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A Bridge for Mariners and More

Following a recent state board approval, a footbridge connecting two maritime-related facilities and open to the public for better access to the water is on its way to crossing a major thoroughfare in Newport Beach. California Coastal Commission voted 11-0 on June 7 in support of Coast...
Posted On 23 Jun 2017

All Aboard the Balboa Peninsula Trolley as it Rolls Out on Maiden Run

By Victoria Kertz & Christopher Trela | NB Indy  Clang, clang, clang went the trolley—well, more like honk honk, as the Balboa Peninsula Trolley made its inaugural run last Friday, taking members of the media and local leaders to four picturesque points on the peninsula the day before the...

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Firefighters Help Reveal a Wish Come True

Newport Beach first responders recently helped reveal that an Orange County teen’s wish will soon come true, thanks to a local nonprofit. Dominic Laffoon, 18, of Fountain Valley was diagnosed with germ cell tumor in June of 2016 and endured months of treatment, according to...

‘Surfing Circle of Honor’ Breaks World Record

Newport Beach’s northern neighbor on the California coastline, Huntington Beach, lived up to its “Surf City” nickname Tuesday as several hundred surfers paddled out into the water, held hands and broke a world record. In celebration of International Surfing Day,...
Posted On 21 Jun 2017

Harbor Update: Moorings and West Anchorage

Members of the Harbor Commission and public heard an update on a couple important projects happening in Newport Harbor during a meeting Wednesday. City staff presented information about their plan to take over management of the moorings in the harbor as well as the latest on the...
Posted On 15 Jun 2017

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Biz Buzz: Selling and Investing in Today’s Hot Real Estate Market

By Barry Saywitz | Special to the NB Indy In today’s current real estate environment, real estate prices for both residential and commercial real estate are at an all-time high. In most sectors,...

Biz Buzz: Tom Donovan Appointed as Managing Director of Resort at Pelican Hill

The Irvine Company Resort Properties has announced the appointment of Tom Donovan as managing director of The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast. With more than 25 years of luxury...

Biz Buzz: Island Hotel Names New Director of Sales and Marketing

Island Hotel in Fashion Island has named Bob Arrivillaga as its new director of sales and marketing. In his new position, Arrivillaga directs all sales and marketing activities for the 295-room...

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Benefit: Pacific Symphony’s Gatsby Gala Raises $1.5 Million for Music Education

An invitation to the annual Pacific Symphony Gala is always a welcome and treasured treat, but when the theme is the Roaring 20s and Great Gatsby attire is suggested, we knew what we had to do:...

On Faith: Small Student Makes a Big Difference

Ten-year-old Newport Beach resident Keira Raack is proving that young children can make a big difference in the world. “One day as I was sewing, I came up with an idea of creating colorful...

Campus: Assistance League of Newport-Mesa Awards Student Scholarships

Assistance League of Newport-Mesa has a strong tradition of providing scholarships to deserving high school students who are about to graduate and continue on to college. The first college...



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Colorful, Unique Art Show at Peninsula Gallery

A unique Orange County artist will be featured this weekend at a show at a Newport Beach art gallery. Dick Marconi, 82, will showcase his work in an exhibit titled “ICON” One Man Show from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Ethos Contemporary Art on the Balboa Peninsula. “I’m excited about...
Posted On 22 Jun 2017

Artscapes: Pacific Symphony Prepares for New Summer Home

All good things must come to an end, and so it was with the Pacific Symphony’s summer concerts at Irvine Meadows Amphitheater. After nearly three decades, Pacific Symphony played its final concert at Irvine Meadows last September, shortly before the venue closed to make way for a...

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Off the Menu: Delicious Dining Adventures at Chianina and Michael’s on Naples

      With so many terrific restaurants in the greater Newport Beach area, we don’t often venture far from home for our dining excursions, but sometimes it’s nice to leave your comfort zone and...

Off the Menu Side Dish: Roku and Rosa are Rocking

Roku is Rocking the Sushi Sushi Roku is celebrating its second anniversary in a big way this week: 50 percent off the entire food menu on Monday and Tuesday (dine-in and dinner only). Sushi Roku...

Off the Menu: Ultimate Field-to-Fork Dining at Farmhouse

Chef and restaurateur Rich Mead is somewhat of a legend in the local culinary world. His Newport Beach restaurants Sage and Sage on the Coast were popular spots where Mead introduced customers to...

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“Sea Gypsies” is a Wild Voyage

Whenever I watch a nautical film that is based on little boating experience or “fly by the seat of your pants” long distance cruising, I am simply amazed by sheer blind luck or divine intervention, (or both), which is the case with “Sea Gypsies” in this year’s Film Festival. My...

Ageless Tennis Players Seek “Gold Balls”

In her movie “Gold Balls,” Kate Dandel tracks a group of ageless (mostly over 80) geezers as they train, travel, laugh and claw through tennis tournaments across the United States, hoping to win a Gold Ball. John Powless, 81, and ranked number one in the over 80 group, eventually...

Letter to the Editor: Support for Scott Peotter

Scott Peotter works hard for our City fighting to lower costs, eliminate overtaxing and reducing government every day.  He aggressively took on putting the firewood back on the beaches immediately after we got in office. He did it with more vigor than any councilperson and got it...

Letter to the Editor: Scott Peotter Refuses to Tell the Truth

I support the recall of Scott Peotter because he violated his oath in trying to prevent the people from stopping the Museum House Project and because he violated several state and local laws. But as I read his statement in response to the recall, a new reason has emerged; his...

Letter to the Editor: Revitalizing Mariners’ Mile

One of the most important issues before Newport residents right now is that of the Revitalization Plan of Mariners’ Mile and the widening of Pacific Coast Highway along that area to six lanes.    The reason that this is such a hot topic is that this area which encompasses about...

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