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  • Hats off to the USS Orange County

    Hats off to the USS Orange County
    The doughy LSTs, or landing ship tanks in military parlance, were the U.S. Navy's amphibious landing workhorses of World War II, the Korean conflict and the Vietnam War. Flat-bottomed and keel-less, the 328-foot LSTs, their guns blazing, crawled onto...
  • From the Boathouse: Reporting on the dock of the bay

    Ahoy! Wow, I cannot believe that the 2014 Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race is starting to show on the fringes of my radar screen once again. In only a few months, hundreds of sailboats will cross the start line in the ocean off Balboa Pier...
  • The Harbor Report: Checking in with a harbor checker

    The Harbor Report: Checking in with a harbor checker
    It's been close to a year since I last checked in with Deputy Sean Scoles of the Newport Beach division of the Orange County Sheriff's Department Harbor Patrol. For those of you who have forgotten Scoles' duties, they include monitoring the mooring...
  • The Harbor Report: A column from the Caribbean

    The Harbor Report: A column from the Caribbean
    If you follow me on Facebook you already know I am in St. Maarten for the 34th Heineken Regatta. The crew of Linstar has been invited to attend this year's event by the boat's owner, John Shulze. Yeah, I know, it kind of sucks to be me, huh? This...
  • Costa Mesa seeks solutions for cut-through traffic

    Costa Mesa seeks solutions for cut-through traffic
    If there's one thing a majority of Eastside Costa Mesa residents can agree on, it's their mutual dislike of cut-through traffic. That's why the city's traffic engineering team on Wednesday night showed about 75 residents at Kaiser Elementary School some...
  • Harbor Commission gets in queue for water taxis

    Newport Beach residents and visitors could be cruising to their favorite bayside destination by boat this time next year. The Harbor Commission voted unanimously Wednesday night to form two ad-hoc committees, made up of harbor commissioners, to evaluate...
  • False killer whales sighted off Newport

    False killer whales sighted off Newport
    On Thursday morning, 25-year-old Kane Curran spotted a creature he may never see again. A pod of about 40 or 50 false killers whales — that's actually their name — swam roughly a mile and half from the Newport Harbor entrance, Curran's third...
  • Council explores Sunset Ridge parking

    As construction of Sunset Ridge Park gets underway, one question has been worrying city staff: Where will visitors park? A possible solution emerged Tuesday, when staff explained during a Newport Beach City Council study session that a 64-space pay...
  • From the Boathouse: Give water taxis another try, but do it right

    Ahoy! I am pleased that the discussion about water taxis in Newport Harbor has bubbled up to the surface again. Yes, taxis have failed in the past because the logistics and paying ridership were not well thought out. Additionally, the project was...
  • Donations to Model Engineers 'overwhelming'

    Donations to Model Engineers 'overwhelming'
    For the Orange County Model Engineers, the good news keeps rolling in. Reports about recent theft and vandalism totaling $7,000 to $9,000 at the nonprofit group's Fairview Park facility have been followed by a dramatic uptick in donations. The Costa...
  • The Harbor Report: Taking in the sights

    The Harbor Report: Taking in the sights
    This week I took a dinghy cruise around the harbor and a bike ride around the Back Bay with the idea of just taking in the sights, sounds and thoughts of the harbor. I started on the east end of the harbor heading south and navigating under the Balboa...
  • Commentary: Seeing the treasures of life on a run

    I've listed the health benefits of running in my commentaries before, but there's more. My son's readying his apartment for a new roommate, his fiancee! " "I need a chest of drawers," he told me. "Joann and Marj are getting rid of furniture," I...