The Lead

‘Know New Art’ at Newport Beach Film Festival

“Know New Art.” That’s the message the Newport Beach Film Festival wants 50,000 filmgoers to embrace as they descend on the city for this year’s 16th annual cinematic lovefest that runs through April 30 at various theaters in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. Over the next seven...

This Month's Feature


‘The Search for Freedom’ with Adventurous Souls

  By Riley Keating | NB Indy It’s the pull of the tides against your legs as the waves meet shore. Even as a child, that visceral experience delivers an urge that pushes you to take another step into deeper water. It’s basic instinct calling. It’s your introduction to...


On Faith: A Journey of Faith ‘To The Ends Of The Earth’

“We hope people see the documentary and leave feeling inspired to be God’s hands and feet,” explained Doug Wekenman, one of the four men featured in the documentary “The AC Project: To The Ends Of The Earth.” “We hope people come away feeling an invitation to be part of the...

Charity Spotlight: Adoption Guild Holds Patroness Tea April 27

The Adoption Guild of Southern Orange County holds its 54th annual Patroness Tea on Monday, April 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach. The Patroness Tea includes a Spring Trend Fashion Showcase presented by Neiman Marcus of Fashion Island,...

On Faith: Seeking Justice at Grace Fellowship Church

“Injustice is what happens when someone uses their power to take from someone else the good things God intended them to have: their life, their liberty, their dignity or the fruit of their love or their labor.” Newport resident Lucie Moore said that this definition from the bo...

This Week's Featured Business - Tamarind


Moment for Health: Salton Sea Hits ‘Breaking Point’

California’s largest lake is at a crucial point of no return. And in a style that initiates both grave concern and significant hope, eight time Emmy award winning director Bill Wisneski documents the perils that will ensue if the Salton Sea is left to completely waste away. His...

Moment for Health: Spring Cleaning Combats Allergies

This house is clean. Say it with your eyes closed. Then breathe deeply and exhale the sound “ahhh” so it reverberates against the vocal cords down into the chest. This is the spring mantra for anyone who suffers from allergies. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of...

Coastal Fashion: Australian Fashion Flies to Paris

The feature length documentary “Ellery in Paris” directed by Patrick Pearse, takes you through the trials and tribulations of Paris Fashion Week through the eyes of an up-and-coming Australian fashion designer, Kym Ellery. Australia is said to be going through a fashion...

Stepping Out

Artscapes: Dance Takes Center Stage at Film Festival

Vibrating with a joy both energized and hopeful, tap transcends our workaday world to embody the very pulse of life. From traditional time-steps on Broadway stages to the improvisational, hip-hop style riffs of the streets, this American dance form plays well with others. It’s...

Eat + Drink

Off the Menu: Dining at the Newport Beach Film Festival

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Nothing better than dinner and a show, but with multiple theaters screening hundreds of films during the Newport Beach Film Festival, dining choices abound at nearby restaurants. We’ve picked a handful of restaurants...


In Motion

The newly opened SoulCycle studio at Fashion Island motivates locals to start an energetic workout. Section by Kirsti Correa   The right amount of cardio is crucial to a healthy lifestyle. While living in Newport affords locals plenty of opportunities to get the heart rate...

Home & Design

Blackband Design Launches New Interior Design Service

Spring is the time for renewal, de-cluttering and redoing the interior of a home—perfect timing for the launch of Blackband Design’s new interior design service called Concierge by Design, which saves time, money and provides beautiful new interiors in a snap. Owner Wendy...

Awakening Dormant Fruit Trees

By Gary Jones | Special to the NB Indy When deciduous fruit trees such as peach, plum, apricot, and apple lose their leaves in the winter, they become dormant—even in Newport Beach! At this time of year, they can be easily planted due to this dormancy. Not only are these trees...

Newport’s Habitat: Newport Ridge

The quiet community is a scenic sanctuary for young families. By Peter A. Balaskas | Photos by Jody Tiongco During the early 1900s, California Pacific Homes created the gated community of Newport Ridge, a series of flat development lots featuring French cottage architecture that...

Real Estate

Single-Level Home Combines Views and Amenities

This Irvine Terrace home was built in a Spanish Colonial Revival style with contemporary influences in 2011. It combines gracious architecture and elegant amenities with stunning ocean, harbor and city light views. Located on a 14,345 square foot pie shaped lot with 113’ of view...

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