Newport Beach California

In this Sunday, July 6, 2014 photo, beachgoers watch as Newport Beach Lifeguard boats, and lifeguards search for a missing lifeguard in the late afternoon on Sunday, July 6, 2014.  (AP Photo/Richard Koehler)

5 things to know about California lifeguards

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A veteran Southern California lifeguard died over the holiday weekend after jumping from a rescue boat to save a distressed swimmer. Pop culture often depicts the lifeguard as a kid […]

07/07/2014

In this Sunday  July 6, 2014 photo, Newport Beach lifeguard boats converge at the end of the Newport Beach Pier after the three hour search for a missing lifeguard ended. (AP Photo/Richard Koehler)

Dad shocked huge waves killed lifeguard son

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Lifeguards along more than 6 miles of pristine sand in this Southern California beach city had rescued more than 200 people by the time the call came to help a […]

07/07/2014

Children cooling off in the ocean during a hot afternoon in Newport Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Orange County beach is tops for cleanliness

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) – An Orange County beach is the only one in California to get a “superstar” rating from the Natural Resources Defense Council in its annual water quality report card. The NRDC […]

06/27/2014

This undated image provided by the California Department of Motor Vehicles shows Abdulrahman M. Alyahyan.  Alyahyan, 17, was identified by the Orange County, Calif., coroner as the driver in a single-car crash that killed five teenagers. His application for a driver's license was still pending when he drove his Infiniti G35 into a tree on Monday, May 27, 2013. He had his picture taken by the DMV but still did not provide the proper documents to obtain a license, California DMV spokeswoman Jan Mendoza said. (AP Photo/California DMV)

Families file lawsuits in OC crash that killed 5

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Parents of three of five teenagers killed in a fiery crash in Newport Beach are suing the city and the family of the driver, who was among the dead. The […]

06/12/2014

Newport Beach city seal (Newport Beach city photo)

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

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