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VP Pence Visits Newport Beach

Vice President Mike Pence visited Newport Beach today for a political fundraiser at the Resort at Pelican Hill. A crowd of about 40 protesters showed up with signs and chants outside the Newport Coast resort, as well as a heavy presence of police. There was also a small group of people with...

High Tide Causes Minor Flooding on Balboa Peninsula

There is some minor flooding on Balboa Peninsula today due to recent high tides. A few roads that were partially closed have been reopened. Newport Beach Police Department and City of Newport Beach – City Hall officials are checking out the situation right now. The water is around Main...
Posted On 07 Oct 2017

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Newport Welcomes Record 7.3M Visitors

Newport Beach continues to be one of Southern California’s top tourist destinations, according to a new Visitor Impact Study released by Newport Beach & Company last week.    At its annual Marketing Outlook Dinner on Sept. 28 at the Newport Beach Country Club, Newport Beach...

Flight Path Changes on the Horizon

Residents under the flight path may soon notice a difference, and the city is hoping for the best. Newport Beach City Council and members of the public got a comprehensive update on an airline flight path program during a study session last week. Newport Beach City Manager Dave...
Posted On 06 Oct 2017

Trolley Changes Considered for Next Summer

The pilot program for a free shuttle service serving the Balboa Peninsula ended on Labor Day, but people are still talking about it. The Balboa Peninsula Trolley carried 23,560 passengers over 26 days, according to a presentation by city staff to the Balboa Village Advisory...

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Wirth Plastic Surgery Celebrates Grand Opening

Wirth Plastic Surgery, a new office in Newport Beach that offers a full range of plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures, recently held their grand opening. Dr. Garrett Wirth launched his new...

Report Names Hoag as Best OC Hospital

According to a new U.S. News & World Report, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach is the highest ranked hospital in Orange County. The report listed the local hospital as...

He Said, She Said

The disconnects between men and women is fodder for comedians, idle chit chat and deep conversations. Lack of communication is one of the biggest causes of divorce and personal relationships...
Posted On 21 Aug 2017

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Local Airshow Dazzles and Delights

Blue Angels, Snowbirds and Black Daggers, oh my! About 725,000 spectators were delighted and dazzled by the up-in-the-air antics of a variety of aerobatic pilots during the second annual...

Sandy Pirates Invade Big Corona Beach

Hundreds of landlubbers flocked to Corona del Mar State Beach over the weekend to watch sand sculpted into castles, marine life and treasure chests. More than two dozen teams participated in the...
Posted On 04 Oct 2017

Local Reaction to Vegas Tragedy

In the wake of the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival tragedy, local authorities reacted with heartfelt and meaningful messages. “We are heartbroken,” Newport Beach city officials wrote on...



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Soundcheck: Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Fireworks

For many years the Pacific Symphony has ended its outdoor summer concert season with a night of spectacular music by Tchaikovsky. This year was no different, but the venue was. Since the Irvine Meadows/Verizon Wireless Amphitheater closed last year, the Symphony has been staging...
Posted On 02 Oct 2017

Balboa Peninsula Art Show is ‘Looking Forward/Looking Back’

Newport Beach artist Georgeana Ireland has truly come full circle. Ireland, who owns Ethos Contemporary Art on the Balboa Peninsula, will be featured in her one-woman show “Looking Forward/Looking Back” that opens this weekend at her gallery at 3405 Newport Blvd. The opening...
Posted On 15 Sep 2017

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Off the Menu Side Dish: Wine Takes Center Stage at Festival

Newport Beach Wine & Food Fest September is California Wine month, which means the Fourth Annual Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival that returns to the Newport Beach Civic Center Sept. 30...

Off the Menu Side Dish: National Pepperoni Pizza Day at Fresh Brothers

It seems like every food has a special day reserved for it, but one that Catherine has bene looking forward to is National Pepperoni Pizza Day on Sept. 20. Of course, for Catherine every day is...

Off the Menu Side Dish: Time for Sangria at CPK

September is California Wine Month, and California Pizza Kitchen (including the location in Fashion Island) is celebrating the occasion – and our hot weather – by featuring the restaurant’s...

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Mexico Defeats El Salvador in Opening Match at 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup

Mexico launched its title defense with an impressive 3-1 win over El Salvador as both opened their 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup campaigns in front of a crowd of 53,133 at Qualcomm Stadium. Mexico raced out to a 1-0 lead in the eighth minute, when Guadalajara defender Hedgardo Marin...
Posted On 11 Jul 2017

Grand Slam Tennis Champ Maria Sharapova Returns to OC Breakers

Former world no. 1 Maria Sharapova will return to the Newport Beach-based Orange County Breakers this July for two Mylan World TeamTennis matches. Sharapova, who will be entering her seventh season with the Breakers, is scheduled to play the July 24 home match in Newport Beach,...

Letter to the Editor: Time to Stop Playing Politics

Last year I ran for city council because I did not like the Team Newport system of boss rule. I came to know my opponent, Will O’Neill, as a smart, thoughtful and hard-working person, despite his recent support of policy changes which took hundreds of thousands of dollars away...

Letter to the Editor: Gas Tax is Bad Policy

Former councilman and defeated assembly candidate Keith Curry is upset that the current council refused apply for gas tax money. The Council refused to apply for Governor Brown’s gas tax because the state would use Newport’s and other cities’ applications for “free money” as...

Op-Ed: Political Posturing Costs Newport Taxpayers

By Keith Curry / Former Mayor of Newport Beach In the last council meeting we experienced one of the most irresponsible and ideologically misguided acts in recent memory.  Newport Beach was eligible for $480,000 in needed state funds to improve our streets, specifically MacArthur...

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