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Banning Ranch Postponed, Still Hot Topic at CA Coastal Meeting

Postponing Newport Banning Ranch on the California Coastal Commission agenda this week didn’t stop a large number of opponents from rallying at the Newport Beach civic center and speaking their mind during the meeting. About 100 people attended the rally and even more packed into council...
Posted On 13 May 2016

Coastal Commission Hearing on Banning Ranch Postponed

[EDITOR’S NOTE: After the Newport Beach Independent went to print this week, Newport Banning Ranch sent an email stating that they have requested postponement of the Coastal Commission hearing set for Thursday, May 12. Newport Banning Ranch stated that they need more time to fully...
Posted On 06 May 2016

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Biz Buzz: Women in Business Luncheon Honors Local Execs

Two Newport Beach business women were among the five honorees at the OCBJ’s annual Women in Business Luncheon held May 4 at Hotel Irvine. The program, in its 22nd year, celebrates the accomplishments of the county’s standout businesswomen. A total of 190 individuals were...

Newport Heights Neighborhood Divided on Undergrounding

Newport Heights residents feuding over a plan to underground utility lines in the neighborhood will have to wait until Tuesday to find out if the Newport Beach City Council will allow it to move forward. This debate turns on whether to establish two underground utility assessment...

Field of Honor at Castaways Park May 20-22

The Seventh Annual Field of Honor, presented by the Exchange Club of Newport Harbor, takes place Friday, May 20 through Sunday, May 22 at Castaways Park, 16th and Dover Dr., in Newport Beach. One of the event highlights is the posting of 1776 large American flags, displayed along...

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Affluent Goods in Newport Coast

Designer apparel and accessories are the norm in Newport Beach, so it’s no surprise to see shops stocking such well-known brands as Cartier, Chanel, Christian Dior, Christian Louboutin, Fendi,...

Building Pizzas and Relationships

It’s been almost 10 years since a local restaurant began dishing out first class pizza and first rate customer service in Newport Coast. It’s fresh, high quality food and personal care that has...
Posted On 29 Oct 2012

Local Couple Has Fresh Idea

The right vegetable can really make all the difference. One local couple knows that difference and has founded ZucchiniXpress to help share it with Newport Beach residents. Husband and wife team...
Posted On 11 Oct 2012

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Local Focus: German Shepard has Scent-sational Job

You’ll find no definition of “prodigy” in any veterinary medical journal, yet there can be no other description for one-year-old Ekko, a German Shepherd being groomed for the sensate world of...

Local Focus: From Police to Pizza with Pedego Bikes

By Christopher Trela & Norm Bour | NB Indy Once a novelty, electric bikes have become so popular that they’re being used for everything from delivering pizzas to catching criminals, not to...

On Faith: Homeboy Industries is Changing Lives

“I started being a troublemaker at 13 and got into meth,” Abraham said as he led our tour.  “I was a zombie and was incarcerated my senior year. I kept going in and out. I first came to Homeboy...



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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is a Revelation

Listen closely, and you just might hear some raucous cheers, exuberant whistles, and nearly non-stop clapping reverberating in the ether. Yes, the dancers of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater were at it again, bringing down the house in Segerstrom Hall Wednesday evening with a...

Artscapes: Segerstrom Center Predicts Rain on April 11

We haven’t seen much in the way of El Nino conditions this year, yet next week there’s a prediction of Rain at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. Of course I’m talking about “RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles,” which comes to Segerstrom Center April 11. It’s ironic that I...
Posted On 08 Apr 2016

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Off the Menu: Where to Dine and Watch the Christmas Boat Parade

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale It’s time to “Deck the Hulls with Bows of Jolly” and watch the annual Christmas Boat Parade in Newport Harbor. More than 100 elaborately-decorated...

Off the Menu: Holiday Menus that Celebrate the Season

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale This is one of our favorite dining times of the year, with several local restaurants offering special holiday menus that celebrate the season. The...

Off the Menu: Dining Delights on Balboa Island

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale Thanks to the annual holiday home decorating competition, Balboa Island will soon be ablaze with colorful and elaborate décor. This also means more...

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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...

Calling All Anglers

While some of the previous days have reminded us that “June Gloom” is not just a slogan, some of our days had sunshine. We received a call from the Isthmus at Catalina two Saturdays ago and the weather couldn’t have been better. The water was warming up and the Bass were biting....

Initiative to Stop Drunk, Overprescribing and Negligent Doctors Will Save Lives

Each year, 440,000 Americans die from medical negligence. It’s the third leading cause of preventable death, behind only heart disease and cancer. A big cause of these preventable deaths is doctors recklessly prescribing opioid narcotics. Two weeks ago, Orange County District...

The Politics of No

“Republicans — the party that brought us ‘just say no,’ first as a drug policy, then as their entire platform.” – Stephen Colbert. One of the admirable traits of our country’s founders was their ability to think creatively as they forged into the new world of democracy more...

How Will You Vote in November?

In November the residents of Newport Beach will be given a clear choice. If the City Council approves it, there will be a proposed General Plan Amendment on the ballot that will ask us to decide whether or not we want to approve projects that will significantly increase...

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