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    Driver Charged With Murder in Cyclist’s Hit-and-Run

    Driver Charged With Murder in Cyclist’s Hit-and-Run

    Authorities have charged the driver suspected of striking and killing a bicyclist on East Coast Highway over the weekend with murder, hit and run, and drug possession . Neil Storm Stephany, 23, of Huntington Beach, was arrested after police located and identified him as the driver of the Toyota Tacoma truck that struck bicyclist Shaun […]

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    NB Man Sentenced in $16M Real Estate Fraud Case

    A Newport Beach man was sentenced last week to seven years in state prison for conspiracy to commit more than $16 million in real estate fraud, according to authorities. Dinesh Valjeebhai Shah, 65, was sentenced Oct. 17 for conspiring with three family members to commit the fraud by forging documents and purchasing homes using “straw […]

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    Community Members Prepare for Disaster

    Community Members Prepare for Disaster

    About 120 Community Emergency Response Team volunteers responded to a simulated 7.2 magnitude earthquake centered in Newport Beach over the weekend. It was all part of the CERT program’s bi-annual Drill the Skills event, which doubled as graduation day for 54 of the participating volunteers. I was one of the new graduates. After covering various […]

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    Communities: Halloween is a Time for Traditions and Safety

    Communities: Halloween is a Time for Traditions and Safety

    Next Friday, Oct. 31, thousands of children will be reciting the words “Trick or Treat” in every community in Newport Beach. NB Indy writer Richard Simon offers a history of Halloween traditions, and also a list of tips to ensure a safe and happy Halloween. For most kids, the history of Halloween goes as far back […]

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    Off the Menu: Garden Fusion Dining & Flavors of Baja

    Off the Menu: Garden Fusion Dining & Flavors of Baja

    By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Garden Fusions Dinner Earlier this year, Sherman Library & Gardens launched a monthly Garden Fusions dinner series that has become extremely popular, and it’s easy to see why. Each dinner has a horticultural theme that combines the expertise of a nursery expert with the culinary prowess of […]

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    Local Focus: Tournament of Roses Princesses Visit Newport Beach

    Local Focus: Tournament of Roses Princesses Visit Newport Beach

    Newport Beach had a visit from royalty last weekend, but the seven visiting princesses were not from some exotic country. Bluewater Grill was the setting for the first public appearance of the 2015 Tournament of Roses Royal Court. The court and court committee arrived at Bluewater Grill via Duffy boat, and enjoyed a leisurely luncheon on […]

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    Measure Y and a Group Think City Council

    Measure Y and a Group Think City Council

    Being elected to the Newport Beach City Council (even being appointed to fill a vacancy) or being appointed by the Council to any one of the several city commissions in no way conveys to those individuals any special omniscience or omnipotence relative to providing good local governance and or sustaining the city as a residential […]

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