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Tempers Flare as Curry is Ousted as Finance Committee Chair

  Accusations were flying, tempers were flaring, and the gavel was pounding Tuesday night in Newport Beach City Council Chambers. After 45 minutes of discussion and argument, Newport Beach City Council voted 4-2 to remove Councilman Keith Curry as chairman of the Finance Committee and...
Posted On 29 Apr 2016

Newport Beach Film Festival: Take 17

For seven days, sand gives way to cinema as beachgoers take a back seat to the Newport Beach Film Festival, which draws more than 50,000 film fans to the city. Festival Co-Founder and CEO Gregg Schwenk was the keynote speaker at the Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce luncheon earlier this week,...


Draft Environmental Report Released for Newport Center Condo Project

The city has released the draft Environmental Impact Report for 150 Newport Center Drive residential condominium development, the project formerly known as Newport Center Villas. An EIR is meant to provide information and addresses the potential environmental impacts, it does not...
Posted On 20 May 2016

City Council to Consider Temporary Anchorage

Boaters could drop anchor northwest of Lido Isle this summer if the Newport Beach City Council decides on Tuesday to follow the Harbor Commission’s suggestion of creating a temporary anchorage. This is the second time in the last year that the city has tried out the 4.85-acre...

Golf Club Tees Off at Speak Up Newport Meeting

Keeping control of the land and revamping the Newport Beach Golf Club will benefit the community in more than one way, club officials explained recently. It can be a world class golf course, said William Buck Johns, who represents the golf course’s new ownership group, which took...
Posted On 20 May 2016

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Gross Foundation Gives $50K to AIDS Fight

AIDS Services Foundation Orange County (ASF) was surprised last week with a $50,000 gift from the William and Sue Gross Family Foundation. The gift will be used to increase ASF’s ability to...

Martha Stewart Tabs Local Entrepreneur

A local designer has gotten the nod of approval from the queen of craft and design, Martha Stewart, in a national contest and needs community support now more than ever. DeAnna Reposa of Corona...
Posted On 18 Sep 2012

A Different Kind of Dessert

A new Fashion Island store is looking to satisfy customer’s sweet tooths with a treat that has a certain je ne sais quoi. The Newport Beach boutique, ‘lette macarons, opened in May and offers a...
Posted On 30 Aug 2012



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A Mile for Multiple Mariners

A community meeting last month clarified some long-held confusion over an apostrophe in the name of a Newport Beach neighborhood. Mariners’ Mile Revitalization Master Plan workshop on July 25 had...
Posted On 26 Aug 2016

Council Sets Parking Restrictions Near CdMHS

The Corona del Mar High School parking issue has long been a sore spot between residents and students, who use the surrounding neighborhoods to park during the school day, but at last week’s City...
Posted On 26 Aug 2016

SPON and PAC Circulate Petition to Deny 150 Newport Center

A local environmental group and a political action committee have partnered in an effort to gather signatures for a petition to stop the proposed 150 Newport Center (formerly known as Newport...
Posted On 26 Aug 2016

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Under Cover: Author Sara Nović is a ‘Girl at War’

Perhaps my favorite new thing is free same day delivery with Amazon Prime. I’d like to say I use it for fantastic, life-changing purchases, but most often, the delivery man is bringing mundane items, such as new socks and moth traps – and trust me, there is nothing less exciting...

Under Cover: Author Jessica Knoll is ‘Luckiest Girl Alive’

Most book to film adaptations start the journey towards their immortalization on film after becoming wildly successful in print form. Every so often, however, there is a story so powerful that the movie houses jump on it, even before having the chance to gauge the public’s...

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Off the Menu Special: Best Wines for Thanksgiving

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy What’s the best wine to serve with Thanksgiving dinner? Many wine experts will simply say it’s whatever wine you like to drink, but...

Off the Menu: Thanksgiving Dining in Newport Beach

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale ‘Tis the season for tradition, and nothing says tradition like a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. A handful of restaurants in Newport Beach are...

Off the Menu: Fashion Island Dining

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale The Fashion Island Tree Lighting continues nightly through the end of the year, so we thought we’d share a few of our favorite Fashion Island...

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Mayor Shows Support for NB Water Polo

Nearly 200 young water polo athletes got some civic support Wednesday when the mayor stopped by their summer season kick-off event to encourage them for the upcoming Junior Olympics. Mayor Keith Curry spoke to the Newport Beach Water Polo club at the pool at Newport Harbor High...
Posted On 03 Jun 2013

Musings on Fire Rings and Smoke

Having lived near the harbor and spent most of my working and spare time on the water, I have a lifetime of precious memories. My Mom and Dad met in high school and spent the majority of their spare time sailing and boating in and out of the harbor. We were raised boating, raised...

Former Senator Marian Bergeson Endorses Keith Curry

My choice in the race to be Newport Beach’s next Assemblyman is Keith Curry. He should be your choice also. Keith has led our city through the recession by reduction of city employees, growing our reserves and generating budget surpluses each year. With his Council...

Take a Seat—in a $1,000 Chair

Two weeks ago, I wrote about Residents For Reform (residentsforreform.com) and their concerns about excessive city spending. I discussed a 2013 Orange County Register article stating that the new city hall was “furnished with high-end furniture and fixtures, including 204 leather...

New Initiative Could Alter Medical Injury Act

The date is Monday May 19, 2014. I have just finished listening to excerpts from a speech by Governor Jerry Brown. Although I usually listen to political statements, speeches and answers from the right side of the microphone I’ll admit that Democratic Gov. Brown is doing a...

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