The Lead

Paul Watkins Named Newport Beach Citizen of the Year

Paul Watkins thought he was stepping into a meeting, but when he ambled into the dining room of the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, he was greeted by a sea of familiar faces and a round of applause. “Congratulations Paul, you’re the 2015 Newport Beach Citizen of the Year,” said...

This Month's Feature


Waterfront: Summer Sailing Season Breezes Into Newport

The summer sailing season shifted into high gear last week when laser sailors from all over Southern California raced in the Flight of the Lasers on Sunday. This annual regatta is always fun for the small light weight and fast dinghies. The day before the race, we had a steady...


Lido Farmers’ Market Moves to Newport Pier

At this week’s Newport Beach City Council meeting, council approved a Revocable License Agreement between the City of Newport Beach and Sprouts of Promise to operate a Certified Farmers’ Market located at McFadden Square and Newport Pier. Also approved was a request for a reduced...

Charity Spotlight: Registration Now Open for Race for the Cure in Fashion Island

Registration is now open for the 24th annual Susan G. Komen Orange County Race for the Cure, to be held on Sunday, Sept. 27, at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. This year’s theme, “There’s a HERO in YOU” symbolizes the extraordinary acts of service by all Race participants who...

Communities: Town Hall Meeting Offers Drought Update

Mayor Pro Tem Diane Dixon invited residents of her Council District 1, which includes West Newport, the Peninsula, Lido Isle, Bay Island and Newport Island, to a town hall last Monday evening. Attendees got an update from utilities general manager George Murdoch on the city’s...

This Week's Featured Real Estate


Moment for Health: Combatting Heat Stroke

Even though a bit of rain in a drought-filled season brought a few drops of water, the heat of summer persists, making us uncomfortably hot in the humid weather. Dry desert heat seems to prompt people to chug delicious cool water to relieve parched throats, but moist air is...

Insights: The Relevance of Mr. Irrelevant

Mr. Irrelevant is not so irrelevant. In fact, in my non-football terms, he is very relevant. For those of us who are a little behind the times and just learning about Mr. Irrelevant, here is the gist: Each year when the NFL draft pick is done, the final pick is named Mr....

Moment for Health: Health is a Bowl of Cherries

It’s unexplainable how cherries, sweet or tart, are uncontrollably delicious. Be it a Bing, Lambert or a Rainer, they rival the heavenly potato chip. Not by equals in taste, but by the sheer compulsion to eat them. You can’t have just one. Maybe that is why 370 million pounds are...

Stepping Out

Curtain Up: Beauty Queen is Opera Diva in “The Phantom of the Opera”

Having seen the musical “The Phantom of the Opera” more than 10 times, I suppose I qualify as a Phantom fan, although there are those Phantom aficionados who have seen the show far more than that. The last time I saw “Phantom” was at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood on Halloween...

Eat + Drink

Off the Menu: Sushi Roku Rocks Fashion Island

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Brasserie Pascal in Fashion Island was one of the few fine French bistros in Newport Beach that had a distinctive atmosphere and cuisine, prepared by owner and chef Pascal Olhats, Christopher could frequently be found at...


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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