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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 Committee on Sept....

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 56th Annual Corona del Mar Sandcastle Contest on Sunday. This year’s theme was “Pirates of the...
Posted On 04 Oct 2017

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Visiting Vessels May Pay More to Drop Anchor in Newport Harbor

Large boats visiting Newport Beach may soon be paying more to drop anchor in the harbor. The issue was briefly discussed at the Harbor Commission meeting Wednesday. Chairman Bill Kenney gave an update on behalf of the ad hoc committee tasked with looking into the fee structure...
Posted On 16 Sep 2017

Sewer Rate Adjustments Approved

Newport Beach residents who have the city as their wastewater service provider will likely soon see an increase in their bills, following a decision this week. Newport Beach City Council voted 6-1 Tuesday in support of sewer rate adjustments. Mayor Kevin Muldoon dissented. The...
Posted On 15 Sep 2017

Proposed Water Wheel Project Moving Forward

A solar-powered, debris-gathering water wheel, an idea that has been floating around the harbor for more than a year, is getting some traction this week as the city helps the project move forward. Public Works Director Dave Webb provided an update on the project to the Newport...
Posted On 14 Sep 2017

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$50M Newport Beach Country Club Complete

C.W. Driver Companies, longtime California builder, announced the completion of the $50 million Newport Beach Country Club. Located at One Clubhouse Drive in Newport Beach, the...

Local Lawyer Receives Award from City Council

M.C. Sungaila, partner at international corporate law firm Haynes and Boone and a Corona del Mar High School alumna, recently received a certificate of recognition from her hometown of Newport...

Newport Law Firm Bick Law LLP Adds Attorney to Roster

Newport Beach environmental law firm Bick Law LLP welcomes Krista deBoer as Senior Associate with a practice area focused on environmental litigation, regulatory compliance and enforcement...

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Charity Spotlight: Crystal Cove Soiree to Celebrate Sustainable Future

An evening under the stars, complete with breath-taking sunset views and an elegant dinner catered by title sponsor The Resort at Pelican Hill, awaits guests at the 15th Annual Crystal Cove...

Help Out and Have Fun at Harbor Cleanup Event

For those who enjoy Newport Harbor, either on a boat, kayak or paddle board or just through the view it offers, this weekend offers an opportunity to give a back and help it stay healthy. The...
Posted On 29 Sep 2017

Charity Spotlight: Jofit Fashion Fundraiser Benefits First Tee

More than 100 golfers and active-lifestyle enthusiasts joined Jofit founder Joanne Cloak for an evening of fashion and fundraising at the Jofit retail store in Newport Beach on Friday, August 18....
Posted On 21 Sep 2017



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Drama Versus Musical at Segerstrom Center and SCR

Segerstrom Center is renowned for its Broadway musical series, while South Coast Repertory has long been a haven for dramatic works. In September, their roles are reversed when Segerstrom Center presents the North American tour of the National Theatre production of “The Curious...

Artscapes: OC Women’s Chorus Causing Treble at 20

They began with eight women in a living room with the common goal of starting a women’s singing group. Now, 20 years later, the Orange County Women’s Chorus has become one of the top amateur choruses in the region. Founded in 1997 by Dr. Raymond Egan and directed since 2000...

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Off the Menu Side Dish: A Taste of Mexico, Italy and Spain

Taco Rosa Hosts Tequila Battle on Mexican Independence Day We love tequila, so you can bet we’ll be attending “Battle of the Tequileros” on Mexican Independence Day, Saturday, September...

Off the Menu: Marché Moderne Brings a Taste of France to Newport Coast

In 2007, Florent Marneau left his longtime position as chef at Pinot Provence in Costa Mesa to open his own restaurant, Marché Moderne, in South Coast Plaza. He brought along his wife, Amelia, a...

Off the Menu Side Dish: Festivals Focused on Fine Wines and Fab Foods

The inaugural Pacific Food & Wine Classic at Newport Dunes and the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival were held on back to back weekends, and more food and wine events are on the way this...

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“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...

Ageless Tennis Players Seek “Gold Balls”

In her movie “Gold Balls,” Kate Dandel tracks a group of ageless (mostly over 80) geezers as they train, travel, laugh and claw through tennis tournaments across the United States, hoping to win a Gold Ball. John Powless, 81, and ranked number one in the over 80 group, eventually...

Letter to the Editor: Peotter is Too Extreme for Newport Beach

I support the recall of Scott Peotter because his extremist views are not suitable for a member of the Newport Beach City Council.  He holds extremist views on the environment. The Daily Pilot reported recently that he opposed the appointment of a leading Balboa Island resident...

Letter to the Editor: Why Recall Scott Peotter?

If you are interested in learning why a group of responsible citizens is trying to recall Newport Beach Council Member Scott Peotter but have been too busy to visit a recall table in various locations around town, you can do research in the comfort of your own home by visiting...

Letter to the Editor: Campaign Finance Reform Still Needed

Campaign finance reports have been filed and once again, our Newport Beach city council is raising money from people having business before the city council, in some cases three years before they face the voters again. Scott Peotter is a good example. He is shaking down city tree...

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