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Council Approves Water Taxi Study

City Council unanimously approved moving forward with a not-so-new idea Tuesday: Water taxis in the harbor. Council voted to direct the Harbor Commission to form two ad hoc committees to evaluate pilot programs for developing a taxi service in the harbor and using a multiple...
Posted On 28 Feb 2014

Scott Peotter Announces Candidacy for City Council

Former Newport Beach Planning Commissioner Scott Peotter has announced that he is running for Newport Beach City Council in the 6th district in November 2014. The 6th District is in Corona del Mar and includes parts part of Newport Coast. This seat is currently occupied by City...

Racers Fall and Flail in 5K Fun Run

Athletes, adventure seekers and ninjas came together over the weekend to participate in an obstacle course that combines fun, fitness and falling. About 4,000 people gathered at the Great Park in Irvine Saturday to race in the Hit and Run 5K fun run. The event included six...
Posted On 27 Feb 2014

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Indy Guide to the Christmas Boat Parade

A Newport Beach holiday tradition returns on December 18 when the 105th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade sets sail for the first of five nights, with dozens of decorated vessels slowly...

Behind the Scenes of the Boat Parade

Unlike those in the legendary Rose Parade, entrants in the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade can claim accurately that they’re competing with real “floats.” Instead of flowers, of course, the...

Students School Teachers on Dancing

Students and teachers at Corona del Mar High School will come together next week for a night of dance, competition and entertainment. “Dancing with the Teachers” will be held in the big gym on...
Posted On 13 Dec 2013

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Curtain Up: “The Wolf of Wall Street”

He was a drug addict and proud of it. He was a sexual deviate and philanderer. He was a crook that cheated countless millions of gullible people out of tens of millions of dollars. He is “The Wolf of Wall Street” as played by one of our finest actors working today: Leonardo...
Posted On 24 Jan 2014

Artscapes: : Off Center Festival Breaks Artistic Boundaries

Calling all arts adventurers! Why not punch through predictable boundaries and give a healthy stretch to task-weary imaginations this month? Segerstrom Center for the Arts brings back its Off Center Festival to kick start the year with an eclectic explosion of arts outside the...

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Fireworks Fly Over Proposed Regs

Ahoy! A couple of times a year, fireworks will light up the sky over Newport Harbor to the delight of thousands of people who marvel at the show in the sky.  Disneyland and Sea World host the most firework displays annually in Southern California, and most people will say that...

Boaters’ Weather

Ahoy! Snow blanketing our local mountains is unusual this time of the year, but I would have to shovel it to get in the driveway of my Lake Arrowhead cabin, as more snow is expected today, so I will stay home this weekend. Off the mountains, our wet week will continue through...


  (Re: “City Set to Triple Mooring Fees,” NBI, 11/19:) Dear elected representatives, Let me begin with a reminder you serve at the pleasure of your constituents, the good citizens/taxpayers of Newport Beach, many of whom are boaters. That said, let me say that Newport Beach...

When What’s Not in Your Backyard Suddenly Is

The stage was set. On one side were West Newport Beach and Balboa Peninsula residents, who were up in arms over the proliferation of Rehab Homes in their neighborhoods. On the small street I lived on, there were three homes alone, each with up to 12 “residents” in each house, up...

We Need Another Fall-Back Plan

This week I wanted to use my side of the page here to discuss something that’s bothered me, and I’m sure many others, for years. Not to be too Jerry Seinfeld about this, but what’s the deal with daylight savings? As an avid outdoorsman and sports lover living in Newport Beac...

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