City Closures, New Driving Law, Making Resolutions

Useful information for this week in Newport Beach.

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Patch file photo
1. Newport Beach City Hall, recreation programs, and certain other City programs and services remain closed for the holidays through Wednesday. City offices will re-open on Thursday.

2. Distracted driving is dangerous, especially if you’re a new driver. Starting Wednesday, California drivers under the age of 18 are prohibited from using a wireless device while driving, even if it is equipped with a hands-free option.

3. The Orange County Transportation Authority is offering free bus rides from 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve until 2:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day. This is the 12th year OCTA has offered free rides to promote holiday safety.

4. Need help making and keeping your new year’s resolutions for 2014? Here’s a link to a government website that lists popular resolutions and the government agencies that can help. Not surprisingly losing weight is first on the list, and the National Institutes of Health have a plan for you.

5. Newport Beach Public Library branches are open today,  but will close at 1 p.m. Tuesday and will be closed Wednesday.

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