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November 23, 2002
Holidays a busy time for traffic patrols The Newport Beach Police Department is gearing up for the holiday season, which brings with it more traffic, periodically rough weather and traffic collisions, officials said. While they will tighten enforcement, police officers will also keep an eye out for those not wearing seat belts next week, which is National Buckle Up America Week. They will also issue more citations during this time. The increased vigilance and enforcement is funded by a grant from the state Office of Traffic Safety.
NEWS
May 7, 2003
This past April 21, upon arriving at the airport in Oakland to help out my daughter at San Francisco State. I turned on my cell phone and saw voice mails waiting for me. I, of course, expected love, kisses and missing you from my wife. What I received instead slapped me into fear and trembling. My son and his girlfriend were in what appeared to be a terrible accident. On the "S curves" coming home from school. His jeep had rolled over and was upside down on the side of the road.
NEWS
October 27, 2002
June Casagrande Six UC Irvine men's soccer players were taken to the hospital with minor injuries on Saturday morning after a van carrying team members to a Riverside game tipped onto its side on the 73 Freeway connector to the 55 northbound. The accident occurred at about 10:25 a.m. when the van collided with another vehicle on the ramp to the 55 northbound, officials said. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. It is not known exactly how many people were aboard the 15-passenger van, but it was one of two carrying a total of about 22 people to the game against UC Riverside.
NEWS
April 13, 2005
We are in favor of seat belts in school buses. We believe this is a good thing and should have been done many, many years ago. JAY and ANNE GREER Newport Beach My youngest is 22 years old now. She has never gotten in a vehicle without a seat belt. I can't imagine anybody that would want their kids riding in a school bus without them. RICK LLOYD Huntington Beach I'm horrified that Newport-Mesa officials would consider a safety measure for their students to be unnecessary.
NEWS
October 20, 1999
-- Greg Risling A big-rig clipped two cars and landed on a highway divider, causing delays of more than an hour on the San Diego Freeway during rush hour Tuesday morning. No one was seriously injured when the big-rig swerved across two lanes of traffic, leaving behind a trail of wrecked cars and frightened motorists. The accident occurred shortly before 9 a.m. as the driver of the truck was heading northbound just north of Harbor Boulevard. Authorities said the driver claims someone driving a red Chevrolet Camaro cut him off. The driver of the truck estimates he was traveling at about 55 mph when he slammed on his brakes and swerved to avoid the speeding car in front of him. Police said the big-rig veered to the right and then back to the left, crossing into another lane, where it struck a 1992 Pontiac Bonneville that was sent spinning toward the median.
NEWS
By: Bryce Alderton | August 4, 2005
Memorial services for Michael Musso, a wide receiver on Orange Coast College's football team, will be held at 10 a.m. today at First Baptist Church of Fountain Valley. Musso, 19, died from injuries sustained following a four-car collision on Beach Boulevard in Huntington Beach Friday. Musso was thrown from the GTO in which he was a passenger and died en route to the hospital. Patrick Nance, a former Fountain Valley High teammate of Musso who was reportedly driving the car when the collision occurred, is recovering at Kaiser Hospital in Anaheim.
NEWS
August 15, 2004
PUBLIC SAFETY Watching for signs of West Nile virus in Newport-Mesa City and county officials this week said they will continue their efforts to stop the spread of West Nile virus but don't plan any significant changes now that two birds have died from the disease. Residents expressed concerns that the city isn't doing enough to prevent breeding areas for mosquitoes, the insects that carry the disease. City officials said that Orange County Vector Control District handles the majority of mosquito control, and residents can do their part by making sure they eliminate standing water on their properties.
NEWS
June 25, 2004
Marisa O'Neil Starting July 1, some new school buses in California will have something none has ever had before -- seat belts. State legislation will require that all new school buses carrying fewer than 20 passengers have a three-point restraint system, or shoulder and lap belt, beginning July 1. The same will be true for all new school buses starting July 1, 2005. Buses currently on the road without belts will still be legal, but any new buses purchased or manufactured will need the restraints, according to the state vehicle code.
NEWS
By Patrice Apodaca | May 31, 2013
Most of Memorial Day passed as a relaxing holiday for my family. We watched sports on TV and munched on leftover ribs from Sunday's barbecue. In the early afternoon my 18-year-old son and I went out to rent a tux and order a corsage for his upcoming prom. A little while after we returned home, he rushed in from our frontyard. "Did you hear that?" he asked. "It sounded like a huge explosion. " Then the sirens wailed, and a helicopter droned overhead. My son's girlfriend called.
NEWS
July 1, 2001
I realize that my tastes and my husband's are never going to mesh perfectly. He's a jock, I'm not. He couldn't care less if the bed is made in the morning, I can't leave the house until the breakfast dishes are in the dishwasher and the beds have their corners tightly tucked. We're a little like the "Green Acres" couple, just add a few kids and trade a mixed-breed dog for the pig. I subscribe to the theory that opposites attract, and so far it's worked.
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By Patrice Apodaca | May 31, 2013
Most of Memorial Day passed as a relaxing holiday for my family. We watched sports on TV and munched on leftover ribs from Sunday's barbecue. In the early afternoon my 18-year-old son and I went out to rent a tux and order a corsage for his upcoming prom. A little while after we returned home, he rushed in from our frontyard. "Did you hear that?" he asked. "It sounded like a huge explosion. " Then the sirens wailed, and a helicopter droned overhead. My son's girlfriend called.
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NEWS
By Joseph Serna | August 14, 2008
Already Brian Campos’ friends can feel the hole left by his death. They’ve said the Newport Beach car lover was the life of the party, the loyal friend they’ve known since high school and the guy who not only had dreams for his future, but also did what it took to achieve them. That all came to a sudden end early Thursday when police say his 1974 Ford Bronco slammed into the center divider as it raced southbound on Superior Avenue near Ticonderoga Street in Newport Beach, throwing Campos from the truck because he wasn’t wearing his seat belt.
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By Lauren Vane | February 25, 2006
The death this week of a Newport Harbor High School freshman, killed Monday when he was ejected from an SUV, has underscored a basic safety rule: Seat belts save lives. "Wearing a seat belt ? is the single easiest thing somebody can do to improve the chances of surviving a" crash, said Mike Marando, spokesman for the state office of traffic safety. Fifteen-year-old Dylan Ayres ? the son of Douglas and Michele Ayres and the grandson of Ayres hotel chain chairman Don Ayres Jr. ?
NEWS
By: Bryce Alderton | August 4, 2005
Memorial services for Michael Musso, a wide receiver on Orange Coast College's football team, will be held at 10 a.m. today at First Baptist Church of Fountain Valley. Musso, 19, died from injuries sustained following a four-car collision on Beach Boulevard in Huntington Beach Friday. Musso was thrown from the GTO in which he was a passenger and died en route to the hospital. Patrick Nance, a former Fountain Valley High teammate of Musso who was reportedly driving the car when the collision occurred, is recovering at Kaiser Hospital in Anaheim.
NEWS
April 13, 2005
We are in favor of seat belts in school buses. We believe this is a good thing and should have been done many, many years ago. JAY and ANNE GREER Newport Beach My youngest is 22 years old now. She has never gotten in a vehicle without a seat belt. I can't imagine anybody that would want their kids riding in a school bus without them. RICK LLOYD Huntington Beach I'm horrified that Newport-Mesa officials would consider a safety measure for their students to be unnecessary.
NEWS
April 8, 2005
Michael Miller Newport-Mesa Unified School District officials have voiced disapproval for a state law that requires all newly purchased school buses to come equipped with lap-shoulder belts this year. The senate bill, signed in 2001 by former Gov. Gray Davis, mandates lap-shoulder belts for all school buses purchased in California after July 1 this year. Starting on the same date last year, all new buses that carry 20 passengers or fewer had to feature the added constraints.
NEWS
August 15, 2004
PUBLIC SAFETY Watching for signs of West Nile virus in Newport-Mesa City and county officials this week said they will continue their efforts to stop the spread of West Nile virus but don't plan any significant changes now that two birds have died from the disease. Residents expressed concerns that the city isn't doing enough to prevent breeding areas for mosquitoes, the insects that carry the disease. City officials said that Orange County Vector Control District handles the majority of mosquito control, and residents can do their part by making sure they eliminate standing water on their properties.
NEWS
June 25, 2004
Marisa O'Neil Starting July 1, some new school buses in California will have something none has ever had before -- seat belts. State legislation will require that all new school buses carrying fewer than 20 passengers have a three-point restraint system, or shoulder and lap belt, beginning July 1. The same will be true for all new school buses starting July 1, 2005. Buses currently on the road without belts will still be legal, but any new buses purchased or manufactured will need the restraints, according to the state vehicle code.
NEWS
May 7, 2003
This past April 21, upon arriving at the airport in Oakland to help out my daughter at San Francisco State. I turned on my cell phone and saw voice mails waiting for me. I, of course, expected love, kisses and missing you from my wife. What I received instead slapped me into fear and trembling. My son and his girlfriend were in what appeared to be a terrible accident. On the "S curves" coming home from school. His jeep had rolled over and was upside down on the side of the road.
NEWS
November 23, 2002
Holidays a busy time for traffic patrols The Newport Beach Police Department is gearing up for the holiday season, which brings with it more traffic, periodically rough weather and traffic collisions, officials said. While they will tighten enforcement, police officers will also keep an eye out for those not wearing seat belts next week, which is National Buckle Up America Week. They will also issue more citations during this time. The increased vigilance and enforcement is funded by a grant from the state Office of Traffic Safety.
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