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A Sign of the Times

“Sign, sign, everywhere a sign/blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind.” The lyrics to the 1971 song “Signs” didn’t specifically refer to political signs, but it’s certainly a...

Event Offers Sneak Peek Behind Six CdM Front Doors

An event next week will invite guests to take a peek behind a handful of Corona del Mar front doors and get inspired by the design and architecture of the home. The 43rd Annual Corona del Mar...
Posted On 21 Oct 2016


Talking Finance With Children

By Gioia McCarthy | Special to the NB Indy Talking to your children isn’t always an easy thing to do. I know because I have two college-age sons, and it’s hard to even find a moment when I’ve got...

Specialty Food Store baker & olive Coming to CdM

Their name may be in lower letters, but baker & olive is all caps when it comes to specialty food items. The purveyor of internationally renowned olive oils, vinegars, cheeses and related...

The Butchery Set to Open in Crystal Cove

The Butchery, a full-service butcher shop known for high-quality meats, artisan cheeses, craft beers and wines, will open its third Orange County location at Crystal Cove Shopping Center in...


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Car Collides With Elderly Bicyclist on Balboa Blvd.

An elderly man was transported to the hospital this week after being hit by a vehicle on the Balboa Peninsula, according to authorities. Newport Beach Police Department dispatch center was...

Farewell to Longtime Newport Arts Supporter Wendy Brooks

Longtime Newport Beach resident and arts supporter Wendy Brooks died unexpectedly in her home last month. She was 75. Wendy was born in Los Angeles and attended University High School. She went...

Wine Tasting Benefit Nets Record Amount for The Wooden Floor

At the 10th Anniversary of The Wooden Floor’s “Keep the Promise” Wine Tasting Benefit at Big Canyon Country Club, more than 300 supporters enjoyed tastes of a dozen of the best wines in the world...

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Musically Conjuring “Harry Potter” at Segerstrom Center

Few pieces of musical composition are as iconic as those accompanying the well-loved onscreen saga of Harry Potter. From the first haunting notes of John Williams’ score, one knows that they are about to enter a world of pure magic, and the ensuing tunes have come to be as...

Artscapes: Betty Buckley Brings “Story Songs” to Segerstrom Center

Television fans know her as Abby Bradford in the hit series “Eight Is Enough.” Musical theater enthusiasts know her from her memorable rendition of “Memory” in her Tony Award-winning role as Grizabella the Glamour Cat in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Cats.” She’s starred in a host of...

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Off the Menu Side Dish: A Holiday with Cocktails

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy  It’s time for a Holiday. Holiday, Westside Costa Mesa’s new social lounge/speakeasy, has officially opened to the public after several...

Off the Menu: A Culinary Event to Save Elephants

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy This Sunday will be a gray day at Sherman Library & Gardens in Corona del Mar, but that’s a good thing! Our favorite French chef,...

Off the Menu Side Dish: From France to Hollywood at Moulin and Laguna Playhouse

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy     We’re always looking for good spots to dine before seeing a play at Laguna Playhouse, especially some place we can get in and out of...

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Sports: USC Beats Colorado 21-17

Trojan fans throughout Newport Beach were no doubt cheering when USC Wide Receiver JuJu Smith Schuster’s pass reception sealed a 21 – 17 victory for the Trojans over the Colorado Buffalos. USC is now 2-2 in conference play, and 3-3 overall. Photo by Jim Collins
Posted On 10 Oct 2016

Sports: Jay Haas Wins Toshiba Classic

At age 62 and 10 months, Jay Haas became the second-oldest winner in PGA Tour Champions history when he birdied the first hole of a playoff with Bart Bryant on Sunday in the Toshiba Classic at Newport Beach Country Club. Haas, who won the Toshiba Classic in 2007, notch his 18th...
Posted On 10 Oct 2016

On Factual Accuracy and Other Quaint Values

When I talk about needing a tone shift in our city, I’m referencing commentaries like the one written by Jean Ardell this past week. The author compares a political consultant to “anti-Semitic, pro-fascist” forces. She then moves from that (remarkably false)...

Moorlach Overlooks the Economic Impact of Climate Change

For years I have followed Senator John Moorlach as a member of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, and now as state senator. I applaud him for his concerns about wasteful spending, but it seems he doesn’t get that as a senator he’s also responsible for all the things needed...

Op/Ed: Transparency is Under Attack in Newport Beach

By Keith Curry Civic transparency continues to erode in Newport Beach. First, Team Newport refused to address campaign finance loopholes that allowed two of them to escape the consequences of violating our campaign contribution laws. Incumbents continue to raise funds from those...

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