanese automaker is going to throw a diesel into the 2010 Maxima. It will only be available with an automatic to stay in line with North American preferences for non-manual transmissions.
BUSINESS
By Laurance Lapspecial to wheelbase communications | December 27, 2007
Dirt. It’s everywhere. Gumming up the keys of my laptop computer, clogging the zoom lens of my camera. It’s in all of my clothing. There’s even dirt in my dreams. And then in the memories of unzipping the tent every morning to see another perfect, yet absolutely different-from-last-night, landscape. Dirt in my nightmares, too. Of the ground rushing up to meet us as our Porsche Cayenne tumbled end over end. There was dirt all over the inside of the vehicle and dirt mixed with blood.
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