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Numerous Noteworthy Items on Council Agenda

It’s official, Newport Beach City Council confirmed their decision this week to repeal an earlier approval of the controversial project in Newport Center known as Museum House. Council members...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017

Survey Says: Classic Red Trolley

The votes are in, and the winner is – a classic red trolley. The Balboa Peninsula Trolley, a free shuttle that will run on Saturdays and Sundays this summer, is getting a classic, red...


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Discussions Back On About Commercial Marina Rates

Newport Beach City Council considered commercial marina rates during a study session Tuesday, providing feedback and direction so city staff can return with recommendations for the Council to vote at a later date. It is following up on an effort to lower the increase approved in...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017

Newport Beach Becomes First Deaf-Friendly City

Newport Beach has officially been recognized as the first Deaf-Friendly City in America. The Deaf United World Alliance Foundation and sign language application provider Language People commemorated the occasion with Mayor Kevin Muldoon at Marina Park last Friday. At five Newport...

Lido House Gets a Bigger Footprint

The California Coastal Commission this week approved an additional 4,745 square feet for the new Lido House Hotel. Of the extra space, 4,140 square feet will be allotted for the lobby, offices, restaurant, and retail space on the first floor. The remaining 605 square feet will be...

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Pelican Hill Scores Hole in One with 3D Golf Swing Analysis

“Golf is supposed to be fun,” former PGA champion and Newport Beach resident Fred Couples once said, “but I don’t think anything is fun if you’re not doing it reasonably well.”...

Biz Buzz: Goodbye Fairmont, Hello Duke

Newport Beach welcomes a new upscale lifestyle hotel to the city: The Duke Hotel Newport Beach. Formerly the Fairmont Newport Beach, the property on MacArthur Blvd. near the John Wayne Airport...

Newport Entrepreneurs Lead Nékter Juice Bar Expansion

How do you take a successful concept and grow it into a multi-franchise business that recently announced an aggressive expansion plan along with 20 consecutive quarters of positive comps? Just...

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Local Elks Lodge Teaches Kids About Bike Safety

The Newport Harbor Elks Lodge (#1767) recently made several bike safety presentations and handed out safety equipment to local kids after being awarded a grant. Volunteers from the group...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017

Council Honors Chamber’s 110 Years of Service

Newport Beach City Council honored the NB Chamber of Commerce this week with a proclamation commemorating the organization’s 110th anniversary. At the beginning of the Council’s study session on...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017

On Faith: St. Andrew’s is Creating Space to Belong

“We are excited about our Grand Opening Celebration at all services March 18 and 19, and everything that is happening at St. Andrew’s,” explained Jon Batarse, Minister of Communications at St....

Stepping Out

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Curtain Up: Tchaikovsky Comes to Laguna Playhouse

Pianist and actor Hershey Felder has been keeping busy—very busy. He’s played over 4,500 performances of his self-created solo productions around the world, breaking box office records and drawing critical acclaim for his one-man shows that revolve around noted composers. Up to...

Artscapes: Time to “Pop” in to OC Museum of Art

Who would have thought that a Campbell’s soup can could be considered art? Andy Warhol did. The iconic pop art pioneer – along with Claes Oldenburg, Roy Lichtenstein, Ed Ruscha, and others – is part of an exhibition at Orange County Museum of Art called “Pop Art Design” that...

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Off the Menu: Local Bistros Serve Deals for OC Restaurant Week

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Didn’t get your fill of Newport Beach Restaurant Week in January? You’re in luck—Orange County Restaurant Week is March 5-11, and more...

Off the Menu: A Crowning Achievement at Serra Wine Dinner

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy We’ve attended many wine dinners featuring famous wines and noted chefs, but rarely have we had as personal and informative (not to...

Off the Menu Side Dish: Tangata and Shakespeare at Bowers

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy  Polish actress Helena Modjeska made a name for herself in her homeland before sailing to America in 1876 and settling in Anaheim, where...

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Waterfront: A Busy Month in Newport Harbor

Boy, what a difference a year can make! The last several years the drought we have lived through has allowed some of the warmest and best autumn, winter and spring weather any boater could dream of. Winter and spring allowed the Blue Fin tuna to stick around within daytrip...

BYU Defeats Wyoming in San Diego’s Poinsettia Bowl

BYU Cougars narrowly defeated Wyoming Cowboys 24-21 to win the 2016 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl for its first bowl win since 2012’s Poinsettia Bowl (23-6 victory over San Diego State). The win improves the Cougars’ bowl record to 14-20-1. For the first time...
Posted On 09 Jan 2017

Op/Ed: Join the Orange County Grand Jury

By Kirk H. Nakamura, Assistant Presiding Judge and Chair, Grand Jury Recruitment and Selection Committee, Orange County Superior Court Have you wondered how our county and city governments truly operate or how our jails are run? Are you interested in “giving back” and making a...

Op/Ed: Council Voter Suppression Will Cost Taxpayers Millions

By Keith Curry In just a few days, Newport Beach residents gathered 13,730 signatures to require a public vote on the Museum Tower project. More people signed the petition than voted for councilmembers Peotter (11,920) or Muldoon (11,768). It is also clear to observers of this...

Letter to the Editor: Line in the Sand Delivers Petition

On November 29, the Newport Beach City Council approved the 25 story Museum House condo tower over the opposition voiced by several thousand residents.   Line in the Sand’s plans to run a referendum putting the Museum House to a citywide vote were well known, and the way the City...

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