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Newport considers $8K fines for rowdy parties

May 10, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Newport Beach City Council is set to consider an ordinance Tuesday night that would crack down on house parties.

The law is intended to target loud or unruly gatherings on the Fourth of July.

People caught acting up may be forced to pay a fine of up to $8,000.

Some council members say those kinds of fines are just too steep, but a number of homeowners are fed up with the noise and think it's a good idea.