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Corona del Mar Today: Holiday weekend swelled beaches

June 02, 2012|By Amy Senk

The group decided to gather a few more bids for the work before proceeding. The bids could be available for review at the group's June meeting.

The BID considered installing artificial turf in Corona del Mar's tree wells and had samples installed in two tree wells in the 2800 block of East Coast Highway in January 2010. Later the group decided that fake grass was "considered inconsistent with the aesthetic that is desired in Corona del Mar."

BID board member Scott Laidlaw said the group worked to find the best mixes of plants for each tree well.

"By and large, the tree wells are doing really well," he said.

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Beach concessions to open

Big Corona's new concessions stand could be open Wednesday, a city official confirmed.

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Newport Beach officials hoped the stand would be open in time for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, but delays in equipment deliveries postponed the opening.

The equipment has been delivered and was being installed last week, city spokeswoman Tara Finnigan wrote in an email.

The owners need to test the equipment, schedule health department inspections and conduct staff training, she said.

A Wahoo's Fish Taco truck will be at the beach on Saturday and Sunday, just as it was for the Memorial Day weekend.

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Garden class set for Wednesday

Sherman Library & Gardens will host Gardening With Color at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

The class costs $45, and pre-registration is required. Participants will learn secrets for successful container gardening, including information on soil mixes, watering schedules, light requirements, pest control and more.

For more information, call (949) 673-2261 or click here. Sherman Library & Gardens is at 2647 E. Coast Hwy.

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Mystery noise in CdM

Some Corona del Mar residents heard a strange "loud boom/bang" about 12:20 a.m. Tuesday, and police confirmed they received two calls about the noise.

"We had two reports of a loud 'shot' at approximately 12:20 a.m.," said Kathy Lowe, a Newport Beach Police Department spokeswoman.

One of the callers was on Rivera Terrace in the Corona Highlands neighborhood, and the other was near Fourth and Marguerite avenues.

Corona del Mar Today readers in the village also reported hearing the noise. The Rivera Terrace call was reported as shots fired, according to online police logs.

"Officers responded to the area," Lowe said. "However, they were unable to locate the cause of the noise. We did not receive any additional related calls."

One Corona del Mar Today reader said the noise was a "very loud boom/bang." "It definitely woke up us up," the reader wrote in an email. "It was louder than a gun I believe … it scared me wide awake!"

amy@coronadelmartoday.com

Twitter: @coronadelmartdy

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