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Local Homicide Suspect Apprehended in Nevada

A Newport Beach homicide suspect was apprehended in Carson City, Nev., recently, authorities reported this week. Anthony Thomas Garcia, 56, of Carson City, is currently being detained in Nevada awaiting extradition to California, Newport Beach Police Department reported in a community message...

Blind Curve Adds Danger to Private Road

Looking both ways before turning on a street is a mandate for safe driving. However, for the Newport Beach residents of Private Road, doing so isn’t an option. The 17 families that live on Private Road turn right from their cul-de-sac onto Irvine Avenue with no vision, only the hope that...
Posted On 05 Aug 2016

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Civic Center Draft Audit Report Reveals Mistakes, Positive Points, and Possible Overpayment

A preliminary look at the Newport Beach Civic Center audit revealed some interesting findings, including a possible overpayment of $1.2 million. City Council voted 4-3 Tuesday to receive and file the draft audit report and direct city attorney Aaron Harp to pursue the $1.2...
Posted On 30 Jun 2016

Planning Commission Approves Expansion for Lido House Hotel

Lido House Hotel went through one “hoop” and received unanimous approval for a larger project last week. Newport Beach Planning Commission voted 7-0 for a 4,745 square-foot expansion on the 130-room boutique hotel planned for the old city hall site at 3300 Newport Boulevard. It...
Posted On 30 Jun 2016

Lifeguards Rescue Couple Tossed Off Jet Ski at Wedge

Lifeguards rescued two people from the water over the weekend after a large wave tossed them from their personal watercraft near the Wedge. They were riding a PWC jet ski near the famous surf spot around 4 p.m. Saturday when a nearly 20-foot wave overtook them. The couple had...

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Biz Buzz: Nekter of the Gods

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy “Just a small town story about a guy and a girl trying to save the world one vegetable at a time – with juicers, not capes.”...

UPDATED: Toy Boat Closes

After a difficult year, the Toy Boat store has finally sunk, as the iconic Corona del Mar toy shop shutting it’s doors for good on Friday. Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat owner, Lori Curtin, made the...
Posted On 17 Mar 2013

Newport Women Celebrate Success With Juice

Lori Kenyon was diagnosed with a gastric disorder when she was still in her teens. Unable to digest animal protein, she turned to fruits and vegetables. Marra St.Clair learned she had Celiac...

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Chef Pascal Olhats Hosts Charity Event at Sherman Gardens to Save Elephants

Chef Pascal Olhats is renowned for his culinary skills at his numerous restaurants, including Café Jardin restaurant at Sherman Gardens in Corona del Mar, but he’s also a big animal lover—make...

Charity Spotlight: Coldwell Banker’s “Create a Seat” Event to Benefit Illumination Foundation

Tickets are now on sale for the “Art of Design – Create a Seat to End Homelessness” charity event to be held Oct. 8 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s atrium located at...

150 Newport Center Project Withdrawn

The developer behind the 150 Newport Center project (formerly known as Newport Center Villas) project withdrew their application this week. The move came right as Newport Beach City Council was...
Posted On 30 Sep 2016



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2016 Newport Beach Film Fest: Photo Album

The Newport Beach Film Festival got off to a terrific start on Thursday, April 21 with the World Premiere of “After the Reality” starring Matthew Morrison, followed by a fabulous gala party featuring performances by Cirque Du Soleil and food from 25 restaurants. NB...

Artscapes: Chuck Jones: A Lifetime of Animation

“Th-th-th-that’s all folks!” That line from Looney Tunes cartoon character Porky Pig elicits smiles from anyone that watched Saturday morning cartoons. Those smiles can be shared with young children of all ages as the Chuck Jones Studio brings Saturday morning laughter to...
Posted On 22 Apr 2016

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Taste of Tradition


Cucina Enoteca adds a rustic touch to Fashion Island’s roster of restaurants. By Allison Hata | Photos by Jody Tiongco   With a name that translates to “wine” from its native Italian, it...

Off the Menu: Sampling Newport Beach Restaurant Week Menus

We’ve been out and about during Newport Beach Restaurant Week sampling a variety of prix fixe menus at various prices points for both lunch and dinner. We discovered some terrific dishes and were...

In The Italian Way


Come for the authentic Napoli pizza and stay for the unique ambience at Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana. By Kirsti Correa | Photos by Jody Tiongco   There are eight Settebello Pizzeria...

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Ski Days in Newport Harbor

The momentary absence of “June Gloom” is a real attitude boost for me. As a true blue born Newport native, usually the sunshine guarantees me an upbeat day. This atmosphere usually causes me to reflect on the amazement of what a wonderful and unique area we live in. Reflection...

Regatta Season

Weeks ago I mentioned we were off to an enthusiastic start of the sailing season. Lately the wind has been cooperating with the many local regattas. Last weekend saw a successful Senior Sabot Nationals held out of Lido Isle Yacht Club. A large fleet was in full force. Nancy...

It’s a Mad Mad World

Supreme Nonsense A number of recent Supreme Court decisions have boggled the minds of even those who sit on opposite sides of the aisle. Many of our judges seem to be out of touch with reality. Maybe the three branches of government need an infusion of persons who are not...

Advocating for Newport’s Quality of Life

Whether you grew up in this town or have lately arrived, it is heart-lifting each time you drive down Newport Boulevard, Jamboree or MacArthur and catch that first glimpse of the Pacific. Newport Beach is a great town to live in. Keeping it that way is the responsibility of our...

General Plan Amendment Will Cost Newport Taxpayers Millions Each Year

As you may have heard, on July 8 the Newport Beach City Council will consider placing on the November ballot a measure amending the General Plan – a plan that voters adopted, after extensive outreach and input, in 2006. The proposed amendment would reduce allowable development in...

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