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By David Carrillo PeƱaloza | April 8, 2014
There was a buzz at Newport Harbor High on Tuesday. The bees swarming the visiting dugout in the top of the fifth inning didn't create all of it. All the rage was the triple play Huntington Beach turned in the bottom of the fourth, helping the Oilers dodge yet another offensive threat. In the next inning, bees forced all the Oilers to drop to the ground in the dugout, and the batter on deck and the one in the batter's box. The bees appeared to have posed more of a hindrance to the Oilers than the Sailors did. No one on the Oilers' side got stung, just the Sailors when it came to their inability to produce with runners in scoring position.
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By Bradley Zint | April 8, 2014
A retired USC professor and management consultant plans to challenge U.S. Rep Dana Rohrabacher's seat in Congress. Suzanne Joyce Savary, 67, a Newport Beach resident of 15 years, said Tuesday that she plans to run in the June primary race for the 48th Congressional District. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) is seeking his 14th term. Savary, a Democrat, co-founded the Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club in 2007 and has long been active on Balboa Island, where she lives. She also served on a city committee that worked to update Newport's city charter.
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By Steve Virgen | April 8, 2014
John Hamilton expressed remorse and disappointment, yet pride during an interview Tuesday afternoon in his Newport Beach office. It's what happens when he announces Newport Sports Museum has closed its doors after 18 years and he will begin to sell its prized items. The founder of the museum, known for its cute scavenger hunt and free admission, cited reasons such as costs, his own health, wanting to spend more time with his family and a recent break-in to shutting down the place.
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By Bradley Zint | April 8, 2014
It's known among government types as the Santa Ana/Colleen Island, but to most passersby, it looks like another one of the tidy and tony neighborhoods scattered about Costa Mesa's Eastside or Newport Beach's Back Bay. But technically speaking, it's neither. The nearly 14-acre parcel - composed of 51 single-family homes and about 150 residents, most on Colleen Place and Vista Baya - is an unincorporated parcel of Orange County bordered by Costa Mesa and Newport. Though for most practical purposes, it's Costa Mesa.
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April 7, 2014
About half a dozen units from the Newport Beach Fire Department responded to a gas leak that sparked an evacuation over the weekend, but the quick reaction of a landlord brought the situation under control, a fire official said. A construction crew working in the lobby of an office building at 610 Newport Center Drive accidentally drilled into a 4-inch gas line about 2:20 p.m. Saturday, department Division Chief Ron Gamble said. The resulting noise was so loud you could hear it at a gym across a small courtyard from the building, according to Gamble.
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April 5, 2014
Josh Hoyer, a Newport Harbor High alumnus, won the Graduated Division title and $500 at the 15th annual Newport Surf Classic March 30 at 54th Street in Newport Beach. The surf event, which featured about 180 surfers of all ages, was the fundraiser for the Newport Harbor High surf team. The Newport Harbor surf team hosted the event in conjunction with Volcom and Surfside. The event raised over $10,000. The competition along with the festive atmosphere during the two-day event also made it a success for the Newport Harbor surf team.
NEWS
By Emily Foxhall and By Emily Foxhall | April 5, 2014
The old Newport Beach council chambers, which have sat largely vacant for more than a year, came to life once again on a recent Sunday. Mayor Rush Hill was not present to call the meeting to order. The voting buttons on the dais - "yes", "no" and "abs" - went unused. About 5 p.m., two hours earlier than a City Council meeting usually starts, attendees began filing into the rows of auditorium-style chairs. But they didn't pick up copies of council agendas as they entered, nor did they come prepared with notes for public comment.
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By Hannah Fry | April 3, 2014
A group of Newport-Mesa Unified parents are circulating an online petition urging the Orange County Board of Education to drop a lawsuit filed against the district and several Corona del Mar High School families whose children allegedly participated in CdM's recent cheating scandal. The Change.org petition encourages the board to "stop wasting taxpayer money" and end the lawsuit, which was filed March 24 by the county board. The group's goal of 100 signatures was attained by Thursday morning, after just two days of being circulated online.
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By Jill Cowan | April 3, 2014
Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens talked jails, guns and drugs Thursday morning at a breakfast event with members of Newport Beach's business community. Hutchens, who took the podium at the city's central library as part of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce's monthly Wake Up! Newport event series, first discussed the impacts of the state's efforts to relieve overcrowding in prisons on the county. Although Orange County's jails are in better shape than most jurisdictions, she said that when it comes to jail population management, the department isn't getting complacent.
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By Steve Virgen | April 3, 2014
Paul Salata feels great pain in his hips and legs when he walks. The famous Newport Beach resident tires easily when he goes on an outing, but you wouldn't really know it because of his effervescent personality, unique charm and welcoming sense of humor. There's no knowing if he'll be able to stand the pain to make it to New York for next month's NFL Draft to do what he always does, announce the final pick. That's his baby, his creation, Mr. Irrelevant. It always brings a smile to his face, no matter what else is going on. Whether he makes it there or not, he can be more than content with the fact that Irrelevant Week is in good hands.
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