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August 15, 2003
Ahoy. I wonder how the sunrise will look this morning when I will near Mission Bay to stop for refueling. While you sip your coffee reading my column, I am on a delivery to Ensenada aboard a gas-powered boat, and I find it best to top off gas boats before crossing the border. I am often asked why, and why Mission Bay. I find that with new boats, no one knows the actual fuel usage, and the stop allows me to calculate our fuel burn. Many smaller gas boats do not hold much fuel, and it is always better to be safe than sorry.
By Jessie Brunner | February 28, 2007
A blue, Nissan X-Trail sport-utility vehicle drove off without a sound after being the first vehicle to fill its tank at the brand new hydrogen fueling station at UC Irvine, where more than 100 project collaborators, government officials and associates gathered to celebrate the facility's grand opening Tuesday morning. With funding from the U.S. Department of Energy and California's South Coast Air Quality Management District, UCI's National Fuel Cell Research Center and Air Products, an international corporation that distributes gases and chemicals for industrial use, engineered and installed the station at the corner of Jamboree Road and Campus Drive.
March 2, 2000
-- Greg Risling Small amounts of diesel fuel leaked into harbor waters near the Balboa Pavilion on Wednesday, but the spill was contained by a private cleanup crew. Authorities said between 10 and 15 gallons spilled into the harbor from a gas station at about 11 a.m. The Orange County Sheriff Department's Harbor Patrol cordoned off the area while the fuel was cleaned up. It took several hours before most of the fuel was siphoned from the water. Authorities said small amounts of the fuel will spread throughout the harbor and will probably evaporate from sun rays.
July 30, 2001
Ahoy. I have finally returned from cruising in the Puget Sound, San Juan Islands, and Desolation Sound of northern Washington and Canada aboard a nice yacht. If you enjoy cruising smoother inner passages not subject to ocean swells plus scenic views, then this is the trip for you. However, I don't recommend it without caution. Unlike cruising in Newport Harbor and most places in Southern California, one must prepare very carefully for a trip in these areas, which have many hazards not found in Newport.
March 11, 2002
The Newport Beach City Clerk's office is now providing passport services. Hours are Monday until Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Appointments are not required. Adults need proof of U.S. citizenship as well as picture identification, two identical passport photos 2 inches by 2 inches. Photos are available at a number of local businesses listed in the Yellow Pages under Passport Photo and Visa Services. The cost to apply for a passport is $45 payable to Passport Services plus a $15 processing fee paid to the city of Newport Beach.
June 27, 2003
Deepa Bharath A fully loaded gardening truck towing a wood chipper rolled down and plunged into a ravine Thursday morning, threatening to leak fuel into the bay, officials said. No one was hurt in the incident that occurred at about 11:25 a.m. The Hazardous Materials Team from the Orange County Fire Authority contained the leak, preventing the fuel from going into the bay, said Donna Boston, spokeswoman for the Newport Beach Fire Department. The truck had been parked on Jamboree Road while workers were trimming trees and loading branches into the chipper, she said.
November 9, 1999
Alex Coolman NEWPORT BEACH -- The riverboat Angela Louise will be making her maiden voyage through Newport Harbor this evening as an electrically powered vessel. The boat is the first of its class to be approved for electric power, said Capt. Joseph Warren. The boat's power was switched to create a boating experience that is quieter for passengers and less harmful to the marine environment. The boat still has diesel engines available for use, Warren said, but they have been "relegated to a minute or two of use during each trip."
March 7, 2004
EDUCATION UCI now driving with hydrogen Researchers at UC Irvine's National Fuel Cell Research Center took delivery of a new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle Monday. They will use the state-of-the-art SUV, one of only 18 in the world, to study the feasibility of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposed "Hydrogen Highways," a plan for a widespread rollout of hydrogen fueling stations. The hydrogen vehicles, built by Toyota, have the same body and chassis as their Highlander SUV. The prototype cars are years away from mass production.
By Wheelbase Communications | February 27, 2008
Diesels are loud, smoky and they stink. Right? Wrong. Mercedes-Benz might have the answer to getting the average car buyer thinking much differently about the smog-inducing, black-smoke-puffing diesel era of the 1970s. It might even hold the key to a diesel revolution in North America. OK, maybe evolution. Bluetec, as Mercedes calls its new range of engines, is not your father’s diesel. In a very short time, the technology will find its way into more than just Mercedes vehicles.
July 4, 2003
Ahoy. Happy birthday America on this Fourth of July. Why not start your nautical festivities with the American Legion's Fourth of July Old Glory Boat Parade in Newport Harbor? This year's theme is "The Freedom to Dream," a salute to the Armed Forces members in Iraq. The Legion will open at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast until 11 a.m. for only $6 a ticket, after which lunch will be available. Also, there will be free harbor tours, live music and a missing man fly-over formation.
By Barry Faulkner | March 5, 2014
For the third time this season, the Vanguard University women's basketball team turned the Firestorm into fizzle. After having beaten Arizona Christian by 31 and 63 points, respectively, the No. 1-ranked and No. 1-seeded Lions dispatched the visitors from Phoenix, 100-51, in the quarterfinals of the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament on Wednesday at Vanguard. Vanguard showed complacency was not much of a concern by making 11 of its first 14 field-goal tries to seize a 28-6 advantage just 6:32 into the contest.
February 15, 2014
Junior right fielder Gabrielle Jackson was a combined five for six with six runs batted in and two doubles, as host Vanguard University swept Embry Riddle in a nonconference softball doubleheader Saturday. Vanguard claimed an 8-0 victory in the opener. Junior catcher Breanne Gomez and junior shortstop Haley Croce each were two for two, while sophomore starting pitcher Taylor Doyle scattered five hits in four shutout innings, striking out five to improve to 3-0. Freshman Taylor Wilson and junior Taylor Hallahan each had two hits and scored twice as Vanguard won the second game, 9-1. Sophomore Alexandra Olvera allowed one earned run and six hits to improve to 2-0. Vanguard is now 9-2, while Embry Riddle is 1-3. — WOMEN'S BASKETBALL UC Riverside 87, UC Irvine 75 RIVERSIDE — UCI senior forward Camille Buckley had 28 points and 15 rebounds for her 11th double-double of the season in Saturday's Big West Conference game.
By Emily Foxhall | November 26, 2013
Newport Beach City Council members dealt with the most recent round in the ongoing fire ring debate Tuesday by striking not a match but a compromise. Aware of mounting health concerns related to wood smoke, council members voted unanimously to reduce the 60 wood-fueled fire rings on the city's beaches to 27. With council member Leslie Daigle absent, they also cleared the way for their possible participation in a pilot program with the South Coast Air Quality Management District to test the use of new rings to be fueled by natural gas. "Is it perfect for either side?
By Jill Cowan | November 7, 2013
Air quality regulators are set to take a first look next week at proposals that could allow Newport Beach and other cities to replace wood-burning fire rings with alternatively fueled ones. The South Coast Air Quality Management District has floated the idea of partnering with Newport on such a pilot program, though agency spokesman Sam Atwood said Thursday that any jurisdiction interested in testing non-wood-burning fire rings would be welcome to participate. "This is going to be completely voluntary in terms of a city or county deciding if they want to install these fire rings," Atwood said.
By Bradley Zint | September 27, 2013
To the untrained eye, the area of Costa Mesa's Fairview Park near the cliffs offers sweeping ocean views, but the grounds themselves may not look like much. It's a mesa of dirt, brush, trails, mounds and rocks among bicycle tracks, footprints and paw prints. But within that dusty medley on a recent afternoon, a pair of archaeologists found themselves uncovering a more subtle history. Eyes focused on the ground, Patricia Martz and Sylvere Valentin saw ancient tools where others saw rocks.
By Barry Faulkner | July 27, 2013
LONG BEACH - It was somehow fitting that the team with the most history behind it came out on top in the inaugural final of the World Series Cup as part of the World Series of Beach Volleyball on Saturday at Marine Green Park. This was, after all, a celebration of beach volleyball's past as much as a postcard to its potential future, with the return of the refurbished Assn. of Volleyball Professionals domestic tour ready to kick off a schedule next week that includes six events in seven weeks.
July 8, 2013
Newport Beach firefighters and officials from the Orange County Sheriff's Department cleaned up about 200 gallons of diesel fuel that leaked into Newport Bay between Adams and Cypress streets, officials said Monday. About 1:50 p.m. Friday, the Newport Beach Fire Department responded to a fuel leak in the bay at the Petrosea fuel dock, 503 E. Edgewater Ave., according to the Fire Department. Authorities found that a supply line leading to the dock was leaking, and it was immediately shut off, according to the Fire Department.
By Matt Szabo | November 13, 2012
Reid Chase is constantly moving in the water on offense and defense, making things happen for the Corona del Mar High boys' water polo team. Catch him outside of the pool, and you'll see the mustache that the CdM senior is growing. "I've just been growing it for CIF," Chase said. "It's No-shave November right now. " CdM was in a close shave on Saturday night at its home pool, facing rival Newport Harbor in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 quarterfinals. Chase helped the Sea Kings rally for a 7-6 victory, holding the Sailors scoreless for the final 12-plus minutes of the game.
By B.W. Cook | October 24, 2012
A social gathering with serious national ramifications launched a campaign to end American dependence on fossil fuel. The Newport Coast residence of Yael and Eyal Aronoff welcomed significant participants in an organization called the Fuel Freedom Foundation for Saturday's consciousness-raising rally attended by some 500 guests. Orange County citizens were joined by a roster of national names including R. James Woolsey , former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, former Rockefeller Foundation President Peter Goldmark , John Hofmeister , a former Shell Oil executive, and Gal Luft , co-director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Securities.
By Lauren Williams | September 19, 2012
SANTA ANA - A prosecutor made clear that Robert Alan Lehmann loved his daughter and wanted her to receive the best possible education and treatment for her development disabilities. But that love and concern ultimately fueled a heated battle between him and his ex-wife, whom he stands accused of shooting dead alongside her father in front of his Costa Mesa home, prosecutors asserted in opening statements Wednesday afternoon. Lehmann, 37, is accused of two counts of murder. The charges include sentencing enhancements for lying in wait and for multiple murders.
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