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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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Lynn’s Spin: The Last ‘Christmas at The Ritz’

Despite the rain on Saturday, the Women of Chapman’s 27th Annual “Christmas at The Ritz” fundraising event was as fun and festive as ever. Admittedly, it was a tad bittersweet since this is the...
Posted On 14 Dec 2013

On Faith: A Night in Bethlehem

“O little town of Bethlehem How still we see thee lie Above thy deep and dreamless sleep The silent stars go by Yet in they dark streets shineth The everlasting Light The hopes and fears of all...

Charity Spotlight: Literacy Project Knows “What Dreams Are Made Of”

  Reading and literacy took center stage at the Literacy Project Foundation’s annual fundraising luncheon, “What Dreams Are Made Of,” at Big Canyon Country Club. The event drew 275 guests...

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Off the Menu Special: Beauty and the Beast

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy  We love musicals, and seldom miss one of the Broadway touring productions at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. We also love dining at Leatherby’s Café Rouge adjacent to Segerstrom Concert Hall, because they usually feature...

Under Cover: Noted Film Critic Comes to Newport Library

With last weekend’s spectacle, known commonly as the Golden Globes, delivering its usual blend of sophistication and eccentricity, it is now open season for all manner of movie awards. From the Oscars, celebrating movie making at its finest, to the Golden Raspberries, honoring...

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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...

Sailing Summary

Calendar Spring Gold Cup, NHYC, March 19-20. Juniors, One-Design.  NHYC’s “Gold Cup” regattas are among the most well attended junior events, typically bringing in over 100 young sabot sailors, and a similar number of competitors in the CFJ class.  For an interesting variation on...


  (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...