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  • Antique market offers discounts for a good cause

    Antique market offers discounts for a good cause
    Jay Peeters prefers not to discuss his time in the United States Army. He admits, "I've been shot at and blown up," and leaves it at that. A remnant of his 20 years of service, though, is an appreciation for the American Red Cross. While Peeters was...
  • Commentary: From collecting shoes to saving lives

    Three and a half years ago, disaster struck Haiti. A 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit near Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010. More than 200,000 lives were lost. Almost 2 million people were left homeless, countless children were orphaned, buildings crumbled and...
  • Newport safety specialist being honored

    The White House on Tuesday will honor a member of the Newport Beach Fire Department for his efforts in preparing volunteers to help the city respond to a disaster, according to a news release. Matt Brisbois, a life safety specialist with the Fire...
  • Disaster preparedness in spotlight

    Newport Beach community members gathered mid-morning Tuesday to watch a live-stream of a White House event honoring a Newport Beach Fire Department employee for his disaster-preparedness efforts. Matt Brisbois, a life safety specialist with the Fire...
  • Bloodied up for disaster lesson

    Bloodied up for disaster lesson
    Blood trickles down 11-year-old Hope Martin's arm, staining her white T-shirt and streaking her leg as she bends down to tie her shoe. She turns to her classmate John Paul Bottazzi, whose arms, legs and face are covered in white body paint, to ask for...
  • Mailbag: Public safety mailer is 'propaganda'

    I have to imagine there are a number of public safety employees in Newport Beach, both police and fire, who are embarrassed by the ridiculous mass mailer recently sent to residents by the Newport Beach police and firefighter associations. The mass...
  • Newport's Junior Lifeguard fees eclipse other cities

    Newport's Junior Lifeguard fees eclipse other cities
    NEWPORT BEACH — Every summer, school-aged children from neighborhoods like Dover Shores and Corona del Mar board the Balboa Island Ferry and travel together to the beach. They wear massive backpacks and matching red and blue clothes — all from...
  • Safety officials keep busy during holiday weekend

    Newport Beach firefighters responded to 492 medical and first aid calls, reunited 164 lost people and performed 90 rescues throughout the Fourth of July holiday weekend, firefighters said. Many of the calls for assistance were on the Balboa Peninsula,...
  • Boy rescued after hole he dug collapses

    NEWPORT BEACH — A teenager found himself temporarily trapped Wednesday afternoon after a 5-foot hole he dug in the sand caved in on him, authorities said. Newport Beach lifeguards at Tower 56 responded at 3:38 p.m. after being alerted that a...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Buck Gully project underway

    Crews have begun preparing for a Buck Gully erosion project, setting up fences near the Little Corona restrooms in advance of heavy construction that will begin next week, city staff said. The project involves placing wire-mesh baskets filled with...
  • Jeanne Ann Robb

    Jeanne Ann Robb
    Jeanne Ann Robb 1950-2012 Jeanne passed away Saturday, February 25, in Newport Beach, California due to complications from pneumonia after a prolonged illness. She was surrounded by friends and family and passed away peacefully. A teacher at Harbor Day...
  • Friends of the Library: Library to take part in earthquake drill

    The western part of Southern California is highly susceptible to earthquakes and their effects. Numerous fault lines crisscross southern California and no one within the region lives more than 10 miles from an active fault. At 10:20 a.m. Oct. 20, the...