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  • Engineers design new department badge

    It was nearly a year ago when Newport Beach Fire Department engineers Peter Garcia and Jason Fernandez began planning how to celebrate the department's centennial anniversary. The 100th birthday, which took place April 17, was something the two wanted to...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Pool fundraising effort underway

    A wall of shimmering, glittering glass fish swarming a Sea King mascot could help fund new locker rooms for the Marian Bergeson Aquatic Center on the Corona del Mar High School campus. The $1-million project would replace dilapidated restrooms with 3,...
  • Striking a balance

    Striking a balance
    COSTA MESA — He cycled around town with an empty child trailer hitched to the back of his bike. It was around dusk near Lions Park on a recent Tuesday. Other than messy salt-and-pepper hair and ruddy skin from six years of living on the streets,...
  • Chiefs propose money-saving measures

    NEWPORT BEACH — The police and fire chiefs on Tuesday proposed a series of austerity measures to the City Council that would total up to $3.4 million combined. If implemented, the departments' 2011-12 fiscal year budgets could outsource the city's...
  • NBPD scrapping crash investigators

    The Newport Beach Police Department's traffic division will eliminate its three accident investigator positions and is considering reducing seven more positions as cost-saving measures. The affected employees are sworn police officers. Altogether, the...
  • Academic, Athletic Award Winners

    This corrects Gabrielle Herbosa's information. COSTA MESA HIGH SCHOOL Recipients of the 32nd annual Les Miller Outstanding Student Awards ANGELINE HONG School Activities/Clubs: Virtual Enterprise-Business Plan Team, Academic Decathlon, varsity tennis,...
  • Newport Beach firefighters' overtime at issue

    NEWPORT BEACH — As the city debates budget cuts, some council members have called into question firefighters' overtime pay. The fire operations division, which includes firefighters and paramedics, exceeded its overtime budget by about $1 million...
  • Community Commentary: Lifeguards remain vital for Newport

    In an attempt to clear up her comments, Councilwoman Leslie Daigle managed to clear up only one thing (Community Commentary: Official clears up lifeguard services comments," April 22): She does not have any idea what the permanent lifeguards do for the...
  • Title time for Lightning club

    The Newport Lightning Basketball Club's 10U boys' team captured last weekend's Focus World Championships in Anaheim. Continuing on the successful spring-summer seasons, the Lightning beat Basketball U White and Southeast Elite on Saturday in pool play...
  • It's been a 17-year educational journey for Maria Saldana

    It's been a 17-year educational journey for Maria Saldana
    Editor's note: This corrects what Maria Saldana did with her classes. COSTA MESA — Maria Saldana cried when she applied for graduation — and after picking up her cap and gown — but the moment still wasn't real for her. It wasn't...
  • Lifeguards in hot water

    Lifeguards in hot water
    He could be working in any major Southern California hospital, with his master's in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University and bachelor's from UCLA. Instead, Kevin Selna, 33, chose a different public health setting: the beach. Selna, who patrols...
  • Students get reality check

    Students get reality check
    Jordan Pickard spent time "in jail" on her 17th birthday. The Newport Harbor High School student participated in a mock drunk-driving crash staged Tuesday morning on campus in front of about 1,200 juniors and seniors. Her parents, Scott and Kim Pickard,...