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April 5, 2013
Six junior and one masters crew from Newport Aquatic Center will be competing this weekend in the San Diego Crew Classic. The rowing event, the most prestigious regatta on the West Coast, is held on Mission Bay. Nearly 100 races will be held over the weekend with more than 4,000 junior, college and masters competitors. Newport Aquatic Center will send eights to compete in the men's and women's Junior Varsity, Junior Lightweight and Junior JV races as well as a women's masters eight in the 55-59 year-old category.
SPORTS
By Soraya Nadia McDonald | June 28, 2007
Three members of the Newport Aquatic Center Junior Crew and one member from the Orange Coast College rowing team have joined forces to compete at the Henley Royal Regatta. The regatta, which takes place on the Thames River, is one of the oldest in the world, established in 1839, long before national or international rowing federations existed. It has been held annually since then, except during the two World Wars. Matthew White, a rising senior at Newport Harbor High, will occupy the bow seat on the four-man shell.
NEWS
By Adolfo Flores | April 30, 2014
Firefighters were trying to control a 3-acre wind-driven brush fire Wednesday in Irvine off the southbound lanes of the 241 toll road, authorities said. The fire at the Portola Parkway exit of the toll road was reported at about 1:10 p.m., said Lynette Round, spokeswoman with the Orange County Fire Authority. About 75 firefighters responded to the fire, including two helicopters.   “They're trying to control the fire,” Round said. Homes in the nearby Portola Springs neighborhood didn't appear to be threatened, authorities said.
NEWS
July 10, 2003
Bryce Alderton Lighting installation crews began diligently seeking answers Wednesday for the cause of a power outage, a day after a glitch causing the blackout forced some fans to relocate from their paid seats on Palisades Tennis Club's center court to a grassy knoll overlooking an outer court during the Newport Beach Breakers' World Team Tennis home debut Tuesday night. Ken Stuart, who bought the Newport Beach club in 1995, said crews located portions of burnt wires under the scoreboard.
NEWS
By: | August 3, 2005
Police on Tuesday remained uncertain if small knife blades found at a Newport Beach park were placed there deliberately. Crews sifting through the sand Monday found two more blades, bringing the total to 15 blades found at a Bonita Canyon park, where a 5-year-old child stepped on a blade Saturday morning. The blade did not break skin on the child's foot, and he was not injured, said Sgt. Bill Hartford. Police and grounds crews swept the entire playground with a metal detector.
NEWS
By: Michael Miller | August 26, 2005
Repair crews said Thursday that they had reconnected more than half of the telephone lines that were severed this week in West Newport, and that they expected to have the job finished by late today. After construction workers from Professional Electrical Contractors cut through three underground cables Tuesday morning -- the cause of the event is still disputed -- crews from the SBC telephone company began working around the clock to reconnect the wires.
NEWS
By Kelly Parker | May 24, 2013
An hours-long search for a puppy trapped in a drainage pipe at a Newport Coast home ended sadly Thursday night, authorities said. The 7-week-old male puppy named Hunter was reported trapped at 20 Vincennes at 6:53 p.m., according to a news release from the Newport Beach Fire Department. "Unfortunately, based off of our experience there yesterday ... we don't think the dog survived," Fire Capt. Mike Liberto said Friday. A fire engine and the department's Urban Search and Rescue Team responded to the scene, where crews used specialized equipment like confined-space optical cameras to search for the missing canine, Liberto said.
FEATURES
February 5, 2006
I managed to squeeze a few minutes between assignments to drive across town to get a photo of a house fire around midday. Pulling up to the scene, fire trucks -- nine of them -- lined Europa Drive. The fire was out when I arrived, and cleanup efforts were well underway. Water ran down the gutters and hose lines crisscrossed the street as men yelled and power tools buzzed. There were crews doing different jobs all over the house. I liked the grouping of these firefighters as they knocked down hot spots from the neighboring house.
NEWS
October 26, 2000
-- Young Chang Rush hour was worse than usual for commuters returning home Wednesday afternoon on Coast Highway. Though skies were clear throughout the day, cars inched their way along on a roadway as slick as a street on a rainy day. A water main on Dover Drive ruptured at about 4:30 p.m., causing significant damage to the road surface between Coast Highway and Cliff Drive, police said. Specific damages from the rupture could not be assessed Wednesday evening, said Sgt. Neil Harvey of the Newport Beach Police Department.
LOCAL
November 23, 2007
Those interested in getting training from Newport Beach to handle disasters can register for the next round of classes, which start in January. Classes for the Community Emergency Response Team are available to anyone who works, lives or attends school in the area, officials said. Volunteers are trained over several weeks to become a certified disaster worker, and are prepared to assist local emergency crews in the event of a large-scale natural catastrophe that overwhelms firefighters, paramedics and other city crews.
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By Adolfo Flores | April 30, 2014
Firefighters were trying to control a 3-acre wind-driven brush fire Wednesday in Irvine off the southbound lanes of the 241 toll road, authorities said. The fire at the Portola Parkway exit of the toll road was reported at about 1:10 p.m., said Lynette Round, spokeswoman with the Orange County Fire Authority. About 75 firefighters responded to the fire, including two helicopters.   “They're trying to control the fire,” Round said. Homes in the nearby Portola Springs neighborhood didn't appear to be threatened, authorities said.
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NEWS
April 7, 2014
About half a dozen units from the Newport Beach Fire Department responded to a gas leak that sparked an evacuation over the weekend, but the quick reaction of a landlord brought the situation under control, a fire official said. A construction crew working in the lobby of an office building at 610 Newport Center Drive accidentally drilled into a 4-inch gas line about 2:20 p.m. Saturday, department Division Chief Ron Gamble said. The resulting noise was so loud you could hear it at a gym across a small courtyard from the building, according to Gamble.
NEWS
By Jeremiah Dobruck and Bradley Zint | January 16, 2014
Firefighters controlled a fire that broke out in Talbert Regional Park in Costa Mesa on Thursday after it burned nearly three acres. Authorities had almost fully contained the blaze by 4 p.m., nearly five hours after it sparked, according to Capt. Shane Sherwood of the Orange County Fire Authority. "Hand crews were still working, mopping up some hot spots," he said. On Wednesday, three suspicious brush fires broke out in Talbert and up the bluff in Fairview Park. Those fires, which burned about three-tenths of an acre combined, are being investigated as possible acts of arson, according to the Costa Mesa Fire Department.
SPORTS
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | September 19, 2013
It doesn't take much of an effort for Giovanni Gentosi to find his father during a football game. The orange fishing hat his dad, Paul Gentosi, usually wears makes him easy to spot. Paul will be out there Friday night, when his son's team, Corona del Mar High (3-0), plays host to Newport Harbor (1-1) in the Battle of the Bay rivalry game at Orange Coast College at 7. When Giovanni looks for his dad, Paul will be on the opponent's sideline. Paul played for the Sailors back in the day. But Paul won't be on the Sailors' sideline because of his ties to the school.
NEWS
By Mike Whitehead | September 12, 2013
Ahoy! Oracle Team USA and Emirates Team New Zealand are tearing up the waters inside San Francisco Bay, battling to win the America's Cup final. I was at the media center for the first four races in the challenge for the Cup on Saturday and Sunday, and the excitement of the September Showdown did not disappoint the crowd, yet the Kiwis took a substantial lead in the points to win. Oracle Team USA began the final races with a two-point disadvantage. The team was penalized with the harshest penalty in the cup's history after getting caught making illegal modifications to their boat.
NEWS
By Samantha Schaefer | July 2, 2013
Grant McKee was 6 years old when his mother dressed him up as a firefighter, dirty and smudged from battling a blaze. Ever since that night, he knew what he wanted to do. McKee, 21, was one of 19 firefighters with the Granite Mountain hotshots who were killed when wind-driven flames overtook the crew as it battled to save the small former gold-mining town of Yarnell, Ariz. His cousin, Robert Caldwell, 23, also died in the blaze. The tragedy was especially felt in California, where five of the dead firefighters grew up. McKee, 21, Kevin Woyjeck, 21, of Seal Beach, Sean Misner, 26, of the Santa Ynez Valley, and Hemet natives William "Billy" Warneke, 25, and Chris MacKenzie, 30, perished with members of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew.
SPORTS
May 28, 2013
Orange Coast College won the varsity four and the second novice eight on Sunday at the American Collegiate Rowing Assn. national championships in Gainesville, Ga., near Atlanta. OCC completed the 2,000-meter course in six minutes, 18.8 seconds to defeat Michigan (6:22.9) in the second novice eight final. In that boat for OCC were James Paino, Sean Buck, Angel Galvan, Joe Martin, Jourdan Richman, Cody Raphael, Hayes Dollis, Cody Ridens and coxswain Helena Cosentiini. In the varsity four grand final, OCC finished in 6:36.8, more than a second better than runner-up Purdue (6:38.1)
NEWS
By Kelly Parker | May 24, 2013
An hours-long search for a puppy trapped in a drainage pipe at a Newport Coast home ended sadly Thursday night, authorities said. The 7-week-old male puppy named Hunter was reported trapped at 20 Vincennes at 6:53 p.m., according to a news release from the Newport Beach Fire Department. "Unfortunately, based off of our experience there yesterday ... we don't think the dog survived," Fire Capt. Mike Liberto said Friday. A fire engine and the department's Urban Search and Rescue Team responded to the scene, where crews used specialized equipment like confined-space optical cameras to search for the missing canine, Liberto said.
NEWS
By Len Bose | April 25, 2013
As most of you already know, Friday is the start of the 66th Annual Lexus Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race. If you are reading my column before 10 a.m., you still have time to head out to the Corona del Mar cliffs to watch the starts from 11 a.m. to noon. If you are looking for the real character of the race, go to the public dock at the end of the Balboa Peninsula. Don't go all the way to the dock's edge because the fisherman will be rather bunched up after all the sailboats have gone by, too close to the dock, and snagged their fishing lines.
SPORTS
April 5, 2013
Six junior and one masters crew from Newport Aquatic Center will be competing this weekend in the San Diego Crew Classic. The rowing event, the most prestigious regatta on the West Coast, is held on Mission Bay. Nearly 100 races will be held over the weekend with more than 4,000 junior, college and masters competitors. Newport Aquatic Center will send eights to compete in the men's and women's Junior Varsity, Junior Lightweight and Junior JV races as well as a women's masters eight in the 55-59 year-old category.
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