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November 12, 2009
1924 to 2009 Fran, as she liked to be called, passed away with family at her side on November 4, 2009. She lost her valiant battle against the terrible disease Pulmonary Fibrosis. Having led a full life, she was a tremendous wife and mother, great cook and swing dancer, and accomplished golfer. Fran had three hole-in-ones during numerous enjoyable rounds of golf in Southern and Central California and could (and did) dance her three sons into the dance floor! She is survived by Rush Hill, II, a Newport Beach architect, and his wife Linda (son and wife)
January 15, 2000
Noaki Schwartz NEWPORT BEACH -- If it passes at the ballot box this November, Greenlight's slow-growth proposal -- in its attempt to curb development -- could strangle the health of the business community, local leaders say. "Under this initiative, you couldn't put in a Starbucks coffee or one residential unit in [without a vote]," said Newport Beach architect and business leader Rush Hill. The Protect from Traffic and Density initiative proposes to allow residents to vote on "major" amendments to the city's general plan.
By Brianna Bailey | February 23, 2010
Longtime Newport Beach resident and real estate advisor Rush Hill has entered the fight for the open District 3 Newport Beach City Council seat, making it a race among three political veterans. Hill, who on Tuesday filed papers with the city to run for the open seat, said he is running on a platform of “fiscal responsibility and really finding a solid financial continuation in the city.” A Newport Beach resident since 1975, Hill has extensive political experience.
By B.W. Cook | June 12, 2009
About a decade ago Newport businessman John Wortmann John Wortmann sold the historic Balboa Theatre to a group of preservationists intent on forming a foundation to save the integrity of the structure and transform it into a 21st century arena for the enjoyment of the public at large. Not long after the transaction Sue Tucker invited philanthropist Donna Crean to a meeting to discuss securing her support for the newly formed fledgling foundation. Crean suggested that they meet at Denny’s in Costa Mesa.
By Mike Reicher, | April 8, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH — What constitutes "Newport Beach standards" may depend on one's perspective. Consider the residents of the Beach and Bay Mobile Home Park, near the Santa Ana River, and the owners of multi-million dollar oceanfront homes on Seashore Drive. Soon, they may end up on the same city subcommittee and will have to find ways to solve their neighborhood's problems. The Neighborhood Revitalization Committee met for the first time this week, and officials are devising a list of under-performing areas and taking applications for citizen participants.
March 16, 2004
S.J. Cahn The first hole at the Newport Beach Country Club provided an answer Monday to one of golf's more puzzling questions, at least for those who don't own a set of clubs: Why in the world do you play? It was there, as part of the Toshiba Senior Classic's Monday Pro-Am, that foursomes and their professional partners paused for a moment, posed for pictures and blew off a little steam before trying to loft a drive over a trio of palm trees to the fairway beyond.
August 23, 2010
Rush Hill District 3 (Dover Shores, Westcliff, Mariner’s Mile) Running against Edward Reno Name: Rush Hill Age: 65 Birthplace: St. Joseph’s Hospital, Orange (second generation from Orange County) How long have you lived in Newport Beach? 35 Years Occupation: architect/local business owner Education: Tustin High School class of 1962; Orange Coast College cllass of 1964; Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, bachelor's degrees in architecture in business administration class of 1969 Previously elected or appointed positions: Elected student body president, Cal Poly, SLO; appointed education advisory staff to Gov. Ronald Reagan; appointed board member California Advisory Council on Vocational Education and Technical Training; appointed committee member West Newport Beach Study Group; appointed founding chairman, Newport Beach Economic Development Committee; appointed board member Hoag Hospital 552 Club; appointed chairman of Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce (two terms)
By Emily Foxhall | December 10, 2013
The last meeting of the Newport Beach City Council for 2013 ended festively with the election of new leadership and reflections on the successes of the year past. By a nomination of the council, Mayor pro tem Rush Hill replaced Keith Curry as the city's new mayor, and councilman Ed Selich succeeded Hill as Mayor pro tem. "I would like to thank the council to have the faith in electing me," said Hill, who was elected to the council in 2010. "It truly is an honor and a pleasure to serve as mayor to this incredible city.
By Jeremiah Dobruck | April 9, 2014
An Orange County Superior Court Judge this week banned dancing at a quintessential Newport Beach restaurant - at least for the time being. In a preliminary injunction handed down Tuesday, Judge Derek Hunt sided with the city of Newport Beach and barred Woody's Wharf on the Balboa Peninsula from setting up a dance floor or using its patio past 11 p.m. City officials took the early decision as a sign that Hunt will eventually side with the city,...
By Joel Kilpatrick | February 20, 2007
Rush Hill, chairman of the board of the architectural firm Hill Partnership Inc. and former Newport Beach Citizen of the Year, has become an active supporter of Vanguard University and its Vision 2010 campaign. Vision 2010 seeks to construct five new buildings on campus, strengthen academic programs and grow the endowment. Hill serves as a board director of the Vanguard University Foundation and vice chair of the development committee. Hill Partnership has been dedicated to commercial and public architecture since 1975, and has worked on many university campuses, including UC Irvine, Orange Coast College, Cal State Long Beach and UC Riverside.
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