| Dec 24, 2014
| 1:02 PM
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.
| Dec 30, 2014
| 8:38 PM
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...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 7:33 PM
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...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 8:52 PM
Lifeguards are keeping a close eye on huge swells generated by Hurricane Marie that have begun battering the Southern California coastline this week as surfers size up what are expected to be the summer's biggest breaks.
As the swells peak Wednesday,...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 9:33 PM
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,...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 7:35 PM
Costa Mesa is providing free sandbags for protection from this week's anticipated rainstorms.
Residents can fill up to 15 sandbags for free at the Placentia fire station, 2300 Placentia Ave. Shovels will be provided.
The city will have emergency crews...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 11:19 AM
By the time most Newport Beach residents wake up Thursday morning, the Municipal Operations Department plans to be hard at work.
With high tides anticipated to coincide with two rain storms, the city has started preparations to protect its low-lying...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Newport Beach lifeguard Ben Carlson was manning a rescue boat Sunday evening when he got a call that a swimmer was struggling to get back to shore near 16th Street.
The 6- to 8-foot swell, slightly larger than waves traditionally seen in that area of...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 2:01 PM
The winter storms arrived this week, and it looks like the effects on the seas will continue through this weekend. There was a gale warning issued by the National Weather Service, and the winds will be slightly decreasing for the weekend.
| Jan 9, 2013
| 8:01 PM
The highest tides of the month are expected to roll in this week, but flooding is unlikely, Newport Beach city officials said Wednesday.
Tides are expected to reach 6.9 feet at 7:23 a.m. Thursday, 7 feet at 8:10 a.m. Friday and 6.8 feet at 8:55 a.m....
| Mar 3, 2015
| 6:59 AM
So what is the science behind the hail that fell Monday on some Southern California beaches?
Pea-sized hail coated miles of sand in Huntington Beach just before 11 a.m. as thunderstorms lingered for about 30 minutes. Hail nearly an inch deep blanketed...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 6:44 AM
A record-setting storm covering Southern California was expected to begin tapering off Wednesday after triggering dozens of evacuations and putting city crews in Ventura and Los Angeles counties on alert for mudslides.
“Yesterday, we had six...