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July 2, 2006
Hot enough for you? You're not alone. During the past week, Newport-Mesa (and Southern California, as well) has been in the grip of a heat wave. Temperatures in Newport Beach hit 90 degrees on Tuesday, shattering the old record for that day. The sun has been beating down, air conditioners have been humming and the beaches have started to fill. So much for June gloom. It was more like June bloom to finish out the month. Of course, this is why we all live here, right? Heat, sunshine and the call of the waves crashing on the sand (hopefully with some decent shape and maybe just a tad warmer than they've been, thank you very much)
NEWS
April 20, 2009
Temperatures soared on Orange County’s coast Monday, reaching a high of 96 degrees at the measuring station at John Wayne Airport, according to the National Weather Service. Although historical records are not available at John Wayne, Monday’s maximum temperature matched the highest ever recorded on this day in Fullerton during a heat wave in 1958. “[Tuesday] it will still be quite warm. It should drop about four degrees from Monday’s highs, though,” said forecaster Stan Wasowski.
NEWS
By Brianna Bailey | September 7, 2007
Power returned to Newport Beach customers by Thursday evening after outages caused in part by overuse of air conditioners during the recent heat wave. One neighborhood had been without power for nearly three days. The lights were back on in all but three homes by 11 a.m. Thursday, with power restored to all Newport Beach customers by 3 p.m., said Vanessa McGrady, a spokeswoman for Southern California Edison. ?The majority of the outages were due to the heat wave last weekend,?
LOCAL
September 6, 2007
A Newport Beach neighborhood has been without power for nearly three days as Southern California Edison scrambles to get the power back on, Edison representatives said. At 7 p.m. Sunday, 42 Edison customers between Bedford and Cornwall Lanes lost power, Edison spokesman Paul Klein said. “They have been out of power for that long. They are a high priority for us,” Klein said. But he couldn’t say when power will be restored. The cause of the outage has not been determined but is most likely due to overuse of air conditioners during the heat wave, Klein said.
NEWS
August 15, 2006
Newport's rules are already enough We are against Greenlight II. We have an elected city council, a Planning Commission, a planning and zoning staff, a very thick zoning manual and Newport Beach will soon have a new General Plan.   We see no reason to add another level of rules and regulations just because a few of our activist/environmentalists wish to have their way. When Greenlight was accumulating signatures for their petitions, we were practically accosted in front of Gelson's to sign.
NEWS
By Alicia Robinson and Lauren Vane | July 1, 2006
Get out the sunscreen, and chill the lemonade. That heat wave isn't in your imagination, and it's going to continue for another week. It has not only been hot for nearly the last seven days, there have been a few record-setting temperatures around Southern California, National Weather Service Forecaster Philip Gonsalves said. In Newport Beach, Tuesday's high of 90 degrees was a record for that date in previous years ? 8 degrees higher than the highest recorded temperature for June 27, he said.
LOCAL
By Kelly Strodl | July 10, 2007
Despite the Fourth of July holiday, the heat wave and 240,000 beachgoers hitting the sands of Newport Beach last week local lifeguards managed hundreds of rescues and avoided any drownings. This weekend lifeguards rescued 338 people from the surf, and last weekend 375 were saved. "Anytime we have surf and the warm water it generates more people going in the water, and more getting rescued," Lifeguard Battalion Chief Rob Williams said. But Williams said what really makes lifeguards proud is what they do to make rescues unnecessary.
NEWS
By PETER BUFFA | July 31, 2006
Muggy: adjective used to describe oppressively humid, damp weather. Synonyms: soggy, sticky, clammy. How hot is it? It's so hot that — wait — it's so hot that it's just, well, too hot. Sorry. That's the best I can do. It's too hot.  Have you ever seen anything like this? I've never seen anything like this. Even the fair is suffering, with attendance down for the first time in years. As always, the temperature is not the problem; the humidity is the problem. As miserable as it has been, the current heat wave never got within sizzling distance of the record high temp for Newport Beach and Costa Mesa — 107 degrees — on Sept.
NEWS
By PETER BUFFA | July 30, 2006
Muggy: adjective used to describe oppressively humid, damp weather. Synonyms: soggy, sticky, clammy. How hot is it? It's so hot that ? wait ? it's so hot that it's just, well, too hot. Sorry. That's the best I can do. It's too hot. Have you ever seen anything like this? I've never seen anything like this. Even the fair is suffering, with attendance down for the first time in years. As always, the temperature is not the problem; the humidity is the problem. As miserable as it has been, the current heat wave never got within sizzling distance of the record high temp for Newport Beach and Costa Mesa ?
NEWS
September 15, 2012
Costa Mesa firefighters responded to a call Saturday morning when eight junior college athletes reportedly experienced heat exhaustion at Fairview Park. At about 11:43 a.m., six runners at the Orange Coast Cross-Country Classic - hosted by Orange Coast College - were transported to local hospitals for minor heat-related injuries. Two other runners also experienced heat exhaustion but were released after receiving attention at a medical tent at the park, Capt. Chip Dill of the Costa Mesa Fire Dept., said.
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September 15, 2012
Costa Mesa firefighters responded to a call Saturday morning when eight junior college athletes reportedly experienced heat exhaustion at Fairview Park. At about 11:43 a.m., six runners at the Orange Coast Cross-Country Classic - hosted by Orange Coast College - were transported to local hospitals for minor heat-related injuries. Two other runners also experienced heat exhaustion but were released after receiving attention at a medical tent at the park, Capt. Chip Dill of the Costa Mesa Fire Dept., said.
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By Joseph Serna, joseph.serna@latimes.com | July 15, 2010
COSTA MESA — Shade, anywhere it was available, was the place to be Thursday as residents tried to cope with the first sweltering heat of the summer. Costa Mesa offered the local senior center as a cooling zone, and the community pool was open briefly for some lap swimming, city officials said. The pool will be open today to non-lap swimmers. Public safety officials in Newport-Mesa offered some general tips for people to avoid being too affected by the summer sun. The public should avoid alcohol and caffeine, which dehydrate, and should wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothes.
NEWS
April 20, 2009
Temperatures soared on Orange County’s coast Monday, reaching a high of 96 degrees at the measuring station at John Wayne Airport, according to the National Weather Service. Although historical records are not available at John Wayne, Monday’s maximum temperature matched the highest ever recorded on this day in Fullerton during a heat wave in 1958. “[Tuesday] it will still be quite warm. It should drop about four degrees from Monday’s highs, though,” said forecaster Stan Wasowski.
FEATURES
By PETER BUFFA | November 29, 2008
Are yours up? Mine aren’t. Soon though. Speaking of Christmas lights, I’ve gotten a couple of requests to reprise “The Complete Guide to Hanging Christmas Lights,” or “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” We may do that at some point, ideally before Dec. 25, but there are important new developments in the tiny little light department that cannot wait. Remember, patience is a virtue — you can’t always get what you want, but sometimes, you get what you need.
NEWS
By Brianna Bailey | September 7, 2007
Power returned to Newport Beach customers by Thursday evening after outages caused in part by overuse of air conditioners during the recent heat wave. One neighborhood had been without power for nearly three days. The lights were back on in all but three homes by 11 a.m. Thursday, with power restored to all Newport Beach customers by 3 p.m., said Vanessa McGrady, a spokeswoman for Southern California Edison. ?The majority of the outages were due to the heat wave last weekend,?
LOCAL
September 6, 2007
A Newport Beach neighborhood has been without power for nearly three days as Southern California Edison scrambles to get the power back on, Edison representatives said. At 7 p.m. Sunday, 42 Edison customers between Bedford and Cornwall Lanes lost power, Edison spokesman Paul Klein said. “They have been out of power for that long. They are a high priority for us,” Klein said. But he couldn’t say when power will be restored. The cause of the outage has not been determined but is most likely due to overuse of air conditioners during the heat wave, Klein said.
NEWS
By Kelly Strodl | August 31, 2007
Not only is the heat wave going to stick around through Labor Day, but it’ll feel hotter than it is — even near the ocean — because of the humidity, forecasters say. That led Southern California Edison officials to ask the public to cut back on the electricity — meaning, yes, the air conditioner, too — to avoid brownouts. Newport Beach should only see temperatures in the high 70s to 80s throughout the weekend, but further inland the heat will rise to the upper 80s and 90s, National Weather Service forecaster Mark Moede said.
LOCAL
By Kelly Strodl | July 10, 2007
Despite the Fourth of July holiday, the heat wave and 240,000 beachgoers hitting the sands of Newport Beach last week local lifeguards managed hundreds of rescues and avoided any drownings. This weekend lifeguards rescued 338 people from the surf, and last weekend 375 were saved. "Anytime we have surf and the warm water it generates more people going in the water, and more getting rescued," Lifeguard Battalion Chief Rob Williams said. But Williams said what really makes lifeguards proud is what they do to make rescues unnecessary.
LOCAL
By Kelly Strodl | July 3, 2007
National Weather Service forecasters predict that temperatures in Orange County could break records this week, spurring them to issue "an excessive heat" watch. Newport Beach could reach a record high of 85 degrees this Fourth of July. Further inland toward northern Costa Mesa, temperatures between 97 and 99 degrees are expected. "Based on the forecasts, we may be seeing record-breaking temperatures," weather service forecaster Noel Isla said Monday. He recommended drinking extra water and refraining from heavy outdoor activity in the afternoon.
NEWS
August 15, 2006
Newport's rules are already enough We are against Greenlight II. We have an elected city council, a Planning Commission, a planning and zoning staff, a very thick zoning manual and Newport Beach will soon have a new General Plan.   We see no reason to add another level of rules and regulations just because a few of our activist/environmentalists wish to have their way. When Greenlight was accumulating signatures for their petitions, we were practically accosted in front of Gelson's to sign.
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