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January 25, 2014
An early morning crash ended with an upturned car on the front lawn of a Newport Beach home Saturday. The driver of a black Hyundai Tucson lost control on Dover Drive near Harrow Place around 6:45 a.m., Newport Beach police said. After crashing into a light pole, the car hit a tree on a home's front lawn and ended up on its left side, resting against a retaining wall, according to a news release. The Newport Beach Fire Department responded and found the semi-conscious driver trapped in the car. First-responders pulled the driver out from the passenger-side door and took him to the hospital with some signs of trauma but in stable condition.
NEWS
By Ron Vanderhoff | September 10, 2010
The lawn that just won't die! Surprisingly perhaps, that's exactly the fear that many people have when contemplating switching their lawn to something else. We fuss and labor over our lawns. If we miss a watering, forget to fertilize or ignore our little green oases, we quickly see the outcome: browning, dieback, weeds, disease and so on. So, when the time comes, you'd think it would be easy enough to murder them. Not so. Grass lawns, especially those in California, can be tenaciously persistent, refusing to die, returning months later to haunt the executioner.
NEWS
January 28, 2014
Newport Beach police on Saturday arrested a driver whose car ended up on a home's front lawn after a single-car crash. Police say they believe Samantha Lapidus, 23, of Costa Mesa was intoxicated while driving on Dover Drive near Harrow Place at about 6:45 a.m. That's when she lost control of a black Hyundai Tucson and crashed into a light pole and then a tree, according to police. Firefighters rescued Lapidus from the car after it ended up on its side, resting against a retaining wall.
NEWS
September 4, 2003
KAREN WIGHT The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Or the other side of the street. Or on the other side of town. Lawns are looking shabby by the end of summer. Especially ours. I can tolerate a certain amount of diversity as long as the grass (or the weeds) look green. But the weeds have been growing full tilt this summer, and high temperatures, lack of water or both have caused burned areas in the grass. We use a gardening service, which is another culprit: transient weed seeds are being planted into my lawn every week.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | November 29, 2013
On Friday, the third night of Hanukkah, the grass was wet, but at least it wasn't raining anymore. And that was a good thing for Temple Bat Yahm, which held its menorah-lighting ceremony outside on its grassy lawn in Newport Beach for all to see. "It just cleared up in time," said senior Rabbi Gersh Zylberman with a smile. "It was touch and go this morning, but we had faith that everything would be OK. " Zylberman and Cantor Jonathan Grant led the ceremony from a ladder so they could light the candles atop the giant menorah.
NEWS
October 3, 2003
June Casagrande Owners of overactive sprinklers beware: The city could soon target residents and businesses who over-water their lawns. The city's water quality committee recently shot down an idea to ban most private car washing in the city, but lawn watering, they decided, is an area where added city scrutiny could make a worthwhile difference. "Most people water their lawns way too much," said Assistant City Manager Dave Kiff, who serves on the Coastal/Bay Water Quality Committee.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | April 14, 2009
If there’s anything scarier than seeing a school bus lose control and careen onto someone’s lawn, it’s being inside that house and seeing the yellow beast headed straight for you. In what can be considered both a terrifying and miraculous crash at once, police said a Newport-Mesa school district bus ran a red light at 30 mph, collided with an SUV, lost control and steered into a house only to stop before smashing into it by...
NEWS
By Alan Blank | December 4, 2008
A Costa Mesa man named Kevin Doane made it perfectly clear to the City Council that he was not going to pay a $400 citation the city issued him for allowing what was once a lawn in his front yard to dry out, die and turn into a dirt patch. “No. 1, I will not pay that — ever — and you can do whatever you want to do,” the brusque, bearded man told the council Tuesday night. Although he acknowledges that he’s violating a city ordinance that requires homeowners to landscape their front yards, he says he was encouraged to do so by Councilwoman Wendy Leece, who constantly tells residents from the dais to cut their water usage because of the impending drought.
FEATURES
By RON VANDERHOFF | April 24, 2009
Last weekend was hot — 85, 90, even 100 degrees in some areas. It was the first hot few days of the year. Lawns all over the area had a similar reaction to the heat. You probably noticed it too. Grass areas, maybe even on your own; showed dry, wilted, discolored or parched patches. Last weekend it seemed like every second lawn at homes, in homeowners associations or on city landscapes showed the same wilted patches. It was hard to miss. Like clockwork, at the first heat spell every year we see these patchy, wilted lawns.
FEATURES
By Peter Buffa | August 8, 2009
Is your lawn famous? Mine isn’t. It’s just a common, everyday, garden-variety lawn. Kevin Doane’s lawn, on the other hand, is very famous. It’s also dead, which is the problem, or not, depending on your point of view. Kevin’s lawn, which is really a non-lawn, is the most famous brown patch in Costa Mesa. As you may recall, Doane is a Costa Mesa contractor who lost his job in 2008 when the economy went missing, gonzo, bub-bye, we’ll be in touch.
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NEWS
January 28, 2014
Newport Beach police on Saturday arrested a driver whose car ended up on a home's front lawn after a single-car crash. Police say they believe Samantha Lapidus, 23, of Costa Mesa was intoxicated while driving on Dover Drive near Harrow Place at about 6:45 a.m. That's when she lost control of a black Hyundai Tucson and crashed into a light pole and then a tree, according to police. Firefighters rescued Lapidus from the car after it ended up on its side, resting against a retaining wall.
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NEWS
January 25, 2014
An early morning crash ended with an upturned car on the front lawn of a Newport Beach home Saturday. The driver of a black Hyundai Tucson lost control on Dover Drive near Harrow Place around 6:45 a.m., Newport Beach police said. After crashing into a light pole, the car hit a tree on a home's front lawn and ended up on its left side, resting against a retaining wall, according to a news release. The Newport Beach Fire Department responded and found the semi-conscious driver trapped in the car. First-responders pulled the driver out from the passenger-side door and took him to the hospital with some signs of trauma but in stable condition.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | November 29, 2013
On Friday, the third night of Hanukkah, the grass was wet, but at least it wasn't raining anymore. And that was a good thing for Temple Bat Yahm, which held its menorah-lighting ceremony outside on its grassy lawn in Newport Beach for all to see. "It just cleared up in time," said senior Rabbi Gersh Zylberman with a smile. "It was touch and go this morning, but we had faith that everything would be OK. " Zylberman and Cantor Jonathan Grant led the ceremony from a ladder so they could light the candles atop the giant menorah.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Emily Foxhall and This post has been corrected, as noted below. | September 27, 2013
California weather has long attracted out-of-state visitors looking to spend time outdoors. They flock to the golden coast to surf, bike and rock climb and, as it happens, "play bowls. " More than 300 players took to the greens this week for the U.S. Open of Lawn Bowls, an annual tournament for national and international players that ends Saturday. The only qualifications? Membership in a lawn bowling association and a small tournament fee. This fall marks the fourth of five consecutive years that Orange County clubs, including the Newport Harbor Lawn Bowling Club, has hosted the competition.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | December 14, 2012
City Hall? It's more like Snoopy Hall these days, now that the Snoopy House is officially underway, festively decorated and front-and-center this holiday season at 77 Fair Drive. The 46-year Costa Mesa tradition - started by Jim Jordan and his family at their Eastside home - officially began Friday night with a little rain and cold winds, but with merriment about the short ceremony that included food trucks, Snoopy from Knott's Berry Farm, city CEO Tom Hatch, Mayor Jim Righeimer and Jill Schulz, youngest daughter of "Peanuts" creator Charles M. Schulz.
NEWS
December 6, 2011
Police continued the search Tuesday for two men they believe rammed another gardener's vehicle in Costa Mesa and possibly stole his lawn trimmer. A 42-year-old gardener told police he saw a 1990s Ford Explorer driving slowly next to him about 10:15 a.m. Monday along Gleneagles Terrace and Aviemore Terrace, said Costa Mesa police Sgt. Phil Myers. He followed the Explorer and tried to block it, which is when he told police the suspects rammed his vehicle. The victim later noticed his lawn trimmer was missing.
NEWS
By Amy Senk | July 23, 2011
The Newport Harbor Lawn Bowling Club in Corona del Mar will send four athletes to represent Southern California at this year's U.S. National Championships. Maryna Hyland, Tony Baer, Charlie Herbert and Brian Stewart, along with eight other team members, will compete against the top players from throughout the country for national titles in singles and pairs events, said Myrna Chan, a club member. The U.S. National Championships will be Aug. 23 to 28 in Seattle. "The Newport Harbor LBC is consistently home to top lawn bowlers and members of Team USA," Chan said, adding that the club will host the U.S. Open of Lawn Bowls from Sept.
SPORTS
By Bruce Bourquin, Special to the Daily Pilot | July 23, 2011
Some of the best lawn bowlers in the world are from south Orange County and will compete a month from now in the United States National Lawn Bowling Championships in Seattle. From Aug. 23-28 at the Jefferson Park Bowling Club, Maryna Hyland, Charlie Herbert, Tony Baer and Brian Stewart - all members of Newport Harbor Lawn Bowling Club, based in Corona del Mar - will compete in the competition against six other teams from around the country. Each has won a United States Lawn Bowling Assn.
NEWS
By Sarah Peters, sarah.peters@latimes.com | October 2, 2010
IRVINE — Orange County will have its Great Park — or at least the small segment of it that officials were able to budget for — by spring 2011, board directors said this week. The North Lawn is the first part of the first phase of the Western Sector Park Development plan. The 19.5 acres will include walking and biking paths, a turf lawn, a parking lot and a multipurpose recreational field that could support up to three temporary soccer fields. While the official start of construction was Thursday, crews have been grading the area for three weeks, carefully avoiding underground power lines and protecting existing trees, according to a presentation at the Orange Country Great Park Corp.
NEWS
By Ron Vanderhoff | September 10, 2010
The lawn that just won't die! Surprisingly perhaps, that's exactly the fear that many people have when contemplating switching their lawn to something else. We fuss and labor over our lawns. If we miss a watering, forget to fertilize or ignore our little green oases, we quickly see the outcome: browning, dieback, weeds, disease and so on. So, when the time comes, you'd think it would be easy enough to murder them. Not so. Grass lawns, especially those in California, can be tenaciously persistent, refusing to die, returning months later to haunt the executioner.
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