Newport Beach California

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Newport Beach to consider natural gas fire rings

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Newport Beach City Council will weigh whether to install natural-gas burning fire rings on certain beaches as part of a pilot project. The Los Angeles Times reports city staff […]

11/24/2013

Photo provided by the California Department of Motor Vehicles of Gregory McFadden, 61, from West Covina, Calif.  (AP Photo/California Department of Motor Vehicles)

Man who jumped from chopper had health problems

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who died after jumping from a helicopter just off the California coast may have committed suicide because he was unable to get surgery for a chronic health condition he […]

11/06/2013

Man fell or jumped from helicopter in Newport Beach

NEWPORT BEACH (CNS) – A 60-year-old man fell or jumped from a helicopter today near the Balboa Pier in Newport Beach and died at a hospital. The fall was initially reported by a Huntington Beach […]

11/05/2013

Entrepreneur Robert R. Taylor. (AP Photo/Courtesy Taylor Family)

He changed how we wash: The creator of SoftSoap dies at 77

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert R. Taylor, who took soap out of dishes, put it in pump bottles and forever changed the way people wash up, has died. He was 77. Taylor’s family said Thursday […]

09/12/2013

Fight over mega yachts in Newport Beach

NEWPORT BEACH (CNS) – In what may seem like a plot line from “Arrested Development,” residents of a tony Newport Bay condo project want a wealthy Los Angeles real estate developer to “shove off” with […]

08/26/2013

Beach goers stand around a fire pit, Huntington Beach, California (AP Photo)

SoCal smog agency votes on stricter fire pit regs

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (AP) — Southern California pollution regulators have voted to keep a healthy distance between fire pits and beach community homes. The South Coast Air Quality Management District board voted 7-6 Friday to […]

07/12/2013

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OC Register starts newspaper in Long Beach

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Orange County Register is expanding its reach to start a newspaper in the nearby city of Long Beach. The newspaper reported Tuesday that the Long Beach Register will publish […]

07/10/2013

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More than 100 revelers arrested at So. Cal beaches

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) – More than 100 people who partied on Southern California beaches this Fourth of July are probably waking up to headaches and big fines. Newport Beach police say they made 123 […]

07/05/2013

Beach goers stand around a fire pit, Huntington Beach, California (AP Photo)

Newport Beach shifts tactics in fire pit ban fight

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Newport Beach has withdrawn an application to state regulators to remove five dozen fire rings from the city’s beaches, but the bonfire battle isn’t over. City Manager Dave Kiff sent […]

07/03/2013

Fewer abortions with hospital consolidations

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — By joining with a much bigger Catholic health system, a prominent Orange County hospital hopes to enhance patients’ access to a host of services — except one. Hoag Memorial Hospital […]

06/21/2013

Beach goers stand around a fire pit, Huntington Beach, California (AP Photo)

Air Quality Management to hear from public on fire pit restrictions

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Tempers might get a little hot in Southern California as smog regulators consider plans to limit beach fire pits. The South Coast Air Quality Management District will hear public testimony […]

06/13/2013

Beach goers stand around a fire pit, Huntington Beach, California (AP Photo)

State lawmakers backing beach fire rings

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers have weighed in on the burning issue of banning fire pits at California beaches. The Orange County Register says the state Assembly last month approved a nonbinding resolution supporting […]

06/12/2013

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