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Balboa Island beach sculptor is king of his sandcastles

Balboa Island beach sculptor is king of his sandcastles

If you've walked along the harbor front on Balboa Island on a Saturday in the past three years, chances are you've seen Chris Crosson.

Corona del Mar Today: 'Amazing Grace' plays for lost pets as talk turns to coyotes

Corona del Mar Today: 'Amazing Grace' plays for lost pets as talk turns to coyotes

A little Chiweenie — a dachshund-Chihuahua mix — called Beanie, who was the mascot of the Studio Cycle spin business on East...

Serious crime up 12% — a rare increase — in Newport Beach

For the first time in more than a decade, crime reports in Newport Beach are heading up.

Teen driver wasn't wearing seat belt in fatal crash

Teen driver wasn't wearing seat belt in fatal crash

A high school student who died in a Newport Beach traffic collision last month wasn't wearing his seat belt when the SUV he was driving...

Newport leaning toward repairing Balboa Island seawalls

Newport leaning toward repairing Balboa Island seawalls

The Newport Beach City Council indicated during a study session Tuesday that the aging seawalls along Balboa Island will be repaired but...

Newport library is looking for volunteers

Newport Beach Public Library is seeking volunteers for its Library Homebound Delivery Service.

2 construction workers charged with animal cruelty, destroying bird nests in Balboa tree-removal case

2 construction workers charged with animal cruelty, destroying bird nests in Balboa tree-removal case

Two men were charged with four misdemeanors Thursday in connection with the May removal of a ficus tree in a Newport Beach neighborhood that...

Swimmers go pier-to-pier in annual tradition

Swimmers go pier-to-pier in annual tradition

Hundreds of swimmers dived into the waves off Newport Beach on Saturday morning for the annual pier-to-pier swim.

Anaheim Ducks' Clayton Stoner buys $2.025M Newport home; take a look

Anaheim Ducks' Clayton Stoner buys $2.025M Newport home; take a look

Anaheim Ducks defenseman Clayton Stoner, who signed as a free agent last summer, has...

Drive to underground utilities ends in one Newport Heights area

Drive to underground utilities ends in one Newport Heights area

The intense debate about whether to place utility lines underground in Newport Heights is over for now in one of the area's two utility...

Man injured in Newport stabbing

A man was stabbed around 3:20 a.m. Thursday near Irvine Avenue and 17th Street in Newport Beach, according to police.

Home of the Day: French Quarter style with an Airstream office in Newport

Home of the Day: French Quarter style with an Airstream office in Newport

This Newport Beach residence, once home to early radio pioneer Ken Niles, has a French Quarter vibe with a double-gallery design underscored...

Surviving birds from Balboa tree removal released

Surviving birds from Balboa tree removal released

Caroline Vassar was driving home after an afternoon tennis match in late May when she witnessed birds swirling above a tree that was in...

Newport councilman who criticized gay marriage will delete city seal from his email blasts

Newport councilman who criticized gay marriage will delete city seal from his email blasts

Responding to pushback for criticizing same-sex marriage in a widely distributed email, Newport Beach Councilman Scott Peotter agreed...

Newport Councilman Peotter's opposition to gay unions draws criticism

Newport Councilman Peotter's opposition to gay unions draws criticism

Newport Beach City Councilman Scott Peotter angered gay rights leaders Tuesday after circulating an email that criticized same-sex...

ESPN moves golf tournament from Trump's course to Pelican Hill in Newport

ESPN moves golf tournament from Trump's course to Pelican Hill in Newport

Following Donald Trump's critical public comments about Latino immigrants, ESPN announced this week that it will move its upcoming ESPY...

St. James members to hold service outside closed church building

St. James members to hold service outside closed church building

Though St. James the Great Episcopal Church parishioners won't be meeting in their longtime house of worship on Sunday, it doesn't mean they...

Where to go for fireworks and festivities on July 4

Where to go for fireworks and festivities on July 4

The Fourth of July is the most American holiday of the year, and Newport Beach and Irvine have big public celebrations planned, with...

Peek into ex-Ducks wing Rob Niedermayer's Newport Coast home, sold at a loss

Peek into ex-Ducks wing Rob Niedermayer's Newport Coast home, sold at a loss

Former Anaheim Ducks right wing Rob Niedermayer and his wife, Jessica, have sold their home in the Crystal Cove area of Newport Coast for...

Car nearly falls off Balboa ferry after lurching through barrier

Car nearly falls off Balboa ferry after lurching through barrier

A car crashed through a barrier on the Balboa Island ferry on Sunday evening and dangled from the back as the boat sailed in Newport Harbor.

Newport paddle-out honors teen crash victim

Newport paddle-out honors teen crash victim

Dozens of people, including family and friends, took to the sea near the Newport Pier on Wednesday evening for a paddle-out in memory of...

You'll pay more to park in Newport and Balboa, starting now

You'll pay more to park in Newport and Balboa, starting now

Beachgoers circling the Balboa Peninsula for an often elusive parking space this summer will pay more to park when they finally snag a spot.

Teen driver who died after a high-speed crash in Newport is identified

Teen driver who died after a high-speed crash in Newport is identified

A 17-year-old driver died Tuesday after a high-speed crash in Newport Beach, police said.

Balboa Bay Club puts on a Father's Day Car Show

Balboa Bay Club puts on a Father's Day Car Show

The Balboa Bay Club, where fans of seagoing vessels have been known to watch Newport Beach's Christmas Boat Parade, gave road enthusiasts...

Corona del Mar Today: Residents take a look at 4 new library proposals

About 50 people jammed into the Corona del Mar library branch on Monday afternoon to get their first glimpse of four possible layouts for...

Townhomes will replace 1940s St. James church if developer's plan is OKd

Townhomes will replace 1940s St. James church if developer's plan is OKd

The development firm that in May bought St. James the Great Episcopal Church in Lido Village plans to build townhomes in place of the...

Family's 13th child is No. 11 to graduate from Corona del Mar High

Family's 13th child is No. 11 to graduate from Corona del Mar High

The Condon family of Newport Beach have had someone walking in Corona del Mar High School's graduation ceremonies for 31 years — all...

Eelgrass gets a transplant in Newport Bay restoration project

Eelgrass gets a transplant in Newport Bay restoration project

Certified divers volunteering for Costa Mesa-based Orange County Coastkeeper are collecting eelgrass from natural beds in Newport Beach...

Newport's Jackshrimp restaurant is going to peel out after 25 years

Newport's Jackshrimp restaurant is going to peel out after 25 years

After spending a quarter of a century serving his California-style Cajun cuisine in Newport Beach, Jackshrimp owner Jack Jasper will close...

What happens when you use less water? In Newport, your rates might double

What happens when you use less water? In Newport, your rates might double

The drought is driving down water use in Newport Beach.

Newport fire-rings decision could finally happen Thursday

Newport fire-rings decision could finally happen Thursday

The fight among Newport Beach residents over the placement and number of wood-burning fire rings along the shore could come to an end this...

Balboa Theater funds going to other arts projects

Balboa Theater funds going to other arts projects

With the Balboa Theater likely to be put up for sale in the coming months, the foundation that for years has raised funds to resurrect the...

SPON eyes a more sustainable future for Newport Beach

Stop Polluting Our Newport, a longtime community organization, has plans to draft a blueprint detailing ways for the city and residents to...

Corona del Mar Today: Harbor View takes 2015 Spirit Award trophy

Corona del Mar Today: Harbor View takes 2015 Spirit Award trophy

Harbor View Elementary School won the 2015 Spirit Award trophy at the recent Newport Beach Youth Track and Field event, ending Eastbluff...

Ex-Angel Gary Matthews Jr. wants $15.5M for his Corona del Mar showplace

Ex-Angel Gary Matthews Jr. wants $15.5M for his Corona del Mar showplace

Gary Matthews Jr. is swinging for the fences with his latest home offering. The former Angels outfielder has put his designer showplace...

$282M Newport budget, with funds for more Balboa police, narrowly wins initial OK

A new Newport Beach budget that allocates funds for building projects and more police officers was approved Tuesday night by the City...

Man dies after being hit by car in Newport Beach

Man dies after being hit by car in Newport Beach

A 41-year-old man died Sunday night after he was struck by a car in Newport Beach, according to the Orange County coroner's office.

Police warn to look out for locksmith scam

Newport Beach police Thursday warned about a possible scam in which suspects posing as locksmiths install locks that are easier to pick.

Corona del Mar Today: Trustees suggest second story for library/fire station

The Newport Beach Board of Library trustees Monday told an architect that they want to consider adding a second story to the new Corona...

Pelican Hill golf courses focus on both kinds of green

Pelican Hill golf courses focus on both kinds of green

Stephen Friedlander knows that golf courses, with their lush acreage of sprawling greenery, are often on the receiving end of the finger...

MIT to the power of three: Science-driven triplets head to college

MIT to the power of three: Science-driven triplets head to college

Growing up, science had always been a bond for the Goul triplets: Edward, Claire and Chris. Now their connection and passion for the subject...

3 Newport firefighters drop age-bias suit in exchange for payouts, retirement

Three high-ranking Newport Beach firefighters have agreed to retire and take payouts in exchange for dropping their age-discrimination...

So this sea lion walks into a bar … to the surprise of customers in Newport

So this sea lion walks into a bar … to the surprise of customers in Newport

The customer in the sleek brown coat was feeling quite parched as he wandered off the beach and into a Balboa Peninsula bar last week.

Newport's once fought-over St. James church to be sold to developer

Newport's once fought-over St. James church to be sold to developer

The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles is wrapping up a deal to sell St. James the Great Episcopal Church in Newport Beach to a real estate...

What's a hostage rescue like? At Newport's Public Safety Day, residents get an up-close look

What's a hostage rescue like? At Newport's Public Safety Day, residents get an up-close look

Local residents got a glimpse of what fire and police departments do every day as Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort hosted Newport Beach's...

Home of the Day: Glass floors, see-through views for $13.9M in Corona del Mar

Home of the Day: Glass floors, see-through views for $13.9M in Corona del Mar

This Mediterranean-inspired contemporary leaves little to the imagination with such see-through features as a glass-enclosed wine cellar,...

Balboa Island displays a mile of art and music

Balboa Island displays a mile of art and music

Paintings, jewelry, glass and metal works, sculptures, photography and more lined the South Bayfront Promenade on Sunday for the 21st annual...

Are you wearing your seat belt? 'No excuses' enforcement starts today

Newport Beach and Irvine police will be on the lookout for anyone not wearing a seat belt during the last two weeks of May as the...

Restoration of 'Seagulls' sculpture complete

Restoration of 'Seagulls' sculpture complete

Restoration on the "Seagulls in Flight" sculpture outside the Corona del Mar branch of the Newport Beach Public Library has been completed.

Newport Beach building to get a trendier makeover

Newport Beach building to get a trendier makeover

One of the real estate developers behind the revitalization of 17th Street in Costa Mesa is looking to redefine a somewhat nondescript...

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