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Master of the Harbor, Dennis Durgan

Longtime resident, world-renowned sailor, yachtsman, businessman, local real estate agent, and Newport Harbor enthusiast Dennis Durgan now can add one more role to his list: Harbormaster. Durgan is well-known around Newport Harbor and is already a familiar face with a number of locals who live,...
Posted On 21 Jul 2017

Vacancies, Sculpture Exhibition Top Arts Commission Topics

As they prepare for Phase III of the Newport Beach Civic Center Sculpture Exhibition, the city Arts Commission will operate with two less commissioners, at least for the time being. Jennifer Van Bergh submitted her resignation on June 6, writing in a letter to Library Service Director Tim...


Future Study Session on Drone Rules

During the Newport Beach City Council meeting on Tuesday, Councilman Scott Peotter and Councilwoman Diane Dixon requested drone policies be placed on an upcoming agenda. They also asked that staff look into what other cities do regarding this issue. Council unanimously agreed to...

City Withdraws Mariners’ Mile Revitalization Plan

After working on the Mariners’ Mile Revitalization Master Plan for approximately one year, the city has backed off following public outcry. In a notice sent out to the community on Tuesday, Newport Beach city staff explained that the draft plan for the stretch of Pacific Coast...
Posted On 21 Jul 2017

Residents Updated on Local Issues

  A group of residents got a wide-ranging update about the state of the city at an early morning meeting this week. Newport Beach Mayor Kevin Muldoon discussed a number of important topics in the city with about 35 people at the Corona del Mar Residents Association meeting...
Posted On 21 Jul 2017

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Biz Buzz: New Pelican Hill Resort GM Focuses on Guest Experience

Tom Donavan began his hospitality career where all managers of Five Star resorts should start: in the kitchen. Donovan, the new general manager of The Resort at Pelican Hill, is from Oyster Bay,...
Posted On 21 Jul 2017

Biz Buzz: Girl Scouts Honor Newport Resident, Add Newport Board Members

On Sunday, June 4, Girl Scouts of Orange County and its Board of Directors came together with over 700 guests to celebrate the accomplishments of Girl Scouts and the adult volunteers who support...

Biz Buzz: Financial Tips for Recent Grads

By Loreen Gilbert | Special to the NB Indy One of the most memorable moments in a young adult’s life is a graduation ceremony.  It is also a critical time to start thinking about your...



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Local Focus: Newport Entrepreneur Rolls Out New Electric Bike

  Archaeologists believe that the wheel as a useful tool was rolled out about 3,500 BC, in what was then Mesopotamia, a region within the Tigris and Euphrates River System in the Middle East.    ...

Charity Spotlight: Hoag Summer Classic Culinary Event Raises $245K

Get 40 top local restaurants (and the Newport Beach Fire Department) to serve their signature cuisine, add an opportunity drawing and live music, then invite 1,000 people to come and enjoy the...

Historical Plane on World Tour Lands at JWA

A historical and legendary aircraft landed at John Wayne Airport recently, just one stop on its world tour. The Breitling DC-3 visited Lyon Air Museum at the Orange County airport on July 14,...
Posted On 16 Jul 2017

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Summer Fun: Annual Lobsterfest Returns to Newport Dunes

Hundreds of Maine lobsters will be flown in to Newport Beach on Aug. 6 for the 9th Annual Lobsterfest, held at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina from 3 to 8 p.m. More than 700 people are expected to attend this annual celebration of summer, which centers around a...

Weekend Getaway: A Weekend of Al Fresco Jazz in Idyllwild

High above Palm Springs, deep in the San Jacinto mountains yet only about 90 minutes from Newport Beach is the town of Idyllwild, a charming (some might say rustic) village that through the years has somehow kept its small-town atmosphere. Set among tall pines, cedars and...

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Off the Menu: Eating Our Way Through the OC Fair

Five-pound barbecued pig leg. Bacon-wrapped Brussels sprouts. Fried peanut butter meatballs.  Krispy Kreme ice cream chicken sandwich. Fried octopus on a stick. Yes, the OC Fair has returned, and...

Off the Menu: Rosé, Risotto and Roku

Where do you go to celebrate a half birthday? Andrea Restaurant at Pelican Hill Resort, of course. Catherine’s birthday was December 26, but she was sick and then out of town, so we never got to...

Off the Menu Side Dish: Culinary Trips to Mexico and the Mediterranean

We’ve driven past the Miguel’s Jr. Mexican food restaurant on 17th Street on the border of Costa Mesa and Newport Beach many times but never thought to stop in to check out the menu until last...

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Breakers Victorious in First Home Match

Newport Beach-based tennis team Orange County Breakers had their first home game of the season Monday, pulling out a close win 23-15 against the Springfield Lasers. For more information, visit breakerstennis.com.
Posted On 18 Jul 2017

Michael Chang Tennis Classic Benefits Local Charity

World champion tennis players Michael Chang and Kei Nishikori will compete in a World Class Doubles Pro Exhibition to raise funds for HomeAid Orange County and the Chang Family Foundation. Chang became the youngest male player to win a Grand Slam singles title when he won the...

Letter to the Editor: The Future of Mariners’ Mile

Let’s build a coastal city for people to enjoy now and in the future: Newport Beach should remain a charming coastal town along the tranquil bay. To most Newport Beach residents, Mariners’ Mile is our Main Street” and the heart of our town. This access to the beaches services our...

Letter to the Editor: Protecting Mariners’ Mile

Many of my neighbors and I in the Heights are in opposition to the construction of a six-lane freeway along what is fondly referred to as Mariners’ Mile.  To turn several established neighborhoods upside down to construct a six-lane highway for such a short stretch of land...

Letter to the Editor: Peotter Insults and Attacks

How do we know that Scott Peotter is getting desperate in the face of a recall by Newport Beach voters? His “campaign” has resorted to attacks on leading citizens and organizations rather than even attempting to defend his record. Peotter, through his emails and posts, and his...

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