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By Jill Cowan | March 12, 2013
A conflict between the operators of Woody's Wharf on the Balboa Peninsula and its neighbors resurfaced at the Newport Beach City Council meeting Tuesday night. The council held a public hearing on the issue before ultimately referring discussion about the terms of a conditional use permit that could allow the restaurant to operate more like a nightclub back to the planning commission. Despite the fact that, as Mayor Keith Curry pointed out, the council had no plans to make a final decision, a few residents who live nearby urged the council to crack down on what they said are already club-like conditions.
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LOCAL
December 21, 2007
A Huntington Beach man fell to his death from a Costa Mesa parking structure in the early morning, said police, who have initially ruled the death as a suicide. The body of James Wellenstein, 35, was found at 1:35 a.m. outside the parking structure at 1901 Newport Blvd., adjacent a nightclub. Evidence suggests Wellenstein had been smoking for a considerable amount of time on top of the structure, and hand and footprints show he crawled to the ledge before falling, said Costa Mesa police Sgt. Zack Hoferitza.
LOCAL
By Daniel Tedford | December 21, 2007
A Huntington Beach man fell from a Costa Mesa parking structure to his death in the early morning and police have initially ruled the death a suicide, authorities said. The body of James Wellenstein, 35, was found at 1:35 a.m. outside the parking structure at 1901 Newport Blvd., adjacent a nightclub. Evidence suggests Wellenstein had been smoking for considerable amount of time on top the structure, and hand and foot prints show he crawled to the ledge before falling, said Costa Mesa police Sgt. Zack Hoferitza.
NEWS
April 6, 2011
A 24-year-old pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of attacking and critically injuring a Marine outside a Costa Mesa nightclub, according to court records. Mark Allen Vasquez of Pico Rivera appeared in the Harbor Justice Center and pleaded not guilty to felony charges of battery with serious bodily injury and assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm, according to court records. Vasquez also faces additional enhancements for inflicting great bodily harm and causing great bodily injury of a coma or paralysis.
BUSINESS
By Dave Brooks | February 27, 2006
With Mardi Gras celebrations just a day away, many Newport-Mesa restaurateurs are finding themselves in a sensitive predicament celebrating the raucous Fat Tuesday just months after Hurricane Katrina. Is it appropriate to honor excess and sin after a natural disaster destroyed most of the celebration's birthplace? Many restaurants have decided to skip Mardi Gras events this year, but a few eateries are pushing forward with celebrations and shifting the focus from debauchery to charity.
NEWS
By Lauren Williams, lauren.williams@latimes.com | May 4, 2011
A former Ladera Ranch man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that he raped two women and sexually assaulted a third. Ali Achekzai, 33, who was on Orange County's 10 Most Wanted List until his extradition to the United States from Austria last summer, was arraigned at the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana. Orange County Superior Court Judge Craig E. Robison set Achekzai's pre-trial for July 1 and his jury trial for Oct. 10. Achekzai is...
BUSINESS
By Brianna Bailey | March 5, 2008
Newport Beach city officials will decide today whether to revoke the use permit for a popular sushi restaurant after undercover police officers reportedly observed patrons drinking and possibly using drugs in the parking lot of the restaurant. Fury Rok & Rol Sushi Lounge, 4221 Dolphin Striker Way, is licensed as a restaurant, but a Newport Beach police investigation found evidence the establishment has been promoting itself as a night club, according to Newport Beach Planning Commission documents.
NEWS
August 23, 2004
ON THE AGENDA Here are some of the issues the council will consider Tuesday. NIGHTCLUB APPEAL The council will consider an appeal of the Planning Commission's denial of a request to operate a nightclub with live entertainment and dancing between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. at Josh Slocum's Dinner and Supper Club at 2601 W. Coast Highway. This issue first came before the council on June 22. A decision was postponed until July 13, but the appellant, Random Interactive, Inc., asked for more time to explore options in addressing traffic and parking-related concerns and to review a list of calls for service compiled by the Police Department.
NEWS
February 12, 2003
Paul Clinton Baby-back ribs and Guinness beer will be added to the menu if a group of San Bernardino restaurateurs successfully open a Tony Roma's and Irish-themed Bennigan's in place of the failed Aysia 101. The Primrose Group of Companies has applied to Newport's planning department to operate the two eateries. Both expect to open in June, about 18 months after the former nightclub shuttered its harbor-side doors. "It's a nice addition to the restaurant mix we enjoy here," said Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce President Richard Luehrs.
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