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By Jeremiah Dobruck | August 7, 2013
On their way back from a rescue in Laguna Beach, Newport Beach firefighters found themselves responding to a crash that critically injured a pedestrian and also hurt her dog. In the first incident, which took place at about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, the Newport and Laguna Beach fire departments rescued an injured man in the back country near Crystal Cove State Park, according to a Newport fire official. Crews found a man with a shoulder injury in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park and got him to the park entrance at the top of Ridge Park Road in Newport Coast, according to Newport Fire Capt.
July 31, 2013
COSTA MESA Anaheim Avenue: A person was reportedly drunk in public in the 1900 block at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday. East 16th Street: Petty theft was reported in the 100 block at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday. Bristol Street: Grand theft was reported in the 3300 block between 3:48 and 3:52 p.m. Tuesday. Fairview Road and Newport Boulevard: Dangerous drugs for sale were reported at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday. Harbor Boulevard: Petty theft was reported in the 2200 block at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday. Bristol and West Baker streets: A warrant arrest was reported at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday.
By Bradley Zint | July 30, 2013
This post has been corrected, as noted below . The woman who put the Ruby in Ruby's Diner was all smiles Monday as she arrived at the restaurant where it all began. And though it was her 91st birthday, Ruby Cavanaugh remains forever young as the inspiration for a teenage mascot who delivers all-American comfort food to hungry diners. Cavanaugh laughed, posed for photos and signed autographs in front of the Ruby's Diner on the Balboa Pier for fans, employees and onlookers alike, some of whom made the long trip down the concrete pier just to see her. The Newport Beach location, which opened on Dec. 7, 1982, was the Irvine-based chain's first.
July 29, 2013
Responders rescued a driver this weekend after her car went into a ravine in Newport Coast, officials said. Newport Beach police received a call about 9:20 p.m. Saturday from the driver who said she had lost control of her car near South Pelican Hill Road and Pelican Hill Circle, said Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Manzella. The Honda Accord went into a ravine near the intersection, Manzella said. The driver was stuck in her vehicle and unable to open the door. Fire Department personnel freed her. No injuries were reported.
By B.W. Cook | July 25, 2013
The glory of summer on the Newport Coast was celebrated recently at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club as over 200 guests converged for the annual "White Party. " Benefiting the Newport Harbor Sailing Foundation (founded in 1997), the annual summer tradition raised $43,000 net, which will be used to fund local Newport-Mesa high school sailing teams. Also receiving support will be the sailing teams from Sage Hill School and Mater Dei High School. Event chairs Leslie and Dennis Shannon advised that the financial assistance helps the sailors with traveling expenses, which can be costly given the fact that regattas and races take place worldwide.
By Steve Virgen | July 24, 2013
When Alexander Yang was 4 he went to the driving range with his father and mother, and eventually he complained. Yang didn't whine because he wanted to leave. "He used to cry and say, 'it's my turn to hit the ball,'" said Nancy Wong, Yang's mother. Soon enough, Yang was striking golf balls, and with precision. Now at 10 he's become one of the top golfers in the nation for his age group. You could actually say the Newport Coast resident is the best in the world among his peers.
By Matt Szabo | July 18, 2013
COSTA MESA - It's not difficult to spot Ashley Kratzer on the tennis court. The Newport Beach resident wears a pink outfit, with pink shoes and pink nail polish. Even the bottom of her ponytail is colored pink. Kratzer, 14, said she does it to support breast cancer awareness and research. "If I ever make it big, that's going to be my signature, with breast cancer signs all over it," she said. "I just want to be different; I want to change it up. Nobody's ever done something with colors and stuff, so I just want to do something different, especially since I'm left-handed so I'm already different.
By Matt Szabo | June 23, 2013
FOUNTAIN VALLEY - Jenna Moustafa likes to take charge on the tennis court. The 14-year-old from Newport Coast forces the action, looking for chances to come to the net so she can volley. In terms of her education, Moustafa also is taking charge. The "from Newport Coast" part won't be true for too much longer. Moustafa plans to move to Los Angeles, she said Saturday after she was edged by Carson Branstine of Orange, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2, in a Southern California Junior Sectionals girls' 14 singles quarterfinal match at Los Caballeros Racquet & Sports Club.
By Matt Szabo | June 21, 2013
FOUNTAIN VALLEY — Nicole Knickerbocker comes from a tall family. Her father, Louis, stands 6-foot-2. Her brother Brandon, who will be a sophomore at Newport Harbor High this fall, is 6-1. Nicole, a 12-year-old, already stands 5-5. "We're expecting her to be at least 5-10," said her mother, Diana. Nicole Knickerbocker's tennis game also seems to be growing day by day. That remains true, even as she suffered a tough 7-5, 6-4 loss to Jordan Hickey of Los Angeles in a Southern California Junior Sectionals girls' 12 round of 64 match Thursday at Los Caballeros Racquet & Sports Club.
By Matt Szabo | June 13, 2013
Newport Harbor High sophomore Reese Stalder has been playing some of his best tennis lately. Last month in the Adoption Guild tournament, he narrowly lost in the men's open division quarterfinals to the top seed. This week, Stalder has advanced to the boys' 18s finals of the Laguna Niguel Junior Open, where he will play Newport Coast resident Max Pham on Friday at 3:30 p.m. That will be followed by the mixed doubles final, with his older sister Samantha. For sure, Reese Stalder will be someone to watch in the coming 10 days as well.
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