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SHAWNEE SAVED

SHAWNEE SAVED

The city of Newport Beach and boat builder Dennis Holland have agreed to settle their long-running dispute over the 72-foot ketch Shawnee in a way that will allow Holland to complete his restoration of the historic craft. ** See video here. ** The boat has been under restoration since 2006 at Holland’s home on Holiday […]

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Marine Memorial Flag Hangs Tough

Marine Memorial Flag Hangs Tough

Last Friday the Stars and Stripes that has stood guard over Newport’s 1/1 Marine Memorial in Castaways Park, and Newport Beach itself, lost a small battle to Mother Nature. A spring storm packing an unusually strong punch rolled into Newport Beach and the exposed bluff above Coast Highway and the flag were battered with strong […]

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Two Sides of the Same Street

Two Sides of the Same Street

An unidentified homeless man sleeps on a parkway along MacArthur Boulevard near Birch Street, as protesters march in front of a Wells Fargo office across the street, demanding that banks and other corporations pay their fair share of taxes.

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Daigle Hits ‘Springer’-Like Forum

Daigle Hits ‘Springer’-Like Forum

Newport Beach City Councilmember and 74th Assembly District candidate Leslie Daigle this week criticized last week’s “Feet to the Fire Forum” of journalists and Assembly candidates as “a joke” and “Jerry Springer.” Her comments were included in an exchange of facebook messages with blogger Geoff West, who posted the messages on his blog, “A Bubbling […]

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Hoag’s Soothing Suite

Hoag’s Soothing Suite

A physician works in the new Allan and Sara Fainbarg Electrophysiology Cath Suite at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian. The suite includes a “zero gravity” radiation shield meant to lessen the pressure regular radiation suits put on physicians and increase protection. The suite also plays soothing scenes, which range from mountains to beaches, kids and more, […]

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Retail Corner

New Angle for Triangle Square Newport Beach-based Greenlaw Partners has begun a $25 million upgrade and rebranding of its Triangle Square property in Costa Mesa, the OC Business Journal reported. The plan is to add two restaurants and a bowling alley that will also have restaurant space. Other improvements will be the addition of a […]

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Candidates Get Fired Up at Forum

Candidates Get Fired Up at Forum

The 74th Assembly District candidates each got “singed” at Thursday night’s Newport/Mesa Feet to the Fire forum. All three candidates got into heated discussions, some more often than others, about a range of topics at the event, held at the Costa Mesa Community Center. Assemblyman Allan Mansoor and Newport  Beach Councilwoman Leslie Daigle, both republicans, […]

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PANGA PATROL: Aboard the High-Tech Boat That Takes on Oceangoing Smugglers

PANGA PATROL: Aboard the High-Tech Boat That Takes on Oceangoing Smugglers

You may have heard the news recently. Mexican smugglers, known as “coyotes” are turning increasingly to California’s southern coastline as a new and more effective means of getting their contraband into the United States. The trend, experts say, is fueled by the increased difficulty of making a successful illegal crossing from Mexico into the United […]

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Panel for Superintendent Search Named

The group of school district and community members that will help choose a new superintendent were appointed on Tuesday. The Newport-Mesa Unified School District selected the volunteers for the Superintendent Selection Community Interview Group during the school board’s regular meeting. The group will participate in interviews of the board recommended final candidates to succeed Jeffrey […]

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Woman Rescued After Jumping Off Balboa Pier

Woman Rescued After Jumping Off Balboa Pier

A woman jumped into the water off the Balboa Pier today, according to authorities. The incident occurred just before noon near Ruby’s, said Newport Beach Police Department spokeswoman Kathy Lowe. A witness said after a little time in the water she was struggling and tried to grab onto the piling covered in mussels. “A lifeguard […]

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