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  • Fire Department changes, but heroes remain

    Fire Department changes, but heroes remain
    NEWPORT BEACH — Newport Beach Battalion Chief Chip Duncan remembers when firefighters used to have to practice their ladder work parked behind local grocery stores amid the Dumpsters. Retired firefighter Jerry Strom remembers when in the early...
  • Off-season lifeguards may be reduced

    It's not very likely a lifeguard will spot someone swept to sea by a rip current in the middle of the winter. That's when guards operate with a stripped-down workforce and can only patrol some parts of the city's beaches once a day. If Newport Beach City...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Original paramedics reminisce at NBFD luncheon

    In 1975, Newport Beach, along with most other cities in the nation, didn't have paramedics. A study had shown that people were dying on the streets who would have survived on a battlefield in Vietnam. Firefighters had first aid training, but that could...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Holiday weekend swelled beaches

    More than 200,000 people visited Newport Beach beaches over the holiday weekend, a lifeguard and fire spokeswoman said. "Three regular staff commented that it [Monday] was the largest Memorial Day attendance they could remember," Newport Beach Fire...
  • 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...
  • NBPD makes 120 arrests over Fourth

    Newport Beach police arrested one more person over the Fourth of July holiday than in 2011. Between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Thursday, police made 120 arrests in Newport Beach, said Police Department spokeswoman Kathy Lowe. Only two arrests were...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Police, prosecution recognized for work [Updated]

    Police, prosecution recognized for work [Updated]
    The Newport Beach Police Department on Thursday honored its staff for devotion and heroism in the field and the Orange County district attorney's office for closing an unsolved murder case. At the annual Police Appreciation Breakfast, the top honor,...
  • Raising cardiac care awareness

    Raising cardiac care awareness
    The Rescue Heart Foundation presented an automated external defibrillator (AED) to the Boys & Girls Club of the Harbor Area on Friday. The group chose the location because the club approached them for lessons in CPR and first aid, Rescue Heart founder...
  • 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...
  • 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...