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Special Olympics Flame of Hope Carried Through Corona del Mar

By Richard Simon | NB Indy / Photos by Charles Weinberg | NB Indy High humidity coupled with the emotions of the moment had eyes watering and faces dripping at the Newport Beach Civic Center Community Room on Tuesday afternoon during a ceremony that followed the Flame of Hope Run...

This Month's Feature


Waterfront: Summer Sailing Season Breezes Into Newport

The summer sailing season shifted into high gear last week when laser sailors from all over Southern California raced in the Flight of the Lasers on Sunday. This annual regatta is always fun for the small light weight and fast dinghies. The day before the race, we had a steady...


Charity Spotlight: Registration Now Open for Race for the Cure in Fashion Island

Registration is now open for the 24th annual Susan G. Komen Orange County Race for the Cure, to be held on Sunday, Sept. 27, at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. This year’s theme, “There’s a HERO in YOU” symbolizes the extraordinary acts of service by all Race participants who...

Communities: Town Hall Meeting Offers Drought Update

Mayor Pro Tem Diane Dixon invited residents of her Council District 1, which includes West Newport, the Peninsula, Lido Isle, Bay Island and Newport Island, to a town hall last Monday evening. Attendees got an update from utilities general manager George Murdoch on the city’s...

Benefit: Stars and Stripes Fishing Tournament Reels In $2.8 Million for Children’s Charities

Some people like fishing for compliments, but the organizers of the 19th annual Stars and Stripes fishing, golf and music fundraiser held in Los Cabos, Mexico, were fishing for funds to support five Orange County-based charities. This year, more than 600 people attended the...

This Week's Featured Real Estate


Moment for Health: Combatting Heat Stroke

Even though a bit of rain in a drought-filled season brought a few drops of water, the heat of summer persists, making us uncomfortably hot in the humid weather. Dry desert heat seems to prompt people to chug delicious cool water to relieve parched throats, but moist air is...

Insights: The Relevance of Mr. Irrelevant

Mr. Irrelevant is not so irrelevant. In fact, in my non-football terms, he is very relevant. For those of us who are a little behind the times and just learning about Mr. Irrelevant, here is the gist: Each year when the NFL draft pick is done, the final pick is named Mr....

Moment for Health: Health is a Bowl of Cherries

It’s unexplainable how cherries, sweet or tart, are uncontrollably delicious. Be it a Bing, Lambert or a Rainer, they rival the heavenly potato chip. Not by equals in taste, but by the sheer compulsion to eat them. You can’t have just one. Maybe that is why 370 million pounds are...

Stepping Out

Center Stage: National Choreographers Initiative

It’s a sultry, albeit breezy, July afternoon at UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts, where the creation of four fresh dance works for this year’s National Choreographers Initiative is underway. The air inside the studio fairly shimmers with possibilities as Sarah Tallman’s...

Eat + Drink

Off the Menu: Eating Our Way Through the OC Fair

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Deep fried Twinkie topped with caviar. Triple decker cheeseburger with Krispy Kreme donuts as buns. Deep fried pizza. Giant donuts injected with cinnamon whiskey. Deep fried slim fast bar. Yes, the OC Fair has returned...


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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