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By Michael Miller | March 19, 2008
Will Newport Beach soon be known as the home base of Vice President Christopher Cox? That’s the question on some people’s minds this week as syndicated columnist Robert D. Novak, in an article Monday, said a number of conservative members of Congress are pushing for the former Newport Beach congressman as a running mate for Republican presidential candidate John McCain this year. Novak didn’t specify which members of Congress are backing Cox for the vice presidential slot, but said his supporters favor him for his “stature in the conservative movement.
By Dominic Perrone | July 14, 2006
LAGUNA NIGUEL ? As the sun began to set, the baseball field's lights turned on. The electricity was fully functional at Chapparosa Park. But for some reason, there seemed to be a power outage in the Newport Beach American Little League dugout. The same Majors Division All-Star team that lighted up the scoreboard in its previous four games of the District 55 Tournament, averaging 11 runs per, managed only one run through the five innings. A team meeting prior to the sixth stirred up enough energy for three more runs, but that left Newport Beach one short as it lost 5-4 in the championship game to Laguna Hills Thursday.
From Times Community News and KTLA-5 reports | February 14, 2012
Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich promised to drive down the price of gasoline and change the culture in Washington during a Southern California fundraising tour that included stops in Newport Beach, Tustin and Pasadena. He emphasized lower gas prices during his Monday night stop at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach, according to an interview with the Orange County Register. "I think we focus on very big ideas like $2-a-gallon gasoline, 4% unemployment, allowing young people to have personal Social Security savings accounts, and we rebuild our momentum," he told the newspaper.
February 13, 2013
Welcome to the neighborhood, Bob Costas. The NBC sportscaster recently purchased a home in Newport Beach, according to Costas and his wife, Jill, paid $4.7 million for the property located in the exclusive Crystal Cove community, the website states. The home is 4,534 square feet, with four bedrooms and six bathrooms. The property sits on a corner lot and includes a saltwater pool and spa, a pool house with outdoor kitchen and a bocce ball court, among other amenities, according to the report.
By Emily Foxhall | January 9, 2014
From pocket parks to 13.5-acre recreation spaces, new outdoor areas are being planned in Newport Beach. City administrators praised existing facilities and outlined plans for further construction at a public Speak Up Newport event Wednesday night in the Civic Center community room. Groundbreaking for bigger projects like Sunset Ridge Park on West Coast Highway at Superior Avenue and Marina Park between 15th and 18th streets on Balboa Boulevard mark the start to two major parks that have been years in the making, said Public Works Director Dave Webb.
By Matt Szabo | November 17, 2012
Fans witnessed history Saturday night at Woollett Aquatics Center in Irvine. That history continues for the Mater Dei High boys' water polo team, which won its third straight CIF Southern Section Division 1 title with a 13-6 victory over Long Beach Wilson in front of an overflowing crowd. It was the Monarchs' fifth straight CIF title overall, the first two coming in Division 2. They have now won 79 straight matches, which is a Southern Section record. And Newport Beach residents were at the core of the team, making it happen.
July 31, 2013
United Red Water Polo, which featured eight Newport Beach residents, captured the gold medal after beating Del Mar, 10-8, at UC Irvine in the highly competitive 18U platinum championship division Tuesday. The championship match featured a tough and exciting battle in front of a standing-room-only crowd. United Red is made up of players who attend or graduated from Mater Dei High. Newport Beach residents on the team included Neil LeVecke, Peter Seidner, John Walters, James Walters, Jeff O'Brien, Luke Wyatt, Spencer Carroll and Nick Silvers.
By Jill Cowan | November 28, 2012
The Newport Beach City Council voted to outsource its printing services and to inch forward in what could eventually be the privatization of its refuse collection services. The shutting down of the city's in-house print shop in favor of a contract with Office Depot will result in one layoff and is expected to save the city about $70,000 per year, a staff report said. Another print shop employee plans to retire. Newport's new Civic Center, which is set to host its first council meeting Dec. 11, will not have space for its own print shop.
July 13, 2011
The Firefighter Olympics continued in Newport Beach on Tuesday. About 4,000 firefighters and their families representing agencies from across California were expected to attend the event, which began Sunday and was to go through Friday. The Firefighter Olympics features 32 events, including surfing, golf, bass fishing, basketball and volleyball. The olympics are being held at locations around the Newport Beach, including Harbor Day School, Lincoln Elementary, the West Newport Community Center, Corona del Mar main beach and the Santa Ana River Bike Trail, according to the event guide.
By Sarah Peters, | September 22, 2010
Newport Beach has the most expensive homes in nation, according to the annual Home Listing Report by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. A survey of U.S. four-bedroom, two-bathroom home prices, as listed on , found that Newport Beach led with an average home listing price of about $1.83 million for property listings. By contrast, America's most affordable housing market was Detroit, with an average home listing price of $68,000. The average home listing price of about 18,000 four-bedroom, two-bathroom properties on Coldwellbanker.
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