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The ‘Ifs’ of the Recall Effort and 2018 Council Election

The local 2018 election season is off to an early start, and could play out much differently than usual if a community recall effort is successful. A potential special election, due to the possible recall of Newport Beach City Councilman Scott Peotter, is causing prospective candidates to get...
Posted On 20 Oct 2017

Coyote Decoys in Harbor Aim to Deter Sea Lions

Wile. E. Coyote has a new adversary: Salty the Seal (or sea lion, in this case), and the city hopes the clever canine finally prevails. In a creative effort to deter sea lions from camping out on docks and boats, Newport Beach Harbor Operations Division is placing plastic coyote decoys in...
Posted On 19 Oct 2017

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Civic Center Contractor Agrees to Reimburse City $365,000

Following an audit of the Newport Beach Civic Center project, the construction manager has agreed to reimburse the city $365,000 for certain associated costs, according to an Oct. 9 agreement. Results from the draft audit in 2016 identified more than $1.2 million in possible...

New Community Development Director Puts Service First

Seimone Jurjis, the new Community Development Director for the city, is described as a problem-solver who puts service first. “He’s a person who can help you solve a problem,” offered former mayor and Civic Affairs Council President Rush Hill. “That’s his attitude, he’s there to...

Council Approves Seawall Cap, Continues Peninsula Crosswalk Study

Noteworthy items for both the Balboa Island and Peninsula were on the Newport Beach City Council agenda Tuesday. Council unanimously a bid for the seawall cap project on the island. The 6 to 0 vote approved a $1.44 million contract with Bosco Constructors, Inc., for the project....
Posted On 13 Oct 2017

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Local Lawyer Launches Emergency Communication Platform

The recent Las Vegas shooting rampage was a tragic event that reminds everyone that violent incidents have become all too frequent in modern society. Consider these statistics: There were more...
Posted On 20 Oct 2017

Biz Buzz: Newport Developer Adds Local Concepts to Long Beach Exchange

Newport Beach-based Burnham-Ward Properties, together with its affiliate Burnham USA and Rockwood Capital, has added three local boutique fitness concepts to its upcoming Long Beach Exchange...

Balboa Island Biz Prepares to Celebrate 20 Years

After nearly two decades, a Balboa Island boutique is revamping and going back to its roots. Art for the Soul owner Valinda Martin opened her unique shop on Balboa Island June 23, 1998. And this...
Posted On 22 Sep 2017

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Charity Spotlight: National Philanthropy Day OC Honors Local Luminaries

Merriam-Webster defines “philanthropy” as “goodwill to fellow members of the human race, especially an active effort to promote human welfare.” Americans in particular know what philanthropy...

Charity Spotlight: Balboa Bay Resort Hosts School of the Arts Season Premiere Concert

Where are the future Broadway stars? They’re attending the Orange County School of the Arts. OCSA kicked off its 2017-18 season with a beachfront concert at the Balboa Bay Resort on Sept. 9...

Benefit: Literacy Project Dreams Big at Annual Gala

To be a good writer, you need to be a good reader. I was indeed a voracious reader at an early age, consuming everything from Hardy Boys to Box Car Children books to short stories by Ray...



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Artscapes: Segerstrom Center Prepares to Unveil Argyros Plaza

The workmen are nearly done riveting and the fencing between Segerstrom Hall and Segerstrom Concert Hall is almost ready to come down, which means it’s time to unveil the new Julianne and George Argyros Plaza and the Center for Dance and Innovation. The grand opening ceremony and...

Curtain Up: Nine Happy Neighbors Watch ‘Twelve Angry Men’

Attending a play or concert with a friend is always fun, but what happens when you get nine neighbors together and make a group trip to Laguna Playhouse to watch a weekend matinee performance of “Twelve Angry Men?” Last Saturday, nine neighbors (including me) who frequently meet...

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Off the Menu: Dinner Magnifique at Marché Moderne

Step into the simple elegance of the new Marché Moderne in the Crystal Cove Shopping Center and you enter a world where tradition reigns and even a simple basket of bread offers guests hints of...

Off the Menu Side Dish: Creative Conscious Cuisine at Andrei’s

It seems that almost every foodie we know has been to Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails in Irvine near John Wayne Airport—except us. That finally changed when Christopher stopped by for...

Off the Menu: Fabulous Fall Flavors at True Food Kitchen

Best-selling healthy-living author Dr. Andrew Weil is a proponent of healthy dining, so it’s no surprise that his culinary concepts are behind the menu at True Food Kitchen in Fashion Island....

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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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