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By: Elia Powers | October 2, 2005
There's a recognizable house on Balboa Island that has been inhabited by a member of the Glassell family since the 1920s. As a child, Andrew W. Glassell spent summers playing in the sand just yards from the beachfront property. Brick steps lead to the one-story house -- one of the only remaining single-level complexes on the block. Twenty years ago, Glassell made the Balboa Island home his full-time residence. He died there of natural causes Aug. 16. He was 88. Born in Los Angeles, Glassell lived much of his life in La Canada.
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February 5, 2007
Crayton, Sierra Rose 7-12-84 – 1-22-07 Passed away peacefully at home with family and friends. Daughter of Tommy and Maureen, sister to Todd, Evan and late brother, Logan, she is also survived by many relatives and friends. She will be remembered for her great love of music, swimming and the outdoors. Sierra touched many people with her great spirit and beautiful smiles. She attended Special Education programs at the Blind Children’s Learning Center, Village View Elementary, Edison High School and Life Unlimited.
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By: | August 20, 2005
The National Weather Service issued an advisory Friday on the possibility of minor tidal overflows along the coast. Newport officials were not alarmed by the notice. National Weather Service forecaster Robert Balfour said overflows were possible through today. He said high surf generated by a south swell could combine with an expected high tide to allow ocean water to rise above seawalls. Thursday night, the tide around Newport rose to 7 feet, 5 inches, said Rick Greaney of the Newport Beach general services department.
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By: Andrew Edwards | August 18, 2005
After a summer marked by red tides, black jellyfish and flat surf, Newport Beach finally got some ridable waves Wednesday. "This is probably the best one [day] of the summer," Cypress bodyboarder Scott Lennon said after riding the waves at the Wedge. "There was another one when it's been 10 feet at the Wedge, but this one's been pretty fun." At the far east end of the Balboa Peninsula, where the sand meets the harbor jetty, the notorious Wedge has challenged bodysurfers for decades.
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By Kelly Strodl | December 5, 2007
The surf certainly picked up in Huntington Beach and Newport Beach on this week’s Big Wednesday, although in different spots than expected. Some sets hit nearly 10 feet at the rocky groins near 28th and 30th streets. The Santa Ana River mouth was large but not rideable, local surfers said. In Huntington Beach only a handful of riders braved the waves, which were at least five feet higher and completely exposed to the current. Early-morning surfers saw rough, murky waters in Newport Beach in the morning.
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By: | September 28, 2005
City Hall location not wise land-use choice I have read many articles regarding the new-city-hall controversy in the Daily Pilot. I have to side with those who are very much against the funding of this very expensive building. Costs are always more than first anticipated, and this initial amount already seems outrageous. There are many buildings the city could rent that would be very appropriate and economical. The property where City Hall is now could be sold to developers, as it is a prime piece of real estate, and those profits could be used to pay this rent amount for many years.
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By: | August 27, 2005
Renting makes more sense than buying new I am concerned about the price tag of the proposed Newport Beach civic center project. I believe the city could rent a huge office building for its city hall. We've got lots in the area, and if the city leases one out, they don't need to build a new city hall. That would leave money to expand the fire station and a parking garage. LINDA NELLEN Balboa Peninsula Council should foot civic center bill Add my name to the list of Newport Beach residents who are appalled at the way the government can absolutely waste our money.
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By: Michael Miller | October 8, 2005
Of all the harrowing images of Hurricane Katrina, the ones that affected Will Laidlaw the most were the photographs of the houses demolished in the Deep South. "We knew a lot of homes got wrecked," said the 10-year-old Newport Elementary School student. "Almost every day, there'd be pictures in the newspaper." After the hurricane hit, Will and his family -- including his mother, Cheryl, and younger brother, Andrew -- held a family meeting in the kitchen to decide what to do to help Katrina victims.
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By: Alicia Robinson | September 17, 2005
High tides and big surf left the Balboa Peninsula slightly soggy Friday morning, and city workers spent the day guarding against flooding over the weekend. The lakes and puddles that greeted Hiram Carrington surprised him when he went for a jog early Friday. He lives on Balboa Boulevard near 12th Street. "It's kind of unusual because I've never seen the waves come that far," he said. "It's kind of scary, I guess, for people that are homeowners right on the boardwalk."
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By: Elia Powers | August 7, 2005
With all American looks and a burgeoning fan base, folk singer and guitarist Tim Morgon's career seemed untouchable in 1963. The Newport Beach resident had just released his first album, "Tim Morgon at the Prison of Socrates," a tribute to a Balboa Peninsula coffeehouse located on Main Street. The Prison of Socrates was a proving ground for folk singers in the early 1960s -- a place where teenagers gathered in droves during the summer months. Morgon began singing at the coffeehouse in 1960, when few people knew his name.
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By Kelly Strodl | December 5, 2007
The surf certainly picked up in Huntington Beach and Newport Beach on this week’s Big Wednesday, although in different spots than expected. Some sets hit nearly 10 feet at the rocky groins near 28th and 30th streets. The Santa Ana River mouth was large but not rideable, local surfers said. In Huntington Beach only a handful of riders braved the waves, which were at least five feet higher and completely exposed to the current. Early-morning surfers saw rough, murky waters in Newport Beach in the morning.
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NEWS
February 5, 2007
Crayton, Sierra Rose 7-12-84 – 1-22-07 Passed away peacefully at home with family and friends. Daughter of Tommy and Maureen, sister to Todd, Evan and late brother, Logan, she is also survived by many relatives and friends. She will be remembered for her great love of music, swimming and the outdoors. Sierra touched many people with her great spirit and beautiful smiles. She attended Special Education programs at the Blind Children’s Learning Center, Village View Elementary, Edison High School and Life Unlimited.
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By: Michael Miller | October 8, 2005
Of all the harrowing images of Hurricane Katrina, the ones that affected Will Laidlaw the most were the photographs of the houses demolished in the Deep South. "We knew a lot of homes got wrecked," said the 10-year-old Newport Elementary School student. "Almost every day, there'd be pictures in the newspaper." After the hurricane hit, Will and his family -- including his mother, Cheryl, and younger brother, Andrew -- held a family meeting in the kitchen to decide what to do to help Katrina victims.
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By: Elia Powers | October 2, 2005
There's a recognizable house on Balboa Island that has been inhabited by a member of the Glassell family since the 1920s. As a child, Andrew W. Glassell spent summers playing in the sand just yards from the beachfront property. Brick steps lead to the one-story house -- one of the only remaining single-level complexes on the block. Twenty years ago, Glassell made the Balboa Island home his full-time residence. He died there of natural causes Aug. 16. He was 88. Born in Los Angeles, Glassell lived much of his life in La Canada.
NEWS
By: | September 28, 2005
City Hall location not wise land-use choice I have read many articles regarding the new-city-hall controversy in the Daily Pilot. I have to side with those who are very much against the funding of this very expensive building. Costs are always more than first anticipated, and this initial amount already seems outrageous. There are many buildings the city could rent that would be very appropriate and economical. The property where City Hall is now could be sold to developers, as it is a prime piece of real estate, and those profits could be used to pay this rent amount for many years.
NEWS
By: Alicia Robinson | September 17, 2005
High tides and big surf left the Balboa Peninsula slightly soggy Friday morning, and city workers spent the day guarding against flooding over the weekend. The lakes and puddles that greeted Hiram Carrington surprised him when he went for a jog early Friday. He lives on Balboa Boulevard near 12th Street. "It's kind of unusual because I've never seen the waves come that far," he said. "It's kind of scary, I guess, for people that are homeowners right on the boardwalk."
NEWS
By: | August 27, 2005
Renting makes more sense than buying new I am concerned about the price tag of the proposed Newport Beach civic center project. I believe the city could rent a huge office building for its city hall. We've got lots in the area, and if the city leases one out, they don't need to build a new city hall. That would leave money to expand the fire station and a parking garage. LINDA NELLEN Balboa Peninsula Council should foot civic center bill Add my name to the list of Newport Beach residents who are appalled at the way the government can absolutely waste our money.
NEWS
By: | August 20, 2005
The National Weather Service issued an advisory Friday on the possibility of minor tidal overflows along the coast. Newport officials were not alarmed by the notice. National Weather Service forecaster Robert Balfour said overflows were possible through today. He said high surf generated by a south swell could combine with an expected high tide to allow ocean water to rise above seawalls. Thursday night, the tide around Newport rose to 7 feet, 5 inches, said Rick Greaney of the Newport Beach general services department.
NEWS
By: Andrew Edwards | August 18, 2005
After a summer marked by red tides, black jellyfish and flat surf, Newport Beach finally got some ridable waves Wednesday. "This is probably the best one [day] of the summer," Cypress bodyboarder Scott Lennon said after riding the waves at the Wedge. "There was another one when it's been 10 feet at the Wedge, but this one's been pretty fun." At the far east end of the Balboa Peninsula, where the sand meets the harbor jetty, the notorious Wedge has challenged bodysurfers for decades.
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By: Alicia Robinson | August 16, 2005
Newport Beach voters would get to decide at the ballot on at least two of 10 proposals in a plan that could guide the future development of the city through 2025. The planning commission and City Council today will hold the first of two special meetings to discuss which proposals they want in the city's general plan, which lays out what kinds of development are allowed in the city. An update of the plan has been underway since 2002. An ad hoc advisory committee and city staff members recently made their recommendations for how 10 sub-areas of the city should develop.
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