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Whistleblower Wins Sister City Docs Battle

By Daniel Langhorne | NB Indy An Orange County Superior Court judge admonished the city of Newport Beach for driving a whistleblower to sue for the release of documents regarding taxpayer-funded grants to the Newport Beach Sister City Association. Judge Linda Marks ruled last...

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U.S. Women’s Soccer Shuts Out Ireland

The 2016 soccer season opened with a 5-0 shutout for the U.S. Women’s National Team over the Republic of Ireland at at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego on Jan. 23. The team includes 2015 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Grand Marshals Christen Press (#12) and Amy Rodriguez...
Posted On 02 Feb 2016


Newport Author Pens Novel About Screen Legend Jean Harlow

Writing a book is just plain hard and solitary work, said Newport Beach author Diane Haeger, who successfully has published 15 major historical novels. Her just-released 15th (under the pen-name Anne Girard) is called “Platinum Doll,” about film legend Jean Harlow – Hollywood’s...

On Faith: Vanguard University’s Run for Mercy

“Many universities have 5K races during homecoming to raise funds for the university, a crucial need, but we wanted to support an important alumni cause,” explained Joel Gackle, director of Alumni and University Relations at Vanguard University. “One thing students and alumni...

Peninsula Shuttle Program Rolls Forward

The Balboa Peninsula Shuttle Program is rolling forward after the City Council this week voted to authorize the submittal of a grant application to the Orange County Transportation Authority to help fund the shuttle program. The grant application for the shuttle will be submitted...

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Moment for Health: Go Healthy with Goji Berries

The word antioxidant is pretty ubiquitous these days. With cancer seemingly everywhere and the history-long desire to live long and prosper, anything that might rescue our bodies from the ravages of time and disease is gobbled up quickly with hopes of health and longevity. The...

Insights: What If?

Have you ever wondered what your life would have been like if you had made a different decision—one of those decisions where you struggled to know what the right answer is?  We all have had those thoughts, those moments: a relationship we ended or did not end, a job we did or did...

Insights: Mindful Us

Most of us are so busy paying our bills, returning emails and trying to catch up from that lack of sleep that we end up disconnecting from what is truly important. Can you imagine taking a day to yourself where you are embraced with the concepts of healthy living, mindfulness,...

Stepping Out

Artscapes: Backhausdance Boldly Steps Into the Spotlight

A noted Orange County-based dance group, Backhausdance (founded in 2003 by dancer and choreographer Jennifer Backhaus), took a giant step towards national recognition last weekend with its sold-out concert at Irvine Barclay Theater featuring the world premiere of “Drift” plus the...

Eat + Drink

Off the Menu: Newport’s Moulin Brings Bistro to Laguna

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy  We’ve been fans of Moulin Bistro since owner/chef Laurent Vrignaud opened his authentic French restaurant in the fall of 2014.  Moulin not only serves fabulous French cuisine, dining at Moulin is an immersion in all...


Insights: How Your Brain Views the World

Have you ever viewed that picture where you can see a young woman or an old lady?  Either way you are right. There are many different illusions out there. That is frequently how marketing or magic works. We so often believe what we see as real. We view things through our own lens...

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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