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By: Andrew Edwards | September 29, 2005
Local officials are planning an October ceremony to commemorate the start of Back Bay dredging, though there's no concrete evidence that work will begin then. The event is tentatively scheduled for Oct. 11, and Newport Beach officials plan to join Orange County and California Coastal Conservancy officials for the occasion, Assistant City Manager Dave Kiff said. The date was chosen because Sen. Dianne Feinstein was expected to be available, not because dredging was expected to begin that day, Kiff said.
NEWS
By: Andrew Edwards | October 7, 2005
A contract to dredge the Upper Newport Bay has been signed, and the project is moving forward, an official with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Thursday. Rio Vista-based DD-M Crane & Rigging was awarded a $16.5-million contract on Sept. 26, said Art Shak, chief of coastal engineering for the Corps of Engineers' Los Angeles District. "It's really good news. We had a bid that was in line with what we thought it should have cost," Shak said. The contract should cover work for most, but not all, of the project, Shak said.
NEWS
By: Andrew Edwards | August 24, 2005
If all goes according to plan, a company could be hired by the end of September to dredge Upper Newport Bay. Dredging plans moved one step forward Tuesday when the Orange County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously in favor of an agreement with the Army Corps of Engineers and California Department of Fish and Game. Under the plan, the federal government would pay for more than two-thirds of the project's cost, though Washington has not yet budgeted all of that money.
NEWS
April 11, 2002
Danette Goulet The California Coastal Commission approved the dredging plans and sediment disposal proposed for the $100-million Bolsa Chica restoration project Tuesday, bringing the plan one step closer to final approval. When the commission approved the plan in November it asked that a report on sedimentation disposal be brought back to the commission. "Various studies needed to be done," explained commission member and Huntington Beach Councilwoman Shirley Dettloff.
NEWS
By: | September 30, 2005
Brewer stands by mailers, message Newport Beach Republican Congressional candidate Marilyn Brewer on Thursday dismissed as meaningless a censure dealt to her by the Orange County Republican Party early in the week. After a complaint by opponent state Sen. John Campbell, the party's ethics committee decided Brewer's campaign mailers made false claims about Campbell. Campbell and Brewer will face off with 15 other candidates Tuesday in a special primary for the 48th Congressional District seat.
FEATURES
By Vic Leipzig and Lou Murray | September 10, 2009
Last week the Amigos de Bolsa Chica hosted the second annual Bolsa Chica Science Symposium. The event was at the Huntington Beach Central Library and featured researchers who have monitored the Bolsa Chica since the opening of the new tidal inlet three years ago. David Carlberg, Amigos president and a retired microbiology professor, gave the audience a warm welcome. Vic was the moderator. The first speaker was Bob Hoffman, a biologist with the National Marine Fisheries Service.
NEWS
November 21, 2002
Jose Paul Corona Irate Huntington Harbour residents, who claim the city's latest attempts to clean up the waterway sound more like a way to make money than a means to solve pollution problems, are demanding they have a say in the matter. In response, the city has agreed to form a committee that will include residents to study the problem. A couple of months ago, the city began studying ways to clean up the harbor and improve water quality. Everything from dredging to various monitoring options was discussed.
LOCAL
By By Dave Brooks | January 5, 2006
`Big Wednesday' storm breaks off dredging pipeline, and currents carry it toward pier; lifeguards fear for safety of surfers and swimmers.Scotland has the Loch ness monster, Humboldt County has Bigfoot, and now Surf City might have its own not-so-mythical monster, lurking somewhere out there in the ocean. A 1,200-foot-long section of pipe is thought to be on the seafloor somewhere near the Huntington Beach Pier, presenting a potential safety hazard to anyone surfing or swimming in the area.
NEWS
August 9, 2001
What is democracy? I am not going to answer this elementary question that anyone who has attended basic civics can answer. There is no question that our government envied throughout the world is, yes, a democracy; but an article in the Huntington Beach Independent ("Support for wetlands inlet rising," Aug. 2) is either out of step with the democratic principles of our state, or it is a gross misprint. If support to flood this mud flat at the expense of destroying a pristine beach that is now a state park owned by every taxpayer in California is rising, who are the proponents that supposedly are causing this swell of support?
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | March 10, 2014
Huntington Beach council members have gotten a glimpse of what it would take to dredge a portion of the channels in Huntington Harbour and whether the city could partner with the county to reduce costs. During a study session March 3, city engineer Tom Herbel put the cost of the project - aimed at ensuring that vessels do not run aground while navigating the man-made harbor - at about $2 million. However, he added that city staff has yet to identify whether the work even needs to be done.
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NEWS
By Vic Leipzig and Lou Murray | August 31, 2011
Vic and I attended the third Bolsa Chica Science Symposium this past Saturday, where nine scientists presented the results of their research and monitoring programs conducted at Bolsa Chica. Actually, Vic did more than attend. He was the moderator. About 80 people were in attendance. Bob Hoffman of the National Marine Fisheries Service led off with a review of the process and costs of the 2006 restoration project that brought ocean water back to the former oil fields. He showed a photo of himself taken in 1976, when he began work at Bolsa Chica.
FEATURES
By Vic Leipzig and Lou Murray | September 10, 2009
Last week the Amigos de Bolsa Chica hosted the second annual Bolsa Chica Science Symposium. The event was at the Huntington Beach Central Library and featured researchers who have monitored the Bolsa Chica since the opening of the new tidal inlet three years ago. David Carlberg, Amigos president and a retired microbiology professor, gave the audience a warm welcome. Vic was the moderator. The first speaker was Bob Hoffman, a biologist with the National Marine Fisheries Service.
NEWS
By Michael Alexander | September 17, 2008
A Huntington Beach conservation group has scored $1 million from the Orange County Board of Supervisors to help restore 140 acres of wetlands. The Huntington Beach Wetlands Conservancy will get the money in exchange for doing some flood control work — cleaning up an ocean outlet — as part of its long-planned restoration effort. “We’re both winning, because the more work we have by the same contractor, we should get a better deal,” the group’s chairman, Jack Kirkorn, said of the deal.
LOCAL
By By Dave Brooks | January 5, 2006
`Big Wednesday' storm breaks off dredging pipeline, and currents carry it toward pier; lifeguards fear for safety of surfers and swimmers.Scotland has the Loch ness monster, Humboldt County has Bigfoot, and now Surf City might have its own not-so-mythical monster, lurking somewhere out there in the ocean. A 1,200-foot-long section of pipe is thought to be on the seafloor somewhere near the Huntington Beach Pier, presenting a potential safety hazard to anyone surfing or swimming in the area.
NEWS
By: Andrew Edwards | October 12, 2005
Sen. Dianne Feinstein urged an audience of public officials and environmentalists to ask members of Congress to fund Upper Newport Bay dredging at a ceremony Tuesday to commemorate the planned dredging project, which is expected to begin soon. "Say 'Please, this is vital,'" Feinstein said. "It's vital for the people; it's vital for the birds." Convincing Republicans to support the project would be particularly beneficial, the Democratic senator said.
NEWS
By: Andrew Edwards | October 7, 2005
A contract to dredge the Upper Newport Bay has been signed, and the project is moving forward, an official with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Thursday. Rio Vista-based DD-M Crane & Rigging was awarded a $16.5-million contract on Sept. 26, said Art Shak, chief of coastal engineering for the Corps of Engineers' Los Angeles District. "It's really good news. We had a bid that was in line with what we thought it should have cost," Shak said. The contract should cover work for most, but not all, of the project, Shak said.
NEWS
By: | September 30, 2005
Brewer stands by mailers, message Newport Beach Republican Congressional candidate Marilyn Brewer on Thursday dismissed as meaningless a censure dealt to her by the Orange County Republican Party early in the week. After a complaint by opponent state Sen. John Campbell, the party's ethics committee decided Brewer's campaign mailers made false claims about Campbell. Campbell and Brewer will face off with 15 other candidates Tuesday in a special primary for the 48th Congressional District seat.
NEWS
By: Andrew Edwards | September 29, 2005
Local officials are planning an October ceremony to commemorate the start of Back Bay dredging, though there's no concrete evidence that work will begin then. The event is tentatively scheduled for Oct. 11, and Newport Beach officials plan to join Orange County and California Coastal Conservancy officials for the occasion, Assistant City Manager Dave Kiff said. The date was chosen because Sen. Dianne Feinstein was expected to be available, not because dredging was expected to begin that day, Kiff said.
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