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By Emily Foxhall | March 26, 2014
However famous the Balboa Bay Club may be, visitors are apparently having trouble finding it. No matter that the club has been operating in its same location since 1948, or that a guard shack thought to be intimidating was recently removed to make the entry feel more inviting. The Balboa Bay Resort - the public side of the club - continually gets calls from people who can't figure out where to turn, concierge Patrick Hynes told City Council members during their meeting Tuesday.
BUSINESS
By By Alicia Robinson | January 5, 2006
Those who live near Mariner's Mile leery of a new traffic light on already congested West Coast Highway .A shopping center planned for Mariner's Mile is creating a stir in Newport Beach, with some residents afraid the traffic light included in the project will worsen congestion on West Coast Highway. The city's planning commission tonight will discuss the 56,000-square-foot center being developed by Mariner's Mile Gateway LLC. Plans include a drugstore as the anchor tenant, medical offices, retail shops and some sort of quick, casual eatery.
LOCAL
October 6, 2007
More than 5,400 Costa Mesa residents lost power Thursday for more than three hours when palm tree leaves hit an electrical pole. The power went out for 5,457 customers at 1:40 p.m. and was restored at 5:05 p.m., a Southern California Edison representative said. Police believed high winds blew the top of a tree into the pole. A line crew fixed the damaged equipment, which supplied power to homes and businesses bounded by Baker to Wilson streets and Harbor Boulevard to the 55 Freeway, officials said.
NEWS
July 7, 2004
Deepa Bharath This coastal city may not be ready for red-light cameras just yet, police officials said on Tuesday. City Councilman Don Webb asked city officials at the last council meeting to look into the possibility of installing cameras to deter red-light runners at some of the busy intersections near John Wayne Airport. The Police Department is "closely monitoring" other cities that use red-light cameras, such as neighboring Costa Mesa, but is not actively pursuing the idea, Newport Beach Police Sgt. Steve Shulman said.
NEWS
By By Alicia Robinson | January 11, 2006
Within two months, visitors to Fairview Park will be able to cross Placentia Avenue without waiting for a traffic light. That will be made possible by two sections of a pedestrian bridge that now sit in the park awaiting installation. The sections were built by an Alabama-based company and arrived last week on trucks. They'll be installed to make one whole bridge in late February or early March, once the concrete supports for the bridge ends are completed. "I saw it come in on the trucks the other day and got all fired up," said city parks commissioner Robert Graham.
NEWS
August 16, 2013
A station wagon driven by a Costa Mesa man struck and killed an 89-year-old pedestrian as he was walking across the street in Huntington Beach on Friday morning, police said. About 10:20 a.m., the driver, 41, was headed east on Hamilton Avenue when his gray 2012 Ford Focus struck the elderly man, who was crossing just west of Via Straits Lane, police said. It appears the victim was not in a crosswalk and not crossing at a traffic light, Sgt. Jon Haught said. Costa Mesa paramedics treated the pedestrian for serious injuries but he died at the scene, according to a news release from the Huntington Beach Police Department.
NEWS
October 11, 2000
Deepa Bharath NEWPORT BEACH -- Two of the city's intersections have been listed among the five worst in the county for accidents resulting from motorists running red lights in 1999 -- including the worst of them all -- according to a report released Tuesday by the Auto Club of Southern California. Bristol Street North and Campus Drive received the dubious distinction of topping the list with nine crashes occurring at that intersection during the year.
NEWS
By Tom Ragan, tom.ragan@latimes.com | September 27, 2010
COSTA MESA — The vice president of the College Park Elementary School PTA is gathering signatures to petition the City Council to install a blinking yellow light at two intersections where children, she said, are in danger of being hit by cars. Michelle Pommier, a concerned parent and past PTA president, said intersections at Wilson Street and Fordham Drive and at Loyola and Fairview roads can be dangerous — especially before and after school, when motorists sometimes break the 35 mph speed limit and "whiz by. " Pommier said she's trying to gather as many signatures as she can before the Nov. 2 elections, but unfortunately, she added, the petition may not be ready until after the election.
NEWS
By Emily Foxhall | February 12, 2014
Newport Beach council members directed staff Tuesday to take steps to reclassify a short stretch of Tustin Avenue in order to lower the speed limit by 5 mph. Members also agreed to explore with the community additional measures to slow traffic, which neighbors called a danger to pedestrians. Two stop signs bookend the quarter-mile stretch of roadway between Santiago Drive and 23rd street, but drivers still commonly exceed the 30 mph speed limit, residents told the council. Nearby homeowners pleaded with council members to address the public-safety issue they and their children faced before it was too late.
NEWS
January 12, 2000
Greg Risling NEWPORT BEACH -- It's an inclination nearly every motorist has at one time or another -- beat that red traffic light. There are a variety of reasons why drivers speed through an intersection to get to their final destination. But police say there can be only one detrimental result from those who run red lights -- a collision causing injury or possibly death. Over the past eight months, Newport Beach police have conducted an experiment of their own. Aided by a hidden indicator behind traffic signals at high-volume intersections, police have issued 227 citations to people who have committed a red-light violation.
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By Emily Foxhall | March 26, 2014
However famous the Balboa Bay Club may be, visitors are apparently having trouble finding it. No matter that the club has been operating in its same location since 1948, or that a guard shack thought to be intimidating was recently removed to make the entry feel more inviting. The Balboa Bay Resort - the public side of the club - continually gets calls from people who can't figure out where to turn, concierge Patrick Hynes told City Council members during their meeting Tuesday.
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NEWS
By Emily Foxhall | February 12, 2014
Newport Beach council members directed staff Tuesday to take steps to reclassify a short stretch of Tustin Avenue in order to lower the speed limit by 5 mph. Members also agreed to explore with the community additional measures to slow traffic, which neighbors called a danger to pedestrians. Two stop signs bookend the quarter-mile stretch of roadway between Santiago Drive and 23rd street, but drivers still commonly exceed the 30 mph speed limit, residents told the council. Nearby homeowners pleaded with council members to address the public-safety issue they and their children faced before it was too late.
NEWS
By Hannah Fry | November 6, 2013
Residents living near Corona del Mar High School are becoming increasingly concerned about the effects a newly funded school stadium could have on their quality of life. Increased traffic, parking issues, trash, lighting and vandalism were a few issues discussed last month during a meeting of about 60 residents from the Eastbluff, the Bluffs and the Plaza communities that border the high school, said resident Diana Blaisure. "Because there's such a close proximity of the residences to the school site, there's a definite concern that the stadium is going to have a very negative impact on the community," she said.
NEWS
August 16, 2013
A station wagon driven by a Costa Mesa man struck and killed an 89-year-old pedestrian as he was walking across the street in Huntington Beach on Friday morning, police said. About 10:20 a.m., the driver, 41, was headed east on Hamilton Avenue when his gray 2012 Ford Focus struck the elderly man, who was crossing just west of Via Straits Lane, police said. It appears the victim was not in a crosswalk and not crossing at a traffic light, Sgt. Jon Haught said. Costa Mesa paramedics treated the pedestrian for serious injuries but he died at the scene, according to a news release from the Huntington Beach Police Department.
NEWS
February 25, 2012
Re "Irvine's PSA seeks to deter wrecks," Feb. 19: Irvine traffic signals are exquisitely asynchronous. They are impeccably interminable as eight lane directions (through and turn) languidly separately proceed, plus time delays. Drivers park in place or stomp gas pedals. Lowered mileage with increased component wear gorge Irvine sales tax. Pollution emissions empower heinous regulation and its political gains. Paralyzed traffic enrages and entraps, feeding traffic court productivity.
NEWS
By Tom Ragan, tom.ragan@latimes.com | September 27, 2010
COSTA MESA — The vice president of the College Park Elementary School PTA is gathering signatures to petition the City Council to install a blinking yellow light at two intersections where children, she said, are in danger of being hit by cars. Michelle Pommier, a concerned parent and past PTA president, said intersections at Wilson Street and Fordham Drive and at Loyola and Fairview roads can be dangerous — especially before and after school, when motorists sometimes break the 35 mph speed limit and "whiz by. " Pommier said she's trying to gather as many signatures as she can before the Nov. 2 elections, but unfortunately, she added, the petition may not be ready until after the election.
LOCAL
October 6, 2007
More than 5,400 Costa Mesa residents lost power Thursday for more than three hours when palm tree leaves hit an electrical pole. The power went out for 5,457 customers at 1:40 p.m. and was restored at 5:05 p.m., a Southern California Edison representative said. Police believed high winds blew the top of a tree into the pole. A line crew fixed the damaged equipment, which supplied power to homes and businesses bounded by Baker to Wilson streets and Harbor Boulevard to the 55 Freeway, officials said.
NEWS
By By Alicia Robinson | January 11, 2006
Within two months, visitors to Fairview Park will be able to cross Placentia Avenue without waiting for a traffic light. That will be made possible by two sections of a pedestrian bridge that now sit in the park awaiting installation. The sections were built by an Alabama-based company and arrived last week on trucks. They'll be installed to make one whole bridge in late February or early March, once the concrete supports for the bridge ends are completed. "I saw it come in on the trucks the other day and got all fired up," said city parks commissioner Robert Graham.
BUSINESS
By By Alicia Robinson | January 5, 2006
Those who live near Mariner's Mile leery of a new traffic light on already congested West Coast Highway .A shopping center planned for Mariner's Mile is creating a stir in Newport Beach, with some residents afraid the traffic light included in the project will worsen congestion on West Coast Highway. The city's planning commission tonight will discuss the 56,000-square-foot center being developed by Mariner's Mile Gateway LLC. Plans include a drugstore as the anchor tenant, medical offices, retail shops and some sort of quick, casual eatery.
NEWS
July 7, 2004
Deepa Bharath This coastal city may not be ready for red-light cameras just yet, police officials said on Tuesday. City Councilman Don Webb asked city officials at the last council meeting to look into the possibility of installing cameras to deter red-light runners at some of the busy intersections near John Wayne Airport. The Police Department is "closely monitoring" other cities that use red-light cameras, such as neighboring Costa Mesa, but is not actively pursuing the idea, Newport Beach Police Sgt. Steve Shulman said.
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