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Commentary:  Let's hope suit fixes Measure Y's questionable description
Suzanne Forster, Daily Pilot
August 22, 2014
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Report:  City needs to protect Fairview Park Vernal Pools
(Note:  USFW's findings, which include protecting vernal pools, their watersheds and an additional 100-foot buffer, could also be the standard by which Banning Ranch's vernal pools are considered.)
Bradley Zint, Daily Pilot
July 28, 2014
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Commentary:  Advocating for Newport's Quality of Life
Jean Hastings Ardell, Newport Beach Indpendent
July 4, 2014
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Venezia:  Watt wakes up Newport to land-use amendment
Barbara Venezia, Daily Pilot
June 25, 2014
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Mailbag:  Make your voice heard on the General Plan amendments
Jean Watt, Daily Pilot
June 20, 2014
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Commentary:  Remember too-dense development at election time 
Diana Gardiner, Daily Pilot
June 17, 2014
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Public gets rare tour of proposed Banning Ranch development site 
Tony Barboza, L.A. Times
June 12, 2014
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Fenced-off Banning Ranch to open for tour today 
Members of the California Coastal Commission and the public are being allowed on the site as developers seek a permit to build 1,375 homes, stores and a hotel.
Nicole Shine, Orange County Register
June 11, 2014
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Commentary:  Costa Mesa deserves more thoughtful development 
Harold Weitzberg, Daily Pilot
June 4, 2014
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Coyote Canyon Celebrates 20 Years 
A native habitat, which includes coastal sage scrub planted 20 years ago, now grows on the closed Coyote Canyon landfill in Newport Beach.
Emily Foxhall, Daily Pilot
May 27, 2014
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Venezia:  SPON Spawns New Mission 
Note:  The author, Barbara Venezia is a columnist for the Daily Pilot.  In this column, she expresses concern about the traffic impacts that could result from approval of the Newport Beach City Council's plan to amend the General Plan Land Use Elements.  The Newport Banning Ranch project is mentioned as adding to the potential traffic impacts.  
Barbara Venezia, Daily Pilot
March 12, 2014
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Quake Swarm Rattles Region 
5.1 magnitude temblor tops a series in O.C. that causes some minor damage but no reported injuries.
Victoria Kim and Rong-Gong Lin II, L.A. Times
March 29, 2014
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Conservancy Takes Aim at Banning Ranch 
Bradley Zint, Daily Pilot
March 21, 2014
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Banning Ranch Preservation Presentation Thursday 
Nicole Shine, O.C. Register
March 19, 2014
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Commentary:  Community Must Fight to Preserve Banning Ranch 
Kevin Nelson, Daily Pilot
March 18, 2014
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Meeting to Discuss Banning Ranch is Thursday 
Emily Foxhall, Daily Pilot
March 17, 2014
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Council Explores Sunset Ridge Parking 
As construction of Sunset Ridge Park gets underway, one question has been worrying city staff.  Where will visitors park?
Emily Foxhall, Daily Pilot
March 14, 2014
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Two-Pronged Banning Ranch Approach 
City Council agrees to challenge a ruling that could thwart the development as it also aims to amend the General Plan.
Emily Foxhall, Daily Pilot
February 12, 2014
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Judge Upholds Banning Ranch Review 
But the court also finds that Newport Beach violated its general plan during the approval process for the project.
Emily Foxhall, Daily Pilot
January 23, 2014
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Top 10 Stories to Watch in 2014 
Banning Ranch is Story #8
Daily Pilot Staff
December 26, 2013
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Activists Halt Newport Banning Ranch Housing Proposal 
Terry Welsh for The Sierra Club, Los Angeles Chapter News
December 15, 2013
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Banning Ranch Project Violates City's General Plan 
The decision, however, does not automatically derail plans for development.
Jeremiah Dobruck, Daily Pilot
November 29, 2013
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Jean Watt Honored as Citizen of the Year 
Founder of Stop Polluting Our Newport described as a "force" at Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce event. 
Emily Foxhall, Daily Pilot
November 16, 2013
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No Decision On Desal Plant 
The California Coastal Commission hears furthere public comment and in the end votes to allow more study on the controversial project.
Anthony Clark Carpio and Jill Cowan, Daily Pilot
November 13, 2013
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Diane Dixon Explores Newport Council Race 
She's the sister of Costa Mesa Councilwoman Wendy Leece.
Jill Cowan, Daily Pilot
November 7, 2013
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Indian Site Experts at Odds
One urges preservation of Fairview Park feature, but another tells meeting a planned turnaround is well beyond its location.
Bradley Zint, Daily Pilot
November 6, 2013
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Council Rejects Fairview Park Turnaround Rehearing
Bradley Zint, Daily Pilot
October 16, 2013
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State Senate Passes Atkins Bill to Protect Coast
Grachus, San Diego Politico
September 6, 2013
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Commentary:  Newport Politicians Are Forgetting the Residents
Carolyn Fitz-Gibbon for the Daily Pilot
August 26, 2013
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Legislature May Decide Soon if Coastal Commission Can Levy Fines
Backers say the bill, already OKd by the Assembly and nearing a vote in the Senate, would provide an important tool to help the commission to protect California's coast.
Tony Barboza, L.A. Times
August 19, 2013
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Mystery Trail Focuses Eco Attention on Fairview Park
Environmentalists say people should not be careless with nature.  City says unpermitted projects are not uncommon.
Bradley Zint, Daily Pilor
August 16, 2013
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Navy Steps Up Efforts to Protect Burrowing Owls at Weapons Base
Louis Sahagun, L.A. Times
August 12, 2013
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AQMD Approves Restrictions on Fire Rings
CBS 2 Local Media News, Los Angeles
July 12, 2013
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Commentary:  Banning Ranch Habitat, Species Will be Saved
By Dorothy Kraus, Daily Pilot
July 12, 2013
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Volunteers Needed for Park Restoration
By Bradley Zint, Daily Pilot
July 6, 2013
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Newport Withdraws Request to Pull Fire Rings
AQMD now isn't likely to discuss the issue at next week's meeting
By Jill Cowan, Daily Pilot
July 2, 2013
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