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Newport Beach Film Festival: Take 18

“Go Deeper.” That’s the message the Newport Beach Film Festival wants 50,000 filmgoers to embrace as they descend on the city for this year’s 18th annual cinematic confluence of filmmakers and...

Mooring Management Could Switch Hands

Management of the approximate 1,220 onshore and offshore moorings in Newport Harbor may soon switch hands from county to city control, following a meeting last week. City staff presented a...
Posted On 20 Apr 2017


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Peotter Gets Endorsement from OCGOP

According to a press release from Newport Beach City Councilman Scott Peotter, the Orange County Republican Party has passed a resolution opposing the recall filed against him. “The OCGOP stands firmly with Councilman Scott Peotter in opposition to the proposed recall. Scott has...

Bike and Pedestrian Safety Operations

The Newport Beach Police Department will be conducting focused Bike & Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations on Monday. Extra officers will be on duty patrolling areas that are frequented by bicyclists and pedestrians, and where recent traffic collisions have occurred, in...

Newport Beach Police Shoot and Kill Domestic Violence Suspect

On Saturday at 9:11 p.m., the Newport Beach Police Department’s Dispatch Center received a 911 call from a citizen reporting an in-progress domestic violence incident in the 200 block of 61st Street. The caller also advised officers that the suspect had armed himself with a...

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Robert Talbott Store Opens in Fashion Island

Robert Talbott opened its first Southern California freestanding boutique at Fashion Island this month. The new 1,114-square-foot store will offer a full line of high-end luxury clothing for men,...

Biz Buzz: B Toffee Expands to Spread More Sweet Joy

Some people bake cookies as gifts, other make fudge. Newport Beach resident Betsy Thagard decided to go one step further and make toffee. “It’s not the easiest thing to make—toffee is very...

Biz Buzz: Appetizing Details Revealed for Newport Beach Wine & Food Fest

Bravo master chefs, Top Chef winners and Food Network stars will join a stellar lineup of local restaurants for the fourth annual Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival, to be held Sept. 29...

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On Faith: “Strange Occurrences” Offers Insights into Religion

On the evening of Thursday, August 21, in 1879, 15 people claimed to see the same miraculous occurrence, and now over one million people make the pilgrimage to the village of Knock in Ireland...

Row, Row, Row Your Boat…Across the Pacific Ocean

There was absolutely no way that four girls weren’t going to set a world record. After all, they were the first humans to row across the entire Pacific Ocean – from San Francisco, to Cairns,...

“Augie” Documentary Inspires Hope

Moviegoers may not expect a film involving amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, to inspire hope, but “Augie” certainly does. The documentary centers on Augie Nieto, the fitness entrepreneur...



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“California Typewriter” is an Homage to Typewriters

“I feel something for these machines. I look at it and my mind just goes ‘Where has this machine been at?’ If it could talk, man it could tell some stories.” Ken Alexander, master typewriter repairman, while waxing sentimental on what’s to love about the humble typewriter, hit...

“Remembering Leonard Nimoy” at Newport Beach Film Fest

Many of us want to leave a legacy behind. Something that we will be remembered for. Leonard Nimoy had no such problem since he is forever and indelibly engraved in our collective social conscience as the iconic Mr. Spock on the Star Trek series. For 40 years Nimoy shared his...
Posted On 23 Apr 2017

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“Courses” Offers Fascinating Look at the Life of a Chef

“Food is just the medium. It’s really a connection of random people that want one thing—a good time. A good experience. That’s all it is. Food is just my way of talking.” Chef Jake Bickelhaupt...

Off the Menu: Beachcomber Serves Spring, Mix Mix Serves Brunch

The Beachcomber Restaurant in the Crystal Cove Historic District has added new breakfast, lunch and dinner menu items in celebration of the spring season. The dishes include pulled pork benedict...

Off the Menu Side Dish: Celebrity Cruises Launches Leading Edge Mobile Cinema

 Whether at sea or on land, Celebrity Cruises seems to be everywhere! We’ve become fans of Celebrity Cruises despite having never set foot on one of their deluxe cruise ships. Celebrity Cruises...

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“Sea Gypsies” is a Wild Voyage

Whenever I watch a nautical film that is based on little boating experience or “fly by the seat of your pants” long distance cruising, I am simply amazed by sheer blind luck or divine intervention, (or both), which is the case with “Sea Gypsies” in this year’s Film Festival. My...

Ageless Tennis Players Seek “Gold Balls”

In her movie “Gold Balls,” Kate Dandel tracks a group of ageless (mostly over 80) geezers as they train, travel, laugh and claw through tennis tournaments across the United States, hoping to win a Gold Ball. John Powless, 81, and ranked number one in the over 80 group, eventually...

I Will Always Stand Up for Free Speech

In his early writings Benjamin Franklin warns, “Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.”  An intolerant group in Newport Beach has initiated a recall against me because I speak my mind. Their list of “grievances” against me...

Save Free Speech in Newport Beach

I became involved in city politics over a decade ago to stop the over-concentration of drug and alcohol rehab homes in West Newport and expose the corrupt politicians profiting from them, while our community suffered the impacts. The deeper I dug, the more corruption I found at...

Time for Councilman Peotter to Go

Like many of my neighbors, I have been appalled by the changes in our city council during the past two years. Rather than focusing on the quality of life, parks and open space for our kids, replacement of aging city facilities and sound fiscal management, we see council members...

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