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Marina West Restaurant Gets OK Despite Neighbors’ Protest

By Daniel Langhorne | NB Indy Linda Isle residents are reeling from the City Council’s approval for the construction of a 14,252-square-foot restaurant to be built near the site where the Reuben E. Lee riverboat restaurant once stood. The council on Tuesday upheld an earlier Planning Commission...

Whistleblower Wins Sister City Docs Battle

By Daniel Langhorne | NB Indy An Orange County Superior Court judge admonished the city of Newport Beach for driving a whistleblower to sue for the release of documents regarding taxpayer-funded grants to the Newport Beach Sister City Association. Judge Linda Marks ruled last week that city...

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ExplorOcean to Merge with Discovery Cube

The Balboa Fun Zone just got a boost of energy – and funding – when it was announced this week that ExplorOcean, the science-based nonprofit located in Balboa Village, will be merging with Discovery Cube science center. The move is a part of the Discovery Science Foundation’s...

NBPD Takes Back Drugs

On April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Newport Beach Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  ...

Earth Day at the Bay

The Newport Bay Conservancy, in partnership with Orange County Parks, will celebrate Earth Day in the Upper Newport Bay for the 26th year in row this weekend with “Earth Day at the Bay.” The free, public event will be held Saturday at the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center...

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Local Teens Spruce Up Their Wardrobe

A pair of local teens recently took their love for surfing, skateboarding, art, and music and rolled it all into one simple and stylish clothing line. Andrew Boukather and Cole Friedman, both...
Posted On 02 Aug 2012

‘Cash Mob’ Keeps Toy Boat Afloat

A cash mob of customers flooded Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat Tuesday, helping the iconic Corona del Mar toy store stay afloat after an announcement last week that it was in danger of sinking for...
Posted On 02 Aug 2012

UPDATED: CdM Toy Store Faces Possible Closure

**UPDATE: A cash mob is being planned for Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat tomorrow, with radio host Bill Handel expected to broadcast live from the store from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. “They are in...
Posted On 25 Jul 2012

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Local Focus: An Appreciation for Military Spouses

May was Military Appreciation Month, and this weekend is the fourth of July, perfect opportunities to salute the noble men and women who serve our nation, and remember those who gave their lives...

Charity Spotlight: OC Community Foundation Gets Grant from Bank of America

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded $350,000 in grants to 18 nonprofits dedicated to providing workforce development and education opportunities throughout Orange County. One of...

Charity Spotlight: Women of Chapman Summer Luncheon at Balboa Bay Resort

Chapman University may be located in Orange, but the school has a host of supporters from the greater Newport Beach area, so it was fitting that the annual Women of Chapman Summer Luncheon was...



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Under Cover: Irish American Tale Unfolds in “Galway Bay”

When my middle son was in fifth grade, his class participated in a Heritage Fair. Each student was to present a short story about their ancestry, and share a dish representative of that culture. Braden chose to learn about the Irish ancestors that began the American branch of his...

Music Icon David Crosby Kicks Off Solo Tour at Segerstrom Center March 5

Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young are a monument on the musical landscape. The first real super group, they stand as a hulking behemoth of talent, history, and legend, not unlike Mount Rushmore. If CSNY are in fact the Mount Rushmore of music, David Crosby is definitely the Teddy...

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Off the Menu: Pizza Nova Offers an Explosion of Flavors

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Catherine loves pizza (“I could eat it every day—and often do,” she said), so when she heard that Pizza Nova was going into the space on...

Off the Menu: Fresh Pizza, Culinary Bowling, Summer Cocktails

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy FRESH BROTHERS Newport Beach loves pizza. A handful of restaurants specializing in pizza have opened in the city over the last couple of...

Off the Menu: Cucina Enoteca and Garden Fusion

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale The wait is over: CUCINA enoteca at Fashion Island is now officially open. The California-inspired Italian kitchen (how’s that for a morphing of...

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Boating Season Commences

Last Friday we ventured out of the harbor for a sea trial following a two week period of “Sundance” visiting Balboa Boatyard. The last several years I’ve been very impressed with Pat Werner who now owns the shipyard and manages the yard. It’s been a smooth transition from the...

Boating and Fishing Results

Last weekend had a few noteworthy boating events. Friday was the start of the Newport to Ensenada Sailboat Race. The sun was shining early and we already had a light wind at the end of the Balboa Pier at nine o’clock in the morning. Our Indy staff meeting was held at Ruby’s at...

Mailbag: Response to Jean Ardell’s “Freedom from Religion” column

I love it when liberals twist the meaning of issues like Religious Freedom as intended by our founders, to comport with their bizarre understanding of equality and freedom. Yes, religious freedom means that a privately owed company can adhere to its religious beliefs without...

Lynn’s Spin: Exploring a Passion to Paint

Haute Cakes on 17th Street is one of my favorite local restaurants, so when my talented budding artist friend, Pam Selber, invited me to attend an artists’ reception there, I was all for it. Little did I know the treat I was in for—and it wasn’t just the great food and wine they...
Posted On 14 Apr 2014

Freedom from Religion

Whenever I stop by the Corona del Mar post office to mail a package, the man at the counter asks whether it contains anything liquid, fragile, perishable, flammable, or potentially hazardous. If I’m mailing a book, I like to reply, “Well it does contain ideas.” He never rewards...

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