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Council Slows Down General Plan Update Process

Newport Beach City Council got the ball rolling Tuesday on the General Plan update, but slowed the roll down to a crawl in an effort to be transparent, engage and inform the community, and take their time considering a potential update. The General Plan provides the policy basis for all...
Posted On 17 Nov 2017

Home Burglary Can Be a Shattering Experience

Having your home burglarized can be a shattering experience. In fact, shattering windows is the latest tactic of burglars, while the shattered feelings of security are the most common end results for the majority of Newport Beach residents whose homes have been ransacked. According to Andi...

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Series of Residential Burglaries Reported in Dover Shores

Police warned residents in an alert this week about a series of residential burglaries that took place within a two-day time frame earlier this month in the Dover Shores area. Between Nov 7 and 8, four home burglaries on Polaris Drive, Antigua Way and Santiago Drive were reported...

Police Seek Witness in Assault Investigation

The Newport Beach Police Department is seeking a possible witness for an aggravated assault investigation, authorities reported in a press release on Tuesday. A woman was attacked while jogging near the intersection of 16th Street and Seagull Lane on Aug. 31 around 5:42 a.m. A...

Harbormaster Helps Out USCG Auxiliary Safety Inspections

Teamwork between Newport Harbor mooring permitees, Newport Beach Harbormaster department, and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary for vessel safety inspections is off to a positive start City harbormaster staff is helping the USCG Auxiliary team conduct their free vessel safety...
Posted On 10 Nov 2017

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CW Driver Breaks Ground on Newport Harbor Medical Plaza

Local builder C.W. Driver Companies has broken ground on Newport Harbor Medical Plaza, a 26,500-square-foot medical facility at 330 Old Newport Blvd., according to a press release. The Newport...

Pelican Hill Appoints New Golf Club GM

The Resort at Pelican Hill recently announced the appointment of Robert Ford as general manager of the resort’s golf club. Ford was on the club’s opening leadership team more than 25...

Newport Firm to Design Landscape for $245M Anaheim Resort

Newport Beach-based Lifescapes International has been selected to design the landscape environment for the recently announced $245 million development of the Westin Anaheim Resort, a four-diamond...

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Romantic Serenades Inspire Artist

Ethos Contemporary Art Gallery on the Balboa Peninsula will be featuring former Newport Beach resident Orlando Agudelo-Botero in a one man exhibition this weekend. A reception for the artist will...

Local Focus: Heidi Miller Offers Unselfish Gift to Save Bruce Cook’s Life

By Cassandra Reinhart, Special to the Independent Sixty-five-year-old Bruce Cook couldn’t admit to anyone but himself that he will die without a kidney transplant. “I didn’t want sympathy and I...

Free Wheelchair Mission at Port Theater

Free Wheelchair Mission brings it’s “1 Million for 1 Million” campaign to Newport Beach’s iconic Port Theater in Corona Del Mar on Thursday in celebration of giving out it’s one millionth...



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Soundcheck: Gary Numan Brings New Music to OC

Back in the days when New Wave was taking over the airwaves, everyone I knew (including me) owned a copy of Gary Numan’s iconic and groundbreaking 1979 album “The Pleasure Principle,” which contained his smash hit “Cars.” Numan’s android-ish style and unique vocal phrasing, plus...

Artscapes: Segerstrom Center Launches 2017-2018 Broadway Series

“Hamilton” caused a sensation on Broadway, and it’s on a sensational tour that stops at Segerstrom Center for the Arts next spring. But before “Hamilton” takes its best shot, a handful of other musicals make their way to own, starting next week with “Something Rotten” and ending...

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Off the Menu Side Dish: Thanksgiving Dining in Newport Beach

Compiled by Laura Wise | NB Indy Back Bay Bistro Enjoy your Thanksgiving with Back Bay Bistro’s award-winning American cuisine, while taking in the quintessential panoramic view of the Back Bay...

Off the Menu: Center 360 Debuts at Segerstrom Center

We love dining out before seeing a show at Segerstrom Center or South Coast Repertory, but sometimes our schedules don’t allow us enough time to enjoy a leisurely meal at a nearby restaurant....

Off the Menu: Caliente Southwest Grill is a Fun Fresh-Mex Hideaway

We love to discover new neighborhood restaurants, but our latest find is not new. It’s a small, intimate fast-casual restaurant called Caliente Southwest Grill, and it’s been on 17th street in...

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Newport Local Finishes 8th in Bay Area Regatta

Newport Beach sailors competed this past week at the 2017 Rolex Big Boat Series hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco. Among the Newporters in the Bay Area waters was Paul Stemler of Newport Harbor Yacht Club with his J/44 46-foot sailboat, “Patriot.” He finished...
Posted On 26 Sep 2017

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...

Letter to the Editor: Are We Better Off With Scott Peotter?

As the recall of Councilman Scott Peotter nears the successful completion of the signature gathering, I think it is important to reflect on one question. It’s a paraphrase of the question Ronald Reagan so eloquently asked in 1980: “Is our community better off after the election...

Op-Ed: Enough is Enough with Peotter

By Former Newport Beach Mayor Rush Hill Since leaving the city council, I have tried to refrain from commenting on the actions of the new council, but the irresponsible decision to turn down over $480,000 in tax revenue, paid by Newport Beach residents to fix our streets, demands...

Letter to the Editor: Peotter Flip-Flops on Issues

Recently the Newport Beach City Council approved increases in the sewer fees paid by many Newport Beach residents.  In approving this increase, Council Member Scott Peotter said: “This is an overdue task that previous politicians refused to face, so I’m happy to support this.”...

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