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Biz Buzz: PIMCO Chief Executive to Step Down

Newport Beach-based PIMCO, a leading global investment management firm, announced this week that Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chief Investment Officer Mohamed A. El-Erian has decided to step down from his role and leave the firm in mid-March. He will remain a member of the...

Budget, Marina Park Discussed at Restaurant BID Meeting

Budget concerns, Restaurant Week activities, Marina Park restaurant space, and related issues were discussed at the Newport Beach Restaurant Association Business Improvement District board meeting, held this week at Muldoon’s Irish Pub in Fashion Island. The meeting began with an...

Preparing for a Tsunami in Newport Beach

Locked behind a steel door that requires a special key to open, which the Watch Commander at Newport Beach Police Department carries, is a single white button with the ominous word “Tsunami” etched on its face. A push of that button activates the three emergency warning sirens...

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Fall Faire Fun and Festivities

Finally, autumn is upon Newport Beach and a local nature center celebrated the season with food, festivities and fun last weekend. Families flocked to the Environmental Nature Center on Sunday...
Posted On 18 Oct 2013

Knitting for a Cause and a Cure

Yarn will unravel, needles will twirl and funds will be raised at Fashion Island this weekend. The sixth annual Knit One, Cure Too knit-a-thon public event will take place Saturday from 10 a.m....
Posted On 18 Oct 2013

On Faith: The Global Center for Women & Justice

“The best research we have estimates that about 100,000 American kids are trafficked for sex every year, the vast majority of whom are never identified. There are no reports, because nobody...

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Under Cover: The Night Before Christmas

There is much to be said for tradition. What would Hanukah be without latkes and a dreidl? Or, Thanksgiving without the turkey? And, just try to find me a proper Easter that doesn’t include an egg hunt. It would be like skipping the fireworks on the Fourth of July. Each family...

Off the Menu: Christmas Dining in Newport Beach

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Deciding where to dine out for Christmas is like selecting the perfect present: it’s all a matter of taste. It’s also a matter of letting someone else do the cooking, which allows more time to spend with loved ones....

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Upcoming Events

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...


  (Re: “Rainmaker’ Conjures Up Magic at NTAC,” NBI, 9/17:) Based on your Sept. 17 review of “The Rainmaker,” we attended this outstanding production last weekend at the Newport Theater Arts Center (NTAC) on Cliff Drive. I think it’s great that the Indy is doing reviews of...

Officials Playing Defense?

  In football, they teach you that you cannot win without Defense.  Doesn’t matter if you can score 48 points, if you give up 56, you still lose. Baseball?  Without pitching and a solid defense, teams don’t win the World Series. Does the same ring true with the City of...

We Can’t Afford All the Government We’re Paying For

  Last December I sat down with my wife, Jennie, and asked her thoughts on a possible campaign for Newport Beach City Council. Much to my surprise, she approved with one caveat … I had to advocate for our son Eddie’s generation. After nine months meeting with residents,...

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