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By Daniel Tedford | July 9, 2008
Fire authorities’ recommendations to reduce what they characterized as the greatest natural danger in Newport Beach include drastically cutting trees and shrubs in Buck Gully. At a study session Tuesday, Newport Beach Fire Marshal Steve Bunting gave his recommendations that would expand existing codes and would remove about two-thirds of the trees within 100 feet of the back of properties at Buck Gully to meet new standards. Regulations don’t ask for trees to be separated, which is where Bunting says the current code fails.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sean Conway | September 9, 2011
Several years ago the nursery industry came up with a slogan, "Fall is for planting. " The objectives were to help educate gardeners and to extend the selling season. The advice is sound and for several reasons. Consider the experience my teenage son had in a job this past summer working in a rather large garden. His employer's home sits on a multiacre piece of property with a spectacular view. During the hot, dry months of July and August, he helped her plant scores of shrubs, perennials and annuals.
NEWS
March 7, 2001
Stefanie Frith CORONA DEL MAR -- It all started with some palm trees. Weeks ago, Martin Cisek, who owns a home on the bluff at Ocean and Goldenrod avenues in Old Corona del Mar, began to trim overgrown king palm trees and tear out grass from a small piece of public land above his home, replacing them with tiny shrubs and flowers. Before too long, a few neighbors began to complain, and they took their concerns to Newport Beach City Hall. Now, Cisek may have to rip out the shrubs and flowers and replace them with grass because his landscaping discourages public use of the land, said David Niederhaus, general services manager for the city.
NEWS
July 28, 2002
I have always been fascinated with hummingbirds. Their entertaining flight patterns, beautiful colors and captivating curiosity make them a welcome guest in my garden. When I was 9 years old, I had my first hummingbird encounter. A pair of hummingbirds built a nest in the tree outside my bedroom window. The nest was tiny and perfectly round. The eggs looked like little white pearls. The parents were so attentive and diligent about family life. I often wondered if they got tired: building a nest, hatching the eggs, and teaching the babies how to fly. It was an around the clock job. Sound familiar?
SPORTS
By JOHN REGER | March 31, 2008
Though the Ocean South Course at Pelican Hill Golf Club was closer to the water, I always thought the Ocean North Course was a better layout. The South had two holes on the water, and though they provided spectacular views, they were nothing outstanding as far as golf hole design. Golf course designer, Tom Fazio, who created the courses in the early 90s, designed the back-to-back par threes on purpose to give the golfer two holes on the Pacific Ocean. The No. 12 is 159 yards from the back tees and the No. 13 hole is 131 yards, though two greens are utilized on that hole to give it a little more characteristic.
NEWS
June 1, 2003
Want to know something about just about everything? Head for the Newport Beach Central Library's upstairs reference section, where you'll find some of the best reference sources published in the last year, including many cited as "print favorites" by Library Journal (April 15, 2003). Covering history, criminology, gerontology, literature, psychology, religion and even fashion, "Best Reference Sources 2002" provides ample testimony that online databases are not likely to supplant print reference.
NEWS
January 19, 2000
Andrew Glazer COSTA MESA -- Residents living along Canyon Park told the City Council on Monday that trees there are shrinking property values. They say the leafy branches of eucalyptus trees from Canyon Park are threatening to block valuable ocean views. "Homes in Newport and Huntington Beach with ocean views are selling for triple ours," said Jim Keller, whose complaints about the disappearing view prompted the city to look into the matter. "We'd much rather have our view than the park, even though we love it."
NEWS
January 22, 2000
They are a wealthy resident's worst nightmare. The topic of endless debates at city meetings. The cause of action in countless lawsuits and the center of many a neighborhood spat. Trees. Yep, those leafy things we like to have around for shade, fruit and, well, the air we breathe, are -- believe it or not -- a never-ending source of controversy in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. Just recently, a woman in Cameo Highlands was ordered by a court to fell the tree behind her house because its leafy branches reportedly destroyed a neighbor's view.
NEWS
April 8, 2000
All things Oriental seem to be too hot to handle these days, but there's something about bonsai that transcends the trends. Bonsai have a lasting, living spirit that encourages us to use our imaginations. To pretend that we are tiny enough to enjoy these man-made forests by shrinking ourselves and lying under a bonsai tree. To imagine looking up through the horizontal branches, feeling the gnarled trunk with our fingers. Just for a moment, transporting us into another time and place.
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NEWS
December 8, 2011
The Newport Beach and Costa Mesa parks commissions voted to approve new trees and shrubs for Irvine Avenue, after officials cut down about 100 eucalyptus trees in September. The Newport Beach Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commission voted 4 to 2 Wednesday to accept the proposed landscaping plan, and the Costa Mesa Parks and Recreation Commission voted 5 to 0 to approve the plan. City arborists and landscape architects recommend a mix of date palms, African tulip trees, grasses, aloes and shrubs.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Sean Conway | September 9, 2011
Several years ago the nursery industry came up with a slogan, "Fall is for planting. " The objectives were to help educate gardeners and to extend the selling season. The advice is sound and for several reasons. Consider the experience my teenage son had in a job this past summer working in a rather large garden. His employer's home sits on a multiacre piece of property with a spectacular view. During the hot, dry months of July and August, he helped her plant scores of shrubs, perennials and annuals.
FEATURES
By Ron Vanderhoff | March 5, 2010
Do you need to learn how to conserve water in your garden? Wondering about how long, how much and when to water your landscape? Do you want to be a leader in the neighborhood, but not sure where to start? I’m afraid that you’re not alone — gardens are often a place where water is misunderstood and misused. Is your water bill getting bigger and bigger; beginning to rival your electricity, gas or telephone bills and still rising? If these and other water issues are important to you, then you should attend a free homeowner workshop on water conservation Thursday evening at the Newport Beach Central Library.
NEWS
By Alan Blank | September 24, 2008
More than a thousand volunteers from The Crossing church in Costa Mesa got together to paint, landscape and repair various parts of Estancia High School in a massive community partnership that Principal Phil D’Agostino says is the way of the future. With school districts strapped for cash, many important improvement projects get put on the back burner, and D’Agostino thinks that establishing relationships between neighborhood organizations and schools is a good way to get things done.
LOCAL
By Daniel Tedford | July 9, 2008
Fire authorities’ recommendations to reduce what they characterized as the greatest natural danger in Newport Beach include drastically cutting trees and shrubs in Buck Gully. At a study session Tuesday, Newport Beach Fire Marshal Steve Bunting gave his recommendations that would expand existing codes and would remove about two-thirds of the trees within 100 feet of the back of properties at Buck Gully to meet new standards. Regulations don’t ask for trees to be separated, which is where Bunting says the current code fails.
SPORTS
By JOHN REGER | March 31, 2008
Though the Ocean South Course at Pelican Hill Golf Club was closer to the water, I always thought the Ocean North Course was a better layout. The South had two holes on the water, and though they provided spectacular views, they were nothing outstanding as far as golf hole design. Golf course designer, Tom Fazio, who created the courses in the early 90s, designed the back-to-back par threes on purpose to give the golfer two holes on the Pacific Ocean. The No. 12 is 159 yards from the back tees and the No. 13 hole is 131 yards, though two greens are utilized on that hole to give it a little more characteristic.
NEWS
December 27, 2007
CR&R Waste and Recycling Services is asking residents of Costa Mesa and Newport Coast to give one more gift this season ? used Christmas trees and holiday greenery. Residents can place their trees and greenery at the curb alongside containers to be collected on regular pickup days until Jan. 11. To ensure safety and to avoid losing valuables, residents should make sure they have removed all ornaments, lights and stands from trees before placing them for disposal. Large trees should be cut into pieces 6 feet or less.
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