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Environmental Politics

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  • 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 list of goals for this year. Mayor Ed Selich said the state of the seawalls around the island and Balboa Peninsula...
  • 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 stoking debate over the issue. After about an hour of public comment, the council voted 5 to 2 to approve a plan...
  • 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 at so-called "baby beaches," according to a UC Irvine study. Bays often are home to baby beaches because the water...
  • 38th Street beach named a Superstar

    38th Street beach named a Superstar
    Among the most popular American beaches, the cleanest California waters break on 38th Street beach on the Balboa Peninsula, a new study has found. The Newport Beach location was the only one in California to qualify for a list of 35 "Superstar Beaches"...
  • There's something in the water, but it's OK

    If you start to notice a slight taste difference or smell in your drinking water, there's a reason for it. Mesa Water District officials said their system has temporarily converted from a chloramine disinfection process to chlorine disinfection. The...
  • Biz News: Archer Norris adds to staff

    Elizabeth V. McNulty has joined Archer Norris as a partner at the law firm's Newport Beach office, as have associates Patrick R. Ball and Miguel Prietto. "The region's thriving business community drives the need for continued expansion in Orange County,...
  • Community garden to be tested for contaminants

    Community garden to be tested for contaminants
    County health officials are closing Costa Mesa's Hamilton Community Garden for one day next week as a precautionary move to test its soil for possible contaminants. Polluted soil, probably caused by existing or closed automotive repair businesses, was...
  • Santa Ana River Marsh dredging begins

    Santa Ana River Marsh dredging begins
    Contractors for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have begun dredging sediment in the Santa Ana River Marsh in Newport Beach — some of which is being piped just offshore for beach replenishment, drawing concerns from residents. The roughly $5-...
  • Newport completes lower-bay dredging

    A major dredging project in Newport Harbor wrapped up this week, leaving the lower bay cleaner and more navigable than it's been in decades, officials said. Now, the harbor is 10 to 16 feet deep in most spots. "First of all, I think it means we've...
  • From the Boathouse: Approaching the Vuitton Cup finish line

    Ahoy! Greetings from San Francisco Bay. I am visiting this week to watch the Louis Vuitton Cup final races between the Italian team, Luna Rossa, and the Emirates Team New Zealand. As of my column's deadline, both teams had one win each from the...
  • Commentary: Fire ring opponents are portrayed unfairly

    It's sad to me that people are painting such an ugly picture of Newport Beach residents who are concerned about the health of their families. This debate about the fire pits is not about wealthy Newport Beach residents trying to keep people from visiting...
  • Great Park land removed from Superfund hazardous site list

    Great Park land removed from Superfund hazardous site list
    More than 1,900 acres of the former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro in Irvine have been cleaned up and removed from the list of the nation’s most hazardous sites after more than two decades, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced...