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CdM’s ‘Flower Streets’ Signage in Bloom

It may not be springtime, but the street signs in Corona del Mar are in bloom. The Corona del Mar Business Improvement District recently completed a project to install decorative flower street signs along East Coast Highway through the CdM business district. The new signs include a colorful...
Posted On 21 Sep 2017

Council to Review New Sculptures

Civic Center Park looks a little barren these days — all nine artworks from Phase 2 of the Sculpture in Civic Center Park Exhibition, which have been on display in the park for the past two years, were removed this week. Fortunately, the City Arts Commission officially voted to accept nine new...

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Visiting Vessels May Pay More to Drop Anchor in Newport Harbor

Large boats visiting Newport Beach may soon be paying more to drop anchor in the harbor. The issue was briefly discussed at the Harbor Commission meeting Wednesday. Chairman Bill Kenney gave an update on behalf of the ad hoc committee tasked with looking into the fee structure...
Posted On 16 Sep 2017

Sewer Rate Adjustments Approved

Newport Beach residents who have the city as their wastewater service provider will likely soon see an increase in their bills, following a decision this week. Newport Beach City Council voted 6-1 Tuesday in support of sewer rate adjustments. Mayor Kevin Muldoon dissented. The...
Posted On 15 Sep 2017

Proposed Water Wheel Project Moving Forward

A solar-powered, debris-gathering water wheel, an idea that has been floating around the harbor for more than a year, is getting some traction this week as the city helps the project move forward. Public Works Director Dave Webb provided an update on the project to the Newport...
Posted On 14 Sep 2017

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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

Biz Buzz: Newport Construction Company Builds Dazzling Show Fountain

Newport Beach-based Outside the Lines, a design-build construction company that specializes in creating one-of-a-kind water features, rockwork and themed environments, has unveiled a...

Biz Buzz: Mesa Water Launches New Water Vending Machine

Mesa Water District, the public water agency that supplies water to 110,000 residents throughout Costa Mesa and parts of Newport Beach, invites the community to a free family-friendly festival at...

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Charity Spotlight: Jofit Fashion Fundraiser Benefits First Tee

More than 100 golfers and active-lifestyle enthusiasts joined Jofit founder Joanne Cloak for an evening of fashion and fundraising at the Jofit retail store in Newport Beach on Friday, August 18....
Posted On 21 Sep 2017

Charity Spotlight: Newport Golfers Support Injured Marines

The Newport Beach Police Association Foundation hosted their Golf Classic to benefit the 1/1 Marines Foundation on Monday. The day began with 144 golfers taking on the course at the Newport Beach...

Charity Spotlight: Segerstrom Center Candlelight Concert Kickoff Party

Segerstrom Center for the Arts kicked off the festivities leading to the 44th Annual Candlelight Concert this December with a special event at The Ranch in Laguna Beach on Aug. 25 hosted by...



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Balboa Peninsula Art Show is ‘Looking Forward/Looking Back’

Newport Beach artist Georgeana Ireland has truly come full circle. Ireland, who owns Ethos Contemporary Art on the Balboa Peninsula, will be featured in her one-woman show “Looking Forward/Looking Back” that opens this weekend at her gallery at 3405 Newport Blvd. The opening...
Posted On 15 Sep 2017

Artscapes: Singer-Songwriter Lia Menaker Brings Soulful Sound to Blue Beet

Most musicians dream of making a living making music. Lia Menaker is actually living that dream, although the road to success has been long and winding. In fact, she’s on that road right now as the East Coast-based singer-songwriter continues her cross-country tour with a stop on...

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Off the Menu: Raising a Glass to the Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival

It’s only one week until the 4th Annual Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival, and we’re already salivating over the sensational lineup of restaurants that are participating this yea...

Off the Menu Side Dish: Our Picks for the Golden Foodie Awards

This weekend is the annual Golden Foodie Awards, and we’ll be there to cheer on the OC-based chefs, bartenders and other restaurant personnel who have been nominated for awards. The winners in 18...

Off the Menu Side Dish: Wine Takes Center Stage at Festival

Newport Beach Wine & Food Fest September is California Wine month, which means the Fourth Annual Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival that returns to the Newport Beach Civic Center Sept. 30...

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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...

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

Letter to the Editor: We Cannot Afford More of Scott Peotter

Public pressure forced Councilman Scott Peotter to abandon his foolish “political protest” of refusing $480,000 in gas tax (SB-1) funds for local streets in order to “send a message” to Sacramento.  This cost would have risen to $1.9 million next year if it had continued. The gas...

Op-Ed: Lessons Learned From Gas Tax Decisions

By Keith Curry / former Newport Beach Mayor Due to resident action, the city council reversed its decision and decided to accept the street improvement funds generated by Newport Beach taxpayers.  Some thanks are in order.  First, to Councilmembers Diane Dixon and Brad Avery for...
Posted On 17 Sep 2017

Letter to the Editor: Peotter Does Not Respect Community Values

Much has been written about the myriad reasons for the recall of Councilman Scott Peotter. Two of the many issues that come up in favor of recall are that he does not represent or respect the values of our community and that he has failed to conduct himself in a civil manner. I...