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  • From the Boathouse: Boating season is upon us

  • Wood-burning ban extended

    Southern California air quality regulators extended a ban on wood burning to Friday, its third straight day. Residents in Orange County and surrounding communities are barred from lighting up fire places, fire rings or stoves fueled by wood until...

    Fire pit compromise proposed

    Regional air-quality regulators floated a compromise this week in the face of fierce debate over the South Coast Air Quality Management District's proposed ban on beach fire rings. An updated rule change proposal released Thursday night softens an...

    Newport withdraws request to pull fire rings

    This article has been corrected. See note below. In another U-turn in the long and bumpy ride that has been the fight over Southern California's beach bonfires, Newport Beach officials on Tuesday withdrew an application to remove the city's fire rings...

    AQMD approves new fire rings rule

    AQMD approves new fire rings rule
    Before a packed auditorium Friday afternoon, air quality regulators adopted divisive regulations on beach fire rings. In what could be the end of an extensive debate that pitted concerns about wood smoke's health impacts against a beloved Southern...