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July 26, 2000
Sue Doyle NEWPORT BEACH -- A fire blackened a storage area at the popular Crab Cooker Restaurant on Tuesday and might have destroyed the entire facility if it were not for an automated sprinkler system, authorities said. Oily kitchen rags bundled together and placed above a washing machine were blamed for the fire, which began around 2:30 a.m. inside the storage area of the restaurant at 2200 Newport Blvd., said Lt. John Blauer of the Newport Beach Fire and Marine Department.
ENTERTAINMENT
By By Greer Wylder | January 6, 2006
The Crab Cooker is caught in a charming 1950's time warp, full of nostalgia, kitsch and incredible classic seafood. The nautical no-frills diner and fish market is a Newport Beach institution. Locals, celebrities and tourists from all over the world pine for the delicious fish served at this candy-apple red corner eatery with its trademark green and white awnings wrapped above its windows. The restaurant began when owner Bob Roubian (a carpenter in the late '40s) helped remodel the fish market on the corner of 28th Street and Marina (its original location)
NEWS
March 7, 2012
A developer recently obtained building permits for the long-awaited Newport Bay Marina project a large mixed-use development near the Newport Pier. Etco Homes Inc. plans to build a 36,000-square-foot commercial, retail and residential mixed-use development that would wrap around the Crab Cooker building. City officials granted demolition and building permits at the end of February. First approved in 2006, the development will replace a collection of dilapidated structures where a World War II shipyard once stood at 2300 Newport Blvd.
NEWS
September 26, 2004
Deepa Bharath Robbie Robfogel was like the Rock of Gibraltar. He wasn't supposed to collapse. He wasn't supposed to give in, because those around him fed off his strength. Robbie was confined to a wheelchair after he got polio while fighting the war in Korea. He had limited use of one hand and one leg. But he could pick up the phone and write. And that was good enough for his friend Bob Roubian, owner of Crab Cooker, to hire him in 1961, 10 years after he started the restaurant.
ENTERTAINMENT
By B.W. Cook | March 6, 2014
The value of education remains a priority for a majority of Newport-Mesa parents, as well as for citizens at large. America needs an educated population. Worldwide competition is more demanding than ever. The difficulty in gaining university admittance and the challenge of finishing and paying for that education is daunting. Last week in Newport Beach, a confederation of like-minded women dedicated to assisting Newport-Mesa students find a path to higher education got together for a winter repast.
NEWS
August 25, 2001
Young Chang What would have been an otherwise quiet and cobblestoned street in Newport Beach came alive Friday morning. Tents of artwork and various knickknacks overtook Via Oporto, the whimsical little boulevard located right before the bridge that takes you to Lido Island. Janet Waters, whose boat was docked at Lido Marina Village, stopped by the "Painless Alternative to Piercing" stand and bought some ear cuffs. Betty Downs, who was also docked in the village, looked over a selection of stained-glass window pieces.
FEATURES
By Sue Thoensen | January 6, 2008
When the IRS comes calling, most people write a check and pay up. In the early 1950s, Bob Roubian, owner of the Crab Cooker restaurant in Newport Beach, wrote a song instead. Royalties from “I’m Too Pooped to Pop,” went straight to pay back taxes Roubian had wracked up after buying the business in 1951. At the time, Roubian was a carpenter by day and a piano player and composer by night. He had always loved the sea, Roubian said, so he decided to give up his day job and go into the fish business.
NEWS
February 20, 2005
Where are we? We're the press, and we demand answers. OK, we'll calm down and provide a bit of background. For those who didn't see the story -- and shame on you -- the Newport Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau has published a map that points to local attractions mentioned on the Fox TV show "The OC." The blue and gold map highlights such "OC" fair as the Arches restaurant ("The OC's favorite restaurant"), the Crab Cooker ("The OC's 'Seafood Shack'")
NEWS
December 7, 2006
Here are some items the planning commission will consider. HOAG MEDICAL OFFICES Tonight's meeting will be something of a recap of the Nov. 16 meeting, with the Hoag Healthcare Center appearing on both agendas. The commission was ready to vote last month on whether to allow medical offices in the former Newport Technology Center on Superior Avenue, but staff members made a few corrections and clarifications to what the commission will vote on.   The proposal is to make 97,000 square feet of the 415,500-square-foot facility into medical offices.
NEWS
February 23, 2005
BEST PICK FOR SERIOUS SEAFOOD "Santa Monica Seafood on 17th Street. I know I'm getting the freshest possible seafood. They have an entire selection to buy fresh everyday. In my opinion, it's the best clam chowder in the area." Dan Worthington, Costa Mesa Sanitary District president "Almost every day I go do my power lunch at the Gulfstream. It has the best seafood and is well traveled by businessmen." John McMonigle, Monarch Estates president "The Crab Cooker.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By B.W. Cook | March 6, 2014
The value of education remains a priority for a majority of Newport-Mesa parents, as well as for citizens at large. America needs an educated population. Worldwide competition is more demanding than ever. The difficulty in gaining university admittance and the challenge of finishing and paying for that education is daunting. Last week in Newport Beach, a confederation of like-minded women dedicated to assisting Newport-Mesa students find a path to higher education got together for a winter repast.
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NEWS
March 7, 2012
A developer recently obtained building permits for the long-awaited Newport Bay Marina project a large mixed-use development near the Newport Pier. Etco Homes Inc. plans to build a 36,000-square-foot commercial, retail and residential mixed-use development that would wrap around the Crab Cooker building. City officials granted demolition and building permits at the end of February. First approved in 2006, the development will replace a collection of dilapidated structures where a World War II shipyard once stood at 2300 Newport Blvd.
FEATURES
By Sue Thoensen | January 6, 2008
When the IRS comes calling, most people write a check and pay up. In the early 1950s, Bob Roubian, owner of the Crab Cooker restaurant in Newport Beach, wrote a song instead. Royalties from “I’m Too Pooped to Pop,” went straight to pay back taxes Roubian had wracked up after buying the business in 1951. At the time, Roubian was a carpenter by day and a piano player and composer by night. He had always loved the sea, Roubian said, so he decided to give up his day job and go into the fish business.
ENTERTAINMENT
By John Reger | June 14, 2007
Whenever I get the urge to ride my bicycle a little farther south than the usual six-mile trip to the Huntington Beach Pier, I venture toward Newport Beach. I put a $10 bill in my pocket and stop at The Crab Cooker for a crab cocktail. Then I take it over to the pier and enjoy it while watching the ocean, temporarily forgetting any concern about the afternoon sea breeze that will make the ride home seem like triple the distance I had just peddled. When I was a youth living in the suburbs of Los Angeles, Newport Beach was a mystery to me, like a distant, foreign land.
NEWS
December 7, 2006
Here are some items the planning commission will consider. HOAG MEDICAL OFFICES Tonight's meeting will be something of a recap of the Nov. 16 meeting, with the Hoag Healthcare Center appearing on both agendas. The commission was ready to vote last month on whether to allow medical offices in the former Newport Technology Center on Superior Avenue, but staff members made a few corrections and clarifications to what the commission will vote on.   The proposal is to make 97,000 square feet of the 415,500-square-foot facility into medical offices.
ENTERTAINMENT
By By Greer Wylder | January 6, 2006
The Crab Cooker is caught in a charming 1950's time warp, full of nostalgia, kitsch and incredible classic seafood. The nautical no-frills diner and fish market is a Newport Beach institution. Locals, celebrities and tourists from all over the world pine for the delicious fish served at this candy-apple red corner eatery with its trademark green and white awnings wrapped above its windows. The restaurant began when owner Bob Roubian (a carpenter in the late '40s) helped remodel the fish market on the corner of 28th Street and Marina (its original location)
NEWS
February 23, 2005
BEST PICK FOR SERIOUS SEAFOOD "Santa Monica Seafood on 17th Street. I know I'm getting the freshest possible seafood. They have an entire selection to buy fresh everyday. In my opinion, it's the best clam chowder in the area." Dan Worthington, Costa Mesa Sanitary District president "Almost every day I go do my power lunch at the Gulfstream. It has the best seafood and is well traveled by businessmen." John McMonigle, Monarch Estates president "The Crab Cooker.
NEWS
February 20, 2005
Where are we? We're the press, and we demand answers. OK, we'll calm down and provide a bit of background. For those who didn't see the story -- and shame on you -- the Newport Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau has published a map that points to local attractions mentioned on the Fox TV show "The OC." The blue and gold map highlights such "OC" fair as the Arches restaurant ("The OC's favorite restaurant"), the Crab Cooker ("The OC's 'Seafood Shack'")
NEWS
October 5, 2004
Deirdre Newman Commercial and sport fishermen have been angling in the harbor for more than a century, even before a railroad was built connecting the wharf to Santa Ana in 1891. "At one time, the harbor was perhaps the most popular port for deep-sea fishing," wrote Hugh McMillan in "Newport Beach, The First Century, 1888-1988." "Between commercial fishing and sport fishing, there has always been a place for the person who enjoys fish stories."
NEWS
September 26, 2004
Deepa Bharath Robbie Robfogel was like the Rock of Gibraltar. He wasn't supposed to collapse. He wasn't supposed to give in, because those around him fed off his strength. Robbie was confined to a wheelchair after he got polio while fighting the war in Korea. He had limited use of one hand and one leg. But he could pick up the phone and write. And that was good enough for his friend Bob Roubian, owner of Crab Cooker, to hire him in 1961, 10 years after he started the restaurant.
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