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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. Irwin's first experience with ocean rescues came even before he joined the Newport Beach lifeguard team. The...
  • 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...
  • Fundraising effort aids ex-USC swimmer severely injured in Newport ocean accident

    Fundraising effort aids ex-USC swimmer severely injured in Newport ocean accident
    Spending time with friends at a house near the Balboa Pier last month, Dillon Connolly decided to join the group for a swim. He ran toward the shoreline and dove into the waves, like any other day. The 25-year-old had been swimming his whole life....
  • 2 stranded swimmers rescued near Newport's Wedge

    2 stranded swimmers rescued near Newport's Wedge
    Officials rescued two stranded swimmers near the Wedge in Newport Beach Wednesday where the largest waves seen in the past decade were expected. Waves up to 25 feet struck the beach on the second day of a four-day high surf advisory for Orange, Los...
  • Newport's Wedge lives up to its reputation: 1 hurt in thundering surf

    Newport's Wedge lives up to its reputation: 1 hurt in thundering surf
    A day with big surf in Newport Beach is like a snow day in New England, Newport Beach Deputy Police Chief David McGill explained. Residents near the tip of Balboa Peninsula hunker down or get out of town in anticipation of the throngs of surfers,...
  • Ocean still a potential danger for swimmers

    Ocean still a potential danger for swimmers
    Massive waves from Tropical Storm Marie could contribute to dangerous conditions on local beaches, even after swells dissipate. Stronger-than-normal rip currents caused by storm conditions will likely be present at local beaches for the next two weeks,...
  • Briefs: Kapana stars as USA advances to semis

    Newport Harbor High incoming senior Carlee Kapana made 19 saves in goal as the U.S. women's youth national water polo team topped the Netherlands, 6-4, on Friday in the quarterfinals of the FINA Youth World Championships in Madrid, Spain. CdM incoming...
  • Running: Matt McElroy near a transition

    Running: Matt McElroy near a transition
    There are many races, and even workout sessions, that Matt McElroy has learned from. But there was one, back in December 2009 that sticks out and provided him with a great deal of confidence. And, he didn't even win. McElroy, a former standout runner...
  • Harbor View Swim Team takes third at conference finals

    Harbor View Swim Team takes third at conference finals
    The Harbor View Swim Team, the "Mighty, Mighty, Dolphins," finished their season with a third-place finish at the South Coast Swim Conference finals Saturday. Newport Hills Swim Team won the SCSC finals with 1,705.5. Green Valley came in second with 1,...