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August 20, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
As noted by Lauren Beale of The Times on Tuesday, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, are selling one of their two homes in the area. According to Beale, their Newport Coast home was put on the market with an asking price of $8.599 million. The property was last sold in 1997 at $1.7 million. In addition to the four bedrooms and seven bathrooms, the home features an 850-square-foot-gym, a hair salon, a theater and, naturally, a shark tank. Bryant was originally acquired by the Lakers in 1996 in a trade with the Charlotte Hornets (now New Orleans Pelicans)
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January 2, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
Orange County Sheriff's Department investigators are seeking the public's help in identifying a man whose body was found by a fisherman on Dec. 24 off  southern Newport Beach. The man was floating about one mile off the Crystal Cove shoreline when the commercial fisherman saw the body and called the authorities. The man's age and race are unknown, according to a statement from the Orange County Sheriff's Department. He is described as 5 feet 9, 165 pounds with dark hair. He was wearing dark nylon sweatpants with zippered legs made by Champion, size 11 black Asics running shoes and a black watch with a plastic band.
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August 23, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
NBA superstar Kobe Bryant may be focused on bouncing back from his injury, but the Lakers shooting guard is up to more than running on a treadmill. He and his wife, Vanessa, have put one of their houses in Newport Coast up for sale at $8.599 million. Built on a half-acre in 1997, the Mediterranean-influenced home is set behind gates at the end of a cul-de-sac. If the description "highly upgraded custom estate" fails to hint at this having been their primary residence of late, the listing clarifies: "All remodeling was done by the current owners.
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September 30, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
After three of the four qualifying subdivisions at the world gymnastics trials in Antwerp, Belgium, Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast stood second to  Japan's defending world champion, Kohei Uchimura. The fourth qualifying session will be Tuesday morning. Uchimura, who has three world all-around championships plus the 2012 Olympic all-around gold medal, scored 91.924 points and Mikulak had 89.532. China's Lin Chaopan was third with 89.430. The top 24 scorers will advance to the all-around finals.
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September 30, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
After three of the four qualifying subdivisions at the world gymnastics trials in Antwerp, Belgium, Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast stood second to  Japan's defending world champion, Kohei Uchimura. The fourth qualifying session will be Tuesday morning. Uchimura, who has three world all-around championships plus the 2012 Olympic all-around gold medal, scored 91.924 points and Mikulak had 89.532. China's Lin Chaopan was third with 89.430. The top 24 scorers will advance to the all-around finals.
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June 28, 2000 | MARTIN BECK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of golf's postseason tournaments is returning to Newport Coast. The event formerly known as the Diners Club Matches, now the Team Match Play Challenge pending a new title sponsor, is set for Dec. 16-17 at Pelican Hill Golf Club. The event, which features eight players from each of the PGA, Senior PGA and LPGA tours, moved to Pelican Hill from PGA West in La Quinta in 1999 after a one-year hiatus. Reviews were generally positive for the made-for-TV tournament.
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May 24, 2013 | By Kelly Parker
A three-hour search for a puppy trapped in a drainage pipe at a Newport Coast home ended in vain Thursday night, authorities said. The 11-week-old male puppy named Hunter was reported trapped at 20 Vincennes at 6:53 p.m., according to a news release from the Newport Beach Fire Department. The dog found his way into a six-inch pipe left uncovered during work being done on the home's piping system, the Daily Pilot reported. "Unfortunately, based off of our experience there yesterday ... we don't think the dog survived," Fire Capt.
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May 24, 2013 | By Kelly Parker
An hours-long search for a puppy trapped in a drainage pipe at a Newport Coast home ended sadly Thursday night, authorities said. The 7-week-old male puppy named Hunter was reported trapped at about 6:53 p.m., according to a news release from the Newport Beach Fire Department. "Unfortunately, based off of our experience there yesterday ... we don't think the dog survived," Fire Capt. Mike Liberto said Friday. A fire engine and the department's Urban Search and Rescue Team responded to the scene, where crews used specialized equipment like confined-space optical cameras to search for the missing canine, Liberto said.
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January 10, 2013 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Vanessa Bryant has sold a Newport Coast house for $3.22 million. The Mediterranean-style house was signed over to her as part of her divorce settlement with Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, and went on the market in September at $3.75 million. The mountain-view house was built in 1999 and sits on about a quarter of an acre in a gated community where the Bryants have two other houses. Features include an office/library, five fireplaces, balconies, five bedrooms, a bonus room and 5.5 bathrooms.
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December 9, 1997 | LIZ SEYMOUR
The growing concern of development along Newport Coast and its effect on school enrollments tops the school board's agenda at tonight's meeting. The board is expected to approve a recommendation by Supt. Reed S. Montgomery to hold a public forum on the Irvine Co.'s development plan and how the school district would accommodate an additional 342 students. Also on the agenda: board member Trustee Kathryn A. Turner is expected to be named president of the panel. The meeting will be at 7:30 p.m.
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August 23, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
NBA superstar Kobe Bryant may be focused on bouncing back from his injury, but the Lakers shooting guard is up to more than running on a treadmill. He and his wife, Vanessa, have put one of their houses in Newport Coast up for sale at $8.599 million. Built on a half-acre in 1997, the Mediterranean-influenced home is set behind gates at the end of a cul-de-sac. If the description "highly upgraded custom estate" fails to hint at this having been their primary residence of late, the listing clarifies: "All remodeling was done by the current owners.
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August 20, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
As noted by Lauren Beale of The Times on Tuesday, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, are selling one of their two homes in the area. According to Beale, their Newport Coast home was put on the market with an asking price of $8.599 million. The property was last sold in 1997 at $1.7 million. In addition to the four bedrooms and seven bathrooms, the home features an 850-square-foot-gym, a hair salon, a theater and, naturally, a shark tank. Bryant was originally acquired by the Lakers in 1996 in a trade with the Charlotte Hornets (now New Orleans Pelicans)
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July 23, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast and his four 2012 U.S. men's Olympic gymnastics teammates, including all-around Olympic bronze medalist Danell Leyva of Miami, are registered to compete at the 2013 P&G Gymnastics National Championships on Aug. 15-18 in Hartford, Conn. The other three Olympians in the field are Jake Dalton of Reno, two-time Olympic medalist Jonathan Horton of Houston and John Orozco of New York. Also expected is Mikulak's University of Michigan teammate, Adrian de los Angeles of Long Beach.
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May 24, 2013 | By Kelly Parker
A three-hour search for a puppy trapped in a drainage pipe at a Newport Coast home ended in vain Thursday night, authorities said. The 11-week-old male puppy named Hunter was reported trapped at 20 Vincennes at 6:53 p.m., according to a news release from the Newport Beach Fire Department. The dog found his way into a six-inch pipe left uncovered during work being done on the home's piping system, the Daily Pilot reported. "Unfortunately, based off of our experience there yesterday ... we don't think the dog survived," Fire Capt.
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May 24, 2013 | By Kelly Parker
An hours-long search for a puppy trapped in a drainage pipe at a Newport Coast home ended sadly Thursday night, authorities said. The 7-week-old male puppy named Hunter was reported trapped at about 6:53 p.m., according to a news release from the Newport Beach Fire Department. "Unfortunately, based off of our experience there yesterday ... we don't think the dog survived," Fire Capt. Mike Liberto said Friday. A fire engine and the department's Urban Search and Rescue Team responded to the scene, where crews used specialized equipment like confined-space optical cameras to search for the missing canine, Liberto said.
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May 12, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
The 131-character dispatch arrived mournfully within two hours of sunrise May 4, at 7:58 a.m. to be exact. "When u give Give GIVE and they take Take TAKE at wat point do u draw a line in the sand?" Kobe Bryant wrote on his Twitter feed, adding the hashtags "hurt beyond measure," "gave me no warning," and finally, "love?" Bryant's career with the Lakers has often been pushed aside by internal family matters, the recent court battle over his memorabilia the latest in a string of cheerless events.
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April 24, 2013 | By Jeremiah Dobruck
Newport Beach Councilwoman Leslie Daigle on Tuesday blasted the recent sentencing of a driver who killed a popular doctor in a September hit-and-run accident. Michael Jason Lopez, 40, of Anaheim was sentenced this month after pleading guilty to killing Catherine "Kit" Campion Ritz, who practiced in Newport and lived in Irvine, while she was bicycling along Newport Coast in September. Four years in prison and one year in county jail is too light a sentence for a man who left the doctor in the street to die, Daigle said during the oral reports portion of Tuesday's council meeting.
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