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May 8, 2019May 10, 2019

Newport Developer Sued

This might partially explain why residents fear developments where the developer has a troubled past. “An Orange County-based developer is facing accusations that he failed to pay investors $31 million and that he fraudulently transferred assets to shell entities to avoid covering the debts, court documents show.” Read the Orange County Register article.

April 13, 2018May 1, 2018

Newport Beach to Be a Port City?

Things are heating up in Newport Beach. Check out this article on how the California Coastal Commission is against the City of Newport Beach becoming a “port city.” Yes, you read that right, Newport Beach is looking at creating a “port” to exercise more local control over decisions in the coastal zone. View the Daily...

March 3, 2017March 3, 2017

Oil Fields Must Be Cleaned Up on Banning Ranch

The California Department of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources released its findings on February 28th and found numerous violations on the Banning Ranch site in Newport Beach.  The oil operators have until March 31st to remedy the violations or face enforcement actions.  The site is proposed for development and conservation groups, including Friends of Harbors, Beaches...

January 15, 2017January 15, 2017

Justices Appear to Support Conservancy’s Lawsuit

The conservation group Banning Ranch Conservancy had its lawsuit heard by the State Supreme Court. Justices seem to agree with them that the City of Newport Beach didn’t do what it should have in its review of the proposed Banning Ranch development. Read the article.

January 15, 2017January 15, 2017

Newport’s Back Bay Could Get Trash Scooper

A waterwheel could scoop up trash coming from the San Diego Creek before it pollutes Upper Newport Bay. The idea has been floating around the City of Newport Beach for a while and could cost around $750,000 to $1 million to implement. It would be a temporary solution for 10-12 years before a permanent facility...

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