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East Coast Highway Traffic Signal Outage Feb. 5

A traffic signal outage at the East Coast Highway/Newport Coast Drive intersection is planned for Thursday, Feb. 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. While out of operation, traffic signals are treated as four-way stops in all directions. Alternate routes are recommended as traffic delays are expected....

Newport Man Arrested for Bank Robbery

A Newport Beach man was arrested for bank robbery after being identified as the suspect in a series of bank robberies linked to the Rolled Sleeves Bandit. According to a press release from the FBI, Damian Loren Newhart, 38, of Newport Beach, was taken into custody in Inglewood, California, last...

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Trial Program to Anchor West of Lido Isle

  A trial anchorage program will soon be placed on the west side of Lido Isle following a Newport Beach City Council vote this week. Council approved the item 6-1, with Mayor Pro Tem Diane Dixon dissenting. “What we’re asking for is just a shot to try it,” said Harbor...
Posted On 16 Jul 2015

Newport Banning Land Trust Hosts Community Picnic

The Newport Banning Land Trust will host a free community picnic at its native plant nursery adjacent to their office on 17th Street in Costa Mesa on Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The focal point of the picnic is the recently completed native plant nursery where various...

Flame of Hope Carried Through Newport Beach

On Monday, the Flame of Hope (the official torch for the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015) will be carried through the city of Newport Beach on its journey to the opening ceremonies of the World Games on July 25. Newport Beach Police Department runners will join an...

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Newport Couple Promotes Mariachi Music in Schools

  Newport Beach is not exactly a hotbed for mariachi music—or is it? Teresa and Jose Hernandez spent a week’s vacation in a rented home on Lido Isle back in 1997, and loved it so much they...
Posted On 07 Aug 2015

Communities: A National Night Out in Newport

By Elizabeth Greenberg | NB Indy  An estimated 500 Newport Beach residents turned out at Bonita Canyon Sports Park on Tuesday to celebrate the annual National Night Out event, hosted by the...

On Faith: Newport Residents Make an Impact Feeding the Homeless

“I loved working with City Impact because I grew so much in my relationship with Jesus by serving others and praying for them,” explained 18-year-old Brooke Olson.  “City Impact is so amazing; it...



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Under Cover Book Club: ‘My Name is Resolute’

A few years back, a friend recommended a book to me by an author I had never heard of. She swore that “These is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine” by Nancy E. Turner was a must-read, and guaranteed that I would love it. I didn’t bite. Then, another friend gave the same...

Artscapes: Dance Takes Center Stage at Film Festival

Vibrating with a joy both energized and hopeful, tap transcends our workaday world to embody the very pulse of life. From traditional time-steps on Broadway stages to the improvisational, hip-hop style riffs of the streets, this American dance form plays well with others. It’s...

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When the Elite Meet

“Have you heard of the Orange County Wine Elite?” I asked Stasha. “No, but it sounds right up your alley – or your palate,” she replied. “It’s a meet-up group that’s dedicated to...

Something Nuevo at Mi Casa

“Did you see what arrived in the office mail?” I asked Stasha, holding a large box in my hands. “What’s inside?” asked Stasha. “Would you believe an empty bottle of Petron tequila?” I replied,...

R+D is A-OK

“I was at Fashion Island yesterday, and walked past R+D Kitchen. Have you dined there yet?” I asked Stasha “R+D Kitchen? No. What’s R+D?” “Ridiculous Desserts,” I said with a straight face....

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Boaters’ Weather

Ahoy! The seas will be pleasant for ocean cruising this weekend with a 2-foot swell from the west and a 2-foot south creating a little mixed set. The winds will be decent for sailing, blowing at 10 to 11 knots from the west, and the morning winds will be coming from the southeast...

Sailing Summary: Kettenhoffen Wins Ahmanson on a Dare

The overall winner of the Ahmanson Series/NHYC Opening Day Race last weekend was Bob Kettenhoffen’s well sailed Dare, a Beck 62.  Dare won the first two races by comfortable margins, and even a third place finish in the last race took little away from their overall win in this...

From Boston To Newport Beach

* Say C To Me While wandering around Fashion Island on the Thursday prior to the opening of the Newport Beach Film Festival, Mimi and I saw a large poster covering an entire wall that read, “Blue C Sushi, Opening Spring/Summer 2013.” The name of the restaurant is also a tough...

The Best Solution for the Old City Hall Site?

Now that the city has relocated to the new City Hall near Fashion Island, it’s time to make decisions regarding how to develop the old four acre property on Newport Blvd.  I attended the study session where three proposals to redevelop the site were presented to the Council...

The Taj Ma-City-Hall

Ok why do I refer to it as the Taj-ma-city-hall? The Taj Mahal, in India, is a mausoleum built in the 1600s by Shah Jahan for his 3rd wife Mumaz Mahal who died in childbirth. It is considered the ultimate example of opulence of that time period and has since become synonymous...

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