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April 15, 1992 | --LISA MASCARO
Officials' hopes for quick passage of strict rules to control notorious Newport Beach "party houses" by the summer rental season were dashed this week by landlords' harsh criticism. During heated debate in a post-midnight council session early Tuesday, just a few property owners and managers remained to challenge the council's plan, which has been strongly supported by Councilwoman Ruthelyn Plummer. Her West Newport Beach district is a known destination for summer party-goers.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1999 | Jessica Garrison, (949) 574-4221
The City Council this week voted 4 to 3 to allow service stations to convert to convenience stores. Two weeks ago, council members voted 4 to 2 to allow gas stations to convert garages into minimarkets that sell coffee, juice and snacks. On Monday night, they approved the policy's second reading. Service station owners said the changes are necessary because the gas station industry has changed.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1999 | Jessica Garrison, (949) 574-4221
The City Council this week voted 4 to 3 to allow service stations to convert to convenience stores. Two weeks ago, council members voted 4 to 2 to allow gas stations to convert garages into minimarkets that sell coffee, juice and snacks. On Monday night, they approved the policy's second reading. Service station owners said the changes are necessary because the gas station industry has changed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1995 | ENRIQUE LAVIN
A panel studying whether the city's beaches should have surfing-only areas will present five proposals tonight. Since 1966, the city has prohibited hard-board surfing on city beaches from noon to 4 p.m. June 10 through Sept. 15. Bill Sharp, 34, a veteran surfer and owner of a local surf shop, organized a challenge to the law early this summer, saying that Newport Beach is the only coastal city in Orange County without a year-round surfing area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1992 | LISA MASCARO
The City Council agreed this week to name a committee that will formulate a plan to allow residences on the all-commercial side of Newport Avenue. Property owners have been lobbying for the change, arguing that both residential and commercial uses should be permitted on land they own on the west side of the street. Property owners on the east side of the street are allowed both uses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1989
The City Council will decide tonight whether a number of properties on the Balboa Pennisula, around McFadden Square and in West Newport will be rezoned for low-density residential use. Most of the properties are currently zoned for commercial or high-density residential use. The rezoning, which would be effective 30 days after adoption, would affect new buildings and renovations to existing buildings. Owners also would be prevented from subdividing lots.
NEWS
August 21, 1987
A judge ruled that the government of affluent Newport Beach has not violated state or federal law prohibiting discrimination in housing, a decision hailed by city officials as preserving local control over zoning. Low-income residents had challenged city ordinance and zoning practices as discriminatory in the 7-year-old lawsuit, which cost the city $1.2 million, involved 11 months of trial and 15,000 pages of transcript and 1,400 exhibits.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1995 | HOLLY J. WAGNER
Two businesses that have had past problems with city regulations have won approval or conditional permission to improve their operations from the city's Planning Commission. The first was Del Taco at 2101 Bristol St., between Irvine Avenue and Birch Street, which had sought permission to expand. The other was the Newport Auto Spa, a hand car wash at 1200 W. Coast Highway, which needed to demonstrate compliance with parking and noise regulations to maintain a permit for food sales.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1990 | LAURA MICHAELIS
For the first time in 10 years, the city's rental vacancy rate is above 5%, a factor that could influence condominium conversions during the next year. Based on a rental vacancy survey, the City Council this week voted to establish the vacancy rate at 6.03%, abnormally high for Newport Beach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1995 | HOLLY J. WAGNER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Under a new city policy, owners of property within 100 feet of sites where small food shops are to open will have the right to appeal the Planning Department's approval of such businesses. The right to appeal applies to "specialty food use," a designation the city gives to operations with less than 2,000 square feet of space and with 20 or fewer seats. "Typically, they're coffee shops, coffee and dessert, maybe a sandwich place," Assistant City Manager Ken Delino said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1995 | HOLLY J. WAGNER
Two businesses that have had past problems with city regulations have won approval or conditional permission to improve their operations from the city's Planning Commission. The first was Del Taco at 2101 Bristol St., between Irvine Avenue and Birch Street, which had sought permission to expand. The other was the Newport Auto Spa, a hand car wash at 1200 W. Coast Highway, which needed to demonstrate compliance with parking and noise regulations to maintain a permit for food sales.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1994 | HOLLY J. WAGNER
Ocean Front Walk property owners will have a chance to tell the Planning Commission on Thursday night their opinions of proposed new rules limiting additions to their properties. Under the proposed rules, homeowners would be permitted to build balconies, decks, patio covers and other extensions up to three feet from the front setback of a building as long as they use transparent materials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1994 | HOLLY J. WAGNER
The Planning Commission is to hear from the public tonight about plans to permit a fast-food restaurant and a private supper club at separate sites on West Coast Highway. Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp. has asked for permission to raze a vacant restaurant building at 1400 W. Coast Highway and put in a 24-hour eatery with drive-through, indoor and patio dining facilities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1994 | BOB ELSTON
About 175 residents trekked to City Hall this week to fight a proposed change in a city ordinance they say poses a threat to their views of Newport Harbor and the Pacific Ocean. At issue is the height limits on commercial buildings along the West Coast Highway inland side of Mariners Mile, which lies between hundreds of homes in the Cliff Haven, Park Place and Newport Heights neighborhoods and the water.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1994 | BOB ELSTON
The City Council is scheduled to hear an appeal from a businessman who wants to open the city's first topless bar to be located near John Wayne Airport. Last month, the Planning Commission voted 4 to 2 to deny a use permit to Al Nguyen, who wants to open a bar called Mermaids at 4248 Martingale Way and feature semi-nude and nude dancing as well as serve alcohol. Nguyen, who also owns Paddy Murphy's, a topless dancing club in Santa Ana, is appealing that decision to the council.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1992 | LISA MASCARO
City officials have asked the state Fair Political Practices Commission to determine if Councilwoman Evelyn R. Hart violated state regulations by voting on two occasions since 1988 on land-use issues in an area where she owns property. Newport Beach officials asked the commission to look into the matter after other area property owners charged that Hart's property holdings have influenced her opinions. They say she should not be allowed to participate in upcoming decisions on land in the area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1992 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As dusk falls on a Saturday night in West Newport, a row of bare-chested young men lean over their second-story railing, beers in hand, and call out to a car full of women that has slowed to case the scene. "Hey girls, come on up," one guy says, and soon the women join the men upstairs. The beer flows from the ever-present keg stored in a refrigerator on the 46th Street porch.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 1994 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Against the advice of the city's legal counsel, the Planning Commission on Thursday night denied a permit for what would have been the city's first topless bar. Saying they believe the bar, Mermaids, would generate traffic and parking problems in the area southeast of John Wayne Airport, the commissioners voted 4 to 2 against granting the permit. Their vote came after Assistant City Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1992 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Owen Minney is armed and ready--but also tired. Backed by thousands of pages of blueprints and reports about environmental impact, the 49-year-old entrepreneur is ready to break ground on his $1-million dream: a residential-commercial development that would help revitalize the rundown street that once was the gateway to Newport Beach.
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