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  • Irvine Council shuts door on tainted soil debate

    Concerns over recently discovered contaminated soil found near construction of the new Portola High School were pointedly dismissed by the Irvine City Council as it denied any action to further examine the site, which has already received state environmental approval.
  • Volunteers lend care to Upper Newport Bay

    Volunteers gathered Saturday morning in an Earth Day-related project to help clean up and care for native habitat in the Upper Newport Bay, home to several of the region's most productive ecosystems. Among them were volunteers from Newport Beach-based...

    Mayor's Challenge urges water conservation

    The National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation asks people to conserve water and cut pollution by participating in this year's nationwide contest for a Toyota Prius and hundreds of other prizes. The competition runs through April 30. Enter at...

    Fitness Files: Noise around us has reached harmful levels

    Last week, I ran through my neighborhood streets to a cacophony — garbage truck's rattle and squeal, construction project's boom and smack, leaf blower's loud whine, tree trimmer's shrill buzz, lawnmower's drone, diesel engines' rattle, car's hum,...

    Commentary: Consider possible safety ramifications of Measure Y

    As a District 4 resident representative on the 2006 General Plan Advisory Committee, I worked with the Newport Beach City Council to ensure that the final buildout development allotments at Newport Center did not generate traffic to exceed the six-lane...