Corona del Mar’s new ‘fibrary’ opens

After a year of construction, Newport Beach celebrated the grand opening Saturday of its newly rebuilt fire station-library complex in Corona del Mar.

The new facility brings a modern face to the fire station and library branch that had stood on the same spot on Marigold Avenue off East Coast Highway for decades.

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12:05 PM, Jul. 21, 2019A photo caption with this article originally identified Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley as Christina Foley.

City officials gave tours of both sides of the building and pushed a firetruck into the apparatus bay, a tradition for a new firehouse.

After almost 20 years of climbing the ranks, Jeff Boyles is set to take charge upon the retirement of Newport Beach Fire Chief Chip Duncan.