Commission to Discuss Fire Rings at Feb. 7 Meeting

The future of Newport Beach’s 60 beach fire rings once again will come up for discussion at a Feb. 7 meeting of the Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commission. No agenda has been posted for the meeting and is expected to be available on Friday. But a public notice mailed to residents who live near the …

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John Wayne’s yacht gets historical protection

John Wayne’s beloved yacht, the Wild Goose, now has historical protection. The vessel, anchored in Newport Beach, is now among some 200 boats listed on the National Register of Historic Places. “While our focus has, and perhaps always will be, predominantly on buildings, the programs include a broad spectrum of property types, from archaeological sites …

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AERIE project update

The AERIE construction project in Corona del Mar has finally been approved by the California Coastal Commission, but isn’t slated to begin construction until the end of the year at the earliest.  Corona del Mar Today has an update on the approval and construction plans here and here.  Past posts on the AERIE project are …

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Will the AERIE project be approved this time?

The AERIE project — denied Coastal Commission approval last spring — has been revised and reduced and will go back before the agency in March. The Coastal Commission’s agenda lists the project on the March 9 agenda for a meeting in Santa Cruz. No staff report has been posted. In a recent interview, owner Rick …

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