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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...


Local Focus: Life is a Bust for Sculptor Miriam Baker

Before she ever picked up serrated wires, wooden tools, paddles, shapers or scrapers to mold huge, gray globs of clay into life-like busts, Newport Beach artist Miriam Baker knew she would forsake her oils, brushes and canvases to become a sculptor. “I could feel it in ...
Posted On 26 Feb 2015

On Faith: Orange Coast Christian Outreach Week

“Every year is wonderful, but this year is unique in that we have the theme of honoring our military, specifically our Veterans,” explained Pamela Curry, Newport Beach resident and Chairman of Orange Coast Christian Outreach. “We always put a table of Veterans together for the...

Charity Spotlight: Assistance League of Newport-Mesa Marks 75 Years with “Dancing” Gala

A star-studded lineup of high profile Orange County community leaders will participate in this year’s “Dancing For Tomorrow’s Stars” gala to benefit Assistance League of Newport-Mesa on Saturday, March 21 at the City National Grove of Anaheim. Assistance League of Newport-Mesa...

This Week's Featured Business - Tamarind


Coastal Fashion: Style Takes Center Stage at OC Fashion Week

If you love fashion and keeping up on new trends, don’t miss Orange County Fashion Week, which starts Feb. 27 and goes through March 5 with a multitude of exquisite events showcasing the latest fashions. This year’s theme, “Driving the Pursuit of Perfection in Fashion,” is...

Insights: What Happened to Fairytale Endings?

How many of us grew up on Cinderella, Batman and the Cleavers? As a child we would sit wide eyed looking and dreaming about how life was going to be when we grew up, how we might be swept off our feet by Prince Charming, become a super hero and save the world, or have that...

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,...

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: Dining Local for OC Restaurant Week

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale Newport Beach Restaurant Week has barely ended, yet another restaurant week is here: OC Restaurant Week, with some 100 restaurants around the county offering special prix fixe menus for lunch and/or dinner March 1 – 7. Nearly...


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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