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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1995
The city is looking to fill a committee that will study the future use of the east side of Newport Boulevard, between Mesa Drive and 19th Street. The two-mile stretch of boulevard has caused city planners concern because too many businesses, particularly hotels and motels, are next to residences. Reports of homeless people pushing shopping carts down the street are common, and Costa Mesa police say late night activity from tenants of some of the hotels and motels is another problem.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1995
Things have changed along Newport Boulevard in Costa Mesa, and not only because of the completion of the Costa Mesa Freeway extension, which has funneled a lot of traffic heading to the coastline in a way that bypasses established businesses. The area used to be a prime motel vacation spot for visitors to the waterfront or Disneyland.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 1995 | TOM RAGAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Sunset Boulevard it's not. But Newport Boulevard, with its rows of hotels and motels, has its share of problems. There was a time when the motels actually served as overnight establishments for tourists in town to spend the day at the beach or go to Disneyland.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1995 | CAROLINE LEMKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dear Street Smart: I would like to know when Caltrans plans to resurface Newport Boulevard from 16th Street in Costa Mesa to Coast Highway in Newport Beach. I called Caltrans last summer about the condition of that roadway. They said that it was scheduled for resurfacing at the end of September, after the summer traffic and before the rains. Newport Boulevard from the end of the Costa Mesa Freeway to 16th Street through Costa Mesa was resurfaced and the ride is very smooth up to 16th Street.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1995 | TOM RAGAN
Resident Sid Soffer thinks there's some kind of conspiracy going on along Newport Boulevard, where the signal lights always seem red in front of Triangle Square. "The city just wants us to shop," he says. "They want us to wait at the lights, then take a look at all the nice things in the pretty windows, then go inside."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1994 | HOLLY J. WAGNER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Despite pleas from an overflowing, sometimes jeering crowd, the Newport Beach City Council on Monday voted to allow a scaled-back version of a McDonald's restaurant on the Balboa Peninsula.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1994 | BOB ELSTON
A group of residents who live on the Balboa Peninsula are plotting to torpedo what they call a "Big Mac Attack." About 15 people rallied this week against a proposal to build a McDonald's restaurant on a vacant lot on 28th Street and Newport Boulevard, a short walk from residential areas. The protesters said they fear that the high-volume business will disrupt their beachfront neighborhood. "We don't want the traffic, the trash and the loitering," said Juli Cook, 54.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 1993 | BOB ELSTON
Because of resurfacing work, portions of northbound Newport Boulevard from 19th Street to Bristol Street will be closed each night until Oct. 8, according to California Department of Transportation officials. The road work will also force the closure of the northbound connectors to the Costa Mesa Freeway at Fair Drive and 22nd Street between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. nightly. Motorists will use Orange Avenue as a detour. The project is being funded by Caltrans and the city of Costa Mesa.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1992 | LYNDA NATALI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Electrician Kenny Riggins noticed something strange Wednesday as he fiddled with traffic lights near the newly opened lanes of the Costa Mesa Freeway. "I got a lot of horns and people waving at me," said Riggins as cars zipped by. "I think people were honking because they were glad to have it open."
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