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Newport Police Engage with Community at National Night Out

On Tuesday night, Newport Beach celebrated two National Night Out events, which gave residents a chance to meet with police and learn more about crime prevention. National Night Out is observed by many police departments and cities through the U.S., Canada, and even on U.S. military bases...

Commission Denies Renaming Park After Late Community Leader, Locals Plan Appeal

Although a city panel this week unanimously denied the request to rename Balboa Island Park after the late resident and community leader Ralph Rodheim, locals behind the effort said they plan to appeal the decision. The Newport Beach Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commission voted 7-0 Tuesday to...
Posted On 03 Aug 2017

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Arts Commission Offers Cultural Arts Grants

In an effort to expand arts programs offered to the local community, the Newport Beach City Arts Commission recently invited arts organizations offering cultural arts programs for Newport Beach residents and visitors to apply for 2017/2018 Newport Beach Cultural Arts Grants. The...

Ullman Sails Property Approved for Mixed-Use Development

  A property in Cannery Village on the Balboa Peninsula that has been home to sail makers since the 1960s is on its way to becoming something new, yet still historically familiar. Newport Beach Planning Commission on July 20 unanimously approved Ullman Sails Lofts mixed-use...
Posted On 28 Jul 2017

Future Study Session on Drone Rules

During the Newport Beach City Council meeting on Tuesday, Councilman Scott Peotter and Councilwoman Diane Dixon requested drone policies be placed on an upcoming agenda. They also asked that staff look into what other cities do regarding this issue. Council unanimously agreed to...

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Lido Marina Village Businesses Get A-Frame Pilot Program

In May, Lido Books owner Don Schmenk received a Notice of Violation from the City of Newport Beach. His crime? Displaying an A-frame, or sandwich-style sign, outside his business in Lido Marina...

Biz Buzz: New Pelican Hill Resort GM Focuses on Guest Experience

Tom Donavan began his hospitality career where all managers of Five Star resorts should start: in the kitchen. Donovan, the new general manager of The Resort at Pelican Hill, is from Oyster Bay,...
Posted On 21 Jul 2017

Biz Buzz: Girl Scouts Honor Newport Resident, Add Newport Board Members

On Sunday, June 4, Girl Scouts of Orange County and its Board of Directors came together with over 700 guests to celebrate the accomplishments of Girl Scouts and the adult volunteers who support...

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Local Focus: Tracy Stayton is a 4Tunate Woman

By Caroline Leedom | NB Indy  How do you counter the negative undertone of getting older? Simple: rebrand the experience. That is what local resident Tracy Stayton has done since entering her...

Charity Spotlight: Sage Hill Senior Raises $275K for Illumination Foundation

Sage Hill High School senior, Carissa Long, raised $275,000, with the help of her Sage Hill Illumination Foundation Club and the support of her family at a golf tournament at the Pelican Hill...

Charity Spotlight: Fishing Tournament Hooks $3 Million for Children’s Charities

With the stunning background of Cabo San Lucas, the 21st Annual Stars & Stripes Tournament – a three-day fishing tournament, golf tournament and music festival – benefitted seven charities...



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OceanQuest Hosts The Science of Sailing Exhibit

Dot dash dash. Dash dash dash. Dot dash dash. To the non-Morse code adept, that spells WOW!    Morse Code was once the only means of wireless communications between ships at sea and ships to shore. Inarguably, the most famous of those transmissions was SOS – the internationally...

Center Stage: An Exciting Weekend of Dance

This is “nirvana weekend” for dance fans, as two separate dance programs – one a classical ballet and the other an evening of world premieres – are being presented at Segerstrom Center for the Arts and the Irvine Barclay Theatre. “Giselle” Up first is Teatro alla Scala Ballet...

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Off the Menu: Laguna’s Royal Hawaiian Returns to Glory

Between Pageant of the Masters, Laguna Playhouse, myriad arts festivals and Laguna Art Museum, there’s plenty to see and do this month. We’ve already experienced Pageant of the Masters, which we...

Off the Menu Side Dish: Building Better (and Bigger) Burgers

Seems like everyone these days is trying to build a better burger—or at least something that’s different from the norm. Umami Burger at The Camp in Costa Mesa recently unveiled a burger that’s...

Off the Menu: A Healthy Dose of Healthy Dining

After eating our way through the OC Fair several times this summer, Catherine realized it was time to say no to bacon and yes to healthy dining. She has launched into a multi-week diet (a tough...

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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,...

“Sea Gypsies” is a Wild Voyage

Whenever I watch a nautical film that is based on little boating experience or “fly by the seat of your pants” long distance cruising, I am simply amazed by sheer blind luck or divine intervention, (or both), which is the case with “Sea Gypsies” in this year’s Film Festival. My...

Letter to the Editor: Protecting Mariners’ Mile

Many of my neighbors and I in the Heights are in opposition to the construction of a six-lane freeway along what is fondly referred to as Mariners’ Mile.  To turn several established neighborhoods upside down to construct a six-lane highway for such a short stretch of land...

Letter to the Editor: Peotter Insults and Attacks

How do we know that Scott Peotter is getting desperate in the face of a recall by Newport Beach voters? His “campaign” has resorted to attacks on leading citizens and organizations rather than even attempting to defend his record. Peotter, through his emails and posts, and his...

Letter to the Editor: Questions About Scott Peotter

As citizens have reviewed and examined the record of Councilmember Scott Peotter, several distributing questions have arisen.  Scott Peotter owes the community answers to these questions. In 2015, Peotter reported $10,000-$100,000 income from Capitol Ministries, a religious...

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