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August 14, 1996 | ENRIQUE LAVIN
Hoping to diminish the risk of prostitution in the city, the City Council on Monday adopted tougher regulations for massage parlors. The council action is the latest move spanning years of dispute pitting massage parlor owners and employees against some residents and city officials over how to regulate those businesses. Owners of more than half a dozen massage parlors have filed suits against the city this year, alleging its ordinance attempts to shut them down.
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December 9, 1995 | ENRIQUE LAVIN
Acknowledging the rising costs of running for office, the City Council will consider raising the city's campaign-contribution limit to $500. With election year approaching, some council members have questioned whether individual contributions of $200, the current limit, are realistic. At a council meeting last month, Councilwoman Norma Glover proposed amending the city's campaign contributions guidelines to reflect the actual cost of seeking local office.
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December 2, 1995 | ENRIQUE LAVIN
John W. Hedges, a commercial airline pilot and the city's mayor for the past year, was unanimously reelected to the post by his colleagues this week. "This is a challenging city to govern in, and it's been a pleasure to run," Hedges said before his reelection. Mayor Pro Tem Janice A. Debay also will serve a second term, the seven-member council unanimously decided.
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November 29, 1995 | ENRIQUE LAVIN
Despite unanimous opposition by Newport Beach council members, the Irvine Ranch Water District will seek state approval of a two-year plan to send treated waste water into Upper Newport Bay. "Their community is opposed to the project and they've reflected their position that way. But I believe the project is a good project," said Peer A. Swan, president of the water district's board of directors.
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November 26, 1995 | ENRIQUE LAVIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After reviewing two independent studies on a controversial plan to empty reclaimed waste water into Upper Newport Bay, the City Council on Monday is expected to take a stand against the Irvine Ranch Water District proposal. Reports by a UCLA biologist and a San Diego-based ecologist state that dumping 5 million gallons of highly treated sewage into the bay daily would not benefit the ecosystem, as the water district contends, and might be harmful to it.
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November 15, 1995 | ENRIQUE LAVIN
The city will wait until Nov. 27 to take a stand on the Irvine Ranch Water District's plan to empty treated sewage into Upper Newport Bay. The City Council was to vote Monday night on whether to support or oppose the water district project, which would release 5 million gallons of reclaimed waste water daily into San Diego Creek near the Irvine-Newport Beach boundary and, eventually, into the bay.
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October 22, 1995
I have never written before, but I felt your article on the blackball issue in Newport Beach (Oct. 11) was extremely one-sided. It presented the Newport Surf Council as justified in whining that they cannot surf anywhere in Newport Beach from noon until 4 p.m. As an older body surfer and longtime Newport Beach resident, I was disgusted by how selfish these surfers are today. Surfers used to take pride in that they were complete watermen. They used to be excellent divers, paddle boarders, swimmers and body surfers.
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October 5, 1995 | ENRIQUE LAVIN
The Irvine Ranch Water District, upon the urging of the Newport Beach City Council, has postponed a vote on an environmental impact report involving a proposal to empty 5 million gallons of reclaimed waste water daily into the Upper Bay. The board agreed to wait until Monday to review the report, giving Newport Beach officials more time to study it and the proposal.
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September 9, 1995 | ENRIQUE LAVIN
In an effort to ensure consistent trash-collection service and fees, the City Council on Monday will discuss consolidating its commercial waste operations. The city now uses 13 independent haulers to collect commercial refuse. A three-month study by the General Services Department indicates that the city could save money and increase efficiency by using just one hauler. However, awarding a single franchise could sink some small operations, said Dolores Otting, owner of 5 Start Rubbish.
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July 14, 1995 | RUSS LOAR
Amid continuing consternation over plans to put tollbooths on Newport Coast Drive, City Council members agreed this week to work with toll-wary city officials in Newport Beach to try to alter toll-road plans. "It's come to the point where this is a political problem," tollbooth opponent and Irvine resident George Gallagher told council members Tuesday night.
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