1. A Newport Beach firefighter received a Medal of Valor award this week for rescuing a man from a burning Corona del Mar home in September; read our story here.
2. Construction will likely begin later this month on a dedicated left-turn signal at Marguerite Avenue and East Coast Highway; read our story here.
3. The California Coastal Commission will take a look at pay-per-hour kiosks at Crystal Cove State Park at a February meeting; read our story here.
4. Burglaries, thefts — click here to read some of this week’s police log incidents.
5. The Shake Shack’s application to serve beer and wine is still pending, a state official said this week; read our story here.