| Sep 1, 2010
| 8:26 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — The Catalina Flyer, a popular 500-passenger catamaran that makes daily trips to Santa Catalina Island from the Balboa Pavilion, may halt operations for a few months to buy and install a new engine that complies with a state...
| Sep 10, 2010
| 7:49 PM
The Catalina Flyer, which ferries passengers between Newport Beach and Santa Catalina Island, has managed to avoid a long-term service disruption, which grew out of a mandatory state environmental law that required that it replace the engines on its...
| Sep 27, 2010
| 7:42 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Planes flying out of John Wayne Airport emit potentially harmful particles, but at levels lower than federal clean-air standards, according to a study released Monday.
Commissioned by the city, the $60,000 study looked at air...
| Oct 11, 2010
| 8:47 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Though confusion surfaced when Catalina Flyer took its main boat out of service for retrofitting, the company is using a backup catamaran to ferry offseason passengers between Newport Beach and Avalon.
A tour boat built by Geo...
| May 22, 2010
More and more Orange County entrepreneurs are starting clean-tech ventures, and F. Henry Habicht II, or Hank, is the man they all want to meet.
Habicht, 57, is a managing partner at Costa Mesa-based Sail, the leading clean-tech investment firm in the...
| Dec 31, 2010
| 4:39 PM
COSTA MESA – Most car buyers have anxiety before they make a purchase. Is it the best deal? A set of wheels with good resale value?
In Costa Mesa this weekend, a group of buyers and a new car dealer have a whole new set of concerns.
| Feb 25, 2015
| 6:15 PM
The Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach is experiencing a bad case of deja vu, and it's probably not the only rescue facility feeling that way.
The center, which rehabilitates ocean-dwelling animals and returns them to their habitat, has seen...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 7:03 PM
Combating the worst outbreak of West Nile virus ever recorded in Orange County, officials Tuesday will begin spraying targeted neighborhoods with insecticide in an attempt to stop the increasing number of residents infected by the disease.
From 3 a.m....
| Mar 13, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Officials from Laguna Beach's two water districts are intent on moving forward with a proposed desalination plant in Dana Point.
The Laguna Beach County Water District commissioners and board of directors voted Tuesday to consult with South Coast...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 4:08 PM
Reduced dependence on imported water is the goal of local districts, which must continue to supply customers in a parched state.
South Coast Water District, which serves South Laguna, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente, made a move...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 5:14 PM
The City Council on Tuesday rejected a proposed ban on electronic cigarettes.
City Manager John Pietig recommended adding e-cigarettes to the city's ordinance restricting the use in public of tobacco and other plants or weeds that are smoked. The...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 1:19 PM
Aging pipes and pesky roots have Laguna Beach officials seeking more stringent guidelines to control costs and guard against potential sewage spills.
Ten years ago Laguna Beach was at the forefront of keeping its sewer pipes clean. The city made some...