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Council Narrowly Approves $282M Budget

After about three hours and a lot of back and forth discussions during both the study session and the regular meeting, Newport Beach City Council adopted the $282.43 million 2015-16 budget with a few revisions. Council voted 4-3 to adopt the budget, with Marshall “Duffy”...
Posted On 28 May 2015

This Month's Feature

Sports

Waterfront: Wooden Boat Festival Raises Hull

Next Saturday, June 6, is the 2nd Annual Wooden Boat Festival, held at Balboa Yacht Club. This delightful event was once part of the old Newport Harbor Nautical Museum, and has been revamped by sponsors and the Balboa Yacht Club. Wooden boat festivals are held in every boating...

Community

Credit Union May Move Into Empty Retail Space in Library

A credit union may move into an empty retail space on the second story of the Newport Beach main library. The Board of Library Trustees discussed the vacant area across from Bistro 24 on the second floor expansion of the library during their meeting last week. Staff proposed the...
Posted On 28 May 2015

On Faith: Cancer with Compassion Support Group

Walking into the Cancer with Compassion Support Group with my friend Sheila, I didn’t know what to expect. I thought that a room filled with people with cancer struggles, some even fighting for their lives, might be uncomfortable. That’s not what I experienced. I experienced...

Summer Shuttle System Studied

Could a shuttle system similar to the one in Laguna Beach be successful on the Balboa Peninsula? That was one of the main topics of discussion at this month’s Balboa Village Advisory Committee meeting. Dan Boyle, president of Dan Boyle & Associates, explained the details of...

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Lifestyle

Garden Studio Design Helps to Save Water

As each day passes without significant rainfall, there is little doubt that California is in a serious drought. This year, Governor Brown has mandated a 25 percent cutback on water usage. Newport Beach has responded by requiring residents and business owners to greatly reduce...

Insights: 99 Degrees is Not Enough to Succeed

Water boils at sea level at 100 degrees Celsius. Not 99 degrees, but 100 degrees. It has to reach its potential for water to boil. People are often disappointed that they have not reached their potential; at times they may only miss it by one degree. Just like water that is...

Moment for Health: The Health Benefits of Plants

A sea of green leaves frolic in the breezy cool morning while the day decides to wake up. Fresh air makes it through the open window and to breath deeply of its sweet contents fills the lungs with oxygen and connects us with the world. We cannot live without the likes of nature...

Stepping Out

Curtain Up: Spirited Peter Pan Prequel at SCR

Twelve actors in contemporary street clothes wander onto the stage as though arriving at rehearsal and seeing this space for the first time. All that is there are a couple of scaffold-like platforms and a smattering of random set pieces. Way upstage is the exposed back wall of...
Posted On 29 May 2015

Eat + Drink

Off the Menu: New Seasonal Menu at Fig & Olive

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy We’re on the cusp of summer yet still in springtime, so it’s a perfect opportunity to enjoy a bounty of seasonal farm-fresh produce, including spring peas, figs and asparagus—all now incorporated into the spring/summer...

Active

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

Garden Studio Design Helps to Save Water

As each day passes without significant rainfall, there is little doubt that California is in a serious drought. This year, Governor Brown has mandated a 25 percent cutback on water usage. Newport Beach has responded by requiring residents and business owners to greatly reduce...

Blackband Design Launches New Interior Design Service

Spring is the time for renewal, de-cluttering and redoing the interior of a home—perfect timing for the launch of Blackband Design’s new interior design service called Concierge by Design, which saves time, money and provides beautiful new interiors in a snap. Owner Wendy...

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...
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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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