September 20, 2010
Elco Marine, a dealer of inflatable boats, has moved its business from Santa Ana to Newport Beach, according to an article posted online Monday in the Log newspaper. Although its central location in Santa Ana was inexpensive, traffic kept gettting worse, Steve Elliott, Elco Marine's owner, told the Log. 'Newport Beach is the marine hub — and, thus, what better place to be?" he said. "Time is very impotrant for our customers, so we need to be easily accessible for them — and that means being south of the 405 wall.
December 10, 2010
If you have city business in Newport Beach, you better get it done before Christmas. From Dec. 24 through Dec. 31, City Hall, the libraries, and recreation programs will be closed. Offices re-open Jan. 3. Newport Beach police, fire and marine departments, along with trash collection and street sweeping, will still operate as scheduled. There will be no street sweeping on Dec. 24, 30 or 31. The closures save the city money on employee leave time and utility and maintenance costs, city officials said in a news release.
June 12, 2010
A second bank has been robbed in Newport Beach in the last four days, police said. At about 9:56 a.m. Friday, a man walked into the Citibank, 3021 E. Coast Highway in Corona del Mar, and handed one of the bank tellers a note demanding cash and saying he had a gun, said Newport Beach Sgt. Steve Burdette. The teller handed the robber an undisclosed amount of cash and he left the bank. The robber was last seen on foot walking toward Coast Highway, Burdette said. A detailed description of the suspect was not available.
February 17, 2012
The 2010 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year is heading to Newport Beach to share her tales of rowing across the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans. Roz Savage will open the ExplorOcean/Newport Harbor Nautical Museum's Waterman Lecture Series on Thursday at the Streele Model Pavilion, 600 E. Bay Ave. in Newport Beach. Savage, a British ocean rower, holds four world records including the first woman to row three oceans. She is a United Nations Climate Hero, a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, an international fellow of the Explorer's Club of New York and was named on of the top 20 Great British Adventurers by the Daily Telegraph.
August 30, 2012
A Yorba Linda man was convicted for the second time Thursday of raping three women, including one at a Newport Beach hotel. Jason Ara Erpinar, 23, was found guilty of two felony charges of rape by intoxication and one charge of forcible rape. He was previously convicted and sentenced after pleading guilty, but later withdrew his plea, according to the Orange County District Attorney's office. He is expected to be sentenced at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 26 in Department N-13 at the North Justice Center in Fullerton.
April 10, 2014
A motorcyclist was seriously injured Wednesday night in Newport Beach when he and an SUV crashed near Fashion Island, police said. The motorcycle and a Toyota 4Runner were traveling opposite directions on Coast Highway and collided when the SUV's driver turned left at the intersection of Newport Center Drive, according to Newport police Spokeswoman Jennifer Manzella. Police identified the hurt rider only as a man in his 20s who'd been on a Kawasaki motorcycle. Emergency personnel took the motorcyclist to the trauma center at Western Medical Center in Santa Ana, but police said his injuries don't appear to be life-threatening.
March 14, 2011
Massage Envy, a national membership-based massage therapy franchise, opened a 2,650 square-foot location in Newport Beach last week, according to a news release. The franchise in Westcliff Plaza at 1052 Irvine Ave. has 11 treatment rooms, and day and night hours. "Most people will get a massage while on vacation or when visiting a spa, but one massage won't solve the problem of today's active lifestyles," said owner Stephen Karson in a prepared statement. "Regular treatment can reduce stress, increase circulation, lower blood pressure, help manage pain or recover from injuries, and much more.
July 20, 2010
NEWPORT BEACH — The big waves are back. Surf was up Tuesday on the Balboa Peninsula and in West Newport, where 6- to 7-foot waves have surfers out in full force, said Jim Turner, the lifeguard battalion chief. It's the best surf since the Fourth of July weekend. "We've got hundreds of surfers out there right now," he said. "They're taking advantage of the great conditions." Every good "surfable spot," he said, has had dozens of surfers since this morning, especially The Point, which is at 17th and 19th streets on the Peninsula.