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Residents fight 'mega-yachts' in Newport Beach

Two Newport Beach residents hope to stop the arrival of two large yachts slated to moor temporarily in the open harbor area in front of their homes next month. When the boat owners independently asked to anchor in the newly dredged waterfront, Newport Beach Harbor Commission members approved their requests as a welcome opportunity to try out a different use for the area on the west end of Lido Island. But residents fear this may be a first step toward the harbor changing for the worse. "This is just a trial, they keep assuring us of that," Pamela Whitesides, who has lived in a waterfront building for about 20 years, told the Daily Pilot. "But it's a trial to make it permanent." She...

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