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‘Fibrary’ Plans Need Work

Library officials were updated on the Corona del Mar “fibrary” this week and agreed the design plan wasn’t ideal. The Newport Beach Board of Library Trustees discussed the combined CdM library and fire station project during their Monday meeting. “More work needs to...
Posted On 22 May 2015

Newport Man Builds World’s Largest Surfboard

Newport Heights resident Bob Steel’s career has spanned decades and taken him around the world on surfboards, sailboats and first class yachts. He’s sailed with famous names on incredible vessels and raced in nearly every major ocean race. Now, his current venture is building a...
Posted On 21 May 2015

City Declares Level Three Water Shortage

Newport Beach City Council unanimously voted Tuesday evening to declare a level three water supply shortage and amend the Water Conservation Ordinance. The resolution of intent to declare a level three water supply shortage is “a direct response to the severity of the drought in...
Posted On 14 May 2015

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Shark Bite Swimmer ID’d, Officials Discuss Details

People are learning more about the woman, the shark, and the attack, regarding an incident in Newport Beach waters last weekend. The woman, Maria Korcsmaros, 52, professional fitness instructor and personal trainer from Corona, was “remarkably calm” after being bitten by what was...
Posted On 03 Jun 2016

Boy Killed by Trash Truck ID’d, Remembered, Memorial Planned

  A makeshift memorial has been created at the site of the accident where a young boy was struck and killed by a trash truck last week. Brock McCann, 8, a third grader from Newport Heights Elementary School, was identified Friday by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department...
Posted On 03 Jun 2016

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Awards for Local Landscaper

A Newport Beach landscape company was recently awarded for its impressive designs. Wade Landscape received awards for small landscape maintenance and large landscape lighting at the California Landscape Contractors Association, Orange County 54th Annual Beautification Awards. The...
Posted On 10 Aug 2012

Local Business Blossoms in Corona del Mar

That colorful display of flowers on PCH in Corona del Mar has really blossomed since it first opened up in almost 30 years ago. Julie Browne opened the Blooms shop in Corona del Mar in 1985. Her brother, Jim, was a banker in San Francisco and had a flair for the artistic. He...
Posted On 10 Aug 2012

Local Teens Spruce Up Their Wardrobe

A pair of local teens recently took their love for surfing, skateboarding, art, and music and rolled it all into one simple and stylish clothing line. Andrew Boukather and Cole Friedman, both 16-year-old Corona del Mar High School juniors, launched Spruce Clothing in May. “We try...
Posted On 02 Aug 2012


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