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  • Mailbag: Respect the rights of grandparents

    Thank you for publishing the story, "Documentary explores grandparent visitation rights," (Sept. 8) about a little-known issue that seems to be a growing problem affecting many families in Orange County and beyond. I am a doting grandparent who enjoys a...
  • Mailbag: Coast Highway, not the harbor, is the danger

    I am an avid paddle boarder, paddling four days each week in Newport Harbor for several years. I also travel Coast Highway each day. The tragic accident and death of two cyclists this week are unfortunate reminders of just how dangerous and narrow...
  • State report: Newport rates high in bike accidents

    As the Newport Beach community mourned two cyclists killed within two days, concerns about cycling safety have resurfaced with fresh intensity. But while city officials and advocates said infrastructure improvements are important, changes must start...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Whole Foods opens at Fashion Island

    Corona del Mar Today: Whole Foods opens at Fashion Island
    A Whole Foods Market grocery opened its doors Wednesday morning at Fashion Island, drawing hundreds of customers who lined up for a chance to be among the first to explore the 32,000-square-foot shop. "I'm just really excited about having [it] close by,"...
  • OCTA board postpones 405 expansion decision

    ORANGE — Keeping alive the hopes of toll lane supporters, the Orange County Transportation Authority board of directors voted Monday to postpone its decision on how to expand the San Diego (405) Freeway between Costa Mesa and Seal Beach. With a 12-...
  • Commentary: In light of cyclist deaths, invest in safety

    Pets over people? That's the picture I came away with after attending the Bicycle Safety Committee meeting Monday evening at the Newport Beach Central Library. There were well over 100 in attendance, some of whom gave very moving testimonies...
  • Commentary: Cycling is unsafe in the village

    With the idea of improving bicycle safety and encouraging bicycle riding, the city of Newport Beach has added bicycle "sharrow" markings and other signage to East Coast Highway, between MacArthur Boulevard and Poppy Avenue, and on Bayside Drive through...
  • Mailbag: Remembering Merle's Drive-in

    Re. Carnett: OCC's early dorm residents quite the party animals (May 15): Come on now. Jim Carnett writes an article of history in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa and doesn't even know the name of one of America's greatest drive-in restaurants? Merle's...
  • Council: MacArthur Boulevard plan requires study

    Newport Beach City Council members agreed that a traffic study could make or break plans for a beautification project at the MacArthur Boulevard entry to Corona del Mar — but whether the study would begin in July or wait until next spring remains...
  • Mailbag: Stop toll-lane proposal for the 405 Freeway

    Re. "405 plan may be amended," (Aug. 7): Oh boy, here we go again. Those money-hungry public agencies never give up, from the Orange County Transportation Authority up through the ranks to Sacramento. Your front-page article failed to clearly define...
  • Coastal Commission approves Sunset Ridge Park

    After more than 20 years of planning, the city of Newport Beach on Thursday received the California Coastal Commission's approval for Sunset Ridge Park. City leaders rejoiced that their design changes finally swayed enough commissioners, who voted 8 to 4...
  • Commentary: Do not relocate third lane on Coast Highway

    In 2004, at the request of the city of Newport Beach, the state of California relinquished all responsibility, including maintenance and liability for the length of East Coast Highway that extends from Newport Coast Drive to Jamboree Road, to...