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Idea of Downtowner Shuttle in Corona del Mar

As the city’s  Balboa Peninsula trolley recently completed the final phases of approvals for the upcoming summer service, another village in Newport Beach is considering an idea of another...
Posted On 24 Mar 2017

Numerous Noteworthy Items on Council Agenda

It’s official, Newport Beach City Council confirmed their decision this week to repeal an earlier approval of the controversial project in Newport Center known as Museum House. Council members...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017


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Report Released on Marine Protected Areas

Marine protections imposed five years ago along the Southern California coast reveal no consistent region-wide “abundance trends” or extinctions for any species, says a report released this week. The data will be presented to the state Fish and Game Commission on April 26 when it...

Discussions Back On About Commercial Marina Rates

Newport Beach City Council considered commercial marina rates during a study session Tuesday, providing feedback and direction so city staff can return with recommendations for the Council to vote at a later date. It is following up on an effort to lower the increase approved in...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017

Newport Beach Becomes First Deaf-Friendly City

Newport Beach has officially been recognized as the first Deaf-Friendly City in America. The Deaf United World Alliance Foundation and sign language application provider Language People commemorated the occasion with Mayor Kevin Muldoon at Marina Park last Friday. At five Newport...

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Business

Biz Buzz: Newport Beach Restaurant Association Serves Upbeat Reports

The Newport Beach Restaurant Association’s board of directors served a buffet of upbeat reports at its annual meeting this week, held at the Island Hotel in Newport Center. Led by Board President...

Biz Buzz: Women Honored for Open Space Preservation

Newport Beach Councilmember Diane Dixon, Orange County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Michelle Steel, former Newport Beach Country Club co-owner and civic leader Colleen Johns were honored at...

Biz Buzz: Newport Coast Home Sells for Record $28 Million

McKown | Weinstein | Associates, a luxury real estate group, has surpassed the record of $27 million for the highest priced home sold in Newport Coast with the recent sale of 8 Mystique for $28...

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CdM Resident, Active CERT Volunteer Marilyn Broughton Dies

Corona del Mar resident Marilyn Broughton, an active volunteer for the Newport Beach Fire Department’s Community Emergency Response Team, died Saturday. She was 72. Friends and family describe...
Posted On 24 Mar 2017

Communities: Turning a Page on Branch Libraries

The Newport Beach Public Library’s board of trustees is moving forward with improvements to the Corona del Mar branch, despite a recent setback to a full remodel and adjoining fire station. After...

Local Elks Lodge Teaches Kids About Bike Safety

The Newport Harbor Elks Lodge (#1767) recently made several bike safety presentations and handed out safety equipment to local kids after being awarded a grant. Volunteers from the group...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017

Stepping Out

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Curtain Up: Finding a “Neverland” at Segerstrom Center

The Broadway musical “Finding Neverland” at Segertstrom Center for the Arts through April 2 is the mostly true story of how J.M. Barrie created his classic fable “Peter Pan,” and it’s the opportunity to bring along someone who will be absolutely delighted with the show: your...
Posted On 24 Mar 2017

Under Cover: National Geographic Explorer Visits Newport Library

“The world is not dying. It is not falling apart. It’s changing…What young generation has ever come into its own in a world free of peril?” So says Dr. Wade Davis, renowned anthropologist, National Geographic explorer, and professor, when asked his opinion on the state of our...

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Off the Menu: Five Crowns Menu Ushers In Spring

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy  Five Crowns restaurant has become more and more interesting since the local culinary icon celebrated its 50th anniversary two years ago....

Off the Menu: Zinfandel Time at Tobin James Cellars

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Next weekend, we head north for our annual Paso Robles pilgrimage to sample some of what we consider the best zinfandel in California—and...

Off the Menu: Newport Bistros Get High Marks for OC Restaurant Week

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy  Orange County Restaurant Week ends March 5-11, with more than 100 restaurants throughout the county offering prix fixe menus for lunch...

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U.S. Men’s National Team Plays 0-0 Draw Against Serbia

The U.S. Men’s National Team opened Bruce Arena’s second tenure as head coach with a spirited 0-0 draw against Serbia at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego on January 29. Forward Jozy Altidore earned his 100th cap in the match, becoming the second youngest player in U.S. MNT history...
Posted On 19 Feb 2017

Breakers Tennis Return to Newport Beach for 2017

The Orange County Breakers will call the Palisades Tennis Club in Newport Beach home once again as they return for the 2017 Mylan World TeamTennis season. The Breakers previously played at the Palisades Tennis Club from 2003-2006. “We are very excited to once again team up with...

Op-Ed: Giving Back to the Library

By Will O’Neill Before passing from this Earth as one the richest people in history, Andrew Carnegie funded approximately 3,000 public libraries across the world. He once stated that there “is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this...

Residents’ Vision is 20/20, City’s Vision is Foggy

The latest Mariners’ Mile Public Workshop that was held on January 26 at Marina Park was intended to provide the residents with a clear vision of what the City and the Consultant, Placeworks, have been working on since their last community meeting. It was clear that the City and...

Museum House Election Won’t Cost $2 Million

His former-honor councilman Keith Curry recently used the Museum House referendum to slam Team Newport and the city council for including legally allowed documents in the petition. As a reminder, Curry voted for the project. Armed with his law degree from Cal State Long Beach,...

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