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  • Al Irwin, longtime lifeguard and coach, dies at 96 in Newport

    Al Irwin, longtime lifeguard and coach, dies at 96 in Newport
    Al Irwin, a longtime Newport Beach lifeguard and well-known local coach and trainer, died Monday at his home on the Balboa Peninsula. He was 96.
  • DP 103 In memoriam: Ben Carlson

    DP 103 In memoriam: Ben Carlson
    When 32-year-old lifeguard Ben Carlson died while rescuing a distressed swimmer in July, he was mourned by his students in the junior guards, players he had coached in water polo and people with whom he worked on the shores of Newport Beach. The 15-year...

    In Memoriam: The people we lost in 2014

    In Memoriam: The people we lost in 2014
    More than 50 people attended the memorial service for David Stiller to speak of his loyalty, passion for civic affairs and propensity for sending emails. He died March 9 at 78. At the time of his death, the active community member had been serving on...

    Study links small drain pipes to pollution at Newport's 'baby beaches'

    Small drain pipes carrying runoff from Newport Beach streets could be causing high fecal bacteria counts frequently detected in bay waters at so-called "baby beaches," according to a UC Irvine study. Bays often are home to baby beaches because the water...

    Newport lifeguard HQ to be named in memory of Ben Carlson

    Newport lifeguard HQ to be named in memory of Ben Carlson
    When beachgoers walk past the lifeguard headquarters at the Newport Pier, they soon will see the name of Ben Carlson, a lifeguard who drowned in July while trying to rescue a distressed swimmer. Carlson, a 15-year Newport Beach lifeguard, became the...