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Messy beach fires bring complaints from Newport residents, officials

Messy beach fires bring complaints from Newport residents, officials

These days, you can burn charcoal or wood in the fire rings at Corona del Mar State Beach. But some visitors have been making fires directly...

Corona del Mar Today: No action taken on proposal to add grates to tree wells

Corona del Mar Today: No action taken on proposal to add grates to tree wells

A $300,000 price tag has stalled a proposal to add metal grates around Corona del Mar's business district tree wells.

City seeks members for various commissions

Newport Beach is accepting applications to fill vacancies on seven city boards and commissions.

Home of the Day: Waterfront flair in Newport Beach

Home of the Day: Waterfront flair in Newport Beach

Textured finishes and wall treatments keep the eye moving at this ornamented harbor home in Newport Beach. Reclaimed antique...

Errors in math materials frustrate teachers

Errors in math materials frustrate teachers

To an outsider, this looks like an unusual lesson. Fifth-graders at Harbor View Elementary School in Newport Beach are sketching...

Newport, shopping center owner settle property dispute

The Newport Beach City Council on Tuesday approved a settlement with Lido Partners that ends a yearlong dispute over property access at...

Newport won't ban jetpacks in harbor, but there will be limits under latest plan

Newport won't ban jetpacks in harbor, but there will be limits under latest plan

Water-propelled jetpack businesses would be regulated instead of banned in Newport Harbor under a plan advanced by the Newport Beach City...

Iwo Jima anniversary frames group's effort to put monument at Camp Pendleton

Iwo Jima anniversary frames group's effort to put monument at Camp Pendleton

Seventy years ago, amid what would go down in history as one of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific during World War II, five Marines and...

Man, 84, injured in Newport boat fire

Man, 84, injured in Newport boat fire

A man was injured when flames engulfed a power boat Saturday afternoon while it was docked at a Newport Beach marina.

After teen's heart stops, Newport Beach mom pushes for cardiac screening

After teen's heart stops, Newport Beach mom pushes for cardiac screening

It was a Saturday, a day that Heather Besen expected would unfold like any other.

Man injured after cliff fall at Pirate's Cove

A man was hospitalized Friday night after he fell about 40 feet from the cliff above a Corona del Mar beach, according to authorities.

Neighbors' votes could cost homeowners $20,000 apiece if underground utilities project is OK'd

Neighbors' votes could cost homeowners $20,000 apiece if underground utilities project is OK'd

Sitting in his two-story Newport Beach home that he's owned for 35 years, Jim Young can think of a few ways he could spend the money he...

Arrest warrant upped to $5 million for murder suspect who disappeared

Arrest warrant upped to $5 million for murder suspect who disappeared

An Orange County judge Wednesday increased an arrest warrant to $5 million for a missing man accused of killing his wife in their Newport...

Sewage spill closes part of Little Corona beach

Sewage spill closes part of Little Corona beach

Health authorities closed a stretch of Little Corona beach in Newport Beach on Monday after a clogged sewage line spilled 1,500 gallons of...

Pets sniff out prizes during scavenger hunt event at Fashion Island

Pets sniff out prizes during scavenger hunt event at Fashion Island

People and pets turned out to Fashion Island in Newport Beach on Saturday for the Amazing Race for the Animals Scavenger Hunt, presented...

Dock fee reduction on agenda for Newport Beach City Council

A proposal to reduce dock fees for residential pier owners by 2 cents per square foot will go before the Newport Beach City Council on...

Newport-Mesa trustees to decide on Corona del Mar High stadium plan

The multi-million dollar overhaul of the Corona del Mar High School stadium could inch forward Tuesday, with trustees of the Newport-Mesa...

Corona del Mar Today: Ideas for flower streets are blooming

Corona del Mar Today: Ideas for flower streets are blooming

The Corona del Mar Business Improvement District will host a community outreach workshop this month to gain input on a project that would...

Shannon Beador of 'Real Housewives' prices Newport home at $13 million

Shannon Beador of 'Real Housewives' prices Newport home at $13 million

Shannon Beador of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” and her husband, entrepreneur David Beador, have put their home in...

Newport Beach City Council thinks about its priorities for upcoming year

Over the next several months, the Newport Beach City Council will prioritize future capital improvement projects, allotting funds for...

Newport fire rings comply with rules, AQMD says

Newport fire rings comply with rules, AQMD says

Newport Beach's 60 beach fire rings — both wood and charcoal — are in compliance with the South Coast Air Quality Management...

Newport council sets review, priority session Saturday

The Newport Beach City Council will hold its annual planning workshop Saturday morning.

Effort to alter Corona del Mar High grades detailed

Effort to alter Corona del Mar High grades detailed

The tutor, the students recalled, had a plan to help them improve their grades.

'Like a bad drug trip': Which version of Newport council's meeting will fly?

'Like a bad drug trip': Which version of Newport council's meeting will fly?

Allusions to hallucinogenic drug use, flying fictional creatures and a dead rock 'n' roll icon peppered the debate Tuesday night among...

Newport Coast man charged with murdering wife disappears

Newport Coast man charged with murdering wife disappears

A man accused of killing his wife in their Newport Beach home in 2012 has disappeared, prompting an Orange County judge to issue a warrant...

Lower dock fees possible, but move could backfire

The Newport Beach City Council took steps during a study session Tuesday afternoon that could eventually decrease dock fees for...

Fired Newport police employees settle retaliation case

A husband and wife who sued Newport Beach...

Tiny red crabs pay rare visit to Newport

Tiny red crabs pay rare visit to Newport

When residents of Balboa Island and Little Balboa Island walked toward Newport Harbor on Wednesday morning, they noticed that a tiny and...

New Balboa Peninsula deli blends tradition, trends

New Balboa Peninsula deli blends tradition, trends

With its extensive craft beer selection, local artisan coffee and traditional East Coast deli fare along with vegan options, Newport Beach's...

Lifeguard makes a rescue — by fighting a house fire

Most people who fight fires don't do it in flip-flops.

Newport to focus on motorcycle crash hot spots

The Newport Beach Police Department will have extra officers on the streets for one day next week focused on enforcing traffic laws in areas...

Newport council's vote on fire rings ignites confusion

Newport council's vote on fire rings ignites confusion

The Newport Beach City Council was awash in confusion this week after a vote that returned controversial wood burning to many of the city'...

Hungry? Newport's Restaurant Week offers special menus through Feb. 1

Hungry? Newport's Restaurant Week offers special menus through Feb. 1

Diners can dig into special menus at 63 restaurants during Dine Newport Beach Restaurant Week, which runs Monday through Feb. 1.

Newport weighs when, how to fix Balboa seawalls

Moving forward with the replacement of aging seawalls surrounding Balboa Island may find its way onto the Newport Beach City Council's...

Specific religious references off limits in prayers at Newport public meetings

The mention of specific religions and deities during public prayers still won't be allowed in the Newport Beach City Council chamber at...

Kobe Bryant gets green light for his Newport Beach business

Kobe Bryant gets green light for his Newport Beach business

Los Angeles Lakers star shooting guard Kobe Bryant will be able to operate his business in Newport Beach until 2032.

Wood burning is back at 30 Newport Beach fire rings

Wood burning is back at 30 Newport Beach fire rings

The Newport Beach City Council decided Tuesday night to immediately bring wood burning back to some of the city's beach fire rings, again...

Claims of porn, sexism spice court arguments in lawsuit by fired Newport police dispatcher

Profanity-laced emails, searches of pornographic Internet sites, public arguments and allegations of sexism were on display for an Orange...

Historic Balboa Pavilion tented for termite treatment

Historic Balboa Pavilion tented for termite treatment

Termites won't be chomping on Newport Beach's most famous historic landmark for much longer.

Kobe Bryant awaits decision on future of Newport headquarters

The future of Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant's global business headquarters in Newport Beach remains unknown after a hearing Thursday...

Will winds of change return wood-burning pits in Newport?

Will winds of change return wood-burning pits in Newport?

Wood-burning beach bonfires could return to the Balboa Pier and Corona del Mar State Beach — known as Big Corona — though with...

Cheating scandal documents: Police recorded CdM tutor's talk with student

Cheating scandal documents: Police recorded CdM tutor's talk with student

A private tutor accused of hacking into Corona del Mar High School servers to boost student grades discussed the alleged scheme with an...

Police find 2 missing Newport Beach eighth-graders

Police find 2 missing Newport Beach eighth-graders

UPDATE: Two eighth-graders missing since Saturday morning were located by the Orange police department Monday night,...

Newport jeweler's contest honors moms as reflection of his life's journey

Newport jeweler's contest honors moms as reflection of his life's journey

Through his decades-long journey to find his birth mother, Mike Watson learned that a single word — what many might believe to be a...

New Year's car crash wrecks 2 Newport offices

New Year's car crash wrecks 2 Newport offices

A Newport Beach wedding photography studio and an Orange County Water District official's private office were severely damaged New Year's...

Police looking for missing Newport Beach woman

Police looking for missing Newport Beach woman

Police are searching for a 56-year-old Newport Beach woman who went missing Dec. 18 after she was released from a local hospital.

Cold is putting a strain on the homeless

Most nights, Daniel Parra wards off the bitter cold inside three sleeping bags and two blankets.

Newport's top stories of 2014: Bunnies, ballots, bikes &#8212 and a heroic lifeguard's death

Newport's top stories of 2014: Bunnies, ballots, bikes — and a heroic lifeguard's death

From the concrete bunnies at the Newport Beach Civic Center and Park to a controversial cheating scandal that rocked a top-performing high...

Tree fall blocks two roads

Tree fall blocks two roads

A fallen eucalyptus tree blocked Bayside Drive and El Paseo at about 11.45 a.m. Saturday.

Lido Theatre screens 'The Interview'

Lido Theatre screens 'The Interview'

Intrigued by the hype preceding the limited release of "The Interview," moviegoers flocked to the Lido Theatre in Newport Beach this week to...

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