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CdM BID Tackles Parking Problem

A group of Corona del Mar leaders discussed a popular hot topic for the village this week: Parking. Corona del Mar Business Improvement District held their monthly board meeting Thursday morning in the CdM conference room at the Newport Beach Civic Center. Parking was among the...
Posted On 27 Aug 2015

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Waterfront: Helping Boaters in Need

Summer continues on Newport Harbor with an active amount of boaters seven days a week. As proud grandparents ourselves, we really delight in watching youngsters operating family vessels up to 20 feet, and the seven year olds (and above) being tutored and learning sailboat racing...


Local Focus: Home Safety Checks Can Combat Property Crime

Newport Beach has world class shopping, world class beaches, world class weather, world class hotels—and world class homes to break into. Newport is considered a “safe city” with relatively few violent crimes, said Newport Beach Police Department Crime Prevention Specialist Andi...

Charity Spotlight: Raise Foundation Says ‘Don’t Forget. Double Check.’

Newport Beach resident Deborah Mayhew has been involved for many years as a board member and event co-chair for The Raise Foundation, Orange County’s child abuse prevention organization established by the Board of Supervisors in 1974. Now, Mayhew is helping the Raise...

Newport Philanthropists Fund Orangewood Scholarship

Shirley Pepys owns one of the oldest homes on Balboa Island, and is president of the Balboa Island Museum & Historical Society. She is also an annual winner of the Ring of Lights contest every December. But Pepys has another passion—helping former foster kids go on to...

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Moment for Health: Combatting Toxins in the Home

Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home—and home toxins. They’re everywhere, from carpets to furniture. Here are a few ways to combat toxins in the home. In the living room, carpets are the main cause of air pollution in the home. Since carpets are treated with all types...

Insights: I Have Your Back

Sometimes life loves to throw us a few curve balls—challenges that seem insurmountable.  Not always what we want or expect in life. However, these times are there for us to learn. Yet it is not just about the lesson or about what we are experiencing, but about the people who are...

Insights: Don’t Play Small

Often we think of goldfish simply as a small fish kept in a bowl on a table. However, do you know that goldfish are able to grow 100 times larger but are kept small because of the size of the bowl?  The same is true for a bonsai tree. We also restrict ourselves by placing...

Stepping Out

Artscapes: Great People and Voices Wanted for OC Women’s Chorus

“It can’t be good if it’s not fun, and it can’t be fun if it’s not good.” They’re words to live by, says Orange County Women’s Chorus Artistic Director Eliza Rubenstein of her college mentor’s motto. “Music-making is most enjoyable if it’s done at the highest possible level, but...

Eat + Drink

Off the Menu Special: Fall is Wine & Food Festival Time

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy This is Wine & Food festival season in Southern California, with three notable events occurring over the next several weeks. The fun begins this week with the Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival, held Aug. 27 – 30 in...


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...

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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