NEWPORT BEACH (AP) — A state agency has approved a plan for fire rings in some of Newport Beach after years of heated debate over the summertime tradition.
The Orange County Register reports that the California Coastal Commission voted Thursday to approve plans for a mix of wood- and charcoal-burning rings on two of the city’s beaches.READ MORE: Pasadena's Lucky Boy Burgers Sues Postmates Alleging Unfair Business Practices
A proposal for another 24 rings at Corona del Mar State Beach was not approved after state parks officials argued the Commission didn’t have the authority to issue permits for a state-owned beach.READ MORE: Lynne Thompson Announced As 2021 Los Angeles Poet Laureate
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