April 2, 2013
The time has come to consider solving the homeless problem in Talbert Regional Park. I recently received a call from my wife, informing me that my family was forced to evacuate our house on Seabird Court in Newport Beach because there was another fire in the southernmost portion of the county-controlled park. As you might know, the nature preserve is a beautiful park with hiking trails where guests can view unspoiled Orange County — on the north side of Victoria Street. The area on the south side of Victoria is unkempt with neglected trails, myriad homeless enclaves and fires.
February 6, 2013
COSTA MESA Harbor Boulevard: Commercial burglary was reported in the 1900 block at 6:08 a.m. Tuesday. Randolph Avenue: Grand theft from a vehicle was reported in the 700 block at 8:17 a.m. Tuesday. Victoria Street: A robbery was reported in the 800 block at 8:26 a.m. Tuesday. Mission Drive: Grand theft from a vehicle was reported in the 1000 block at 8:40 a.m. Tuesday. Harbor Boulevard: A commercial burglary was reported in the 2100 block at 9 a.m. Tuesday. West 19th Street and Placentia Avenue: A family fight was reported at 9:22 a.m. Tuesday.
January 22, 2013
A motorist hit and severely injured a cyclist in Costa Mesa on Monday, police said. The 26-year-old driver, whose identity is being withheld, in a 2009 Toyota Corolla hit the 40-year-old cyclist from behind in the 1200 block of Victoria Street about 6 p.m., said Costa Mesa Police Sgt. David Makiyama. Both the driver and cyclist live in Costa Mesa. The cyclist suffered major head trauma, Makiyama said. As of Tuesday afternoon, police described his condition as critical. Witnesses or those with information are asked to contact Traffic Investigator Rick Cummings at (714)
November 16, 2012
Piecemakers Village in Mesa Verde will soon serve the 225 congregants of Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church. The Unitarian Universalist Church is expected to leave its current home at 1259 Victoria St. and set up shop at 2845 E. Mesa Verde Drive in January, according to Katherine L. Martin, president of OCUUC. "It's really an exciting time for us," Martin said. From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, the church will host a community open house at its new location, inviting community members to see their vision for the space, with blueprints available to view.