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By: Andrew Edwards | August 3, 2005
The water around Newport Pier wasn't looking its usual blue-green self Tuesday. "It looks a little bit like chocolate milk around here by the pier," Newport Beach Lifeguard Capt. Eric Bauer said. But it's not Nestle Quik that's giving the ocean its brownish hue. Bauer said the source of the coloration is yet another red tide, a phenomenon that has been seen around Newport Beach in recent weeks. Algae blooms can give the ocean a reddish color, which can fade to brown as algae dissipates in the water.
March 5, 2006
And now for a last word on ? The Last Word. Or, as one staff member called it this week, "editorial light." The Last Word, which started after the Pilot relaunched its Sunday paper, traditionally has been a place where the paper can briefly touch on an issue of less-than-earth-shattering importance. In our first The Last Word, we suggested a community-based NBA trade: Dennis Rodman, then causing trouble in West Newport, for Kobe Bryant, who was rumored to be moving to Coto de Caza.
By: | August 21, 2005
There are people who think Newport-Mesa residents live a charmed life, what with "The OC" and other such glossy portrayals of life in this part of Orange County. Truth be told, however, it's been a tough summer around here, particularly at the beach. There have been red tides keeping people out of the water, and black jellyfish to sting those who got too close. In the water, there was the surf, or more accurately, the lack thereof. Until this week.
By: | September 28, 2005
I feel sorry for all the residents on and near the bay who have the noise pollution from the barking sea lions. As a resident on the sand on 55th Street, we have noise pollution from the beachgoers year round, and it can be very annoying. The City Council's decision to shut down the white sea bass habitat to solve the sea lion noise problem on the bay is ingenious. Without any question in my mind, I am convinced this is the ultimate answer to this noise issue.
March 26, 2005
1. City officials were treated to a political visit to dedicate the newly installed cover on the Big Canyon Reservoir this week. Who was that politician? A. Chris Cox B. George W. Bush C. Arnold Schwarzenegger D. Arnold Ziffel 2. A necropsy on a young dolphin that died while swimming in Newport Harbor revealed that the sea mammal likely died from DDE poisoning. A toxic chemical in DDE, tributyltin, is commonly found in what? A. Seaweed B. Boat paints C. Jellyfish D. Giant squid 3 .In order to create a deterrent to drugs at Newport-Mesa school campuses, officials have decided to reinstitute the use of what?
By: | July 31, 2005
EDUCATION Court accept two petitions regarding KOCE sale The battle over the fate of KOCE-TV continued Monday, as the Fourth District Appellate Court accepted two petitions -- one from the Coast Community College District, the other from the Daystar Television Network -- each asking for a rehearing regarding the sale of the station. The district asked the court to reconsider its June 23 decision, which nullified the sale of KOCE to the station's foundation and ordered the district to either keep the station or sell it to the highest cash bidder.
By Jeremiah Dobruck | March 1, 2013
A group of high schoolers learned how to save lives this week. Over the course of the last three days, the Newport Beach Fire Department and Newport Beach Lifeguards taught a Newport Harbor High School health class about lifesaving and beach safety. During Friday's class they recited some rules they learned to lifeguard Mike Ure. For jellyfish, apply vinegar. For sting rays - hot water. And don't dive into the ocean where you often can't see the water. You could end up with a neck injury.
By Emily Foxhall | December 18, 2013
The sun had long set at the bridge to Balboa Island, where 3-year-old Connor Murphy stared off into the harbor, mumbling the words to "Feliz Navidad," which he had recently learned. Off in the distance, the Orange County Sheriff's Department boat approached, spraying water as it led the charge for the 105th annual Newport Beach Christmas boat parade. "Ready?" asked Connor's dad, Bryan. "Santa's boat is coming!" Boats of all sizes -- about 80 in all -- passed one after another by Murphy's perch, casting sparkling reflections onto the dark water.
July 3, 2000
Alex Coolman It's not the temperature that necessarily bothers you so much as you attempt to enter the water at Balboa Island. At this time of year, the water is warm enough to be fairly pleasant, even at 6:30 in the morning. But the mud? The mud will get you. Feel it squish between your toes as you step down to the water's edge, goggles in hand. Feel it squelch and slide, raising goose bumps on your bare legs, making you wish you had stayed in bed. This is the kind of experience that's essential to the morning outings of the Balboa Swim Club, a recently founded group that endeavors to show how pleasantly clean the water in Newport Bay is by diving straight into it. The group, which has about seven or eight regular members, steps gingerly into the water off Collins Avenue on Tuesday mornings.
April 13, 2004
Marisa O'Neil All the world's a stage, especially when you're 5 years old. Campers at the Pacific School of Music and the Arts in Costa Mesa looked right at home on stage at they rehearsed for their big debut. The children, age 5 to 10, spent their spring break studying music, art, drama and preparing their version of "Finding Nemo," which they performed for parents on Friday. But corralling energetic grade-schoolers to perform in the same play at the same time rather than their own drama can be a Herculean feat.
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