1. Moving the squeeze lane at MacArthur and East Coast Highway made traffic worse and should not be changed permanently, city staff said in a report for the Newport Beach City Council’s Tuesday meeting; read our story here.
2. The Orange County District Attorney is considering a charge against a man police think was responsible for dumping dirty adult diapers along Coast Highway from Corona del Mar to Laguna Beach; read our story here.
3. While out on a harbor cruise, the Harbor View Dads booster group saved two kayakers and two dogs whose boat had overturned in the dark; read our story here.
4. The Corona del Mar Residents Association held a community meeting on Wednesday that covered the Nov. 6 election as well as safety and projects in the village; read our story here.
5. Harbor View Elementary School’s new principal has begun work; read our story here.