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Council Approves Changes for Commercial Tidelands Rent Rate

Newport Beach City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved changes to the rent for commercial tidelands in Newport Harbor. It could be a reduction or an increase, depending on who is discussing the issue. As city staff and several council members pointed out, it’s a reduction of what...
Posted On 28 Jul 2017

Park Avenue Bridge Reopens on Balboa Island

Nearly 200 people gathered Tuesday to celebrate the reopening of the Park Avenue Bridge, the link that connects Big and Little Balboa islands over the Grand Canal. The new bridge is a replacement of a bridge that was removed last year. Tuesday’s festive event included a blessing by Reverend...

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Woman Dies After Vehicle Hits Light Pole

A woman died Tuesday evening after the vehicle she was driving hit a light pole near San Miguel and Pacific View drives, according to authorities. At 8:49 p.m., the Newport Beach Police Department was notified of a single-vehicle traffic collision near the intersection, NBPD...

City Withdraws Mariners’ Mile Revitalization Plan

After working on the Mariners’ Mile Revitalization Master Plan for approximately one year, the city has backed off following public outcry. In a notice sent out to the community on Tuesday, Newport Beach city staff explained that the draft plan for the stretch of Pacific Coast...
Posted On 21 Jul 2017

Residents Updated on Local Issues

  A group of residents got a wide-ranging update about the state of the city at an early morning meeting this week. Newport Beach Mayor Kevin Muldoon discussed a number of important topics in the city with about 35 people at the Corona del Mar Residents Association meeting...
Posted On 21 Jul 2017

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Biz Buzz: Selling and Investing in Today’s Hot Real Estate Market

By Barry Saywitz | Special to the NB Indy In today’s current real estate environment, real estate prices for both residential and commercial real estate are at an all-time high. In most sectors,...

Biz Buzz: Tom Donovan Appointed as Managing Director of Resort at Pelican Hill

The Irvine Company Resort Properties has announced the appointment of Tom Donovan as managing director of The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast. With more than 25 years of luxury...

Biz Buzz: Island Hotel Names New Director of Sales and Marketing

Island Hotel in Fashion Island has named Bob Arrivillaga as its new director of sales and marketing. In his new position, Arrivillaga directs all sales and marketing activities for the 295-room...

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Charity Spotlight: Bubbles and Brunch to End MS at Island Hotel Aug. 26

Ronda Giangreco had just returned from a cooking adventure in Italy when she received news that would change her life. She was diagnosed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis), a debilitating disease that...

Applications Being Accepted for Art in the Park

  The Newport Beach Arts Foundation will host its annual fundraiser, the Art in the Park arts and crafts festival, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. October 14 on the Newport Beach Civic Green. Now in...

OC Women’s Chorus Seeks New Singers

The Orange County Women’s Chorus, one of the top amateur choruses in California, recently announced it’s welcoming new singers in all voice parts for its 2017-18 20th Anniversary Season....



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Summer Fun: Annual Lobsterfest Returns to Newport Dunes

Hundreds of Maine lobsters will be flown in to Newport Beach on Aug. 6 for the 9th Annual Lobsterfest, held at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina from 3 to 8 p.m. More than 700 people are expected to attend this annual celebration of summer, which centers around a...

Weekend Getaway: A Weekend of Al Fresco Jazz in Idyllwild

High above Palm Springs, deep in the San Jacinto mountains yet only about 90 minutes from Newport Beach is the town of Idyllwild, a charming (some might say rustic) village that through the years has somehow kept its small-town atmosphere. Set among tall pines, cedars and...

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Off the Menu: Eating Our Way Through the OC Fair

Five-pound barbecued pig leg. Bacon-wrapped Brussels sprouts. Fried peanut butter meatballs.  Krispy Kreme ice cream chicken sandwich. Fried octopus on a stick. Yes, the OC Fair has returned, and...

Off the Menu: Rosé, Risotto and Roku

Where do you go to celebrate a half birthday? Andrea Restaurant at Pelican Hill Resort, of course. Catherine’s birthday was December 26, but she was sick and then out of town, so we never got to...

Off the Menu Side Dish: Culinary Trips to Mexico and the Mediterranean

We’ve driven past the Miguel’s Jr. Mexican food restaurant on 17th Street on the border of Costa Mesa and Newport Beach many times but never thought to stop in to check out the menu until last...

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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...

U.S. Men’s National Team Plays 0-0 Draw Against Serbia

The U.S. Men’s National Team opened Bruce Arena’s second tenure as head coach with a spirited 0-0 draw against Serbia at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego on January 29. Forward Jozy Altidore earned his 100th cap in the match, becoming the second youngest player in U.S. MNT history...
Posted On 19 Feb 2017

Letter to the Editor: John Wayne Airport Noise

Newport Beach residents who live close to our bay and ocean enjoy incredibly beautiful neighborhoods and spectacular views, but they also have to endure the noise and pollution from airplanes flying out of John Wayne Airport. From the first time Orange County Supervisors...

Op-Ed: Promises Made, Promises Kept

Op/Ed by Councilmembers Diane Dixon and Will O’Neill Newport Beach enjoys extraordinary blessings, including weather, location, fiscal prosperity and community stewards, to name just a handful.  Our City Council Members and dedicated citizen members have worked hard through...

Letter to the Editor: Peotter is a Property Rights Advocate

Saying it often doesn’t make it true.  Susan Skinner’s recent email diatribes calling for Scott Peotter’s recall are an exercise in fantasy.  Skinner is a well-known obstructionist with a personal vendetta against Councilman Scott Peotter. Scott is a conservative Republican and...

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