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  • 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...
  • Lobdell: A thousand little miracles

    Lobdell: A thousand little miracles
    Miracle stories told during the Christmas season usually come packaged neatly with tidy endings that produce tears of happiness and smiles all around. This one is different. Though it's being told on Christmas Eve, this story set in Newport Beach is...
  • Lobdell: Newport-Mesa's edition of 'Jeopardy!'

    It's time for the inaugural year-end version of "Newport-Mesa Jeopardy!" And here's your host, Alex Trebek! Alex: Let's get right to it. The categories are: All's Fair, Schooled, Newport Traditions, Politics As Usual, What's in a Name? and Headaches....
  • Rising tides not lifting Newport's spirits

    Editor's note: This corrects the spelling of "breached". NEWPORT BEACH — As water from the bay breached sea walls here last week and flooded streets and businesses, officials were reminded of the dangers posed by global warming and the resulting...
  • Youth Scene: Seahawks capture league title

    The Newport Mesa Seahawks remained unbeaten and captured the league championship this past weekend. Playing the Mission Viejo Cowboys, who were also unbeaten entering the game, the Seahawks' powerful defense again shut out their opponent and won, 30-0....
  • Party for council candidates

    Local Republicans and the Laguna Beach Taxpayers Assn. hosted a party Wednesday at the Marine Room Tavern for candidates of their persuasion. Shari L. Freidenrich and City Council incumbent candidates Kelly Boyd and Elizabeth Pearson, as well as...
  • 'Baby' in burning home was cat

    A woman who told firefighters that her "baby" was trapped in her burning Newport Beach home this weekend was actually referring to her cat, which was not found. The blaze, which started in a laundry room because of a build-up of lint in a dryer, was...
  • Community and Clubs: Update on the Costa Mesa Kiwanis

    Community and Clubs: Update on the Costa Mesa Kiwanis
    I attended the luncheon meeting of the Costa Mesa Kiwanis Club Thursday as club President Ken Dilley presented a $525 check to Costa Mesa Fire Department Community Education Officer Brenda Emrick and Fire Chief Kirk Dominic to help fund emergency-...
  • Deadly bicycle crash trial continues Monday

    A landscaper accused of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter related to a fatal Newport Beach bicycle crash over the summer will be back in court Monday to stand trial. Jose Luis Huerta Mundo, 38, pleaded guilty Tuesday to driving without a license, but...
  • Former Costa Mesa fire chiefs to take over interim Newport position

    Former Costa Mesa fire chiefs to take over interim Newport position
    With the interim chief already at the helm longer than he expected, and discussions with the leading permanent candidate having collapsed, Newport Beach city officials are turning to a familiar face to lead the Fire Department. Mike Morgan, who...
  • Speed limits may increase

    Even as Newport Beach City Council members resist the notion of raising speed limits, state laws may require them to. In Tuesday's council's study session, Public Works Director Stephen Badum and Police Chief Jay Johnson explained that the the state's...
  • Police: Father fatally ran over his toddler

    COSTA MESA — A 32-year-old father unintentionally ran over and killed his 23-month-old son with his truck on the city's Westside, police said Monday. Armando Medina went to move his 2007 Chevrolet Silverado, which was parked on the street, about...