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March 17, 2002
Lolita Harper NEWPORT COAST -- A fire destroyed the structure of a million-dollar dream home in Newport Coast just after midnight Friday, leaving only the charred remains of framework on the hilltop property. Firefighters responded to a call of flames on Pelican Vista at 12:15 a.m., said Jim Hall, dispatch supervisor for Newport Beach Fire Department. A Corona del Mar man called the fire department after he saw what looked like a burning pile of wood through his telescope, Hall said.
By Alicia Robinson | June 14, 2007
After a bidding process that involved last-minute contract changes and anonymously sent documents trashing some of the bidders, Newport Beach leaders will renew their search for a waste-disposal firm to serve Newport Coast. City Council members in May awarded Newport Beach-based Ware Disposal a 10-year, $6 million contract to pick up trash and recycling in Newport Coast. But two issues of concern arose later: City staff had recommended giving the contract to CR&R, saying Ware didn't have the required trucks when the bid was submitted, and the council revised some of the contract terms with Ware during a meeting.
September 2, 2001
Evidently success has gone to Allan Beek's head ("Beek launches anti-annexation campaign," Aug. 23). He apparently thinks that if people don't agree with his agenda, they shouldn't be allowed to live in Newport Beach. The way people vote cannot be a litmus test for whether or not people can live in our city. Beek seems to think this is Newport Beek. It doesn't matter that the annexation may be advantageous to the city. If it isn't the world according to Beek, then it is not acceptable.
February 23, 2008
A 64-year-old Newport Coast resident was killed and his wife injured in a traffic collision last night that Newport Beach police believed to have been alcohol-related. Michael Aung Sein, a radiologist at Coastal Communities Hospital in Santa Ana, was parked at a red light at MacArthur Boulevard and Jamboree Road shortly before midnight Friday when his Aston Martin was rear-ended by another car. Sein was taken to Hoag Hospital and died of his injuries soon after. Sein’s wife, who was in the car, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Western Medical Center in Santa Ana. Police arrested the driver of the other car, Elijah L. Ferguson, 21, of Santa Ana, who was also transported to Western Medical Center after the collision.
April 25, 2003
Greystone Homes' Verona, one of Newport Coast's most distinctive and popular residential collections, is now offering its final ownership opportunities. Verona's impending closeout has been hastened by its exceptional value. "Most people expect homes of this caliber in the highly desirable community of Newport Coast to be priced significantly higher," explained Julie Hutchinson, Greystone Vice President of Sales and Marketing, "and they are pleasantly surprised to find that Verona is exceptionally priced."
June 1, 2002
Bryce Alderton COSTA MESA - Coyotes stretched in a circle and jogged in a single-file line down the field before a soccer game Friday. No, this wasn't the zoo, but rather the warmup for the Newport Coast Coyotes Pilot Cup soccer game Friday versus Davis at The Farm Complex. The Coyotes warmed up just fine, scoring six times on Davis to avenge a 4-0 Thursday loss to last year's champion in the division, Kaiser, and move to 2-1 in this year's Pilot Cup. Allie Pries got the scoring started for Newport Coast and was soon followed by a goal from midfielder Alexandra Reinach.
January 22, 2010
A Camp Pendleton Marine was sentenced Friday to 15 years to life in state prison for driving drunk in a February 2008 car collision that killed a radiologist from Newport Coast and injured the doctor’s wife. Lance Cpl. Elijah Leigh Ferguson, 22, of Santa Ana, was convicted by a jury Dec. 9 of one felony count of second-degree murder, one felony count of driving under the influence causing injury, and one felony county of driving with a blood alcohol level of .08% or more causing injury, the Orange County district attorney’s office said in a news release.
By Alicia Robinson | July 11, 2007
NEWPORT BEACH ? Waste disposal firm CR & R won a 10-year trash contract to serve Newport Coast in the council's second try at choosing a hauler. The Newport Beach City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to award the $5.27 million contract to CR & R, the lowest bidder in a second round after the original bid award to Ware Disposal was revoked. The city already has an exclusive contract with CR & R to sort city-collected trash from the rest of Newport Beach, city General Services Director Mark Harmon told the council.
October 19, 2009
A 62-year-old man is in critical condition after he slammed into a tree while on his motorcycle in Newport Beach. Police said the man, whom they did not identify pending notification of the family, hit a tree while turning left onto Newport Ridge Drive in Newport Coast about 11:30 a.m. Sunday. He was on a 1994 Honda motorcycle, police said. He was turning onto southbound Newport Ridge Drive from westbound Crest Ridge, said Lt. Craig Fox. Police said alcohol does not appear to be a factor, and they are investigating what caused the crash.
By Michael Miller | June 13, 2007
Ralph Grippo, a veteran luxury resort manager who has worked in the United States and Asia, has been appointed by the Irvine Co. to oversee a planned resort by the Pelican Hill Golf Club in Newport Coast. The Resort at Pelican Hill, which the Irvine Co. announced in 2003, features a 204-room hotel, 128 villas, restaurants, a new golf clubhouse, the existing golf club and a spa. Grippo, who most recently worked with the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co., started work with the Irvine Co. on Monday and said he was thrilled to be at the helm of the new resort.
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