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Tiny Crabs Invade Balboa Island

Thousands of tiny crabs that look like mini lobsters washed up on the shores of Balboa Island this week, covering the sand with a sea of red. These pelagic red crabs, also called tuna crabs, is a species of squat lobster from the eastern Pacific Ocean that normally lives on the...
Posted On 26 Feb 2015

This Month's Feature


Waterfront: Newport Harbor is a Pit Stop for World Travelers

Around November of last year I started to notice the annual migration of yachts anchored in the Newport Harbor Turning Basin from all ports north including Alaska, Canada, Washington, Oregon, and Northern California. These (mostly sailboats) visit our harbor on their way to the...


Campus: Newport Student Wins Legacy Leadership Award

Every year, St. Mary’s School – an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School dedicated to inquiry-based academic excellence and based in Aliso Viejo – presents a Legacy Leadership Award that honors a St. Mary’s eighth grade student who demonstrates superior leadership skill,...

Local Focus: Lido Live Lives Up To Its Name

If “the only permanence is change,” as postulated by Greek Philosopher Heraclitus in 500 BC, then the 75-year-old Regency Movie Theater in Lido Village will remain in form, but it has evolved in purpose and moniker to “Lido Live Theater.” “This theater has morphed from strictly a...

On Faith: St. Mark Hosting Foreign Policy Series

“We believe God calls us to be faithful stewards of our world and not to skim over the hard stuff,” said St. Mark Elder Deborah Mayhew. “Being good stewards requires us to be well informed about what is happening beyond our homes and church doors. You can’t have one without the...

This Week's Featured Business - Tamarind


Moment for Health: Will an Aspirin a Day Keep Heart Attacks Away?

I look at a crowd of people and imagine all the skin, organs, arteries and every piece of the human body gone except for the heart. And I see hearts everywhere pumping away for the sake of life, hanging in mid-air, oblivious to anything except keeping a perfect rhythm: thump,...

Coastal Fashion: Valentine’s Day Beauty Ideas

If you want to look and feel your best this Valentine’s Day, check out these options for some great specials and fun ideas for you and your date to enjoy! Cristophe Salon Cristophe Salon Newport Beach in Fashion Island is hosting a special Valentine’s Day Prep Party on Feb. 14...

Insights: Seven Thoughts About Life

I frequently think about what is important in life. Many things come to mind, but mostly this quote by the Dalai Lama: “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that...

Stepping Out

Center Stage: ABT Premieres New “Sleeping Beauty” Ballet at Segerstrom Center

Princess Aurora’s tutus may froth with fairy-tale loveliness, but don’t be fooled by all that tulle when American Ballet Theatre’s The Sleeping Beauty comes to life in Segerstrom Hall March 3 – 8. Each delectable confection adorns a ballerina who’ll need every ounce of...

Eat + Drink

Off the Menu Special: Food and Wine are Perfect Pairings at Charity Events

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale Food and wine are perfectly paired with philanthropy at two charity events coming up next month. One is focused on vino, the other on cuisine. Having attended both events every year, we know how much fun they are, and also how...


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

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...

Retro Revival

Interior designers look to the past for present-day inspiration.   By Karlee Prazak | Photos by Jody Tiongco Designing a space can be like putting together a puzzle. Sometimes building the framework, from the edges in, determines what sizes and shapes will fit best; in other...

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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