Framed, Chapter 3: Secret lovers, legal maneuvering and a fictional blueprint for 'the perfect crime'

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Shorter version of 150 Newport Center heads to Planning Commission

A Newport Center townhome and condominium project that would replace a car wash and gas station will again be reviewed by the Newport Beach Planning Commission on Thursday, this time with a shorter version than previously proposed. Newport Center Anacapa Associates' 150 Newport Center project has...


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Szabo: Gilchrist enjoys gold

Szabo: Gilchrist enjoys gold

The first Saturday as an Olympic gold medalist was special for Kaleigh Gilchrist. As she has done for most of her life, the Newport Harbor High and USC alumna managed to juggle both surfing and water polo. In the morning, Gilchrist had her first surf back at 54th Street in Newport Beach. Friends...


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  • Commentary: You are what you drive in Corona del Mar

    It's said that eyes are the windows to the soul, but for those not face to face, we can guess what lies within from the cars people drive. Owners of a car with tinted windows are like a person wearing sunglasses inside: they don't want people to see into their souls. In the early 2000s, when Lee...

  • Commentary: Newporters should support controlled growth in Mesa

    Now that the Costa Mesa City Council has approved an update of the city's General Plan, an update that includes new overlays that will allow four- to five-story apartment buildings, Newport Beach needs to keep a close eye on Measure Y. Measure Y is Costa Mesa's growth-control initiative to require...

  • Mailbag: There is no reason to merge sanitation, water districts

    According to an article that appeared in the Daily Pilot July 30, "Voters to have say in possible merger," Mesa Water District board members voted on July 28 to seek "public input on the idea of merging with the Costa Mesa Sanitary District — voting to place an advisory measure on November's ballot...

  • Commentary: Bill would help social workers better care for the elderly

    Out of sight, out of mind, a phrase we have heard sporadically thrown about, in this instance rings true. When pain, isolation, depression and dementia are locked away behind hospital walls, we fail to see the problem. Our society, somewhere down the line, has shifted. It went from rendering respect...

  • Commentary: Banning Ranch development will allow restoration too

    Commentary: Banning Ranch development will allow restoration too

    Drive by Newport Banning Ranch on any given day during the school year and you're likely to see it buzzing with activity. Under the guidance of the Newport Banning Land Trust, high school students from Huntington Beach and Costa Mesa high schools, among others, frequently use the expansive tract...



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Bennett: Breakfast at Snooze is a waker-upper

Bennett: Breakfast at Snooze is a waker-upper

At Snooze, there's breakfast and then there's breakfast. One is rubbery scrambled eggs, oily hash browns and overly buttered toast, and the other is a prosciutto-and-Teleggio-cheese Benedict on a toasted ciabatta topped with cream cheese Hollandaise and a salad of balsamic-splashed arugula. One...


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  • Police Files for Aug. 30

    Newport Beach Newport Center Drive: Burglary was reported in the 900 block at 3:47 p.m. Monday. Monrovia Avenue: Vandalism was reported in the 1500 block at 12:45 p.m. Monday. East Coast Highway: Burglary was reported in the 3000 block at 10:56 a.m. Monday. Modena Avenue: Burglary was reported in the...

  • Police Files for Aug. 26

    Newport Beach West Balboa Boulevard: Burglary was reported in the 1800 block at 1:17 p.m. Friday. River Avenue: Petty theft was reported in the 5000 block at 11:06 a.m. Friday. West Coast Highway: Petty theft was reported in the 1200 block at 10:59 a.m. Friday. West Ocean Front: Burglary was reported...

  • Police Files for Aug. 24

    Newport Beach Clubhouse Avenue: Petty theft was reported at 6:41 p.m. Tuesday. Cagney Lane: Grand theft was reported in the 900 block at 10:23 a.m. Wednesday. River Avenue: Petty theft was reported in the 5000 block at 8:22 a.m. Wednesday. West Bay Avenue: Grand theft was reported in the 600 block...

  • Police Files for Aug. 23

    Newport Beach Ocean Front West: Battery was reported in the 2100 block at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. Campus Drive: Theft was reported in the 4600 block at 6:07 p.m. Monday. Avocado Avenue: Petty theft was reported in the 800 block at 5:11 p.m. Monday. Highland Street: Burglary was reported at Highland Street...