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Recall Finds Support, as Opposition Grows to Fight Effort

The latest developments in the recall effort of Newport Beach City Councilman Scott Peotter – and the opposition fighting it – includes fundraisers, spreading the word, setting up informational booths around town, and a complaint filed with a state board. Resident Susan Skinner...
Posted On 09 Jun 2017

Fresh Facades for Balboa Village

If some Balboa Village storefronts have recently started to look better than others, it’s no coincidence — they’ve had face-lifts. A Newport Beach city initiative called the Balboa Village Commercial Façade Improvement Program has helped 10 commercial locations update their exterior appearances...

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Police Kick Off Bike and Pedestrian Safety Operation

Bicyclists and pedestrians are getting some special attention next week in the form of a police safety operation. The Newport Beach Police Department conducted a focused Bike & Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations on Wednesday, and will repeat the effort again on...

Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit Challenging Museum House Petition

A judge recently denied a motion by Museum House opponents to dismiss the case from Orange County Museum of Art against the Newport Beach City Council as a strategic lawsuit against public participation, or SLAPP suit, according to court records. OC Superior Court Judge Geoffrey...

Sharing the Harbor

Newport Harbor users will discuss how to best share the harbor during a meeting this week. The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce Marine Committee will host their monthly meeting Tuesday night as a “Harbor Summit.” Scheduled from 5:30 to 6 p.m. in the community room at Marina...
Posted On 06 Jun 2017

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Biz Buzz: Newport Beach Restaurant Association Serves Upbeat Reports

The Newport Beach Restaurant Association’s board of directors served a buffet of upbeat reports at its annual meeting this week, held at the Island Hotel in Newport Center. Led by Board President...

Biz Buzz: Women Honored for Open Space Preservation

Newport Beach Councilmember Diane Dixon, Orange County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Michelle Steel, former Newport Beach Country Club co-owner and civic leader Colleen Johns were honored at...

Biz Buzz: Newport Coast Home Sells for Record $28 Million

McKown | Weinstein | Associates, a luxury real estate group, has surpassed the record of $27 million for the highest priced home sold in Newport Coast with the recent sale of 8 Mystique for $28...

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Charity Spotlight: 30th Annual Hoag Summer Classic at Newport Dunes June 28

Celebrating its 30th year, the annual Hoag Summer Classic will bring together more than 40 of Orange County’s finest restaurants, live music and thousands of Hoag donors and friends on Wednesday,...

Charity Spotlight: Angels Baseball Legends Hit a Home Run for Literacy

By NB Indy Staff / Photos by Chris Trela  As a collaborative effort to promote literacy, Newport Beach-based The Literacy Project teamed up with Angels Baseball and Angels Alumni Association to...

Charity Spotlight: Elizabeth Segerstrom Chairs ABT Gala in New York

Orange County dance fans were treated to the World Premiere of American Ballet Theatre’s “Whipped Cream” when it debuted at Segerstrom Center for the Arts last March. Choreographed by ABT...



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Under Cover: Summer Books for Teen Boys

The passing of Memorial Day ushers in a certain season. While the day itself is about somber reflections, and gratitude for sacrifices made on our behalf, it leaves in its wake a lightness – the ability to appreciate more fully the dawn of a new day, knowing the price that was...

Artscapes: Al Fresco Concerts Return to Hyatt Regency

Warmer weather is finally making its way to Newport Beach, and with it comes al fresco concerts held in various venues throughout the city. Leading the charge is the annual Newport Beach Jazz Festival, which returns to the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach June 2-4, 2017. Presented by...

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Off the Menu: Taste Test for National Doughnut Day

No matter if you spell it doughnut or donut, this popular fried confection is being celebrated on Friday, June 2 on National Doughnut Day. Not simply an excuse to eat more donuts, National...

Wine Festival at Balboa Bay Resort

Wine Festival at Balboa Bay Resort Some people look forward to Memorial Day weekend as a time to get away or relax. We see it as a time to enjoy the Balboa Bay Resort’s annual Newport Beach Wine...

Off the Menu Side Dish: Pelican Hill Happy Hour, Lighthouse Cafe Spring Menu

Lounging and Dining at Pelican Hill We were at a reception at Pelican Hill Resort this week to meet the resort’s new Managing Director, Tom Donovan. We gave him a glowing account of our dining...

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Waterfront: A Busy Month in Newport Harbor

Boy, what a difference a year can make! The last several years the drought we have lived through has allowed some of the warmest and best autumn, winter and spring weather any boater could dream of. Winter and spring allowed the Blue Fin tuna to stick around within daytrip...

BYU Defeats Wyoming in San Diego’s Poinsettia Bowl

BYU Cougars narrowly defeated Wyoming Cowboys 24-21 to win the 2016 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl for its first bowl win since 2012’s Poinsettia Bowl (23-6 victory over San Diego State). The win improves the Cougars’ bowl record to 14-20-1. For the first time...
Posted On 09 Jan 2017

Time for Councilman Peotter to Go

Scott Peotter is an embarrassment to our community and a failure as our city councilman. He tries to say he is being recalled because of his faith, or that he is politically incorrect and outspoken. None of that is true.  He is being recalled because of his support for high rise...

City Paying $200K in Legal Fees is Appalling

The Indy’s March 24 story about the city (taxpayers) paying over $202,000 to pay Kent Moore’s lawyer is appalling. His case involved alleged misdeeds during a trip sponsored by the Newport Beach Sister City Association and minors during a 2010 European trip.  Moore simply wanted...

Op-Ed: Giving Back to the Library

By Will O’Neill Before passing from this Earth as one the richest people in history, Andrew Carnegie funded approximately 3,000 public libraries across the world. He once stated that there “is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this...

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