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  • 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...
  • Commentary: We cannot afford leaders who deny climate change

    During my 30 years of teaching management at the American Management Assns. and USC, I often exposed students to a business challenge referred to as "marketing myopia." I started with the story of the buggy-whip manufacturers, along with the railroads,...
  • From the Boathouse: Seeking support for abandoned boat law

    Ahoy! News of the week is that the Recreational Boaters of California (RBOC) is encouraging boaters to support SB 122, which was introduced by Sen. Ted W. Lieu. This bill will prevent the automatic sunset of the abandoned and derelict vessel program...
  • Cleaner-burning bonfires?

    Cleaner-burning bonfires?
    Imagine it: After a long day at the beach, the sun begins to set. The air cools, darkness falls and soon it's time for hot dogs and s'mores. But instead of lighting up firewood piled in a concrete ring — and sending up a thick column of smoke in...
  • Gas fire rings could be coming to Newport

    Gas fire rings could be coming to Newport
    Newport Beach residents may soon be one step closer to roasting marshmallows beachside over natural gas-burning fire rings. City staff plans to recommend at Tuesday's City Council meeting that council members approve city participation in a pilot...
  • Commentary: Offshore fracking poses environmental risks

    A new study of hazardous hydraulic fracturing chemicals used in offshore oil wells in Southern California reveals the dangers of fracking to wildlife and human health, according to the Associated Press. My organization's analysis of chemicals used in...
  • Newport council compromises on fire rings

    Newport Beach City Council members dealt with the most recent round in the ongoing fire ring debate Tuesday by striking not a match but a compromise. Aware of mounting health concerns related to wood smoke, council members voted unanimously to reduce...
  • Local businessman named in Ponzi scheme lawsuit

    A local businessman who was paid tens of thousands of dollars by Costa Mesa to act as a consultant during the city's 60th anniversary celebration is suspected of participating in a Ponzi scheme that cheated a Newport Beach man out of millions, according...
  • AQMD panel opposes Assembly bill

    Regional air quality officials Friday voted to oppose a proposed state law aimed at upending regulations that restrict the placement of fire rings on Southern California's beaches. Members of the South Coast Air Quality Management District's Legislative...
  • 16 evacuated from Balboa Island after natural gas line cut

    16 evacuated from Balboa Island after natural gas line cut
    A private construction crew sheared a gas line behind a home on Balboa Island on Tuesday, forcing firefighters to evacuate more than a dozen residents in the area, officials said. About 3:17 p.m., a crew doing construction on a home in the 800 block of...
  • It's A Gray Area: Could clean water come from coal?

    This column a few years ago discussed nuclear power and how our country was underutilizing it in generating electricity. A man who works for a company called ConvertCoal, Inc., or CCI, recently contacted me because of that article. The company, founded...
  • The Coastal Gardener: A garden can be both beautiful, sustainable

    One doesn't have to be a great gardener to have a great garden. In your wandering and observations all of you have come upon great gardens. I divide great gardens into two groups; those that were bought and those that were built. Make no mistake, a...