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Newport El Kicks Off Hula for Moola Fundraiser

A popular tropical themed fundraising effort that supports a local beach-side school is underway and organizers are gearing up for the big gala at the end of the month. Hula for Moola, hosted by...
Posted On 15 Mar 2017

Lido House Gets a Bigger Footprint

The California Coastal Commission this week approved an additional 4,745 square feet for the new Lido House Hotel. Of the extra space, 4,140 square feet will be allotted for the lobby, offices,...


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Renovation of Final 17 Dilapidated Crystal Cove Cottages Approved

Beach goers will have more opportunities to stay in one of the coveted Crystal Cove cottages soon, following a state board’s approval this week of the renovation project for the remaining 17 historic, and now dilapidated, cottages. California Coastal Commission unanimously...
Posted On 10 Mar 2017

SUP Safety Hot Topic at Marine Meeting

As ideas on how to improve safety for stand up paddle board users floats around the harbor, the business side of the issue is getting up to speed on the issue. The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce’s Marine Committee discussed the issue, as presented by Harbor Commissioner Doug...
Posted On 09 Mar 2017

Judge Denies OCMA’s Museum House-Related Request

A judge this week turned down a request for a temporary restraining order that would have prevented the Newport Beach City Council from the second reading of their vote to rescind the 2016 approval of Museum House. Orange County Superior Court judge Geoffrey Glass heard Orange...
Posted On 09 Mar 2017

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Forbes Travel Guide Awards Five Stars to Pelican Hill Resort

The Resort at Pelican Hill and The Spa at Pelican Hill have both earned the highest rating of Five Stars in the 59th annual Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards. Defined as a Five-Star destination...

Biz Buzz: Entrepreneurs in Newport Beach Take Many Forms

The business community in Newport is diverse, and includes entrepreneurs with unique stories. This week I focus on two of those stories: Kona Ice Truck and The Butchery. Kona Ice Truck Launched...
Posted On 23 Feb 2017

Biz Buzz: The Shade Store Opens Fashion Island Showroom

The Shade Store, a leading resource for premium custom window treatments, has opened a showroom in Newport Beach. Located in the heart of Fashion Island, the showroom exemplifies The Shade Store...

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Charity Spotlight: Denim & Diamonds Raises 20K for Global Genes

In honor of the worldwide Rare Disease Day, Global Genes – a rare disease patient advocacy organization – hosted its first Denim & Diamonds Fashion Show last week and raised $20,000 for their...

City Continues to Fight FAA

The city of Newport Beach reaffirmed its commitment to fighting the Federal Aviation Administration’s newly mandated flight regulations at John Wayne Airport during Wednesday’s SpeakUp! Newport...

Possible Moorings Off Big Corona, West Lido Trial Anchorage Returns

Boaters may soon have more options in Newport Harbor. The Harbor Commission on Wednesday discussed the possibility of day moorings in front of Big Corona Beach at Corona del Mar State Park and a...
Posted On 09 Mar 2017

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Under Cover: Little Golden Books

Who doesn’t fondly remember their set of Little Golden Books? Just thinking of the small volumes with their golden-bound spines, adorned with animals and flowers, is like taking a trip back to childhood. In fact, it’s quite possible that these unassuming little books are...

Charles Busch Brings “Lady at the Mic” Cabaret to Samueli Theater

“For someone who spends a lot of time lying down, I have accomplished a lot,” joked Charles Busch. Indeed he has. A two-time MAC Award winner, Tony Award nominee and recipient of a Drama Desk Lifetime Achievement Award, the actor, playwright (“Psycho Beach Party,” “Vampire...
Posted On 09 Mar 2017

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Off the Menu Side Dish: OC and Long Beach Restaurant Weeks

Orange County Restaurant Week The ninth annual OC Restaurant starts March 5 and runs through March 11. More than 100 restaurants throughout the county are participating, including 30 from Newport...

Off the Menu: Restaurant Moves and Wine Grooves

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy It’s always sad when noted restaurants close, but even better when they’re just moving their location to new larger digs. That’s the case...

Off the Menu Side Dish: Mix Mix Gets Happy Happy

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy  We couldn’t let a week go by without sharing our delight at the new Happy Hour menu and “Shaken and Stirred” cocktails at Mix Mix...

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Pacifica Christian Tritons Having Record-Setting Year

Newport Beach’s Pacifica Christian High School boys basketball and girls soccer are well on their way to record-setting seasons, despite recently suffering their first losses of the season. On Dec. 19, girls soccer traveled to the desert to face number nine ranked Palm...

Sports: Pacific Club Hosts Lott IMPACT Trophy Awards

Michigan’s all-purpose star Jabrill Peppers has been named the winner of the 13th annual Lott IMPACT Trophy. Presented by trophy namesake Ronnie Lott, the announcement came Sunday night at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach during the Lott IMPACT Trophy Annual Awards Banquet. The...

Letter to the Editor: Peotter Diatribe Lacking Christmas Spirit

Council member Scott Peotter isn’t content with Keith Curry no longer on the council. No, Mr. Peotter’s Christmas Op/Ed message (NB Indy, Dec. 23) isn’t about Christ’s message of love and understanding. It is not to wish us all a Merry Christmas and a...

Op-Ed: Out With the Old

By Scott Peotter, Newport Beach City Councilman  During our last council meeting, it was out with the old and in with the new. The three outgoing councilmembers, Keith Curry, Ed Selich, and Tony Petros, stepped down and Brad Avery, Jeff Herdman and Will O’Neill were sworn in. At...

Op/Ed: Voting Rights Under Attack by Museum House

By Keith Curry, former Newport Beach Councilman My God, does it never stop? As you know, I spoke against the efforts to require Newport Beach residents to print the entire EIR, along with hundreds of pages of extraneous documents as part of the Museum House petition. It now...

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