Newport Beach California

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 (AP) – Newport Beach has withdrawn an application to state regulators to remove five dozen fire rings from the city’s beaches, but the bonfire battle isn’t over.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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OC teen misses trip, 5 friends die in crash

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Tamer Mosallam was supposed to get picked up on Memorial Day for a trip to the beach with friends, but his father had other ideas and the carload of teens […]

05/29/2013

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5 teens killed in fiery Orange County car crash

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say five people killed in a fiery Southern California crash that split a car in half were teenagers from the Irvine area. Sheriff’s officials tell the Orange County Register […]

05/28/2013

Newport Beach Film Festival opens today

NEWPORT BEACH (CNS) – Cherie Kerr was a founding member of the Groundlings comedy group and established a successful public relations firm, but calls debuting her first movie in the Newport Beach Film Festival, which starts Thursday, her ultimate accomplishment.

04/25/2013

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Beach bonfires spark debate between OC cities

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beach bonfires are sparking debate between neighboring Orange County cities as pollution regulators consider a rule that would effectively ban the blazes.

03/28/2013

Southern CA regulators mull ban on beach bonfires

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Air quality regulators are considering a ban on beach bonfires in Orange and Los Angeles counties. The South Coast Air Quality Management District staff presented such a proposal to the board on Friday.

03/16/2013

Pod of killer whales seen off Orange County coast

DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — Whale watchers are reporting this season’s first pod of killer whales after at least 15 orcas were spotted just outside Newport Beach Harbor.

03/10/2013

Commission to rule on Newport Beach’s fire rings

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The California Coastal Commission is set to decide whether beachgoers will continue to be able to laze around bonfires at Newport Beach.

03/06/2013

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Victim in Newport Beach shooting was suspect’s doctor

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say a retired barber accused of fatally shooting a California doctor in an exam room was a patient of the victim and brought the gun to his medical appointment.

01/30/2013

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