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By Kelly Strodl | March 5, 2007
Sunday was a beautiful day for a bicycle ride along the Upper Newport Back Bay. Hundreds of Newport-Mesa fathers, sons and daughters seemed to think so, as they took a six-mile expedition through the Back Bay for an annual Central Orange Coast YMCA family event. Riders were off by 11 a.m. after a quick tune-up in the parking lot on University Drive. Most returned by noon to enjoy snow cones, popcorn and hamburgers provided by Carl's Jr. Both the YMCA boys' Mighty Corona Nation Y-Guides and the girls' Naranja Nation Y-Princesses rode for the event.
By Jack Salisbury | August 28, 2008
The Camp, Costa Mesa’s alternative shopping center, has been around for more than seven years. Cycle Werks has been there since the beginning. It’s safe to call the bicycle shop owned by former Olympic cyclist Paul Deem a biker’s heaven. Riders can find anything they’d ever want or need: locks, service, memorabilia, shoes and, of course, the bicycles themselves. With gas prices the way they are and healthy living becoming a trend, interest in cycling has increased, and shops like Cycle Werks have taken notice.
By Joseph Serna | August 8, 2012
Costa Mesa City Councilwoman Wendy Leece withdrew her request Tuesday for the council to reexamine the city's agreement with the developer of Banning Ranch. She said Newport Banning Ranch LLC, or NBR, asked her to do so until it could review the agreement, which the council approved and modified last month. The $4.4-million agreement would pay for street improvements the city needs to handle the proposed residential and commercial development's predicted traffic influx. Located adjacent to Costa Mesa in Newport Beach, the development still requires California Coastal Commission approval.
By Mike Reicher, | August 11, 2010
NEWPORT BEACH –— The Newport Beach City Council bowed to a wave of public opinion Tuesday when it asked its parks commissioners to reevaluate expanding the hours that people can walk their dogs on the beach. About 50 people packed the Council Chambers to advocate for expanded hours or protest against dog-related nuisances. Some believe dog regulations limit quality time with a beloved member of the family, while others want strict rules so they don't step in dog waste or have to deal with snarling canines.
By Jill Cowan and By Jill Cowan | January 7, 2013
Newport Beach cycling activists were cautioned against letting approximately $300,000 in Bicycle Safety Improvement Funds burn a hole in their proverbial pockets during a Citizens Bicycle Safety Committee meeting Monday. The money was generated through fundraising efforts tied to an October memorial ride for two cyclists killed in Newport, with three-to-one city matching. "That's a lot of money," Councilman Tony Petros told the small group gathered in the central library's Friends Room.
By Britney Barnes | November 5, 2011
COSTA MESA — California Elementary School recognized three students Friday for selling the most raffle tickets, in an effort to raise enough money for every student to go to sixth-grade science camp. Sixth-graders Lexi Osso, Lelani Acuna and Matthew Sullivan were given gift bags and honored in front of the whole school in the multi-purpose room for a rainy day flag deck. "These kids went over and above," said parent Maureen Sullivan, who organized the raffle with her husband, Bob Sullivan.
December 13, 2012
UC Irvine police arrested two people allegedly connected to bicycle thefts on campus Wednesday morning. Officers spotted Audie Rayvon Richmond, 30, and Jessie Castaneda, 28, with several bicycles in a residential part of UCI, according to a news release from campus police. When officers investigated, they determined the bikes had been stolen from nearby campus housing, police said. Richmond, a Los Angeles resident, was booked in Orange County Jail on suspicion of receiving stolen property, possession of burglary tools, possession of narcotics paraphernalia and outstanding warrants.
April 24, 2009
A committee of local residents and business owners who have been evaluating ideas for improving Newport’s Oceanfront Walk will present their findings at a Newport Beach City Council study session at 4 p.m. Tuesday. The 3-mile path, which stretches from E Street to 36th Street on Balboa Peninsula is a popular, year-round destination for strolling, bicycling and roller-blading, The committee is implementing a community outreach program to inform users of basic safety guidelines for using the walkway, such as slowing down on their bicycles.
June 26, 2012
Costa Mesa City Council candidate Sue Lester helped foil a burglary over the weekend when she watched a man allegedly try to steal a pair of bicycles, police said. Lester said she was walking her dog in the 1500 block of East Mesa Verde Drive on Saturday afternoon when she saw a man surveying an apartment complex as he aimlessly walked through. Then he stopped under a stairwell and started tugging on two bicycles chained there, she said. "I was literally watching him from across the street doing this," she said.
January 10, 2001
COSTA MESA 17th Street: A robbery was reported in the 300 block at 1:20 a.m. Sunday. Bluebird Circle: Annoying calls were reported by residents in the 2700 block shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday. Placentia Avenue: Vandalism was reported in the 2000 block at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. NEWPORT BEACH Newport Center Drive: A grand theft was reported in the 600 block Friday morning. A guest at the Four Seasons Hotel reported that someone had taken her wallet from a locked safe in her room between Wednesday evening and Friday morning.
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