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School Trustee to Retire

A longtime school district board member announced his intent to retire this week, according to officials. Newport-Mesa Unified School District board of education trustee David Brooks announced his intent to retire during Tuesday’s board meeting. His final day is set for March 11....

Biz Buzz: Restaurant Week Brings Business to Newport

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy  The 8th annual Newport Beach Restaurant Week starts on January 17, but the Newport Beach Restaurant Association held a launch party at Back Bay Bistro last Wednesday night to help generate excitement among its restaurant...

New Residential Trash Collection Service Starts March 31

The transition to the new residential trash collection service will begin March 31, the city announced last week. Newport Beach residents that currently have their trash collected by the city will need to order their new carts by Jan. 20, city spokeswoman Tara Finnigan wrote in a...
Posted On 11 Jan 2014

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On Faith: 214 Square Feet

“The face of homelessness in the mind of many people is someone holding a sign at the end of a freeway onramp, not a blond girl with freckles who went to school in Newport Beach,” Jennifer Friend...

Lynn’s Spin: West Marine Opens Flagship Store in Lido Village

As a former commercial vessel and long-time recreational boat owner, I can say with impunity that I have spent many an hour perusing the aisles of West Marine stores up and down the California...
Posted On 28 Sep 2013

A Soulful Journey

A soulful journey that started two decades ago for one local woman marks some important anniversaries this year. Valinda Martin, 52, of Corona del Mar, broke her back in a boating accident in...
Posted On 27 Sep 2013

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Off the Menu: Holiday Cocktails and Musical Menus

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Everyone’s getting creative with cocktails, but Sidedoor (adjacent to Five Crowns in Corona del Mar) has developed a new cocktail menu for the holidays that’s guaranteed to please anyone’s taste buds. Selections inclu...

Curtain Up: Holiday Concerts and Seasonal Shows

Looking for something to get you in the holiday mood? From “The Nutcracker” to “The Messiah,” here’s the Indy’s roundup of holiday themed shows. Newport Theater Arts Center is staging a holiday variety show December 20-22, and it’s perfect for...

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Cabo Race Starts Today

As the entry deadline approached at presstime, a total of 30 entries were lined up for today’s start of NHYC’s Bi-Annual Newport to Cabo San Lucas Race. This year’s entry list reads like a “Who’s Who” of top local and regional racers, including several Transpac 52’s, Santa Cruz...

Shifty Conditions for 420s in Coronado

By Megan Pluth | NB Indy The annual 420 Perry Series came to a close with its fourth and last regatta hosted by Coronado Yacht Club. Twenty-four sailors competed just off the Silver Strand in 420s, a double-handed boat with a trapeze and spinnaker, challenging in most every...


  At our September Parks, Beaches and Recreation Committee meeting, one item on the agenda was a recommendation to the City Council on renaming the soon-to-be-reopened Oasis Senior Center. The center has undergone a total renovation during the past 16 months and a virtually...

‘Tis the Season

  For politicos, we have just entered the Holiday Season. After the summer political doldrums, Labor Day represents the First Day of Christmas, with the following weeks full of parties, fundraisers, flyers, forums, and cigar mixers.  And just like Christmas, I typically...

Weekly Rant

  A thousand thanks to Lynn Selich for her “spin” on the 9/11 WTC site in New York and on the controversy over the planned mosque to be built there.  I applaud the Newport Beach Indy’s publisher and its editor for their courage in letting Lynn’s...

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