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City to Put $2.5 Million Toward More Dredging

The Newport Beach City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to contribute $2.5 million toward the Lower Newport Bay Dredging Project. The money will be loaned out from the general city fund to the tidelands fund, according to Harbor Resources Manager Chris Miller. The city is taking advantage of a unique, low-cost opportunity to dispose of 80 […]


Tucker Gets Nod for Planning Panel

The City Council appointed a new planning commissioner Tuesday, voting 6-1 for real estate investor Larry Tucker. There were 26 candidates for the council to choose from. Councilmember Nancy Gardner was the one differing ballot, casting her vote for Tim Stoaks. The moves come after the Newport Beach City Council voted 4-3 on Nov. 29 […]


School in Session Jan. 2

While some parents might be enjoying a day off on Jan. 2, Newport-Mesa Unified School District students and staff will be in class. According to the education code, when New Year’s Day falls on a Sunday, as it does in 2012, the holiday is normally observed on the following Monday. The district prepares its calendars […]


Hubbard Heads to Pretrial Motions

Pretrial motions are set to begin Tuesday for Newport-Mesa Unified School District Superintendent Jeffrey Hubbard. Hubbard, 54, is charged with three felony counts of misappropriating funds while working as superintendents of Beverly Hills Unified School District between 2003 and 2006. Following the pretrial phase, Hubbard is expected to head to trial in Los Angeles Superior […]


Some See Accident Boosting Case for Bridge

An accident that critically injured a teen on Irvine Avenue near Newport Harbor on Tuesday has brought the recently approved pedestrian bridge at San Miguel Drive and Avocado Avenue to several residents’ minds. The incident occurred at Irvine Avenue at Margaret Drive. The intersection is adjacent to the school and occurred about when school was […]


Teen Struck by Vehicle, Driver Arrested (Updated)

Updated Dec. 8 A driver was arrested Tuesday after hitting and critically injuring a Newport Harbor student as she crossed Irvine Avenue near the school. Newport Harbor High School student, Crystal Morales, 17, was transported to Western Medical Center in critical condition. Newport Harbor High School Principal Michael Vossen wrote in a letter to parents, […]

Chris Welsh on Virgin Oceanic’s Mission of Opportunity

Chris Welsh on Virgin Oceanic’s Mission of Opportunity

The day after Thanksgiving, Chris Welsh and the Newport Based Virgin Oceanic team got involved helping sink a 67-foot, 60-ton finback whale.  The whale had apparently been hit  and killed by a ship off the Southern California coast, and the carcass washed up on a San Diego beach last week.    Disposing of a dead whale […]


Commission Post Unfilled, but Council Still in a Hurry

During a special meeting Tuesday night, the City Council voted 4-3 to waive a council policy and continue the expedited process of finding a new planning commissioner. But, due to state law requirements, the council pushed the vote for a new commissioner back to Dec. 13, and the deadline to apply was extended to Wednesday. […]


City Approves $2 Million Walkway

The City Council voted 4-3 Tuesday night to connect the two sections of the new Civic Center and park on Avocado Avenue with a $2 million pedestrian bridge over San Miguel Drive. The bridge would be paid for with contingency funds, Public Works Director Steve Badum explained, half from the city’s contingency and half from […]


Small Business Saturday

Tomorrow, Newport Beach residents will have a chance to support small businesses in their community, by starting their Christmas shopping on Small Business Saturday. According to the Small Business Administration, a small business is generally one with fewer than 500 employees doing less than $2.5 in annual sales. And that description defines the majority in […]

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