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  • Newport plant registers cancer risk reading

    Newport plant registers cancer risk reading
    A metal finishing facility in Newport Beach poses an "unacceptably high" cancer risk to its neighbors and should curtail its emissions as soon as possible, state air quality officials said Tuesday.
  • Commentary: Say it isn't so, but Newport Beach's fire rings must go

    Where there's smoke, there's fire. And in smog-choked Southern California, where there's both smoke and fire, there's trouble. The latest front in Californians' love-hate relationship with fire and smoke is in Newport Beach. Seems the city wants to do...

    Fire rings supporters ask for injunction

    A nonprofit group hoping to preserve wood-burning fire rings wants the Orange County Superior Court to stop the city of Newport Beach from removing them until a lawsuit on the matter is resolved. The Friends of the Fire Rings announced its request for...

    Alternative-fuel fire rings are on deck

    Alternative-fuel fire rings are on deck
    Air quality regulators are set to take a first look next week at proposals that could allow Newport Beach and other cities to replace wood-burning fire rings with alternatively fueled ones. The South Coast Air Quality Management District has floated the...

    Fire ring hearing may be pushed to June

    The debate over whether Orange and Los Angeles counties' beach fire rings should be allowed to keep burning could smolder a little longer, thanks to a South Coast Air Quality Management District board vote Friday. The group was scheduled to decide...