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Newport council takes dim view of scooters but shies away from ban or new regulations

The Newport Beach City Council is skeptical of Bird and other rental services that provide dockless electric scooters and bicycles, but not enough to put them under a moratorium.

Around Town: Newport to throw going-away party for city manager

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High surf and rip currents expected along local beaches through Friday

People heading to local beaches to soak up the summer sun will be met with high surf and rip currents late Wednesday and continuing through Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

Newport to sue in effort to stop state-approved needle exchange

Newport Beach plans to file its own lawsuit against the state to block a planned mobile needle-exchange service that recently received state approval to operate in nearby Costa Mesa and three other Orange County cities.

Newport boosts contribution to Crystal Cove cottages restoration with new $250,000 donation

Newport Beach plans to donate $250,000 over five years to the Crystal Cove Conservancy to restore the rest of the area’s historical cottages and make them accessible to the public again.

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