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  • Celebrants can burn wood on Persian New Year

    Celebrants can burn wood on Persian New Year
    To help preserve a Persian New Year tradition, the South Coast Air Quality Management District has offered a slight reprieve to those who want to burn wood in Newport Beach's fire pits.
  • Apodaca: Common Core and Newport-Mesa

    The first thing I noticed upon entering Supt. Fred Navarro's office was the frame on the wall containing his two UCLA diplomas next to a picture of the university's iconic Royce Hall. Newport-Mesa Unified School District's new leader immediately...

    Water Polo: McLaren, Papa, Kapana help Team USA advance

    Newport Harbor High graduate Maddy McLaren, Corona del Mar senior Cassidy Papa and Newport Harbor sophomore Carlee Kapana have helped the United States women's water polo youth national team win its group at the FINA Youth World Championships in Perth,...

    Commentary: Electric cars, the AQMD and other bad ideas

    Do you know who, or what, is behind the AQMD? If you're from Southern California, you're likely aware that this bureaucratic acronym stands for the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Sounds innocuous, right? It's anything but. These are the un-...

    Commentary: Proposed bonfire ban is not based in sound science

    As the Great Bonfire War of 2013 continues, we can agree to one thing: If beach fire rings really do generate demonstrably dangerous levels of particulate matter (PM2.5) emissions, they probably need to go or be reduced ("Fire ring hearing may be delayed,...