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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1987
To Chief Arb Campbell and the Newport Beach Police Department, our commendation for their very astute planning and readiness for the Fourth of July holiday in Newport Beach. They made it a safe and sane Fourth for thousands of visitors who came to Newport for the holiday. We are too often quick to criticize our Police Department, and we need to remember they deserve accolades, as well, when deserved. Congratulations, Chief Campbell. Your commitment to excellence came through loud and clear and we are proud to claim you for our own!
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April 29, 2001
During the 76 1/2 years I have lived in Southern California, I have seen the quality of life degraded by loss of open space. Once there was no smog. People have become jammed together, which causes stress and, thus, a greater need for parks where one can feel space. I am a strong advocate of saving every bit of open space possible. As a compromise between what I want and what is inevitable, I think that Irvine's "Great Park" plan is the most practical way of saving as much open space as possible.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1989
Re "Newport Beach Police Officer Not Charged in Shooting": I, too, was saddened over the news of the Sept. 4 shooting of Sundaga Bryant on the Balboa Beach by Police Officer Derek Duncan. I remember that hot, emotionally charged night and I prayed for Sundaga after that. I am grateful to God that his wounds were not greater and that he will recover. I feel, however, that I must protest his statement, "What gave this man the motive to come out there with a shotgun and blow me away," because I know that Officer Duncan did not shoot him intentionally.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1992
As a 28-year resident of Newport Beach, living in this city because I choose to live here and worked many long hours to be able to achieve this goal, I resent the media's inference of a community catering to the rich and scandal-ridden. As a longtime community activist, working to balance the needs of the residents who live and pay taxes here along with the needs of the tourists who visit our wonderful free beaches, I wish to inform the media that the vast majority who make up the mix in our community are retired folks who bought their beach homes some 30, 40 and 50 years ago and a fine group of young adults who work hard to be able to live here and who have chosen to live here because of the wonderful area and because of the security of this city in which to raise their children--security provided by outstanding rank-and-file police officers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1992
To all of you bicycle aficionados who advocate more bike trails and "rights" for bike riders, please be aware of one of the reasons why people like me don't hop on your "bicycle wagon." Driving down Pacific Coast Highway on (a recent) Sunday at 8 a.m., I counted the groups of bicycle riders through Newport Beach, Corona del Mar and finally Laguna Beach (I did not include single riders). And of the six groups riding on Pacific Coast Highway only one group was riding single file.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1992
As a 28-year resident of Newport Beach, living in this city because I choose to live here and worked many long hours to be able to achieve this goal, I resent the media's inference of a community catering to the rich and scandal-ridden. As a longtime community activist, working to balance the needs of the residents who live and pay taxes here along with the needs of the tourists who visit our wonderful free beaches, I wish to inform the media that the vast majority who make up the mix in our community are retired folks who bought their beach homes some 30, 40 and 50 years ago and a fine group of young adults who work hard to be able to live here and who have chosen to live here because of the wonderful area and because of the security of this city in which to raise their children--security provided by outstanding rank-and-file police officers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 2001
During the 76 1/2 years I have lived in Southern California, I have seen the quality of life degraded by loss of open space. Once there was no smog. People have become jammed together, which causes stress and, thus, a greater need for parks where one can feel space. I am a strong advocate of saving every bit of open space possible. As a compromise between what I want and what is inevitable, I think that Irvine's "Great Park" plan is the most practical way of saving as much open space as possible.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1989 | NANCY WRIDE, Times Staff Writer
The Newport Beach City Council on Monday night will consider setting a 10 p.m. curfew at city beaches in an effort to reduce late-night revelry that oceanfront residents say invades their privacy and keeps them awake. City beaches, which stretch from the Santa Ana River south to the Wedge at the Newport Harbor entrance, now close at midnight. Huntington Beach, San Clemente and Seal Beach have midnight curfews; Laguna Beach essentially has none. Some state beaches, such as the Newport Beach-operated Corona del Mar State Beach, close at 10 p.m. Because their front yards are shared by the public, Newport residents living on the water's edge say they are continually subjected to traffic and noisy beach-goers long past midnight.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1991
Tickets are on sale for the Mayor's Dinner, which will be held Feb. 1 at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Tennis Club in Newport Center. A community group, Speak Up Newport, sponsors the annual event, where past and present city mayors will offer anecdotes from their terms in office, said Bill Schonlau, a member of the group's board of directors. A refreshment hour begins at 6 p.m., with dinner served at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 each and available by calling Dayna Pettit at (714) 673-3899.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2000 | Noaki Schwartz, (949) 574-4232
The Divas of the Balboa Theater will celebrate the coming of spring with a dinner and dance fund-raiser Saturday night. The theater foundation's 137-member support guild will host a "Swing Fling: A Celebration of Spring." The evening will begin with a cocktail hour and silent auction. The fling will feature music by the band Swingtown. Proceeds will be used in the $4-million renovation of the historic 1927 Balboa Theater.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1992
To all of you bicycle aficionados who advocate more bike trails and "rights" for bike riders, please be aware of one of the reasons why people like me don't hop on your "bicycle wagon." Driving down Pacific Coast Highway on (a recent) Sunday at 8 a.m., I counted the groups of bicycle riders through Newport Beach, Corona del Mar and finally Laguna Beach (I did not include single riders). And of the six groups riding on Pacific Coast Highway only one group was riding single file.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1989 | NANCY WRIDE, Times Staff Writer
The Newport Beach City Council on Monday night will consider setting a 10 p.m. curfew at city beaches in an effort to reduce late-night revelry that oceanfront residents say invades their privacy and keeps them awake. City beaches, which stretch from the Santa Ana River south to the Wedge at the Newport Harbor entrance, now close at midnight. Huntington Beach, San Clemente and Seal Beach have midnight curfews; Laguna Beach essentially has none. Some state beaches, such as the Newport Beach-operated Corona del Mar State Beach, close at 10 p.m. Because their front yards are shared by the public, Newport residents living on the water's edge say they are continually subjected to traffic and noisy beach-goers long past midnight.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1989
Re "Newport Beach Police Officer Not Charged in Shooting": I, too, was saddened over the news of the Sept. 4 shooting of Sundaga Bryant on the Balboa Beach by Police Officer Derek Duncan. I remember that hot, emotionally charged night and I prayed for Sundaga after that. I am grateful to God that his wounds were not greater and that he will recover. I feel, however, that I must protest his statement, "What gave this man the motive to come out there with a shotgun and blow me away," because I know that Officer Duncan did not shoot him intentionally.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1987
To Chief Arb Campbell and the Newport Beach Police Department, our commendation for their very astute planning and readiness for the Fourth of July holiday in Newport Beach. They made it a safe and sane Fourth for thousands of visitors who came to Newport for the holiday. We are too often quick to criticize our Police Department, and we need to remember they deserve accolades, as well, when deserved. Congratulations, Chief Campbell. Your commitment to excellence came through loud and clear and we are proud to claim you for our own!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1995 | ENRIQUE LAVIN
Balboa merchants are sponsoring a display window contest in January to spruce up businesses during the post-holiday season. "January is a slow, dreary month for retailers," said Dayna Pettit, president of the Balboa Merchants Assn., which represent 150 merchants. "It's been a tough year economically. We want to people to cheer up and be positive." More than a dozen students from the Interior Designers Institute will help the Balboa Boulevard shops by redesigning their display windows.
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