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Experts: Plunging Gas Price Fueling Record Traffic

Experts say Southern California’s freeways have become more congested as the price of gas has plunged to its lowest point in more than five years.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/18/2014

Former Costa Mesa Mayor and Pearl Harbor survivor Jack Hammet receives the city's Lifetime Service Award in 2007. (credit: costamesa.gov.)

Pearl Harbor Survivor, Ex-Costa Mesa Mayor Dies At 94

The city’s sports complex is named in Jack Hammett’s honor.

12/13/2014

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Costa Mesa Man Sentenced To Prison In 1979 Murder Of Former Girlfriend

A 62-year-old man was sentenced to prison Friday for the 1979 murder of a Torrance nurse he dated briefly.

CBS Los Angeles–12/12/2014

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‘The Grinch’ Live On Stage At The Segerstrom Dec. 10-14

Actor Stefan Karl, who plays The Grinch, visited the KCAL9 studios Tuesday to talk about the musical.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/09/2014

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OC Bank Robbery Suspect Threatens To Shoot Wells Fargo Teller Before Making Off With Cash

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a bank robber who threatened to shoot a teller in Costa Mesa on Wednesday.

12/04/2014

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Driver Killed, Teen Injured In Costa Mesa Solo-Car Crash

A fiery single-car crash killed a driver and injured his teenage passenger early Wednesday morning in Orange County.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/26/2014

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Parents Outraged After Discovering Child Sex Offender Lives Next To School

Parents are outraged after discovering that a convicted child sex offender lives directly adjacent to their kids’ high school campus.

11/21/2014

Glowy Zoey is back with a new costume. (credit: GlowyZoey.com)

Glowy Zoey Is Back With New Halloween Costume

The LED costume became a viral internet hit.

10/22/2014

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Discussion Over ‘Common Core’ Gets Heated In Costa Mesa

A discussion over the controversial new curriculum, known as Common Core, got heated Monday night in Costa Mesa during a special meeting at the Orange County Board of Education.

10/21/2014

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Costa Mesa’s Best Bars

When the local competition is Surf City, USA, and the empire of the Mouse, it’s tough to be a small OC suburb and still hold sway when it comes to being a destination. However, while […]

10/17/2014

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Breast Cancer 5K Fundraiser In Orange County Raises $150K For Research

A huge crowd gathered Sunday from across Southern California for the American Cancer Society’s 5th Annual “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K,” a non-competitive walk in Costa Mesa.

10/05/2014

The Orange County Fire Authority had five drowning or near drowning calls in the past two days. (credit: CBS)

Recent Rash Of Drownings In Orange County Has Officials Concerned

The drowning of a 15-year-old male in Garden Grove Saturday was the latest in a series of tragedies involving water in Orange County.

09/28/2014

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Hotel Pool Injuries Fatal To Fountain Valley Woman

A Fountain Valley woman died early Saturday morning from injuries she suffered in a hotel pool Friday evening, according to the Orange County Coroner’s Office.

09/27/2014

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3 Injured In Costa Mesa Street Racing Accident

Two adults and a 10-year-old boy were recovering from injuries Tuesday after their vehicle was hit by a SUV involved in a street race.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/16/2014

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Stolen Car Suspect Plows Into Home With Couple Upstairs

A man in a stolen car lost control of the vehicle and careened into a two-story home in Costa Mesa.

09/10/2014

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