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Thousands of Runners Compete in OC Marathon in Newport Beach

by Christopher Trela | NB Indy More than 20,000 runners from 47 states and 19 countries competed in the 2023 OC Marathon on Saturday , May 6 and Sunday , May 7 .
Nearly 30,000 spectators cheered on the runners as they made their way from Newport Center through the streets of Corona del Mar , Bayside Drive near Balboa Island , Dover Shores and Upper Newport Bay , eventually crossing the finish line at the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa .
“ It is an honor for the City of Newport Beach to host the 19th annual OC Marathon ,” said Mayor Noah Blom . “ The OC Marathon gives us a wonderful opportunity to showcase the best of our great city .” The weekend events included full and half marathons , OC 5K , and the Kids Run the OC “ Final Mile ,” focused on promoting an active and healthy lifestyle among local youth . Hoag Hospital has partnered with the OC Marathon on the Kids Run , which had more than 5,500 registrants from 100 schools .
Title sponsor again this year was San Diego County Credit Union , one of the nation ’ s top credit unions that serves customers throughout Southern California including Orange County .
“ SDCCU is thrilled to be returning as the title sponsor of the SDCCU OC Marathon and Half Marathon , which continues to be a very popular event in the communities we serve ,” said SDCCU President and CEO Teresa Campbell . “ As an engaged community partner , we are honored to bring the OC community together with running enthusiasts from all over Southern California for this exclusive event focused on fitness and health .”

Newport Beach City Manager Update

Grace Leung , Newport Beach City Manager
Runners make their way along Ocean Blvd . in Corona del Mar
Runners race on Coast Highway in Corona del Mar
By Grace Leung , Newport Beach City Manager
The City of Newport Beach ’ s proposed budget for the Fiscal Year 2023-24 was presented to a special joint meeting of the City Council and Finance Committee at 4 p . m . on Tuesday , May 23 , in the Council Chambers .
I ’ m pleased to report that the proposed budget is balanced , fiscally responsible , and reflects community priorities such as :
• Providing the high-quality municipal services our residents expect ;
• Maintaining the safety and security of our neighborhoods ;
• Keeping Newport Beach beautiful ;
• Supporting a prosperous , fiscally sustainable , and economically viable city ;
• Improving and enhancing infrastructure .
Our General Fund revenue projections continue to be strong . General Fund revenue is projected to be $ 304 million for Fiscal Year 2023-24 , which is eight percent higher than the prior year ’ s adopted budget . This growth is supported by a diversified and financially solid local economy , especially the continued strength of the Newport Beach real estate market ( property tax revenue is the City ’ s largest source of General Fund revenue ).
General Fund expenditures are projected to be approximately $ 294 million , with about half of the budget devoted to public safety services . The proposed budget also includes :
MAY 26 , 2023 | VOLUME XV , ISSUE 11

NBPD “ Click It or Ticket ” Campaign

NB Indy Staff
The Newport Beach Police Department reminds everyone taking a trip to visit friends or family over the Memorial Day Weekend and into the first week of June to always buckle up and keep children in child safety seats .
This year ’ s Click It or Ticket campaign runs through June 4 . During this time , the Newport Beach Police Department will have additional officers on patrol actively looking for drivers and passengers who are not wearing a seat belt . This includes vehicles where children are not secured in child safety seats .
“ Wearing a seat belt should be an automatic for all drivers and passengers ,” Lieutenant Eric Little said . “ It ’ s the safe thing to do , especially when it comes to securing children in child safety seats .”
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ( NHTSA ), nearly 12,000 people killed in crashes throughout the country in 2021 were not wearing seat belts . In California , 756 people killed in crashes in 2020 were not wearing seat belts , or nearly 20 percent of all traffic deaths statewide .
California law requires a child to be secured in a safety or booster seat until they are at least 8 years old or at least 4 feet , 9 inches tall . Children under the age of 2 must ride in a rear-facing seat unless the child weighs 40 or more pounds or is 40 or more inches tall .
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety , through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration .



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