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Emergency Preparedness Volunteers Honored

An event last week honored a group of volunteers that are prepared to help the community in the event of a disaster. Members of the city’s Community Emergency Response Team attended the Newport Beach Fire Department’s Sixth Annual State of CERT dinner and awards banquet at Oasis...
Posted On 06 Feb 2014

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School Official Resigns Over CdM Hacking Case A Newport-Mesa Unified School District administrator resigned this week after saying how NMUSD handled the students involved in a computer-hacking cheating scandal at Corona del Mar High School was a “total farce.” Jane Garland left...

Biz Buzz: Newport Cottages: Furniture Made for Kids

There are some things we do not cut corners on if we can avoid it. One of them is our children. Whether you’re having your first child or are well past that, the birth of a baby is always an experience that cannot be taken lightly. So when it comes to bedding and cribs and...
Posted On 06 Feb 2014

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Going Green: Desalination Plant is Bad for the Region

By Garry Brown, Executive Director / Orange County Coastkeeper The California Coastal Commission will meet at Newport Beach City Hall November 13 – 15. On the agenda for Nov. 13 is a Coastal...

On Faith: Medal of Honor Recipient to Speak at Liberty Baptist Nov 10

Medal of Honor recipient Gary Beikirch will be speaking at Liberty Baptist Church this Sunday, November 10, and the community is invited to attend. Beikirch is a former United States Army soldier...

League of Young Men ‘Meet the Need’

Pencils, crayons and homework were shared Tuesday by high school students and first through sixth graders during a special interaction between the two groups. The Newport-Mesa Chapter of National...
Posted On 08 Nov 2013

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Artscapes: Reflections on the Arts in 2013

From raucous rhythms to regal oratorio, 2013 was packed with stellar music, dance and theater performances. The arts in Newport Beach continued to flourish, as diverse as ever. We had the cozy camaraderie of community theater favorite, Newport Theatre Arts Center, brightening...

Off the Menu Special: New Year’s Eve Dining in Newport Beach

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy What are you doing New Year’s Eve? We have a few suggestions courtesy of some of our favorite Newport Beach restaurants.  BALBOA BAY RESORT The Balboa Bay Resort has several ways to ring in the New Year in style. The First...

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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...


  I am increasingly aware of concerns being expressed by some candidates about “bloated” public pensions in Newport Beach and California. Perhaps a few facts from CalPERS will help our understanding of this issue: – The average annual pension is $25,000 a...

Weekly Rant

  Our Founding Fathers had a unique inspiration from God at just the right time which they brought to a people that would forever change us as Americans and the way the rest of the world would view us as a Nation under God. The experiment that was to become the American...


  I was a member of the Charter Commission for City of Newport Beach which came up with the recommendations that are now on the ballot as Measure V. Every time I see the poster “Vote No on V” because there are 15 charges in one vote, I get incredibly frustrated....

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