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August 20, 1996 | ENRIQUE LAVIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With its views of idle boats, bay-front homes and playful water enthusiasts, Balboa Island has long been a picturesque place to stroll or jog a couple of miles. Make that 2.6 miles. Discussion about the exact dimensions of the tiny island--actually, two islands--has pumped up adrenaline along with civic pride, all spurred by a 40-year-old sign tacked up at the ferry service office that offered approximate distances between various points along the bay-front walkway.
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August 15, 2005 | Mai Tran, Times Staff Writer
They stand less than 100 feet apart on Balboa Island's main drag, two food stands that have come through good times and bad on the strength of a simple confection: the Balboa bar. The snack is a block of ice cream -- usually vanilla -- on a stick and dipped in melted chocolate, then rolled in peanuts or sprinkles. And during the warm summer months when the onshore breeze isn't enough to cool things down, folks line up a dozen deep for a Balboa bar. Trouble is, which shop to patronize?
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June 8, 1999 | Eron Ben-Yehuda, (714) 965-7172, Ext. 13
The 5th annual Balboa Island Parade this weekend celebrated the simple pleasures of life in a close-knit community--friendly folks cheering on homemade floats, antique cars and marching bands. Thousands lined the parade route, many waving American flags and holding carnations handed out by volunteers. "Happy parade day!" yelled Lexie-Anne Pappas, 6, of Huntington Beach, as she sat by the curb along the Balboa Island bridge.
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October 21, 2002 | David Haldane, Times Staff Writer
The jerky videotape plays like a local version of "The Blair Witch Project." Dark and unfocused, it pans a crowded, shadowy street as barely audible voices mutter barely intelligible things. The camera settles on a clock reading 12:45 as the slightly more distinct voice of a narrator explains. "It's 12:45 a.m.," the tired female voice says, "and they just got out of the bar. They're loud -- we can't sleep. It'd be nice if we could sleep, but we're all wide awake."
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July 19, 2001 | DAVID FERRELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's a sailor's dream: crossing the channel in Newport Beach, seeing the sails, the palm trees, the sunlit cottages. Breezes rake the harbor. Long afternoons blossom into glorious orange dusks. Young women come aboard by the boatload all day and all evening long. Every five minutes it's another batch. They parade down the chipped wood ramps in halter tops and bikinis tight as cling wrap. They ride the ferries to Balboa Island and back. They hang around and flirt.
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October 21, 1989 | MARCI HANOVER
A group of Balboa Island residents has formed to oppose plans to replace many of the crosswalks on Balboa Boulevard with traffic signals. More than a dozen Balboa residents, meeting with Mayor Pro Tem Ruthelyn Plummer, gathered Thursday night to go on record against recommendations by a consulting firm that the crosswalks be replaced by signals and overhead pedestrian-crossing signs.
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October 24, 1994 | JULIE MARQUIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Health officials closed beaches on parts of Balboa Island and Corona del Mar to swimmers Sunday after two sewer pipe plugs blew off near Fashion Island shops, sending a stream of raw sewage down storm drains and into Newport Bay for more than four hours. The plugs, capping a small pipe that branches off the main sewer pipe underground, blew off about 7 a.m., after the main pipe became blocked and sewage backed up into the smaller pipe near a Fashion Island parking lot, Fire Department Capt.
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November 2, 1989 | LESLIE HERZOG
People visiting Balboa Island typically stroll beside the waters of the Grand Canal or window-shop down Marine Avenue. But now, many detour to the alley between the two walkways, where scarecrows outside of houses and shops compete this week in the first annual Balboa Island Alley Scarecrow Contest.
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January 26, 1989 | TYLER L. CHIN, Times Staff Writer
Hal Holleman pulled into his favorite service station for the last time Wednesday. "How many gas stations can you pull into with your car, and they will clean your windshield, and you got a tail light broken, and they will put one in . . . and check your tires and check your oil while gassing you up?" Holleman asked. He was quick with the answer: "You won't find it," he said.
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July 19, 2001 | DAVID FERRELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's a sailor's dream: crossing the channel in Newport Beach, seeing the sails, the palm trees, the sunlit cottages. Breezes rake the harbor. Long afternoons blossom into glorious orange dusks. Young women come aboard by the boatload all day and all evening long. Every five minutes it's another batch. They parade down the chipped wood ramps in halter tops and bikinis tight as cling wrap. They ride the ferries to Balboa Island and back. They hang around and flirt.
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June 16, 2001 | SCOTT MARTELLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Here on Newport Beach's Balboa Island, home to the merely rich and the really rich, there are boats, and then there are boats. Pam Sigband has a boat, a little 18-foot battery-powered skiff that floats like an afterthought at the end of the 100-foot pier outside her South Bay Front house. But Lodwrick M. Cook, former head of Arco and current co-chairman of the Global Crossing telecommunications firm, has bought a boat.
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September 13, 1999 | Noaki Schwartz, (949) 574-4208
The City Council will meet today at 4:30 p.m. to review proposals for a parking management plan for Balboa. As part of the Balboa Peninsula Revitalization Project, residents began exploring the idea of controlling the community's parking problems 18 months ago. After a number of community meetings, the main complaints surfaced as overcrowding and lack of clear parking signs. The council will review 16 options.
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September 21, 1996 | KIMBERLY BROWER
In response to some residents' concerns, the City Council will conduct a public hearing Monday on a proposal that would ban residential condominium conversions temporarily on Balboa Island. A proposed ordinance would extend by nine months and one day the city's current moratorium on issuing permits for condo conversion. The council adopted the interim measure on June 24. A report by Planning Director Patricia L.
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August 20, 1996 | ENRIQUE LAVIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With its views of idle boats, bay-front homes and playful water enthusiasts, Balboa Island has long been a picturesque place to stroll or jog a couple of miles. Make that 2.6 miles. Discussion about the exact dimensions of the tiny island--actually, two islands--has pumped up adrenaline along with civic pride, all spurred by a 40-year-old sign tacked up at the ferry service office that offered approximate distances between various points along the bay-front walkway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1994 | JULIE MARQUIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Health officials closed beaches on parts of Balboa Island and Corona del Mar to swimmers Sunday after two sewer pipe plugs blew off near Fashion Island shops, sending a stream of raw sewage down storm drains and into Newport Bay for more than four hours. The plugs, capping a small pipe that branches off the main sewer pipe underground, blew off about 7 a.m., after the main pipe became blocked and sewage backed up into the smaller pipe near a Fashion Island parking lot, Fire Department Capt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 2002 | David Haldane, Times Staff Writer
The jerky videotape plays like a local version of "The Blair Witch Project." Dark and unfocused, it pans a crowded, shadowy street as barely audible voices mutter barely intelligible things. The camera settles on a clock reading 12:45 as the slightly more distinct voice of a narrator explains. "It's 12:45 a.m.," the tired female voice says, "and they just got out of the bar. They're loud -- we can't sleep. It'd be nice if we could sleep, but we're all wide awake."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1994 | ALICIA DI RADO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Scott Woods graduated Phi Beta Kappa from a prestigious university and speaks four languages. But instead of trying for a high-powered job, he spends his days piloting the Balboa Island Ferry back and forth across 300 yards of water. * He does it, he says, to stay in the outdoors and keep his nights open for gigs with his surf punk band, "Just Plain Big." "People always ask me if I get bored," Woods said, glistening waves reflecting off his black sunglasses. "Naah. I make lists in my head.
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