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  • Big waves draw a crowd to the Wedge in Newport

    Big waves draw a crowd to the Wedge in Newport
    Massive waves continued thundering toward the Newport Beach shoreline Monday, adding to a busy time for the city's lifeguards, who over the weekend pulled 17 people from the heavy surf churned up by a storm near New Zealand. But cloudy weather and...
  • 10 young swimmers, 2 trapped teens rescued by Newport lifeguards

    Newport Beach lifeguards rescued 10 young swimmers when strong currents pulled them away from the shore on Memorial Day. Some members of the group panicked as the current pulled them toward deeper water around 12:20 p.m., according to Newport Beach Fire...
  • Busy weekend for beach rescues at Newport, Huntington

    Busy weekend for beach rescues at Newport, Huntington
    Newport Beach lifeguards over the weekend rescued a record number of beachgoers for this time of year, and Huntington Beach Marine Safety officers had their busiest weekend since last summer as warm water and big surf drew crowds to the coast....
  • Hail covers H.B. sand; voluntary evacuations in Newport

    Hail covers H.B. sand; voluntary evacuations in Newport
    Hail fell along some Orange County beaches Monday, and warnings about lightning strikes prompted voluntary evacuations near the water in Newport Beach. Small hail fell an inch deep in Huntington Beach, according to the National Weather Service. Photos...
  • 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...
  • Cold is putting a strain on the homeless

    Most nights, Daniel Parra wards off the bitter cold inside three sleeping bags and two blankets. Parra, 54 and unemployed, often sleeps in a tent in the Newport Beach city yard. But Sunday night, frigid temperatures drove him to seek a warm bed at the...
  • High tides could bring minor flooding today and Wednesday, forecasters say

    The National Weather Service cautioned about possible tidal flooding in some Orange County beach communities until Wednesday. Newport Beach likely will see "king tides," or above average high tides, starting Tuesday that could reach 6 to 7 feet, said...
  • No flooding from king tides in Newport, H.B., Seal Beach

    The king tides that rolled into Orange County beach communities Tuesday morning did not result in the flooding that the National Weather Service had warned about, officials said. The service issued a warning Monday that above-average high tides could...
  • Big surf forecast for Saturday

    After weeks of small surf, the National Weather Service is forecasting big waves along the Orange County coast this weekend. The weather service issued a high-surf advisory Friday, saying a large westerly swell will build through Saturday, resulting...
  • 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...
  • Rain leads to at least five accidents in Costa Mesa

    Rain leads to at least five accidents in Costa Mesa
    The massive storm pummeling Orange County is being blamed for at least five car crashes in Costa Mesa and traffic delays in Newport Beach. Costa Mesa firefighters used the Jaws of Life to rescue a trapped driver who was involved in a three-car crash...
  • Crashes let up amid the rain; lighter showers expected today

    Rainfall in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach continued Wednesday, though reports of weather-related traffic collisions lessened. After five crashes were reported Tuesday morning in Costa Mesa as the storms began, only one was reported in the area...