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NEWS
December 22, 2002
NEWPORT BEACH New boat parade sees smooth sailing It's been smoother-than-expected sailing for the annual Christmas Boat Parade this year. A shorter route and shorter schedule just instituted this year may have provided the compromise to keep participants and parade-watchers happy. A once-unlikely dream by some residents of West Santa Ana Heights that they might be annexed to Newport Beach is now under serious consideration by the city.
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LOCAL
By Jessie Brunner | July 28, 2007
A framed photograph of World War II veterans valued at $10,000 has been stolen from the Arches restaurant, Newport Beach police said Friday. Police suspect that a restaurant patron swiped the 18-by-12-inch piece Wednesday evening from the south wall near the restrooms. It displayed a collage of soldiers on a beach in 1945 and a second group at the same beach 50 years later. It also contained a paper with instructions for soldiers on how to interact with Japanese soldiers and a Japanese Yen, both dating to World War II. Scrawled across the top of the white-matted background was the word “Revisited.
LOCAL
By Jessie Brunner | July 27, 2007
A framed photograph of World War II veterans valued at $10,000 has been stolen from the Arches restaurant, Newport Beach police said Friday. Police suspect that a restaurant patron swiped the 18-by-12-inch piece Wednesday evening from the south wall near the restrooms. It displayed a collage of soldiers on a beach in 1945 and a second group at the same beach 50 years later. It also contained a paper with instructions for soldiers on how to interact with Japanese soldiers and a Japanese Yen, both dating to World War II. Scrawled across the top of the white-matted background was the word “Revisited.
NEWS
August 27, 1999
Stacy Brown WEST NEWPORT-- The tide has shifted bacteria-contaminated water toward Newport Beach, officials monitoring the situation said Thursday. "The currents in the ocean have now shifted southwest toward Newport Beach and (county workers) are on alert," Councilman Tod Ridgeway said. The contaminated water has forced the closure of four miles of Huntington Beach, from its border with Newport past the city's pier. County health officials continued to try to find the source of the contamination, which has eluded them for nearly two months.
BUSINESS
By Michael Miller | September 21, 2007
NEWPORT BEACH — A number of residents and business owners stood up at Thursday night’s Planning Commission meeting to protest a proposed move by the Panini Cafe to a new location on East Coast Highway, following several weeks in which petitions circled the Corona del Mar community seeking to block the transition. At the meeting held in the city’s Council Chambers, representatives for Panini heralded the move as an improvement over the restaurant’s current location, which is smaller and lacks indoor and handicapped-accessible restrooms.
SPORTS
October 11, 2007
The Orange Coast College baseball program will conduct its second annual Pat and Phyllis Memorial Golf Tournament Nov. 6 at 10:30 a.m. at Strawberry Farms Golf Club in Irvine. The event is named for baseball coach John Altobelli’s late mother Pat Altobelli and mother-in-law, Phyllis Reuber, both huge OCC baseball fans who died days apart in 2006. Registration is being conducted in the OCC baseball office. Fees are $300, which includes 18 holes of golf, lunch, dinner, auction and raffle.
NEWS
October 28, 2011
Poker sharks can get in on the action for a good cause at a November Texas Hold 'em fundraising event. The Orange Coast College baseball team is hosting the fifth annual Pat & Phyllis Texas Hold'em Memorial Fundraising Tournament on Nov. 12 to raise money to spruce up the Wendell Pickens Baseball Field. The funds raised will go toward a new entrance, including a snack bar and restrooms. The event includes a buffet dinner before participants play Texas Hold 'em, blackjack and Bunco.
NEWS
August 25, 2000
Jennifer Kho COSTA MESA -- The city's Parks, Recreation Facilities and Parkways Commission on Thursday approved design plans for a skate park on Charle Street, despite a controversy brewing over the location. "I don't think Charle Street is a good location, but I don't want the process stopped because [the city] has been too long without a park," said parks commissioner Richard Mehren. "It was ill-conceived to move to this location, but that's where it's at."
NEWS
August 30, 2000
What happened: The Planning Commission approved an 18-home development proposal for a 2.3-acre site on Canyon Drive. Instant Jungle Properties, LLC, owner of the property at 2100 and 2130 Canyon Drive, had originally proposed a 22-home development for the site but redesigned the plans after hearing neighbors' and planning staff's concerns in June. The new proposal includes 2,500-square-foot homes, modified grading and a plan to retain the existing ficus tree at the site.
NEWS
January 19, 2000
Andrew Glazer COSTA MESA -- A growing number of people are fighting the city's plans to construct a skate park at Charle and Hamilton streets, believing other sites would be much better. "We won't stop until the bulldozers start digging there," said Mike Scheafer, a parks commissioner who helped form Citizens for a Quality Skate Park. But council members maintain that the site is safe and are encouraging residents to wait until specific plans are drawn up before dismissing it altogether.
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