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Council Approves First Stage of Back Bay Landing Project

Back Bay Landing is one step closer to becoming a reality after city council voted last week. Council unanimously passed the first stage of approvals for the project, an approximately 7-acre proposed integrated, mixed-use waterfront village located at 300 E. Coast Hwy., between...
Posted On 21 Feb 2014

City Settles Lawsuits With Former NBPD Officers

The city settled two lawsuits with three former Newport Beach police officers last week, according to a city press release. The settlements total nearly $1 million, with the excess insurance carrier paying $600,00 and the city contributing $350,000, Newport Beach spokeswoman Tara...

CdM Residents Discuss 2014

An early morning meeting this week for a group of CdM residents covered a variety of topics, including the upcoming year and a number of changes in the city. Board members of the Corona del Mar Residents Association met at Oasis Senior Center Thursday morning for their monthly...
Posted On 21 Feb 2014

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Indy Guide to the Christmas Boat Parade

A Newport Beach holiday tradition returns on December 18 when the 105th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade sets sail for the first of five nights, with dozens of decorated vessels slowly...

Behind the Scenes of the Boat Parade

Unlike those in the legendary Rose Parade, entrants in the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade can claim accurately that they’re competing with real “floats.” Instead of flowers, of course, the...

Students School Teachers on Dancing

Students and teachers at Corona del Mar High School will come together next week for a night of dance, competition and entertainment. “Dancing with the Teachers” will be held in the big gym on...
Posted On 13 Dec 2013

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Curtain Up: 2014 Arts Preview

With the holidays but a warm ember of memory, the New Year burns bright with possibilities. For the arts in particular, 2014 ushers in a bevy of exciting acts here in Orange County. The month opens with Nadja Plays Mendelssohn in Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall January 9...

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...

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CdM Sails to Win

Corona del Mar High School’s Sailing Team was victorious this past weekend at the PCISA Cardinal Regatta at the Stanford Sailing Center in Redwood City. While the CdMHS Varsity Gold took 3rd place, the Silver squad won by 60 points over the 2nd place finisher. Picture here...

That Sinking Feeling

Sporting Off A few summers ago, my girlfriend at the time convinced me to take a sailing class over at OCC’s School of Sailing & Seamanship on PCH.  She signed up for the class, but since the boats were lidos with two-person crews, she wanted me to join the class so it...

‘Tis the Season

  For politicos, we have just entered the Holiday Season. After the summer political doldrums, Labor Day represents the First Day of Christmas, with the following weeks full of parties, fundraisers, flyers, forums, and cigar mixers.  And just like Christmas, I typically...

Weekly Rant

  A thousand thanks to Lynn Selich for her “spin” on the 9/11 WTC site in New York and on the controversy over the planned mosque to be built there.  I applaud the Newport Beach Indy’s publisher and its editor for their courage in letting Lynn’s...


  (Re: “City Eyes Ban on Leaf Blowers,” NBI, 9/3:) What happens to brooms? They used to use brooms and it worked fine. Using a simple broom would confine the dust and waste to a more finite area and moreover, did not pollute the environment with hydro-carbonic waste and...

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