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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Coastal cities ready berms, sandbags as storm and high surf approach

    Coastal cities ready berms, sandbags as storm and high surf approach
    Authorities in coastal cities warned residents to brace for a winter storm expected to lash the region with strong winds, big surf and rain into the weekend. A high-surf advisory will be in effect for Orange County through late Saturday, the National...
  • 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...
  • Teachers brace for another heat wave and too-hot classrooms

    Teachers across Newport-Mesa Unified are preparing for the return of sweltering temperatures this week, while the district struggles to find a short-term way to keep students and employees cool in classrooms that lack air conditioning. The National...
  • High surf, rip currents expected to start this afternoon

    The National Weather Service has issued a beach hazard notice for Southern California starting Thursday afternoon, warning of possible high surf, rip currents and minor coastal flooding because of swells generated by Tropical Storm Norbert off the...