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President Comes to Newport

President Comes to Newport

President Barack Obama, accompanied by tight security and drawing supporters and protesters into the streets, visited Newport Beach yesterday morning for a fundraising brunch at a Corona del Mar home. The event at the home of Jeff and Nancy Stack on Evening Canyon Road was attended by about 160 donors who paid $2,500 to $38,500 […]

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Drug Plane Violates Obama Airspace, Is Busted

Drug Plane Violates Obama Airspace, Is Busted

A small Cessna aircraft was intercepted by two F-16 military jets after it breached a special “no-fly” zone shortly after President Obama’s helicopter left John Wayne Airport enroute to LAX, following the president’s visit to Newport Beach. The plane’s pilot, who has not yet been identified was questioned and arrested after it landed in Long […]

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Majestic Is Back, Sort Of

Majestic Is Back, Sort Of

The city has decided to allow MV Majestic, a large charter yacht at the center of a long-running dispute, to return to Newport Harbor to operate temporarily. In a letter sent to Pacific Avalon Charters owner John Gueola late last week and obtained by the Independent, city Harbor Resources Manager Chris Miller granted the charter […]

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Kiff Loses Some Trees, But Not All

Kiff Loses Some Trees, But Not All

Seven trees in front of City Manager Dave Kiff’s home in Newport Beach have been removed for safety reasons. Another seven trees have been left in place by city officials, who say the trees are not a danger to the public. ** Editor’s Note: Because of an editing error, the Feb. 10 print edition of […]

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Chickens May Move Out of CdM

Chickens May Move Out of CdM

The Goldenrod 6 chickens may have a new home within a month. Michael Resk said “it’s a possibility” that he may move to Texas. The hens may go with him or be adopted locally. He has been in discussions with Roger’s Gardens regarding the hens’ future, Resk said. He is currently weighing all his options, […]

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Reagan's Back

Reagan’s Back

The statue of President Reagan that was vandalized a few weeks ago has been repaired and was re-installed in Bonita Canyon Sports Park yesterday. It is now under the watchful eye of a new video camera, to prevent a repeat of last year’s attack in which a man tried to pull the statue off its […]

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New Details on Standoff Arrest, Suspect

New Details on Standoff Arrest, Suspect

U.S. Marshals and police from Newport Beach and Irvine arrested 36 year-old Geoffrey Earl Patten on Wednesday after a lengthy stand off with police SWAT units at a residence on the Balboa Peninsula. Patton was arrested around 6:15 p.m. at a residence in the 100 block of 25th Street, at Balboa Boulevard. The dramatic standoff […]

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Following the Money in the Assembly Race

Campaign finance reports filed this week shed some light on how the competitive District 74 Assembly race is shaping up. The two top candidates in the election are Newport Beach City Councilwoman Leslie Daigle and 68th District Assemblyman Allan Mansoor. According to the financial reports available on the Secretary of the State‘s website, as of […]

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Newport's 'Drunk In Public' Man Found Dead in Street

Newport’s ‘Drunk In Public’ Man Found Dead in Street

Mark David Allen, the Newport Beach man who had been arrested over 500 times for public intoxication, died early Wednesday morning, according to officials. David J. Sperling, a Newport Beach Police Department custody officer and the filmmaker that documented Allen’s life and his struggle with chronic alcoholism, wrote on the “Drunk In Public” film’s website, […]

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Obama to Visit Newport Beach

Obama to Visit Newport Beach

President Barack Obama is slated to visit Newport Beach on Feb. 16 for a private fundraiser in Corona del Mar. If you want to see the president up close and personal while he’s in town, you do have a chance. But it will cost you. According to the official invitation from the Obama 2012 re-election […]

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