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  • 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...
  • The Harbor Report: Fun had all around on opening day

    This week I had an opportunity to talk with another favorite sailor of mine, Betty Andrews, who invited me aboard her Bristol Ranger 33, the Antares. The pride she has in this boat is equivalent to grandparents' pride in their grandchildren. Betty made...
  • 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...
  • Mailbag: Don't outsource Newport's lifeguards

    Private lifeguard services — are you kidding me? Why would we want to outsource lifeguards? Our lifeguard services in Newport Beach are among the best in the state ["Newport may turn to private lifeguard services," Jan. 5]. We are a water-based...
  • Laguna breaks ground on lifeguard headquarters

    Laguna breaks ground on lifeguard headquarters
    City officials broke ground Wednesday on the new lifeguard headquarters, a project 10 years in the making. In September, the lifeguards moved their offices and service areas to mobile units to Main Beach, according to a previous Coastline Pilot story....
  • Council approves contracts for lifeguard headquarters

    City officials expect the construction of the new lifeguard headquarters and public restrooms on Main Beach to be completed well under the $8.1 million budgeted for the project — if all goes well. The City Council on Tuesday approved contracts...