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Balboa Island Seawall Cap Approved

The city is building a seawall, or, rather, placing a cap on to extend the height of the current wall. Newport Beach City council voted 6-0 Tuesday to add an approximate 9-inch concrete cap extension to the existing seawall on the north, south and west sides of Balboa Island. Councilman Jeff...
Posted On 11 Aug 2017

Council Appoints Two New Arts Commissioners

In the wake of two unexpected vacancies on the City Arts Commission, Newport Beach City Council unanimously appointed two new arts commissioners on Tuesday. All seven council members voted for Barbara Glabman and Marie Little for the two open spots. The city received 16 applications. Mayor...


New Chief on NBFD’s History of Innovation

A group of residents was introduced to the new fire chief this week and received a history lesson, and learned about some more recent programs, and facts and figures. Newport Beach Fire Department Chief Chip Duncan spoke to about 40 people Wednesday during Speak Up Newport’s...
Posted On 14 Aug 2017

Commission Agrees to End Individual Council Liaison Pairings

After voicing their displeasure and denying it last month, Harbor Commissioners unanimously changed their minds this week and agreed to terminate their practice of the formally pairing commissioners with Newport Beach City Council members. Commissioners voted 7-0 to put an end to...
Posted On 11 Aug 2017

Panel: L.A. Bishop Guilty of Misconduct

The Los Angeles Bishop who attempted to sell a Newport Beach church property and locked the parish out two years ago was found guilty of misconduct last week. In 2015, L.A. Diocesan Bishop J. Jon Bruno attempted to sell St James the Great Episcopal Church, located at Via Lido and...
Posted On 11 Aug 2017

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$50M Newport Beach Country Club Complete

C.W. Driver Companies, longtime California builder, announced the completion of the $50 million Newport Beach Country Club. Located at One Clubhouse Drive in Newport Beach, the...

Local Lawyer Receives Award from City Council

M.C. Sungaila, partner at international corporate law firm Haynes and Boone and a Corona del Mar High School alumna, recently received a certificate of recognition from her hometown of Newport...

Newport Law Firm Bick Law LLP Adds Attorney to Roster

Newport Beach environmental law firm Bick Law LLP welcomes Krista deBoer as Senior Associate with a practice area focused on environmental litigation, regulatory compliance and enforcement...



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CdM Artist Marks 50 Years at Festival of Arts

By Joe Haakenson | Special to the NB Indy Jacquie Moffett has been there, done that. Entering her remarkable 50th year as a presenting artist in Laguna Beach’s Festival of Arts, one might think...

Program to Celebrate International Literacy Day

Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy will celebrate International Literacy Day with a special program on Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Friends Meeting Room at the central library, 1000 Avocado Avenue....

Charity Spotlight: Center Club is Brewing Surprises for Charity Classic Sept. 28

Center Club of Orange County is planning a few surprises for the 11th Annual Charity Classic, “Hops & Vines,” on Thursday, September 28. The Center Club’s goal it to break last year’s...

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Artscapes: Segerstrom Center Announces Oct. 28 Debut of Argyros Plaza

Anyone who has attended a performance at Segerstrom Center for the Arts recently has no doubt encountered construction in the courtyard between the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall and Segerstrom Hall. That construction is the new Julianne and George Argyros Plaza taking...

Artscapes: OCMA Unveils 2017 California-Pacific Triennial

Known for its eclectic and often cutting edge exhibitions, the Orange County Museum of Art has unveiled another in a long line of dynamic artistic projects: the 2017 California-Pacific Triennial, which runs through Sept. 3. The exhibition, officially titled “Building as Ever,” is...

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Off the Menu: Local Chefs Serving Fun at Pacific Wine and Food Classic

Last week we talked about the chef demos and offered an overview of the inaugural Pacific Wine and Food Classic that takes place at Newport Dunes Aug.19-20. Over one weekend, patrons can taste...

Off the Menu: Paso Wineries Come to Newport Beach

Catherine may hail from St. Helena in Napa Valley, but Christopher has her weaned off the big Napa cabs and hooked on even bigger Paso Robles Zinfandels. Actually, Paso has more than 200 wineries...

Off the Menu Side Dish: Vote for Culinary Favorites in the Golden Foodie Awards

Which restaurant has the best brunch in Orange County? Who makes the best cocktails? What is your favorite entrée in Orange County? Now is your chance to vote on those and other categories in the...

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Californians Take Top Spots in U.S. Surf Open

Newport Beach’s neighbor city once again held the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing and this year the top spots for men and women’s divisions went to Californians. Huntington Beach local Kanoa Igarashi placed first in the men’s division and Ventura resident Sage Erickson earned the honor...

Breakers Victorious in First Home Match

Newport Beach-based tennis team Orange County Breakers had their first home game of the season Monday, pulling out a close win 23-15 against the Springfield Lasers. For more information, visit breakerstennis.com.
Posted On 18 Jul 2017

Letter to the Editor: What Happened to Political Reform?

In one of the first council meetings this year, Mayor Kevin Muldoon appointed Council Members Scott Peotter, Diane Dixon and Jeff Herdman to an Ad Hoc committee to review and recommend reforms to ensure our political campaign laws in Newport Beach can be enforced to protect the...

Letter to the Editor: Peotter’s Plan is Bad for Newport Beach

As someone who served with Scott Peotter on the Newport Beach Planning Commission, an issue that greatly concerns me is Mr. Peotter’s initiative to update the City’s General Plan.  The current City Council has limited municipal planning experience, thereby offering Mr. Peotter...

Letter to the Editor: Taking a Step Back on Mariners’ Mile

On behalf of the Coalition to Protect Mariners’ Mile, we would like to personally thank the Planning Commissioners and the dedicated staff for their efforts to take a step-back and reevaluate the Mariners’ Mile Revitalization Plan. Moving forward, we need to look at all the plans...

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