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Staff Promotions at Haskell White

Haskell & White LLP, one of Southern California’s largest independently owned accounting, auditing and tax consulting firms, announced the promotions of several staff members, including two from Newport Beach. Angela Behrens of Corona del Mar has been promoted to principal in...

City Shelves Plan to Outsource Lifeguard Services

Lifeguard services for two Newport beaches will likely stay in-house, according to a statement released Thursday by the city. City lifeguards will continue to provide service to Big and Little Corona beaches, Newport Beach city spokeswoman Tara Finnigan wrote in the press...

Fire Rings Ordinance Approved by Council

City council approved the second reading of the beach fire rings ordinance restricting the type of fuel allowed on Tuesday, voting 6-1 with councilwoman Leslie Daigle dissenting. The city ordinance allows natural wood, natural gas, fire logs and charcoal to be burned, but after...
Posted On 13 Feb 2014

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Lynn’s Spin: Balboa Island Historical Home Turns 100

     In the December 16, 2011 issue of the Indy, I wrote a column entitled “Passion Drives Preservation of Balboa Island’s Heritage,” about the reopening of the Balboa Island Museum &...
Posted On 08 Dec 2013

On Faith: HOPE International is Investing in Dreams

“The best solutions for poverty come from the poor themselves,” Peter Greer said at the recent HOPE International celebration at Big Canyon Country Club. “HOPE exists so that people can dream...

Communities: Riding High in the NBPD

Though not in command positions, Police Officers Matt Graham and Shawn Dugan occupy the two highest seats in the Newport Beach Police Department. As the department’s first horse-mounted officers,...

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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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Toshiba Time

Golf’s senior stars were in town and the weather was perfect as the Toshiba Classic got under way this week at the Newport Beach Country Club with a series of preliminary events leading up to the championship tourney that starts today. Sports Editor Brian Lichterman will be...

OCC Flagship Rounds a Southern Milestone

Ahoy! There is one part of the seven seas that is especially not for the faint hearted, and few sailors have attempted to sail these waters that are known as the most dangerous and roughest in the world.  It is a huge challenge for sailors, but presently a sailboat from Newport...

District, Teachers Ink 1-Year Deal

  By Sara Hall | NB Indy   The school district has struck a tentative deal with the local teachers union for a one-year agreement to cover the current school year. The Newport-Mesa Unified School District’s r tentative agreement with the Newport-Mesa Federation of...

Boarding House Operator Ordered to Pay City $25K

    By Sara Hall | NB Indy   After two years of litigation, the city and an illegal boarding house operator have finally come to terms. The operator, Derek Leason, will have to return the houses to single-family residences as the zoning code requires and pay the...


  (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...

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