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  • Commentary: Big improvements coming to Newport Beach

    So you may have heard we had a Hootenanny in the Heights recently. More than 200 people gathered in Cliff Drive Park for fun and games, food and fellowship. Our Fire Department grilled up hot dogs, and the recreation staff supervised games and events for...
  • Council to discuss changes to Woody's Wharf permit

    The public can weigh in at Tuesday's Newport Beach City Council meeting on whether Woody's Wharf should have dancing Friday and Saturday nights as well as extended hours. At the Sept. 10 meeting, Councilman Mike Henn appealed the Planning Commission's...
  • Family ordered to remove street memorial

    Family ordered to remove street memorial
    The mother of a Costa Mesa teenager killed in a car wreck this week said a resident near the crash site ordered her to take down the makeshift memorial she and others built in his memory. Monica Soto, whose son, Luis Adrian Torres, 19, died after a...
  • The Harbor Report: Cheer on our female sailors

    I took another bay cruise this week and checked in with more of my friends from around the harbor. The main event this week is being held at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, which is hosting this year's U.S. Junior Women's Doublehanded Championship,...
  • Gale force at MVCC

    Gale force at MVCC
    With the demands of two young children and running his own finance company, Ryan Gale said his golf clubs spend more and more time in his closet these days. But his diminished time on the course seems not to have hampered his game. Even the 33-year-old'...
  • Manley, Shady Canyon now know what to expect

    Kirk Manley says he hasn't seen his golf clubs as much as he would like. That might be hard to believe coming from a head professional like Manley, who works at Shady Canyon Golf Club in Irvine. Nevertheless, Manley is telling the truth. He said with...
  • Check It Out: Devour a book in the truest sense

    It's officially summertime, and the Newport Beach Public Library's Summer Reading Program begins Saturday. So visit the Central Library or the Balboa, Corona del Mar or Mariners branch and pick up game sheets or review forms, win prizes and enjoy...
  • Before Jamboree was a road

    Before Jamboree was a road
    Sixty years ago, buses carried tens of thousands of Boy Scouts down a little dirt road in Newport Beach to the third national Jamboree — a gathering of troops from across the country. Thursday, about 25 of those Scouts returned to a drastically...
  • Letters From the Editor: Deep-fried and bacon-wrapped? Must be fair time

    Letters From the Editor: Deep-fried and bacon-wrapped? Must be fair time
    I hope to drop weight this summer. The Orange County Fair has other plans. I may as well wait until New Year's to break my resolution. The theme of the July 12 to Aug. 11 shindig is "Come & Get It." The "It" to come and get is batter-slathered, deep-...
  • Council pushes back on user fee

    Council pushes back on user fee
    The Newport Beach City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to send a letter to the state objecting to attempts to collect money from area residents who jog or hike along the Back Bay. The letter says the council acknowledges that it's rough going...
  • Schools budget gets preliminary OK

    As the school district's chief business official likes to put it, the budget has "weathered the storm" of the recession. Paul Reed, who also serves as Newport-Mesa Unified's deputy superintendent, on Tuesday presented the district's balanced,...
  • Classic cars part of city's festivities

    Classic cars part of city's festivities
    No, Todd Olympius didn't survive a hair-raising encounter with a person willing to kill for an ice cream. Even if that's what an observer might guess from looking at his truck. Olympius, a Costa Mesa resident who will join in the Classic Car Show...