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Jogger, Driver in PCH Collision ID’d

A jogger was struck and killed on Coast Highway in Corona del Mar around 9:30 p.m. on June 12. The incident happened on a stretch of highway between Morning Canyon Road and Poppy Avenue.

The driver of the vehicle, Robert John Greaney, 23, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. He was held on $100,000 bail.

The Orange County Coroner’s office identified the jogger as Edward Salkin, 81, of Corona del Mar.

NB Indy editor Christopher Trela was a witness to the accident.

“Fellow Indy writer Catherine Del Casale and I were returning from Laguna Playhouse and had just entered Corona del Mar when we drove past someone jogging in the bike lane,” said Trela. “A few seconds later, I heard a loud sound as though something had been struck. I slowed down and looked back, and saw another vehicle had pulled over, and I did not see the jogger. We called 911, and ran to where I could see someone laying on the side of the street. I ran past a white vehicle that had significant damage to the front end on the passenger side. I arrived to find the body of a man face down on the street. Newport Beach Police arrived a short time later.”

Fire Department personnel also arrived but the jogger was pronounced dead at the scene. NBPD cordoned off the area and blocked westbound PCH to traffic so they could begin their investigation.

The circumstances of the collision are still under investigation. If anyone has information regarding this collision, please contact Investigator Eric Little at 949-644-3746 or [email protected]

 

Former Mayors Endorse Candidate Tim Brown

Three more former Newport Beach mayors – Evelyn Hart, Mike Henn, and Nancy Gardner – have announced their support for Newport Beach City Council candidate  Tim Brown.

Brown is running for the District Four Newport Beach City Council seat that will be open as Leslie Daigle terms out at the end of this year.

He now has the endorsement and support of a total of 10 former Newport Beach Mayors as well as current City Council member Tony Petros.

“As a current Newport Beach City Councilman and former Mayor, I am pleased to announce my support for Tim Brown for election to the Newport Beach City Council,” said Michael Henn, who is in his last term on the City Council and also served as the City’s Mayor from 2010- 2011.

“Tim has served our city for many years beginning with his work on the Aviation Committee in 1996, later his service as a Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commissioner and now today as a Planning Commissioner.  His passion for the welfare of our city and its residents is extraordinary,” added Henn. “I know Tim to be fiscally conservative, a strong supporter of real property rights and an advocate for business interests. When elected, he will be an outstanding civic leader.”

Endorsements for Brown have also come from the hospitality industry in Newport Beach including Linda Beinfohr with Hornblower Cruises and Events; Andy Theodorou, General Manager of the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort and Marina; Debbie Snavely, General Manager of Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa; and Karl Krueger, General Manager of the Fairmont Newport Beach.

Brown is a former Chairman of the Board of Directors for Leadership Tomorrow and the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Lobsterfest Foundation and Vocational Service Chair for the Newport Sunrise Rotary Club.

For more information, visit  timbrownforcouncil2014.com.

 

Junior Lifeguards Kicks Off Summer, Celebrates 30 Years

More than 1300 kids will gather on the beach on the Balboa Peninsula Monday, marking the start of the popular summer Newport Beach Junior Lifeguard program.

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“This summer is extra special as we are celebrating the 30 year anniversary of the program,” said Katie Eing, Emergency Services Coordinator for the Newport Beach Fire Department.

Opening ceremonies for the program start at 9 a.m. at the Junior Guard Headquarters located at A Street.

The group of kids, between the ages of 9 and 17, will spend seven weeks learning about ocean safety and protection.

For more information, visit the Junior Lifeguards webpage at newportbeachca.gov (listed under the Departments & Services tab, Fire Department page in the Marine Operations Division).

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