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Vehicle Burglary Suspects Arrested

Police arrested two people this week suspected of breaking into vehicles on Nice Lane and the surrounding neighborhood over the past several months, according to a police statement. Anna Jean Giss, 31, of Mission Viejo, and Justin Davis Markin, 31, of Huntington Beach, were arrested after the Newport Beach Police Department received a call about […]

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Tree Falls on Skateboarder Near Fatal Site

Tree Falls on Skateboarder Near Fatal Site

A large tree near the corner of 16th Street and Santa Ana Avenue in Newport Heights, along the border of Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, fell early Sunday evening and a 15-year-old, who was skateboarding by on the sidewalk at the time, narrowly escaped serious injury. The boy did sustain minor injuries on his back […]

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Contractor in Tree Death Gets Extra $120K

Contractor in Tree Death Gets Extra $120K

West Coast Arborists, Newport Beach’s tree maintenance contractor, received a $120,000 increase in its 2012 contract, according to city contract documents reviewed by the Independent. WCA and the city are being sued for negligence in the September 2011 death of Haeyoon Miller, who was crushed by a falling blue gum eucalyptus as she waited to […]

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New Superintendent Is a Familiar Face

New Superintendent Is a Familiar Face

The Newport-Mesa district board this week welcomed a new superintendent with a familiar face: former Costa Mesa High principal Dr. Fred Navarro. Navarro, 55, will start his new job Aug. 1. He is currently the superintendent of Lennox School District and has also previously worked as NMUSD’s director of secondary education. He replaces Dr. Jeffrey […]

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Council Gets Earful, OKs Study of City Hall Site

The Newport Beach City Council on Tuesday decided to go ahead with a study of the viability of a hotel in the soon-to-be “old” City Hall location. Housing options will also be examined, and whether the parking included with that idea would be public or for residents only will be clarified. The decision came after […]

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Shawnee Settlement Sinking

Shawnee Settlement Sinking

Six weeks after the city of Newport Beach and local boat builder Dennis Holland agreed to settle their long-running dispute over the presence of his 72-foot wooden ship Shawnee on his property, the settlement may be unraveling in the face of alleged city backtracking and Holland’s entry into chemotherapy. Holland said in April that city […]

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Mansoor, Rush Headed to November

Mansoor, Rush Headed to November

Tuesday, the music stopped for Leslie Daigle. Daigle, a Republican, was vying in a three-way dogfight with Assemblyman Allan Mansoor, also a Republican, and businessman Bob Rush, a Democrat, in the 74th Assembly District primary. But only the top two vote-getters in the primary would advance to the November general election – a game of […]

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Jet Loses Engine on Take-Off From JWA; All Safe

Jet Loses Engine on Take-Off From JWA; All Safe

A Delta Airbus A319 jet departing from John Wayne Airport lost one of its two engines Saturday morning immediately after take-off, but landed safely at Los Angeles International Airport. The flight was airborne just after 8 a.m. local time, when one of its engines flamed out. The captain of the stricken jet immediately declared an […]

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Up-and-Down Dispute Headed to Court

A dispute between a Corona del Mar resident and the local homeowner’s association has gone up and down over the past year and will soon be headed into court. David Perrin, an 84-year-old resident in the Mai Kai Community on Bayside Drive, has taken legal action against the homeowner’s association regarding an elevator he wants […]

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Woman Tops Field in NB Lifeguard Trials

Woman Tops Field in NB Lifeguard Trials

One sign of approaching summer in Newport Beach is the annual spring tryouts for seasonal lifeguard positions. As regular as the spring equinox, the tryouts pit young hopefuls against a rigorous battery of physical and mental tasks, to test their lifeguarding mettle and determine just who will get into the city’s lifeguard corps. But this […]

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