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Coastal Commission Postpones Banning Ranch Decision

The controversial Banning Ranch development was presented to the California Coastal Commission Wednesday and after more than eight hours of discussion commissioners unanimously voted to postpone their decision and hear the project again in 90 days. Coastal staff had recommended...
Posted On 09 Oct 2015

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Waterfront: Boating and Safety

  Last week one of the morning news shows placed an alert that there is a high surf warning that encompasses Malibu, Seal Beach, San Diego and Irvine. Irvine? Is a machine writing this or are Hollywood newscasters living on the moon? My favorite place to spend Labor Day is aboard...


Communities: Farmers Market Grows at Newport Pier

After nearly a year’s absence, a Certified Farmers Market returns to Newport Beach, but not at its former Lido Marina Village location. Starting this Sunday, a weekly Farmers’ Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McFadden Square and Newport Pier. Last July, the Newport...

On Faith: Max Lucado to Speak at St. Andrew’s Oct. 7

Richard Kannwischer, Lead Pastor at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, invites the community to hear Max Lucado on Wednesday, Oct. 7. “I think it’s great that it’s free because it’s an event that might be inaccessible to a lot of people if they had to buy a ticket,”...

On Faith: EQ Workshop at Mariners Church Sept. 19

Do you want to understand why you do some of the things you do? Would you like to have better relationships? If so, then you may want to improve your EQ by attending the upcoming EQ Workshop at Mariners Church on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 9a.m. to noon. “EQ stands for ‘emotional...

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Insights: The Process of Grief

A friend asked me today if it is more painful to have money issues or a broken heart?  Neither is easy and they tap into the core of who we are. Both make us feel vulnerable and unstable in our lives. When we are under a lot of stress we tend to obsess about our losses and play...

Insights: Weathering the Storms of Life

After a year of planning, I set out to hike the Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim trail. This was a hike of all hikes. I managed to get all the accommodations in alignment, which is extremely difficult. I trained daily to make sure I could make it up the other side of the rim. I had my...

Insights: Speak Well, Listen More

Frequently when we have challenges with people, it is more about the feeling of not being listened to, and not being understood. Rachel Naomi Remen, the author of “Kitchen Table Wisdom,” shares that “The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just...

Stepping Out

Cirque du Soleil Sets Up ‘KURIOS’ at OC Fairgrounds

    [Cirque du Solei tent, before and after tent raising]   Cirque du Soleil arrived at the OC Fair Grounds last week and began to prepare for its production of KURIOS—Cabinet of Curiosities that opens Oct. 15 and runs through Nov. 29. The first order of business: raise Cirque’s...

Eat + Drink

Off the Menu Special: Pelican Hill’s Festa Celebrates All Things Italian

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Autumn is here, which means it’s time for The Resort at Pelican Hill’s annual “Festa dell’Autunno,” held this weekend, Oct. 9-11. The Italian themed celebration is fitting for Pelican Hill, as the resort is...


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

Garden Studio Design Helps to Save Water

As each day passes without significant rainfall, there is little doubt that California is in a serious drought. This year, Governor Brown has mandated a 25 percent cutback on water usage. Newport Beach has responded by requiring residents and business owners to greatly reduce...

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...

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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