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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...

Corona del Mar Today: Albertsons to become Haggen Food & Pharmacy

Corona del Mar Today: Albertsons to become Haggen Food & Pharmacy

Corona del Mar's Albertsons will be part of a 146-store acquisition by Haggen Food & Pharmacy in 2015, according to a company news release.

Holiday closures in Newport, Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa and Newport Beach city halls will be closed from Christmas until the new year.

Al Irwin, longtime lifeguard and coach, dies at 96 in Newport

Al Irwin, longtime lifeguard and coach, dies at 96 in Newport

Al Irwin, a longtime Newport Beach lifeguard and well-known local coach and trainer, died Monday at his home on the Balboa Peninsula. He was...

DP 103 In memoriam: Ben Carlson

DP 103 In memoriam: Ben Carlson

When 32-year-old lifeguard Ben Carlson died while rescuing a distressed swimmer in July, he was mourned by his students in the junior...

Reader Report: Crossing the Cold War frontier into North Korea

Reader Report: Crossing the Cold War frontier into North Korea

PANMUNJOM, South Korea – My wife and I have just returned from North Korea.

New Newport Councilwoman Dixon listens to residents' needs

New Newport Councilwoman Dixon listens to residents' needs

For newly elected Newport Beach Mayor Pro Tem Diane Dixon, an interest in politics is a family affair.

Newport man finds new adventure conducting coastal tours

Newport man finds new adventure conducting coastal tours

After spending much of his young life shying away from swimming in the open sea, Ryan Lawler now makes a living leading adventures along the...

Let there be lights: Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade starts

Let there be lights: Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade starts

Families and friends from throughout the region gathered around Newport Harbor on Wednesday evening to see the Newport Beach Christmas...

Menorah lighting welcomes Hanukkah

Menorah lighting welcomes Hanukkah

Cheers echoed through Fashion Island's Atrium Court on Tuesday evening as eight-time Olympic medal winner Jason Lezak lit a single branch of...

Peek inside Balboa Island homes on Sunday's holiday tour

Peek inside Balboa Island homes on Sunday's holiday tour

Attention, Orange County residents: For a few hours Sunday, you'll get a chance to peek into the homes of fellow residents, enjoy their...

Study links small drain pipes to pollution at Newport's 'baby beaches'

Small drain pipes carrying runoff from Newport Beach streets could be causing high fecal bacteria counts frequently detected in bay waters...

ExplorOcean expansion plan raises questions about Fun Zone's future

ExplorOcean expansion plan raises questions about Fun Zone's future

Nearly a decade has passed since ExplorOcean bought a harbor-facing stretch of land dubbed the Balboa Fun Zone, exchanging the kitschy Scary...

Biz News: Coldwell Banker opens brokerage in Newport Center

Biz News: Coldwell Banker opens brokerage in Newport Center

Rush Hill, while still Newport Beach mayor, participated in a ribbon-cutting Dec. 4 at the grand opening of the Coldwell Banker...

Selich is next Newport mayor; Dixon is mayor pro tem

Selich is next Newport mayor; Dixon is mayor pro tem

Newport Beach welcomed four new City Council members to the dais Tuesday night, bidding farewell to the leadership of the last four years.

Sherman Gardens presents Nights of a Thousand Lights

Sherman Gardens presents Nights of a Thousand Lights

While plants are settling down for a long winter's nap, members of the horticulture staff at Sherman Library & Gardens are hard at work...

Sun rises on Sunset Ridge Park

Sun rises on Sunset Ridge Park

Although she didn't live to see the finished product, late Newport Beach resident Louise Greeley's dream of a park taking the place of...

Parents of man killed by Newport police allege 'excessive, brutal' force

Newport Beach police used "excessive, unwarranted and brutal" force when they shot a 22-year-old to death this spring, according to two...

Auction shoppers seek seagoing steals in Newport Beach

Auction shoppers seek seagoing steals in Newport Beach

Standing on a dock at the Harbor Patrol office in Corona del Mar, harbor resources manager Chris Miller pointed to a run-down red sailboat...

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