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Friday Morning Report: Oct. 12, 2012

A quick look at the things that made news this week in Newport Beach: • City council voted Tuesday to purchase an office building owned by Kenneth Kaplan at Monrovia Avenue and 15th Street for $4.3 million. Kaplan sued the city in 2011 for inverse condemnation after it was rezoned for residential use. Kaplan agreed […]

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Boat Builder, City Back in Court

Boat Builder, City Back in Court

UPDATE: A Superior Court judge declined Thursday to appoint a receiver to take over removal of the Shawnee from Dennis Holland’s property, and set another hearing in the case for Nov. 29. *** The long-running battle between boat builder Dennis Holland and the city over restoration of the historic ship Shawnee on Holland’s Newport Beach […]

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Local Couple Has Fresh Idea

Local Couple Has Fresh Idea

The right vegetable can really make all the difference. One local couple knows that difference and has founded ZucchiniXpress to help share it with Newport Beach residents. Husband and wife team Jesus Gamboa and Jutta Whitaker-Gamboa, along with their business partner Alison Brown, agree that eating organic, biodynamic, seasonal and locally grown fruits and vegetables […]

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Swastikas Mar Newport Coast Neighborhood

Swastikas Mar Newport Coast Neighborhood

Newport Beach police are investigating a series of incidents in a Newport Coast neighborhood that they are classifying as hate crimes. Newport Beach Police Department spokeswoman, Kathy Lowe, said they took four related reports on Sunday in the area of St. Laurent and Bellvue, just off of San Joaquin Hills Road. Swastikas were etched into […]

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He Made It!

He Made It!

Dean O’Malley put his jetpack and his dreams to the test, and yesterday made the 26-mile crossing from Newport Beach to Avalon using only his personal flying apparatus. O’Malley made the trip to commemorate Glenn Martin’s trip from Newport to Catalina 100 years ago, the first water-to-water airplane flight. For more on O’Malley’s trip, with […]

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Prescription Drug Turn-In Set for Saturday

Residents will have an opportunity to get rid of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs this weekend during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Newport Beach Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will be accepting the pills at the Oasis Senior Center in Corona del Mar on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 […]

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Friday Morning Report: Sept. 28, 2012

A quick look at the things that made news this week in Newport Beach: • Bill Gross, who runs the world’s largest bond fund at Pimco in Newport Beach, said last week that he does not see the Federal Reserve pulling back from its quantitative easing policies until the U.S. unemployment rate drops to 6 […]

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Police Get a Break in Diaper-Dumping Case

Police investigators intend to seek illegal dumping charges against a 67-year-old Newport Coast resident who is suspected of flinging used adult diapers outside the gated Laguna Beach neighborhoods of Irvine Cove and Emerald Bay multiple times over the past six months, according to police. Police did not further identify the suspected dumper, who allegedly made […]

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Homemade Food and Renewal at Wild Strawberry Café

Homemade Food and Renewal at Wild Strawberry Café

It’s more than the fresh, healthy and homemade food at The Wild Strawberry Café that keeps customers coming back, it’s that extra something special. “It gives me such joy to see everybody come in and seeing the smiles and satisfaction,” said Natasha Kazic, the owner of the café. Kazic, who opened the café on Valentine’s […]

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Shuttle Show

Shuttle Show

The Space Shuttle Endeavor, riding atop a modified 747 aircraft, arrived  yesterday for permanent display in Los Angeles. Before landing in LA, the craft was flown around Southern California as hundreds of thousands on the ground took a few minutes from their day to watch it fly over and greet it on its arrival. Photographer […]

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