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April 28, 2003
Harbor Boulevard onramp closes today The northbound Harbor Boulevard onramp to the northbound San Diego Freeway will close today for three weeks so that Caltrans can realign it. The onramp was originally slated to close last week, but the project was delayed. The California Department of Transportation suggests that motorists use the Hyland Avenue onramp to the north San Diego Freeway as a detour. The work is part of a larger project with the Orange County Transportation Authority to improve the San Diego and Corona del Mar freeways between Bear Street and Hyland in Costa Mesa.
NEWS
November 7, 2003
DIRECTIONS Tonight's games Newport Harbor vs. Laguna Hills at Mission Viejo High, 25025 Chrisanta Drive Take the San Diego Freeway (Interstate 405, which turns into the 5) south to La Paz Road exit and turn left; head east to Chrisanta Drive and turn right; school is on the right. Corona del Mar at Tesoro High 1 Tesoro Creek Road, Las Flores Take the San Diego Freeway south to Oso Parkway; east to Tesoro Creek Road; right to school.
NEWS
July 31, 2003
Fairview onramp to San Diego Freeway opens Headaches on the northbound San Diego Freeway are expected to ease up as a result of the latest improvement to the Fairview Road onramp, which officially opened Tuesday, transportation officials said. The California Department of Transportation and the Orange County Transportation Authority announced this week that the newly extended onramp from Fairview Road to the northbound San Diego Freeway now goes over the Harbor Boulevard exit and dumps motorists directly on the freeway.
NEWS
April 26, 2003
Thousands of jellyfish wash ashore Thousands of bright blue jellyfish shaped like little sailboats washed ashore in Newport Beach on Friday, lifeguard officials said. The velella velella, or by-the-wind sailor, is not a threat to human beings and does not sting. The creatures can be seen best at high tide lines throughout Newport Beach and Corona del Mar. Clean harbor day at nautical museum The Newport Harbor Nautical Museum today will host its 23rd annual clean harbor day celebration, "Don't Trash Where You Splash."
NEWS
November 13, 2000
The Costa Mesa Planning Commission is set to again consider the proposal for the Segerstrom Home Ranch at tonight's meeting. The proposal, a 90-acre plan originally scheduled for Planning Commission review in June, involves land between Sunflower Avenue, the San Diego Freeway, Fairview Road and Harbor Boulevard. It calls for a 17-acre Ikea furniture store, 950,000 square feet of office space and more than 900 homes. The Ikea store, which would be the largest in the area, has been particularly controversial.
NEWS
January 9, 2004
Accident stalls several, injures few Two people suffered minor injuries in a six-car pileup that snarled traffic on the San Diego Freeway on Thursday morning, officials said. The accident, which happened at about 8:45 a.m. on the southbound San Diego Freeway, just south of the Costa Mesa Freeway, was a chain reaction, a "domino effect" crash, California Highway Patrol Officer Ken Yoon said. "We don't know yet exactly how it occurred, but most of them were rear-end collisions," he said.
NEWS
January 21, 2004
BRIEFLY IN THE NEWS Motorcyclist dies of aneurysm on road A Westminster man died early Tuesday as he was riding his motorcycle on the San Diego Freeway as a result of a ruptured aneurysm in his head, officials said. Kenneth Rogers, 40, was traveling southbound on the San Diego Freeway north of Harbor Boulevard when he suddenly veered left, striking the concrete center divider wall, California Highway Patrol officials said. The impact ejected Rogers, and he landed in the carpool lane on the other side of the freeway, officials said.
NEWS
August 23, 2003
Deepa Bharath Orange County Transportation Authority board members have approved a $1.1-million study of extending the Orange Freeway along the Santa Ana River to the San Diego Freeway and possibly the Corona del Mar Freeway, officials said. Staff presented to board members on Monday a preliminary study that showed that "there is a traffic demand" that justifies extending the freeway from the Santa Ana Freeway, OCTA spokesman Michael Litschi said.
NEWS
March 4, 2003
Lolita Harper A 32-year-old Tustin man who startled motorists during a dramatic effort to take his own life Saturday is expected to survive his 50-foot fall from a freeway interchange to the asphalt of the San Diego Freeway below, officials said. Jorge Dominguez, who is in the custody of the Orange County Sheriff's Department, is in critical condition at Western Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Sonoma Van Hort said. Dominguez was rushed to Western Medical Center immediately after his failed suicide attempt, from which he suffered numerous broken bones and internal injuries, Van Hort reported Saturday.
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By Lauren Williams | December 15, 2012
Police announced this week the arrest of suspects they say are connected to the slaying of a man whose body was discovered in Irvine 17 years ago. On April 16, 1995, Irvine police discovered the body of 24-year-old Gonzalo Ramirez, who had died from blows to the head. Santa Ana police announced that they had arrested Gianni Anthony Van, Diane Tran and Norma Patricia Esparza. Suspect Shannon Ray Gries, whose last known address was in Colorado, remains a fugitive, police said. Police said Ramirez left a Santa Ana bar in the early morning of April 16 with another man when a white 1980s van hit their vehicle from behind.
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NEWS
November 20, 2012
A Costa Mesa police pursuit ended Monday when the female suspect fled her vehicle and jumped off a San Diego (405) Freeway bridge, police said. The pursuit began at 10:47 a.m. when an officer on a motorcycle tried to pull the woman over for traffic violations, and she ran red lights and passed other motorists using the side of the road, according to a police news release. The 33-year-old Costa Mesa woman, whose identity was withheld, was wanted in Los Angeles County for drug-related charges, police said.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | June 18, 2012
The public has an extra 15 days to comment on the Orange County Transportation Authority's draft environmental impact report for a proposed widening of the San Diego (405) Freeway. Orange County residents have until July 17 to send their comments to OCTA on the draft EIR, which outlines the potential effects on surrounding communities. OCTA is working with the California Department of Transportation on a proposed $1.3-billion to $1.7-billion renovation that could add two to four lanes on the 405 between the San Gabriel (605)
NEWS
March 5, 2010
In response to “FAA to tweak takeoffs at JWA,” Feb. 27: The best way to reduce the noise footprint over Newport Beach would be to extend the runway at John Wayne Airport farther north and closer to the San Diego Freeway. The farther back that the air carriers start their southbound take-offs, the higher they will be when they fly over Newport Beach, and the lower their noise impact will be. Extending the runway to the north will also reduce the air pollution caused by taxiing delays, as the air carriers wait to cross the shorter runway, 19 Left, to get to the longer runway, 19 Right.
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By Erik HolmesOCLNN.com | February 10, 2010
A proposal to add high-occupancy toll lanes to the San Diego Freeway in Orange County, including a stretch of the 405 through Costa Mesa, took a step forward this week when the O.C. Transportation Authority’s board approved further environmental and engineering study of the project. A report presented to the board found that the idea is financially viable and would help pay for the cost of the freeway expansion, which could cost as much as $2.2 billion. The board on Monday decided to explore the option more fully.
NEWS
By James P. Gray | August 1, 2009
When my children were between 5 and 8 years old, we happened to be driving south on the San Diego Freeway below El Toro when I saw a strawberry field that was covered in plastic sheeting and said, “Look kids, that’s where they grow plastic.” All three responded with words like “Really, Daddy, really?” I just kept quiet. And then, about 20 miles later, one of my sons said something like “Oh come on, that’s not true.” I view that experience as one of the important lessons I have provided to my children, which is to question information, regardless of the source.
NEWS
By STEVE SMITH | January 14, 2006
I have an idea. Let's save some time and money and put red-light cameras at every intersection along Harbor Boulevard, from Newport Boulevard to the San Diego Freeway (405). The city may as well, since the expansion of the red-light camera program includes cameras up and down the street. Either that, or just turn Harbor Boulevard into a freeway. Red-light cameras are a good thing -- I think. I can only speak from personal experience, but on those rare times when I know there is a camera at the intersection and my foot is moving rapidly between the brake and the gas pedal, the brake wins every time.
NEWS
By: STEVE SMITH | October 8, 2005
The drive to another airport is never easy, even at 10 p.m. in the middle of the week. As you read this on Saturday morning, my wife and I are in New York exercising one of the following options: We are celebrating the return of the home field advantage to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. We are marveling at the pitching skills of Randy Johnson who led his team to victory Friday and all but assured a Yankees series victory. We are about to attend the game that was supposed to be played Friday night but was rained out. Although we have five tickets for the game, we came to New York not to see the Angels in Yankee Stadium but to celebrate the 60th birthday of my brother, Michael.
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By: | September 19, 2005
AT A GLANCEDaily PilotON THE WEB: o7 www.dailypilot.com f7CHARACTER COUNTS The Newport-Mesa Unified School District will be among the 2005 Character Education Award Honorees when Orange County Supt. William M. Habermehl presents his State of Education address, titled "A Focus on Character," on Wednesday at the Hyatt Regency Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine. The Orange Unified School District and 12 children from the Learning for Life Program will also be honored.
NEWS
By: Lauren Vane | August 11, 2005
A woman in her mid-20s died on the San Diego Freeway (405) early Wednesday morning after she jumped out the window of a limousine traveling at 65 mph and was struck by several vehicles, police said. The incidentbacked up traffic for miles in both directions, disrupting the morning commute of thousands of people. In the southbound lanes of the 405, traffic was channeled to one lane. Police are investigating the incident as a suicide, said Sgt. Marty Carver of the Costa Mesa Police Department.
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