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Elizabeth Segerstrom and the Power of Giving

The act of giving is a powerful phenomenon that benefits both the giver and the receiver. Gifts of time, money and resources enrich the community in myriad ways. Giving expands our minds and strengthens humanity. The Catalogue for Philanthropy defines “philanthropy” as...

Council Approves Peninsula Crosswalk Enhancements

Crossing the street on the Balboa Peninsula should soon be safer and easier, hopefully without impacting traffic flow too much. At least that’s the city’s aim. Newport Beach City Council heard a review of the Balboa Peninsula Pedestrian Crossing Study at their study session...
Posted On 26 Oct 2017

The ‘What Ifs’ of 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...
Posted On 20 Oct 2017

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Council Approves $4M Move for Lido Fire Station

A new fire station in a new location is on the way to serve residents in the Lido area on the Balboa Peninsula, and not everyone is one board with the idea. Newport Beach City Council voted 6-1 Tuesday to purchase the property at 2807 Newport Blvd., where a closed McDonald’s...
Posted On 15 Sep 2017

New Eelgrass Thriving, May Improve Water Chemistry

Eelgrass collected and replanted in underwater regions around Newport Beach are flourishing, according to Marine Restoration Director Katie Nichols of Orange County Coastkeeper. The green, slender seagrass has been planted in the area for nearly a decade, but even grasses planted...

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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 (LBX) roster: GritCycle, Ra Yoga, and Orangetheory Fitness. A dynamic, experiential...

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 year, after selling her Laguna Beach store of the same name, she wants to refocus on...
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 state-of-the-art, iconic show fountain that will serve as the public centerpiece of the new...


It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s an … Editor??

Newport Indy Editor Roger Bloom takes reporting seriously. Especially when it comes to jet packs.

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