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By Amanda Pennington | September 18, 2006
Newport-Mesa businesses are having no problem complying with a new federally mandated form they must fill out when disposing and shipping hazardous waste materials, according to Denise Fennessy, project manager for Orange County's Environmental Health department. One of the reasons, she said, is the relatively low volume of hazardous materials produced by area businesses. "Since the changes are only a week old, he [the Newport-Mesa inspector] really hasn't seen any of his businesses that have had to use the new manifest forms yet," Fennessy said.
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May 27, 2005
The hit comedy "Monster-in-Law," featuring the much-hyped return to the big screen of Oscar winner Jane Fonda, is a disappointing waste of her talent. Playing the ultimate meddling mother must have been a tempting change of pace after her great roles in "Klute" and "On Golden Pond." But the script by Anya Kochoff and direction of Robert Luketic ("Legally Blonde") goes for easy laughs and big box office, reducing everything to silly shtick that gets wrapped up in pretty peach ribbons at the end. Viola Fields (Fonda)
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By Emily Foxhall | November 2, 2013
City staff members plan to recommend that the Newport Beach council agree to outsource trash services to the company that submitted the lowest bid for the work. Staff will present to council members an agreement negotiated with CR&R waste services, whose original proposal would have saved the city an estimated $17 million over seven years, according to an independent assessment. An 85-page draft of the agreement has been posted on the city's website for review, more than two weeks in advance of the council's next meeting.
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January 6, 2000
-- S.J. Cahn A Newport Beach man this week was indicted, along with his business partner and brother, by a federal grand jury for illegally storing and disposing of toxic waste in the Mojave Desert. Donald Wayne Unrein, 47, co-owner of Wheel Specialties in Anaheim, is accused of paying people to transport to the desert drums of solvents and acids used to remove paint from automotive wheels. The waste was then dumped illegally. Also indicted were Unrein's partner, Leonard Louis Stahl, 43, of Lake Arrowhead, and Unrein's brother, Dennis Eugene Unrein, 39, of Lake Elsinore.
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March 10, 2002
June Casagrande NEWPORT BEACH -- An investigation to find out whether any employees knew that the city was improperly dumping waste has been completed, but officials said that findings won't be available for a week or more. Until then, officials say, it is not known whether any employees acted improperly or whether any disciplinary action could take place. For about 12 years, the city has been mixing some sewer debris -- mostly sand, eggshells and raw human waste -- with debris from storm drains.
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November 9, 2000
The California Integrated Waste Management Board, which is the state's primary recycling agency, has honored the Hilton Costa Mesa for its efforts to reduce its production of trash. The award is one of nearly 2,000 given to California businesses this year under a board program to recognize companies making serious efforts to cut waste. The Hilton also won the award in 1996 and 1999. Joe Bann, general manager of the hotel, said its program of recycling, reuse of plastic containers and other measures were an indication of the company's belief that "conservation of natural resources should be of concern to everyone."
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March 16, 2005
Watchdog says it all on council hubris Dolores Otting's Watchdog piece in the March 6 Sunday Forum pages "Talk about building, and they will come" -- about the new city hall promotion -- says it all! The insensitivity, poor judgment and hubris repeatedly exhibited by this City Council is just amazing. Council members seem to have an unerring knack for picking issues that the residents are likely to jam down their throats. I'm also wondering how our council could take nearly six months to get the first meeting of the Marinapark ad hoc committee off the ground but could approve a huge consulting contract and schedule three public forums on the new city hall, all to be completed within two months.
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November 24, 2002
Cow poop. It's not funny. OK, that's not true. It's kind of funny. It's hard not to smile when someone says that. Try it. "Cow poop." See? You smiled. I'm trying to make a serious point here, so let's just call it bovine waste. When it comes to the environment, bovine waste is serious. And it was the subject of a serious decision in a federal court settlement this week that will ultimately affect us. On Tuesday, five commercial dairy farms in Chino agreed to reduce the runoff that makes its way from their farms into the mighty Santa Ana River, which as you know, runs into the ocean in our very own backyard.
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September 25, 2002
47, Newport Canyon ... City Councilman representing Back Bay and airport areas ... As mayor last year, achieved goal of seeing Newport Coast become part of the city ... Known for being independent-minded in his votes on the council ... Spearheaded a City Hall effort to reduce paper waste ... Works as a consulting civil engineer whose knowledge of traffic helps guide relevant council decisions ... Married to Birgitt ......
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June 13, 2002
Deirdre Newman UC IRVINE -- Radioactive material used on the campus would not prove useful in building a "dirty" bomb such as one U.S. officials suspect was being created by an alleged terrorist, a school official said Wednesday. Universities were thrust into the spotlight after one suspect accused of plotting to create such a bomb said he was targeting colleges to obtain the radioactive material. A "dirty" bomb is a traditional bomb encased in radioactive waste that makes it more lethal.
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By Dr. Allyson Brooks | November 29, 2013
Seven weeks before he died, my father gathered my mother and us four children for a conversation at his home. His battle with multiple myeloma was clearly being lost. Compression fractures in his spine had shrunk his 6-foot-1 frame to 5-foot-8. He had lost 40 pounds and the use of one eye. He was diagnosed with dementia and was in constant pain. Still, the former attorney was sharp as a whip as he held court in his living room. He wasn't ready to die. He didn't want to die. But he knew he was dying – and since he was dying, he wanted to do it on his terms.
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By Emily Foxhall | November 13, 2013
Newport Beach prides itself on providing a high quality of life, but the City Council defied the pleas of numerous residents by voting Tuesday to approve a contract to outsource one of its few remaining in-house public works services: trash pickup. In a 4-3 vote, with Mayor Pro Tem Rush Hill and council members Nancy Gardner and Ed Selich voting no, the council agreed to have CR&R Waste Services to take over as the city's residential trash hauler, effective next spring. The majority of the council maintained that residents would see the same level of service after the switch to an automated hauling process with an outside company.
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By Emily Foxhall | November 8, 2013
Dock fees and trash outsourcing return once again to the Newport Beach City Council during Tuesday's study session and regular meeting, respectively. During the 4 p.m. study session, council members will review changes to the rents of residential and commercial piers and moorings made from 2010 through 2012, according to the agenda. This "look back" will allow city staff to present feedback from two public workshops held in August. Past changes to be discussed include the increase of fees for residential piers over city-administered tidelands, which the council voted to raise last December amid public outcry.
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By Emily Foxhall | November 2, 2013
City staff members plan to recommend that the Newport Beach council agree to outsource trash services to the company that submitted the lowest bid for the work. Staff will present to council members an agreement negotiated with CR&R waste services, whose original proposal would have saved the city an estimated $17 million over seven years, according to an independent assessment. An 85-page draft of the agreement has been posted on the city's website for review, more than two weeks in advance of the council's next meeting.
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January 3, 2013
The city of Newport Beach and Goodwill of Orange County will take your e-waste, free of charge, at a collection event Jan. 19. Community members can bring unwanted electronics to Mariners Elementary School, 2100 Mariners Drive, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items that will be accepted include working and broken computers, cell phones, fax machines, stereo equipment, dry ink toner cartridges, microwaves and televisions. Such items contain toxic substances that are harmful to the environment and can pollute groundwater, so it's illegal to throw them in with other trash.
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November 5, 2012
Residents can drop off hard-to-dispose-of household items Nov. 17 at a free collection event. The Orange Coast College Recycling Center and the Costa Mesa Sanitary District are sponsoring "Drive-in and Drive-out," a household hazardous waste collection drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on campus. Residents can drop off items in Lot C at Fairview Road and Merrimac Way without getting out of their vehicles. The following items will be accepted: motor oil, antifreeze, home and car batteries, cleaning products, pesticides, herbicides, paint, paint thinner, pool chemicals, fuels, polishes, waxes and medicines.
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By Lauren Williams | July 3, 2012
The city of Costa Mesa spent tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees in its failed attempt to place a charter initiative on the June ballot, records show. Jones Day, the law firm retained by the City Council, invoiced the city for $50,021 through March 31 at a rate of $495 an hour. That may not be the total spent on the effort, however. The city may receive other invoices from the firm on charter litigation in the future, said Assistant Finance Director Colleen O'Donoghue.
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By Al Morelli | February 21, 2012
The Republicans have been talking about their proposal for eliminating the federal budget deficit without raising taxes or removing entitlements. Also, it appears that more politicians, including those in Costa Mesa, are joining the ranks of others by declaring that they have new solutions to improving city governmental operations. The new political buzz word regarding the federal government is called Lean Six Sigma (Six Sigma) and Value Stream Mapping (VSM); even President Obama used such hot words during his talks.
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By James P. Gray | August 26, 2011
The first sentence in the preface of my book that attempts to help new judges "learn the ropes" says, "The best decision I have ever made was in choosing my parents. " That is true because they always gave me stability, boundaries, stimulation and love. But I also believe that my successful "choice" gave me a moral obligation to help those people who had not "chosen" quite so well. My wonderful mother, Elizabeth Polin Gray, was always my biggest fan and supporter. But she was a success story in her own right.
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By Mike Reicher, mike.reicher@latimes.com | July 25, 2011
Boaters already dodge large entertaining yachts cruising through Newport Harbor, and come Friday they will have an additional obstacle: tugboats hauling massive barges full of dirt from the Rhine Channel. The city will begin scooping out generations of industrial waste that has settled in the underwater area near Cannery Village. Once the $4-million project is complete, about 150,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment should be moved from the waterway to the Port of Long Beach.
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