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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...

Newport explores sites for more dog parks

Newport explores sites for more dog parks

Newport Beach officials will be looking into possible locations for additional dog parks in coming months.

Companies, Coastal Commission in dispute over Banning Ranch oil wells

A local developer and two oil companies operating at Banning Ranch are asking an Orange County Superior Court judge to weigh in on a dispute...

50 Christmas trees light the bay at Newport Dunes

50 Christmas trees light the bay at Newport Dunes

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina kicked off its holiday celebration Saturday evening with the annual Lighting of the Bay, during...

Corona del Mar Today: Giving thanks, A to Z (CdM-style)

A... Arthur Pescan. This Corona del Mar High School junior seems to do it all — cross country, the school musical, class president,...

Supercentenarian marks 110 years with a sense of humor

Supercentenarian marks 110 years with a sense of humor

Sally Mitchell could be forgiven if she forgot that Woodrow Wilson is no longer the president of the United States. Mitchell just crossed...

CdM graduate participates in U.S. strikes on Islamic State

CdM graduate participates in U.S. strikes on Islamic State

A Corona del Mar High School graduate participated in recent U.S. strikes on Islamic State forces in Iraq and Syria, according to a news...

Residents show hearts, hands for heroes

Residents show hearts, hands for heroes

Local residents had a chance to honor their heroes Saturday with help from the Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council.

Corona del Mar Today: City's charcoal application on hold

The city of Newport Beach's coastal development permit for charcoal-only fire rings is on hold, a city spokeswoman confirmed.

Drainage project may patch massive pit in resident's yard

Drainage project may patch massive pit in resident's yard

Before Buddy Cox moved back into his childhood home 10 years ago, he didn't think much about the hole along his property line.

Cancer surgeon caps fundraiser with haircut

Cancer surgeon caps fundraiser with haircut

Two scissors-wielding women sliced off the almost blue-black ponytail belonging to a very willing surgeon Friday, before sharing a long...

 Aikido leader visits Newport dojo

Aikido leader visits Newport dojo

Prominent aikido master Yoshitmitsu Yamada Shihan visited Newport Beach Aikido on Sunday during his tour for the 50th anniversary of his...

Newport business presents day of fitness for cancer research

Newport business presents day of fitness for cancer research

Fixed Gear in Newport Beach raised nearly $3,000 on Saturday during its His & Hers fundraiser to benefit the Breast Cancer Research...

Friend's money springs former executive from prison in tax fraud case

Despite receiving a seven-year prison sentence two months ago for dodging more than $1 million in taxes, a former Newport Beach energy...

Couple honored for efforts to clean up Newport Bay

Couple honored for efforts to clean up Newport Bay

Jack and Nancy Skinner's love affair with Newport Bay began years before their decades-long philanthropic efforts earned them the Citizens...

Tree lights up for holidays at Fashion Island

Tree lights up for holidays at Fashion Island

It's the most wonderful time of the year at Fashion Island.

Band of 50-somethings rocks for causes

Band of 50-somethings rocks for causes

Most days, Fredrick Borges leads the life of a medical malpractice attorney. He drives to his Newport Beach law firm, shuffles through...

Councilman-elect Peotter: Newport Civic Center 'bunnies' should go

Councilman-elect Peotter: Newport Civic Center 'bunnies' should go

If Newport Beach Councilman-elect Scott Peotter has his way, the concrete cottontails that invaded Civic Center park this year could soon be...

A-frame signs approved for Balboa Village test

A-frame signs approved for Balboa Village test

Balboa Village businesses are a step closer to being allowed to use A-frame signs to attract customers.

Newport lifeguard HQ to be named in memory of Ben Carlson

Newport lifeguard HQ to be named in memory of Ben Carlson

When beachgoers walk past the lifeguard headquarters at the Newport Pier, they soon will see the name of Ben Carlson, a lifeguard who...

Students build Manhattan replica in show of can-do spirit

Students build Manhattan replica in show of can-do spirit

Students at Andersen Elementary in Newport Beach hustled around the stairs leading from classrooms to the school's library Wednesday...

Fashion Island set to light Christmas tree

Fashion Island set to light Christmas tree

Fashion Island will usher in the holiday season with its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremonies at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the...

A-frame signs could come to Balboa Village

Newport Beach City Council members Wednesday will discuss an ordinance that would allow businesses in Balboa Village to use A-frame signs to...

A more conservative turn for Newport Beach City Council

A more conservative turn for Newport Beach City Council

When Newport Beach Mayor Rush Hill reflects on his last four years on the City Council, he remembers a group of people who worked cohesively...

Tutor in Corona del Mar hacking scandal pleads not guilty

A private tutor accused of hacking into Corona del Mar High School computers to change students' grades pleaded not guilty Tuesday to five...

Neighborhood goes on post-Halloween litter patrol

Neighborhood goes on post-Halloween litter patrol

Residents of a Newport Beach neighborhood annually beset by Halloween litter turned out Saturday afternoon for their first Port Streets...

Corona del Mar bank robbed by armed man

A man flashed a handgun while he robbed a Corona del Mar bank Friday afternoon, according to police.

Newport Beach honors watercolorist Rex Brandt with special plaque

Newport Beach honors watercolorist Rex Brandt with special plaque

The house and art studio Joan Brandt Scarboro grew up in has long been demolished, but this weekend she got a chance to come home in...

Capturing the golden history of Balboa

Capturing the golden history of Balboa

Everyone on the island has a story about why they came here.

Newport Beach to honor artist Rex Brandt, a key figure in the city

Newport Beach to honor artist Rex Brandt, a key figure in the city

When Gordon McClelland got his introduction to Rex Brandt, the Newport Beach painter's work came with a ringing endorsement.

Personal trainer pleads guilty to extorting ex-employer for $350,000

A personal trainer from Corona del Mar pleaded guilty Monday to his part in an extortion plot that threatened to smear a former employer...

Bike-friendly plans on Newport council agenda shortly after cyclist's death

Bike-friendly plans on Newport council agenda shortly after cyclist's death

The Newport Beach City Council is scheduled Tuesday to discuss an update of Balboa Village improvement plans and adopt the city's 2014...

Dogs parade for 'Howl 'O Ween'

Dogs parade for 'Howl 'O Ween'

Dogs lapped up their chance to dress in costume for "Howl 'O Ween" as Classic Kids Photography in Newport Beach hosted a dog parade and...

School board candidate stresses parental involvement

School board candidate stresses parental involvement

Armed with a basic knowledge of the English language and few expectations, school board candidate Fidel Mora moved to the United States from...

Newport man gets 7 years in real estate fraud

A Newport Beach man was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison for his part in a scheme that used forged documents and straw buyers to...

Newport council election has unaccustomed feistiness

Even as councils in neighboring cities have come to accept sharply split votes along political lines as the norm, elected officials in...

In an emergency, could you help? Community volunteers get disaster-aid training

In an emergency, could you help? Community volunteers get disaster-aid training

Lifeguard Capt. Mike Halphide squirted shaving cream onto the gloved hands of about 10 volunteers.

Newport-Mesa district targets bullying on campuses

Newport-Mesa district targets bullying on campuses

Students at Adams Elementary School made a promise Friday morning to keep bullying off their campus and the Newport-Mesa Unified District is...

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