Smoke-filled Southwest Flight Evacuated at John Wayne Airport

Early Monday evening, a fire on a Southwest Airlines aircraft at John Wayne Airport prompted an evacuation, with all 139 passengers and five crew members on board forced to use the aircraft’s front emergency slides. 

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New Chef Takes Helm at Lido Bottle Works

Many months ago, we profiled Chef Joel Harrington, the farm-to-table innovator who helped launch Lido Bottle Works at Lido Marina Village as a fresh, sustainable option in the chic development catering to the bon vivant lifestyle. Now, Harrington is out and former Executive Sous Chef Amy Lebrun has taken over as Executive Chef. A lengthy…

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Balboa Peninsula Winter Bar Crawl for a Cause to Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

If you’re looking for a really great reason to bar hop and drink beer, we’ve got one especially for you: The second annual Winter Bar Crawl for a Cause is happening Feb. 24 on Balboa Peninsula. One hundred percent of proceeds from the event directly benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Orange County (CFF OC).…

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Newport Beach Paddle Out in Remembrance of Helicopter Crash Victim

The stretch of beach just north of Newport Pier was eerily quiet Saturday morning as dozens paddled out in the memory of Joseph “Pepe” Anthony Tena. The beloved 60-year-old Newport Beach resident, businessman and entrepreneur was killed in a helicopter crash Tuesday when a Robinson R44 copter with Tena and three others onboard smashed into…

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Newport Beach Helicopter Crash Near Bristol St. and Bayview Place: Avoid the Area

The Newport Beach Police Department (NBPD) has just alerted residents of a helicopter crash near Bristol St. and Bayview Place. The helicopter has struck a house. Several fatalities are being reported though not confirmed. 

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Plane Makes Emergency Landing on 55 Freeway in Costa Mesa

At around 7:40 p.m. tonight, a small plane made an emergency landing on the 55 Freeway at Del Mar Avenue in Costa Mesa. The Beech G33 aircraft was en route to John Wayne Airport when the pilot reported engine trouble. Officials noted there was an injured casualty on the ground, though the extent of the…

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Triangle Nail Bar & Spa Opens on Newport Boulevard

Ooh la la! There’re a new beauty salon at Triangle and spoiler alert: All services come with a complimentary glass of wine. Triangle Nail Bar & Spa, located at 1875 Newport Blvd., offers manicures, pedicures, eyelash extensions, micro-blading, permanent make-up and waxing. 

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Teenage Boy Takes His Own Life; Found at Bonita Canyon Sports Park

This morning at 7:01 a.m., the Newport Beach Police Department (NBPD) received a call from a man to report the discovery a dead body at Bonita Canyon Sports Park (1880 Ford Road, Newport Beach). Officers responded to the scene and initiated a death investigation. The NBPD later issued this statement: “We are deeply saddened to…

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New EV Charging Stations in Newport Beach

At last night’s Newport Beach City Council meeting, Mayor Marshall “Duffy” Duffield proudly announced the addition of 20 EV charging stations around Newport Beach. On Tuesday, Mayor Duffield, City Council member Diane Dixon (District 1, Balboa Peninsula) and other city officials attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Newport Coast Community Center to launch the energy-efficient initiative. The…

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Poisonous and Rare Yellow-Bellied Sea Snake Spotted on Balboa Peninsula

A rare and venomous yellow-bellied sea snake was hanging on the beach by the 18th Street lifeguard tower Tuesday. The 25-inch female was spotted by strollers who saw it slithering weakly along the sand. The beachgoers alerted lifeguards, who oversaw its extrication off the beach. The snake was brought to the Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC)…

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