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  • Newport police to boost motorcycle safety effort Thursday

    Newport Beach police will have an extra officer on the streets Thursday to help focus on safety for motorcyclists. The effort is part of a grant-funded program intended to reduce injuries related to motorcycle crashes. Police departments throughout the state are running similar operations using...

  • 2 Newport sailors await induction into National Sailing Hall of Fame

    2 Newport sailors await induction into National Sailing Hall of Fame

    Two Newport Beach sailing champions are among nine people who will be inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame this year. Bill Ficker, 88, and Dave Ullman, 70, will be honored with the rest of the 2016 inductees during a ceremony at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco in October....

  • Residents share concerns and ideas as Newport develops a Mariners' Mile master plan

    Residents share concerns and ideas as Newport develops a Mariners' Mile master plan

    How to prevent traffic and parking issues along Mariners' Mile while maintaining Newport Harbor views and creating a pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly environment were among residents' concerns at a community meeting Monday night. About 50 people split into groups and brainstormed ideas on large...

  • 56 new homes approved to replace Costa Mesa storage facility

    56 new homes approved to replace Costa Mesa storage facility

    A storage facility in Mesa del Mar is set to be replaced with more than 50 new homes after the Costa Mesa Planning Commission voted Monday night to approve the project. Planning commissioners voted 4-0, with Chairman Robert Dickson absent, to give their blessing to the proposal from DeNova Homes...

  • Olympian carries family's badminton dreams from Orange County to Rio

    Olympian carries family's badminton dreams from Orange County to Rio

    Phillip Chew was just shy of 2 years old when his grandfather, Don, sat him on his lap, put a badminton racket in his hand and had him swing at a shuttlecock dangling from a fishing pole. Twenty years later, Chew is doing much the same thing — minus the fishing pole — as part of his Olympic training....

  • Man rescued after car goes down embankment is suspected of DUI

    Man rescued after car goes down embankment is suspected of DUI

    Police arrested a man on suspicion of drunk driving after he and a passenger had to be rescued when their car veered off the road and down a 50-foot embankment in Costa Mesa early Sunday, according to authorities. The car was headed south on Canyon Drive just past Sea Bluff Drive near the northern...

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Anaheim bans short-term rentals in residential areas

In response to vocal complaints from residents, the Anaheim City Council voted to ban all future short-term rentals in residential areas of the city and gave existing rental operators 18 months to close up shop. Following a five-hour meeting that included testimony from short-term rental operators...

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Ex-Concordia swimmer undaunted in quest for Paralympic spot

Jessica Greenwald can swim a 100-meter breaststroke in two minutes and 36 seconds, using mostly the strength of her upper body. Born with mild cerebral palsy, the 22-year-old Concordia University Irvine graduate has limited mobility in her legs. But she never let that stop her from dashing through...

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