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    The Pilgrim Returns to Newport

    The Pilgrim Returns to Newport

    The Pilgrim of Newport returned to Newport Beach today. The 118-foot replica of a 1770’s Revolutionary Era privateer was completed in Newport Beach in 1983 by famous shipbuilder Dennis Holland. Since its purchase by the Ocean Institute in Dana Point a decade ago, it has been docked in Dana Point and recommissioned as the Spirit […]

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    Council Candidates Stay Busy at Multiple Forums

    Council Candidates Stay Busy at Multiple Forums

    City Council candidates have been busy the past week, attending three public forums and discussing a variety of topics. Friends of the Oasis held a discussion on Sept. 5 at the senior center. Speak Up Newport quizzed the candidates during their meeting on Wednesday. And Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce hosted a panel with […]

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    Lease Approved for Lido House Hotel

    Lease Approved for Lido House Hotel

    The old city hall site is one step closer to being turned into an upscale boutique hotel after City Council unanimously approved several related items this week. After nearly an hour and a half of discussion, council voted 6-0 Tuesday in approval for the Lido House Hotel lease and several land use amendments. Councilman Mike […]

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    Balboa Marina Drops Anchor in Harbor

    Balboa Marina Drops Anchor in Harbor

    A new public dock and an expanded Balboa Marina may be in the future for Newport Harbor. The Planning Commission held a study session last week on the Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Balboa Marina West project, located at 151 and 201 E. Coast Highway. The project would expand the Balboa Marina with 24 new […]

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    Communities: Iconic Balboa Village Sign Tells Visitors “U-Drive”

    Communities: Iconic Balboa Village Sign Tells Visitors “U-Drive”

    Plans are almost complete for a revitalization of Balboa Village (home of the Fun Zone) that will “increase the economic vitality of the area, improve the aesthetics of the neighborhood, and create a stronger identity and connectivity in the community,” according to press material. One identity that has stood for decades is the iconic and […]

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    Artscapes: Sculpture Exhibition Unveiled at Civic Center Park

    Artscapes: Sculpture Exhibition Unveiled at Civic Center Park

    “I believe that Public Art attracts attention and influences people’s attitudes toward their surroundings and often stimulates an exchange of ideas that can be enriching emotionally, intellectually and aesthetically.” –Ray Katz   “Art is what you can get away with.” ― Andy Warhol   Seems like everyone, particularly artists, have their own definition of art. […]

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