Newport Studying Potential for Pool at Lower Castaways Park

According to a city staff report, the proposed new facility would aim to “satisfy [the community’s] needs by allowing for increased lap swim hours, year-round swim lessons, and a variety of aquatic based fitness and therapeutic classes for all ages. The addition of a community pool would also free up the high school pools for increased school, club, and competitive programming.”

Santana: OC Sheriff Under Fire For Illegal Takeover of Public Docks in Newport Harbor

With Memorial Day weekend signaling the unofficial start of the summer, activists are raising questions about an underused public beach and boating slips just off Bayside Drive in Newport Beach where Sheriff’s officials have illegally shut down public access. State Coastal authorities have now intervened and are working to get the public back onto the beach and boating docks established for them.