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January 27, 2012
Newport Beach firefighters extinguished a fire Friday morning that had fully engulfed a motor home, authorities said. The 27-foot rig was ablaze when firefighters arrived at the scene on Southwest Cypress Street in Santa Ana Heights about 9:22 a.m. Initial reports said horses in a nearby corral were endangered by the fire. Firefighters found one horse in a corral at the rear of the property, but the animal escaped uninjured and was moved by neighbors, the Newport Beach Fire Department said.
NEWS
By Brianna Bailey | April 29, 2009
Costa Mesa resident Brenda Wiebel stood in the driveway of her home as the firefighters wound up their hoses and thanked a still-soaking-wet Newport Beach resident Jasen Ruiz for saving her home from a fire Wednesday afternoon. Ruiz was driving by Wiebel’s house in the 2500 block of Westminster Avenue when he saw Wiebel’s motor home engulfed in flames. Wiebel had just come home, when she heard Ruiz honking his horn from the street. She rushed outside to discover her motor home, parked on the side of the house, was ablaze.
NEWS
March 4, 2002
Lolita Harper COSTA MESA -- Recreational vehicle owners today will lobby the City Council to ditch the permit system, which is up for official approval, and endorse a law that puts some teeth into the existing parking restrictions. A placard program that allows motor home owners to park their rigs on city streets for loading and unloading by permit only is up for final approval tonight. Recreational vehicle owners said they will be there in full force to again oppose the law. The City Council initiated tougher parking restrictions for motor homes after hearing from numerous residents that they are unsightly and dangerous, and that some owners use public streets as rig storage.
NEWS
May 16, 2002
Lolita Harper COSTA MESA -- After six months of lively exchange, the most agreeable solution to the city's running motor home debate hinges on the interpretation of one clause in the suggested parking ordinance. That one line, which proposes a 72-hour exemption to a citywide parking ban of recreational vehicles on public streets, is all that stands between a well-accepted new ordinance and a highly contested one. "This 72-hour thing seems to be the only thing that is a major concern to all involved," said Costa Mesa Police Lt. Karl Schuler, who was charged with revising the city's existing law to crack down on those who use public streets as motor home storage.
NEWS
April 4, 2000
-- Greg Risling A 27-year-old woman walking to her car was injured Monday afternoon in Corona del Mar when a motor home caused a chain-reaction accident among parked vehicles, police said. The woman suffered minor injuries to her legs when a parked truck was propelled into her and her car, knocking her down. She was taken to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana, where she was treated for lacerations. The accident occurred shortly after noon near the intersection of Iris Avenue and East Coast Highway.
NEWS
February 24, 2002
The Costa Mesa City Council made a wise decision in the name of safety Monday when it somewhat banned motor homes from parking on city streets. Motor home owners will still be allowed to park their vehicles on the streets to load and unload their vehicles -- for 48 hours each time -- but will have to apply for city-issued parking placards to do so. Owners will also have to post stickers on bumpers to identify local vehicles. City officials, especially those at the Police Department who issue the placards, should keep open minds when it comes to limiting motor home owners to 30 round trips per year.
NEWS
September 22, 2002
Young Chang As they were headed toward Prince Edward Island in Canada, Scottia Evans read aloud "Anne of Green Gables" while her husband, Paul, drove the motor-home. When they neared Nova Scotia, they read Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "Evangeline." Approaching Maine, they read Richard Russo's "Empire Falls." "In the motor-home, for some reason, I'm able to read out loud without getting sick," Scottia Evans said. "We read seven or eight books out loud.
NEWS
May 15, 2002
Lolita Harper COSTA MESA -- Dave Goss was enjoying a two-month vacation across the southwest in his motor home when the Costa Mesa City Council first talked about restricting parking of oversized vehicles. The 66-year-old was relaxing in motor home heaven of Quartzsite, Ariz., at the annual Sports, Vacation and RV Show, while his motor home brethren were charging City Hall in opposition to more stringent parking restrictions. "Little did we know that while we were enjoying ourselves at the RV show that our own RV privileges were being assaulted by the City Council," Goss said.
NEWS
February 20, 2002
Lolita Harper COSTA MESA -- The City Council adopted a preliminary solution to the motor home debate Tuesday in endorsing a law that bans rigs from all city streets unless they display a temporary, police-issued permit. Council members voted 3 to 2 to adopt a placard system that allows recreational vehicle owners to park their rigs on city streets only when loading and unloading for a trip. Councilmen Gary Monahan and Chris Steel dissented. The council's decision marks the end of a monthlong quandary in which city officials tried to balance the needs of motor home owners with the concerns of residents who consider the large vehicles to be unsightly and dangerous.
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NEWS
January 27, 2012
Newport Beach firefighters extinguished a fire Friday morning that had fully engulfed a motor home, authorities said. The 27-foot rig was ablaze when firefighters arrived at the scene on Southwest Cypress Street in Santa Ana Heights about 9:22 a.m. Initial reports said horses in a nearby corral were endangered by the fire. Firefighters found one horse in a corral at the rear of the property, but the animal escaped uninjured and was moved by neighbors, the Newport Beach Fire Department said.
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By Brianna Bailey | April 30, 2009
Costa Mesa resident Brenda Wiebel stood in the driveway of her home as the firefighters wound up their hoses and thanked a still-soaking-wet Newport Beach resident Jasen Ruiz for saving her home from a fire Wednesday afternoon. Ruiz was driving by Wiebel’s house in the 2500 block of Westminster Avenue when he saw Wiebel’s motor home engulfed in flames. Wiebel had just come home, when she heard Ruiz honking his horn from the street. She rushed outside to discover her motor home, parked on the side of the house, was ablaze.
NEWS
December 31, 2007
JOEY BISHOP, 89 The last surviving member of the Rat Pack that included Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Peter Lawford and Sammy Davis Jr., longtime Lido Island resident Joey Bishop died Oct. 17 of natural causes at his Newport Beach home. Bishop was known as a father figure and role model to many in the community, often entertaining friends and neighbors at his home. Rabbi Reuven Mintz of Chabad Jewish Center in Newport Beach was a close friend of Bishop’s and said the comedian never forgot his humble beginnings.
FEATURES
By Lauren Vane | September 2, 2006
A Costa Mesa man deserves to die in prison for the sexual crimes he committed against children, a judge told a convicted child molester at a sentencing hearing Friday in Orange County Superior Court. George England, 61, was sentenced Friday to 28 years in prison for molesting three young girls in his Costa Mesa motor home in 1977. England was convicted nearly 30 years ago, but fled California before his sentencing hearing and had been living under an alias since. "It is the court's expectation that the defendant will die in prison," Judge Robert Fitzgerald said.
FEATURES
By By Elia Powers | October 16, 2005
DONALD LANGILLE BORN: July 31, 1924 DIED: Sept. 6, 2005 SERVICES: Held for family and friends SURVIVED BY: His wife, Katie Langille; his sister, Jeanne Williams; his daughters, Patsy Wynne and Annette Pattison; three grandsons; and one great-grandson There's a photograph pinned to poster board in Katie Langille's living room that looks like it's a clothing advertisement from the 1950s. A handsome, smiling couple is staring into the camera, seemingly posing for a beauty shot.
NEWS
March 14, 2004
It took more than 40 years of complaints, and then most of a day of back-wrenching labor. But a longtime local eyesore at 1918 Dover Drive is finally starting to show a new sheen. Those who haven't read about -- or even better driven by -- the home that for so long had neighbors holding their noses and turning their heads, missed quite a sight: a fence made of old doors; a curious assortment of roof toppings; part of a motor home; plus less quirky and more disgusting ornaments.
NEWS
January 20, 2004
Bryce Alderton The journey began nearly six years ago for Corona del Mar residents Len and Nancy Hyter. The husband-and-wife team set out in 1998 to play golf in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Well, last October they reached their goal after playing at the Barton Creek Resort in Austin, Texas. Both are 73 and have lived in Corona del Mar since 1975. They also own a home on the island of Kauai, but set out in their motor home to tour the United States and play some of the best courses around.
NEWS
August 7, 2003
Sunny Perino Since I had spent very little time in a motor home, my friends were very dubious about my spending almost five weeks in one. When my brother and sister approached me about a trip through Europe in a motor home, I was very excited because I had never been to Europe. Both my siblings had been to Europe. My brother, Joe Hollerbach, was in the service, stationed at Oberammergau in Germany, and had not been back there in 57 years. He also showed us the bridge in Heidelberg that he and his fellow soldiers had rebuilt after the Germans bombed it. We flew Lufthansa (the best airline ever)
NEWS
September 22, 2002
Young Chang As they were headed toward Prince Edward Island in Canada, Scottia Evans read aloud "Anne of Green Gables" while her husband, Paul, drove the motor-home. When they neared Nova Scotia, they read Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "Evangeline." Approaching Maine, they read Richard Russo's "Empire Falls." "In the motor-home, for some reason, I'm able to read out loud without getting sick," Scottia Evans said. "We read seven or eight books out loud.
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