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Ideas for Lower Castaways Reviewed

There are a concerns and a lot of ideas regarding the plan to develop Lower Castaways, as the Harbor Commission learned Wednesday night during a conceptual review. The parcel is one of the few remaining “jewels” in Newport Beach, said Harbor Commissioner David Girling who made...
Posted On 14 Mar 2014

Lido Villas Project Moves Forward

Revitalizing the Lido Village is one step closer Wednesday. The California Coastal Commission unanimously approved the city’s request to change the land use designation of a .4-acre parcel located at 3303 Via Lido from private institution to multiple unit residential. The action...
Posted On 14 Mar 2014

Uptown Newport Village to Break Ground in March

An innovative new residential and retail project in Newport Beach – the first of its kind for the city’s John Wayne Airport area – is set to begin construction this month, The Shopoff Group announced. Uptown Newport Village will replace a pair of aging industrial buildings on 25...

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Local Focus: Life at the Beach Drives Local Realtor

Most realtors don’t have a surfboard and an electric guitar in their office—but then, most realtors aren’t like Chris Brigandi. Brigandi is a true “local boy makes good” story. After stints in...

Communities: Row, Row, Row Your Human Powered Boat

HPB infests the waters of Newport Harbor. Despite the ominous-sounding trio of letters, this is a good and healthful thing: HPB stands for Human Powered Boats. In our yacht-rich harbor,...

Lynn’s Spin: Balboa Bachelors are Married to Their Music

When high school friends Randy Wallen, Jeff Gould and Eric Vandeveld started the Balboa Bachelors back in 1984, they never guessed that their five trombone choir with percussion would eventually...
Posted On 11 Jan 2014

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John O’Hurley Stars in “Chicago” at Segerstrom Center

The last time John O’Hurley came to town, he was playing King Arthur in a Broadway touring production of the musical comedy smash hit, “Spamalot,” at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Now, O’Hurley is back to play the male lead in another hit musical: “Chicago,” which comes to...

Off the Menu: Eating Our Way Through Restaurant Week

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Newport Beach Restaurant Week only comes once a year, so we’ve been busy sampling menus before the event ends on Jan. 26. With 60 restaurants participating in Restaurant Week, we know it’s impossible to hit them all, so we...

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Boaters’ Weather

Ahoy! Nice weather this week, but we cruise into the weekend with rain showers tonight and Saturday.  The air temperature will drop about 10 degrees to the high 50s during the day, with nighttime temperatures in the low 50s.  Looks like the rain might continue into Monday of next...

Amante Chalks Up Another Win, in ‘66’ Series

Twenty boats showed up for BYC’s first race in its popular annual “66” Series last weekend. The Richley family’s Amante showed great light-air speed and steady tactics, correcting out to first overall by three minutes over Bob Kettenhoffen’s Beck 60, Dare. Despite being a smaller...

A Short Christmas Story – very short:

So this is Christmas, And, what have you done, Another year Oover, And a new one begun I think about “what have I done?” No other pop song makes me think about the philosophy of Christmas Season and the religious implications.  I should listen to this song more. Like on...

“TSA Needs to Search for Common Sense,”

Finally a voice of reason has offered sensible approach to air travel security. Not only has Dr. Glueck told us how wrong the TSA is, he has told us how to cure the obvious governmental overreach. In any war there are inevitable casualties, it cannot be avoided. Of course, we...

“Don Webb: Walkin’ Off Into the Sunset,”

“They (public employees) deserve to be able to retire with a reasonable income when they reach retirement age.”  – Perennial public employee Don Webb. I read this paragraph several times. Then the next day I read it again several more times. Then again several...

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