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By Kelly Strodl | May 3, 2007
An Irvine woman died Wednesday after being struck by a passing car while walking along Pacific Coast Highway near Crystal Cove. The accident occurred at about 7:10 p.m. as Frank A. Felipponio, 37, of Irvine, was heading south along the highway in his 2007 Mustang GT-500 convertible, Newport Beach police said. Felipponio apparently was attempting to switch from second to third gear, but shifted into first gear by mistake, sending the car into a spin, Lt. Jim Kaminsky said. The convertible left the highway, skidding into Lori Rae Jamieson, 48, who was walking on the bike path parallel to the road, Kaminsky said.
By Joseph Serna | December 4, 2008
Around this time of year, it can almost seem like there’s a Christmas tree lighting ceremony every day. But as this weekend’s two ceremonies show, no two are the same. First up is the Lighting of the Bay at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort and Marina tonight. In perfect seasonal fashion, Santa will start the holiday season for the resort by flipping the switch and watching more than 50 Christmas trees lining the Back Bay shimmer against the water. Organizers invite the public out for the event, which starts promptly at 5 p.m. Leading up to the finale of lights, refreshments will be available along with live music performances and Christmas caroling.
February 29, 2008
At a recent art auction at SeaPoint at Crystal Cove, Laing Luxury Homes, Coast Magazine and the Randy Higbee Gallery raised $17,250 to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Orange County and the Inland Empire. More than 200 people attended the auction, where work by local up-and-coming artists was displayed in the model homes at Laing Luxury’s newest neighborhood. The Make-A-Wish Foundation helps grants wishes for children ages 2 ½ to 18 who are facing life-threatening illnesses.
May 15, 2005
ENVIRONMENT Nothing crystal clear yet at Crystal Cove State Sen. John Campbell toured Crystal Cove last week, and in the end altered a plan he'd proposed to have a nonprofit group manage the state park. A bill with specifics for the park is likely soon. First, though, Campbell intends to speak with representatives from the state Department of Parks and Recreation and the nonprofit Crystal Cove Alliance. Campbell said he took up the issue in response to the parks department's recent request for $2 million to complete the first phase of the restoration of 46 historic cottages at Crystal Cove.
August 1, 2004
This was a moment in the ongoing Crystal Cove restoration project that I dreamed of seeing from the day the residents began dismantling their cottages a few years ago: the old landmark sign of Crystal Cove being hauled away, signaling the close of one era and opening the new one. The picture never happened back then, but luckily it didn't fade like an old black-and-white -- the idea would stick for a while. When we returned to Crystal Cove for an update, former Crystal Cove resident Laura Davick led us on a tour of the new project.
July 19, 2001
I am writing in response to Editor Tony Dodero's From the Newsroom column in the Daily Pilot on July 9 ("Finally, it's time to start making those Crystal Cove reservations") pertaining to Crystal Cove. Dodero may be an excellent editor but he fails as a visionary. He hopes to be on the waiting list to reserve a cottage for $100 a night. Prepare to wait for an eternity. The state of California Department of Parks and Recreation is not prepared or financed to deal with the restoration of the cottages.
August 2, 2001
I don't quite remember how or when I first went to Crystal Cove. I know I parked on the old dirt road leading into the cottage district and walked in the soft dirt to the beach and was enchanted. I don't know what came over me, but Crystal Cove has always had a special place in my heart. I know one of my first experiences was in 1979, with my 3-year-old daughter, Jessamine. We sat on a serape across from the bridge, and we both painted the flowers growing on and surrounding the bridge.
By: | September 8, 2005
Big rigs make roads too dangerous In regard to "The trucks stop here," Sept. 1: After three accidents involving big rigs on Newport Coast Drive, local law enforcement officials have gotten serious about improving truck safety. What is it going to take for Congress to wake up to the fact that dangerous cargoes and tractortrailers should not be on our freeways? They should be using the railroads. One company has removed its trucks and is using the railroads.
May 2, 2005
Andrew Edwards Caltrans crews are heading into the final stages of a highway project near Crystal Cove that was undertaken to prevent polluted runoff from spilling into protected waters. The bulk of the work is scheduled to be completed in mid-May, agency spokeswoman Sandra Friedman said. "It's just the bioswales that need to be dug -- dug and seeded -- and they should be doing that this week," Friedman said. Swales are like shallow ditches that are planted with various types of vegetation.
April 3, 2001
Mathis Winkler In a way, Beatrice Anderson sees herself as a reporter. But instead of working with pen and paper or a camera, the Corona del Mar resident captures her stories in paintings. And starting today, her work can be seen at Newport Beach's central library, where Anderson has put together an exhibition entitled "Once Upon a Time, Crystal Cove." The fairy tale reference is intentional, Anderson said Monday. In 1985, when she first began painting the beach colony, which is made up of cottages built in the 1920s and 1930s, the quietness and quaintness of the place made her feel like she'd stepped back in time.
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