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August 22, 2013
A motorcyclist died Thursday after a 5:20 p.m. collision with a vehicle at Bristol Street and Campus Drive in Newport Beach, police said. The male rider was taken to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana where he succumbed to his injuries, according to the Newport Beach Police Department. Police officials did not release the name of the deceased rider pending notification of his relatives. Details of the crash were not immediately available for release, police said. - Jeremiah Dobruck Twitter: @jeremiahdobruck
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By Mat Luschek and This post has been corrected, as noted below. | August 16, 2013
Andrew Paolini has motor oil in his veins. It's not surprising, considering that the president of Beverly Hills Motorsport in Costa Mesa grew up in Ann Arbor, Mich., down the street from Bob Lutz, the former vice president of General Motors who often brought home brand new vehicles, some of which weren't even available to the public. Paolini knew he liked cars. So much so that when he was 16, he hung around a custom car fabrication and audio shop for a week, taking in everything he could.
NEWS
July 15, 2013
A vehicle fire in a UC Irvine parking structure that spread to two other vehicles Monday morning caused $33,000 in damages, an official said. Orange County Fire Authority firefighters received a call at 6:11 a.m. of a vehicle fire and upon arriving at 6:17 a.m. found that the fire had spread, Division Chief Kris Concepcion said in an email. No injuries were reported, he added. The three vehicles had $30,000 worth of damage, and the parking structure had $3,000 worth of damage.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | June 21, 2013
Dozens of car owners armed with rags and cleaners got their vehicles glistening in the summer sun, hoping to catch the eye of a potential buyer. Drew Colome's bright orange 1977 Volkswagen Thing had spectators flocking to it during the first Russo and Steele car auction at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort and Marina on Friday. "This is the last Thing produced that came to America from Volkswagen," said Colome, 43, of Newport Beach. "It was made in Germany and not in Mexico like all the others.
NEWS
May 21, 2013
Newport Beach police arrested four people on suspicion of stealing from vehicles in the Port Streets area, police announced Tuesday. Arrested were Kevin Purdue, 23, of Costa Mesa; Andrew Samuelu, 18, of Huntington Beach; Joseph Veenstra, 20, of Fountain Valley; and an unnamed 17-year-old Garden Grove boy, according to police. Police stopped a vehicle about 1:30 a.m. Monday near Pacific View and San Miguel drives, and minutes later stopped another about one block away, near San Miguel Drive and San Joaquin Hills Road.
NEWS
January 8, 2013
In response to multiple vehicle burglaries, Newport Beach police recently distributed door hangers in the Upper Newport Bay area alerting residents to the problem. The seven burglaries happened between Dec. 1 and Jan. 7 near University Drive and Irvine Avenue around the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve and the YMCA, according to police spokeswoman Kathy Lowe. In response, police volunteers handed out door hangers that read, "This alert is to inform you that a car burglar is operating in your neighborhood.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | December 8, 2012
The recovery of a stolen Mercedes-Benz by Irvine police this week has led to the arrest of four people, including a man they believe was involved in multiple car thefts and burglaries in Irvine, police announced. Officers saw a Mercedes-Benz with a paper license plate speeding on Lake Forest Drive at about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday and followed it into a neighborhood where the driver and two passengers pulled into a residential driveway, turned off the headlights and ducked down, according to a release from the Irvine Police Department.
NEWS
By Lauren Williams | June 5, 2012
Costa Mesa expects to receive less from parking tickets and other vehicle-related fines this year, possibly because of a smaller police force more focused on crime than traffic enforcement, officials said. As a result, the city is anticipating to receive $1.5 million - about $350,000 less than the $1.85 million forecast for those revenues in the fiscal year 2011-12, according to city documents. FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this story incorrectly used the word negligent instead of negligible in the subheadline.
NEWS
June 2, 2012
A Huntington Beach woman driving backward on Harbor Boulevard struck two police cars before being arrested under the suspicion of drunk driving, a Costa Mesa police officer said. Marisela Lucero, 43, was spotted in the 2000 block of Harbor Boulevard at about 12:50 p.m. Saturday in a black Toyota Sequoia. She was driving in reverse in the northbound lanes, headed toward the intersection at 19th Street, Costa Mesa Sgt. Brent McKinley said. Multiple unsuccessful attempts were made by responding officers to get Lucero to pull over.
NEWS
May 4, 2012
An allegedly impaired driver was arrested after a car collided with a bicycle, Newport Beach police said Friday. About 9:30 a.m., a vehicle and bicyclist crashed in the 600 block of Bayside Drive, according to Sgt. Doug Jones. The bicyclist's injuries were relatively minor, Jones said. — Lauren Williams Twitter: @lawilliams30
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