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April 25, 2000
NEWPORT BEACH -- For the 10th time, the city will receive a Tree City USA Award from the National Arbor Day Foundation at tonight's city council meeting. The award is given based on four qualifications: the city must have a tree department, a city tree ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program and an Arbor Day observance. It appears Newport has all of the above and more. The city will also receive its fifth Growth Award for demonstrating a higher level of tree care.
LOCAL
By Dean Rodia | April 29, 2008
 City of Costa Mesa celebrated Arbor Day on Saturday and earning its 10th year as a Tree City USA.  The tree planting took place at TeWinkle Park around the Volcom Skatepark and the Lower TeWinkle Lake.  A second location was on the median strip of Mesa Verde Drive.  There were 42 trees planted at TeWinkle Park and 124 trees planted along Mesa Verde Drive.  The Costa Mesa Institute of Religion of the Church of Christ of the Latter Day Saints, Mormon Missionaries provided the people to plant Mesa Verde Drive.
NEWS
February 4, 2008
Virginia Louise Herberts of Newport Beach, born January 14, 1928, passed away quietly and comfortably surrounded by her family on January 29, 2008, two weeks after celebrating her 80th birthday with her husband, children and grandchildren. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she is survived by Curtis Herberts, her loving husband of nearly 62 years, their three children, Carol Westling, Kathy Schuler and Curt Herberts, ll, their spouses, grandchildren, great grandchildren and many loving friends.
NEWS
May 3, 2005
Here are a few items the council considered Tuesday: TREE AWARD The city was presented with the Sterling Award by the National Arbor Day Foundation. The award recognizes the city's excellence in tree planting and maintenance, forestry education, funding and other areas. WHAT IT MEANS Newport Beach becomes only the third city in California and the 15th nationwide to receive the exclusive award. The city also is a "Tree City USA" for 2004, an honor it has received for 15 consecutive years.
NEWS
March 16, 2003
"From day one, when I first saw him with the girls, I knew he would take them somewhere." -- Lisa Marocco, a cheer parent and St. Johns alumna, on Eddie Strachan, the coach of the St. John the Baptist School cheerleading squad that earned national honors "This isn't Tree City USA, this is View City USA." -- Barry Allen, a Newport Beach resident, on suggesting that the city not revise its tree policy in any way that would jeopardize residents' scenic views "The public is probably going to hear more about this project than any other project in the city.
NEWS
May 25, 2000
Danette Goulet NEWPORT BEACH -- They are the next generation set to stand guard over the trees of Newport Beach. Nearly 100 third-grade students from Andersen Elementary School helped to plant trees in Buffalo Hills Park on Wednesday in celebration of Arbor Day. "We saved the tree's life -- we put soil in it," said 9-year-old George Kim. Arbor Day is a nationally celebrated observance originated in 1872 by...
NEWS
March 13, 2003
June Casagrande Trying to balance the concerns of Corona del Mar residents worried about their views with the orders from a lawsuit, council members on Tuesday instructed the Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commission to begin the delicate process of reviewing the city's tree policies. Residents in parts of the city with great views, especially Corona del Mar, have mobilized to persuade the city to not revise the tree policy in any way that might jeopardize their scenic views.
NEWS
By Alicia Robinson | May 3, 2007
The swimming pool complex at Corona del Mar High School already bears retired state legislator Marian Bergeson's name, but she'll be further honored at a May 12 dinner that aims to raise money to renovate the pool. The pool opened nearly 17 years ago, and now officials say they need to replaster it, build new locker rooms and showers, put in a new scoreboard and make other upgrades. The work is expected to cost $1.8 million, and community activists want to raise some of that at the dinner.
NEWS
March 30, 2005
Alicia Robinson Newport Beach General Services Director Dave Niederhaus, best known for his role in enforcing the city's controversial tree policy, will retire in April after 18 years with the city. Niederhaus heads the department that handles the most visible aspects of the city: sidewalk repair, beach cleanup and building maintenance -- not to mention those embattled trees. "He's really responsible for how the city looks to the community," City Manager Homer Bludau said.
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LOCAL
By Dean Rodia/Community Correspondent | April 30, 2008
 The city of Costa Mesa celebrated Arbor Day on Saturday, earning its 10th year as a Tree City USA.   The tree planting took place at TeWinkle Park around the Volcom Skatepark and the Lower TeWinkle Lake.   A second location was on the median strip of Mesa Verde Drive.  There were 42 trees planted at TeWinkle Park and 124 trees planted along Mesa Verde Drive.  The Costa Mesa Institute of Religion of the Church of Christ of the Latter Day Saints, Mormon Missionaries provided the people to plant Mesa Verde Drive.
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NEWS
February 4, 2008
Virginia Louise Herberts of Newport Beach, born January 14, 1928, passed away quietly and comfortably surrounded by her family on January 29, 2008, two weeks after celebrating her 80th birthday with her husband, children and grandchildren. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she is survived by Curtis Herberts, her loving husband of nearly 62 years, their three children, Carol Westling, Kathy Schuler and Curt Herberts, ll, their spouses, grandchildren, great grandchildren and many loving friends.
NEWS
By Alicia Robinson | May 3, 2007
The swimming pool complex at Corona del Mar High School already bears retired state legislator Marian Bergeson's name, but she'll be further honored at a May 12 dinner that aims to raise money to renovate the pool. The pool opened nearly 17 years ago, and now officials say they need to replaster it, build new locker rooms and showers, put in a new scoreboard and make other upgrades. The work is expected to cost $1.8 million, and community activists want to raise some of that at the dinner.
NEWS
May 3, 2005
Here are a few items the council considered Tuesday: TREE AWARD The city was presented with the Sterling Award by the National Arbor Day Foundation. The award recognizes the city's excellence in tree planting and maintenance, forestry education, funding and other areas. WHAT IT MEANS Newport Beach becomes only the third city in California and the 15th nationwide to receive the exclusive award. The city also is a "Tree City USA" for 2004, an honor it has received for 15 consecutive years.
NEWS
March 30, 2005
Alicia Robinson Newport Beach General Services Director Dave Niederhaus, best known for his role in enforcing the city's controversial tree policy, will retire in April after 18 years with the city. Niederhaus heads the department that handles the most visible aspects of the city: sidewalk repair, beach cleanup and building maintenance -- not to mention those embattled trees. "He's really responsible for how the city looks to the community," City Manager Homer Bludau said.
NEWS
March 16, 2003
"From day one, when I first saw him with the girls, I knew he would take them somewhere." -- Lisa Marocco, a cheer parent and St. Johns alumna, on Eddie Strachan, the coach of the St. John the Baptist School cheerleading squad that earned national honors "This isn't Tree City USA, this is View City USA." -- Barry Allen, a Newport Beach resident, on suggesting that the city not revise its tree policy in any way that would jeopardize residents' scenic views "The public is probably going to hear more about this project than any other project in the city.
NEWS
March 13, 2003
June Casagrande Trying to balance the concerns of Corona del Mar residents worried about their views with the orders from a lawsuit, council members on Tuesday instructed the Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commission to begin the delicate process of reviewing the city's tree policies. Residents in parts of the city with great views, especially Corona del Mar, have mobilized to persuade the city to not revise the tree policy in any way that might jeopardize their scenic views.
NEWS
January 12, 2003
Newport needs view and tree ordinance We are not just Tree City U.S.A., we are also View City U.S.A. ("Peninsula will keep one ficus," Dec. 13). The City Council held numerous public meetings and waited for the injunction to be lifted before removing the ficus trees that had caused damage to the sewage system, sidewalks and building foundations on the Balboa Peninsula. It is hard to understand why the City Council felt compelled to reach a settlement agreement and pay $56,000 of the taxpayers' money to the Balboa Arbor Society for their attorneys' fees.
NEWS
April 18, 2002
All citizens of Newport Beach should be proud of the hard work done by our Urban Forester John Conway and the city being named "Tree City USA." However, I feel that your article ("A forest grows in Newport," April 7) did not present the problems with view preservation in a balanced manner. This article highlighted one ocean front homeowner's "questionable" complaint about a tree blocking his view from his bathroom. The article did not mention the four years of participation by both view and non-view homeowners with Conway, the city's staff, the Park Beaches and Recreation Commission and the City Council in establishing the G-1 Policy in 1998.
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