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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...
Posted On 19 Oct 2017

Harbor Commission Recommends West Anchorage Become Permanent

Visiting boaters who have become accustomed to mooring in the Turning Basin in Newport Harbor the past few years may be happy to hear that the anchorage area may become a permanent summer mainstay. The Harbor Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved recommending to City...
Posted On 13 Oct 2017

City Floats Ideas for Regulating Drones

Ideas for drone regulations have been hovering in Newport Beach for some time, and Tuesday they landed on the City Council’s dais. Newport Beach Police Department support services commander, Lieutenant Damon Psaros, gave a presentation about various approaches for regulation...
Posted On 12 Oct 2017

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Fashion Island Turns 50

Birthday wishes are in order for Newport Beach’s most famous shopping destination. Fashion Island turns 50 years young on Sept. 9. Known for its designer stores, high-end restaurants, and beautiful coastal location, Fashion Island has been celebrating all summer. Since July 29,...

Arts Commission Discusses Budget, Fundraising

It’s been an interesting year for art in Newport Beach, particularly regarding how it’s funded in the city, and that was at the heart of the conversation during a meeting this week. Discussion during the City Arts Commission annual retreat Tuesday revolved mostly around what the...
Posted On 01 Sep 2017

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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 its headquarters in Costa Mesa on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The...

Biz Buzz: Bixby & Ball Opens in Grand Style

Bixby & Ball at Lido Marina Village opened in grand style last Sunday with a festive party featuring champagne, lobster rolls, oysters, and a three-piece steel drum band. Attendees packed the compact store to chat with the store staff and browse an array of distinctive...

Wirth Plastic Surgery Celebrates Grand Opening

Wirth Plastic Surgery, a new office in Newport Beach that offers a full range of plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures, recently held their grand opening. Dr. Garrett Wirth launched his new practice with a grand opening ceremony on Aug. 17. “I’m so grateful to be...

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