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Newport Beach Police Department Enforces Motorcycle Safety

As part of its grant-funded Special Traffic Enforcement and Crash Prevention (STEP) activities, the Newport Beach Police Department will be conducting specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operations on Friday, Jan 23. Extra officers will be on duty patrolling areas that are frequented by...

Coast Highway Construction at Riverside Avenue

According to an email from the City of Newport Beach, starting this week the Riverside Drive and West Coast Highway intersection with Coast highway will be impacted as part of the OCSD Newport Force Main Rehabilitation project. What can you expect? Re-striping of the roadway will occur during...

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NBPD Sings to Share the Road

The Newport Beach Police Department has once again produced a creative musical video to spread an important message. NBPD employees came together recently to create the upbeat tune about sharing the road, set to the traditional folk tune “On Top of Old Smokey.” Just like the...

Police Dog Joins NBPD Team

The Newport Beach Police Department has a new member: Kajo the canine, officials announced this week. “NBPD is proud to introduce the newest member of the NBPD family,” reads a community message sent out on June 29 about the police dog. Kajo (pronounced “Kah-joe”) is originally...

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News from around Newport Beach   Trial Starts for Former Sunday School Teacher in Newport Beach According to the Orange County District Attorney’s office, a former volunteer Sunday school teacher was scheduled to face trial beginning June 10 for molesting seven minor boys...

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Benefit: OC Museum of Art Serves “Art of Dining” Gala

The Orange County Museum of Art unveiled a tasty masterpiece on May 30 when 350 supporters enjoyed Art of Dining 2015, the museum’s most important fundraiser and one of Orange...

Ben Carlson Statue Approved for McFadden Square

Nearly a year after Benjamin Carlson, a longtime Newport Beach lifeguard, lost his life while rescuing a swimmer in distress, the Newport Beach city council this week approved a statue honoring...

Biggest Beach Party of the Year Comes to Newport Dunes June 26 – 28

Get ready for the biggest beach party to be held in Newport Beach this year: Newport Beach Party: A Celebration of Community, held at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort June 26 – 28. The three...



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Curtain Up: Led Zepagain Rocks Lido Live

By Madison Desler | NB Indy The Lido Live Theater, built in 1938, has all the adornments of a jazz-age venue: a stunning marquee, old-timey popcorn maker, art deco light fixtures, and cushy theater seats. However, a newly installed stage riser, heavy duty light rigging, and a...

Artscapes: Alien Art is a Riot at OC Museum of Art

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy The Orange County Museum of Art hosts a pair of exhibitions through May 24 that may seem alien, but are actually of “the times,” and timely. The first, “Alien She,” is billed as the first exhibition highlighting the...

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The Goulash of October

“I don’t believe it! Oktoberfest is almost over!” I lamented to Stasha. “What are you talking about? It’s still September!” “True, but in Munich, Oktoberfest starts in mid-September and only runs...

Showing the Whey

Everyone has a weakness. Mine is bread. I adore it in all it’s unique and various forms, and therefore, find that abstinence is the best way to avoid temptation and an expanding waistline....

Abe’s Road to Bluefin

Abe-food. That’s my moniker for the most innovative, fresh and unique sushi in Orange County. Abe-food. That’s what I will repeatedly chant from now on when I need a fix. Those of you who have...

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Eight Days a Week

Summer sailing is getting underway, and that means that over the next few weeks, local racers will be able to find sailing events every night of the week. In the San Francisco Bay area, there is an annual challenge to see who can attend the most consecutive days of sailing over...

A Panga in Trouble Could Be Trouble

Ahoy! Sad, very sad, that the Newport-to-Ensenada race had fatalities on the course. I do not have enough information and details for this week’s column, however next week I will let you know what happened. To me and other experienced ocean-going boaters, it looks like a...

Potpourri Part Deux

All those fun issues that I didn’t get to last column… The Taj Ma-City-Hall  You have to wait until the May 3 edition on the Independent. The grand opening of the Taj Ma-City-Hall is May 4. But you can stop by and admire your tax dollars at work anytime. It is open for...

It’s Still the Big Delicious Apple

* Make Mine Manhattan New York City is a favorite springtime destination for many in Newport Beach. My wife and I just returned from a visit to Manhattan. Even after being hit by hurricane Sandy and a record snowstorm the city has recovered amazingly once again showing the...

Pump Priming

Economists used to use the phrase “prime the pump” to describe government stimulus spending to jump start economic growth. Back on the farm, if your pump dried out and you couldn’t get water from the well, it was probably because the leather seal in the pump had...
Posted On 15 Apr 2013