Newport Beach earns high water-quality grades

Three areas move up to A-plus and one more reaches an A. City manager suggests street sweeping, sewer filtration among infrastructure that helped. Newport Beach and surrounding coastal communities this week received the kind of report card that would make any parent proud: nearly straight-A’s. From Newport Bay to Crystal Cove, area beaches not only …

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Crystal Cove – Film History

Movies Made at Crystal Cove 1918 Treasure Island 1920 The Sea Wolf 1923 Stormswept 1927 The Wreck of the Hesperus 1928 Sadie Thompson Half a Bride White Shadows in the South Seas 1929 The Isle of Lost Ships 1932 Rain 1934 Treasure Island 1938 The Great Heart 1944 To Have and Have Not 1951 Two …

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Crystal Cove’s History – Irvine Company & Japanese Farmers

Previous entries about Crystal Cove State Park are available here: “Crystal Cove State Beach“, “Visit to Crystal Cove State Park“, “Crystal Cove’s Earliest History” and here: “Crystal Cove – Film History.” The Irvine Ranch Company San Francisco financier James Irvine and three northern California ranchers purchased the rancho and stocked it with thousands of sheep.  …

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Open houses this weekend

If you’re in the market for a new home, stop by one of my open houses this weekend for two different listings.