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Preparing for El Nino

Are you ready for El Nino? The city of Newport Beach is prepared for whatever size El Nino that mother nature brings, but as important as it is for the city to anticipate possible floods,...

Newport Tourism Hits Record Highs

If there was a theme to the Newport Beach & Company’s annual Marketing Outlook Dinner held at the Island Hotel on Oct. 21, it was “All Systems Go!” According to information presented during...
Posted On 29 Oct 2015


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Schedule Announced for the 2016 Newport Beach Film Festival

Thousands of film fans and hundreds of filmmakers will be descending on Newport Beach April 21-28 to enjoy the 17th annual Newport Beach Film Festival, one of the most respected and popular film festivals in the country. This year’s Festival features more than 400 films from 50...

Jon Lewis Takes Over as NBPD Chief

Ascending to the top job at the agency where he began his career 25 years ago, Jon Lewis was sworn-in as the new chief of the Newport Beach Police Department during a packed ceremony in the Council Chambers last Tuesday. Outgoing Chief Jay Johnson revealed during the ceremony...

Maritime Disaster Drill Tests Multi-Agency Response

Disaster struck about 300 yards  off the shore of Corona del Mar State Beach on Wednesday. A distress call came in that two boats collided and both were taking on water. The Aggressor, the 65-foot vessel from Newport Landing, radioed in that they had collided with a fishing boat....
Posted On 25 Mar 2016

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How Do You Compare to Your Competition?

No matter what field or business you are in you have competition. That does not necessarily mean you have competitors, and this is not just semantics; it’s a state of mind and a reflection of how...
Posted On 13 Jan 2012

Small Business Saturday

Tomorrow, Newport Beach residents will have a chance to support small businesses in their community, by starting their Christmas shopping on Small Business Saturday. According to the Small...
Posted On 25 Nov 2011

Government Turns Economy Around By Legislation Alone!

OK, snap back to reality – the headline above has no basis in fact. As a matter of fact, President Obama – along with all the other candidates – have it all wrong. There is no...
Posted On 30 Sep 2011

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Tuesday is Disney Day at Film Festival

Growing up in Orange County means growing up with Disney. Over the years, I’ve made countless trips to Disneyland, watched “The Wonderful World of Disney” on TV, and viewed numerous...

“Orange Sunshine” Trips on LSD Love Story set in Laguna

By Rita Robinson | NB Indy After seven years of work completing a “fun drug-smuggling tale” about the LSD-deifying Brotherhood of Eternal Love from Laguna Beach, documentary filmmaker William...

Festival Features Films with a Local Focus

Newport Beach has had its share of celebrities, both real and manmade. Two of the most famous are as popular as ever: John Wayne, and The Wedge. The Duke spent the last 20 years of his life in...



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Under Cover: Political Prisoner Maziar Bahari Shares Memoir at Newport Library

While the Newport Beach Public Library and the Witte Lecture Series have brought us countless entertaining, enlightening, and thought-provoking speakers, few will have had as powerful a message as Maziar Bahari, the next guest set to appear. Coming to Newport later this month,...

Artscapes: Beach Boys Bring Good Vibrations

If nostalgia can be defined as a wistful and sentimental desire to return to an often happier time in one’s life, last Sunday’s Beach Boy’s concert at Segerstrom Concert Hall fit the bill. With nearly three hours of surf, car, and love songs that are as rooted in our...

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Off the Menu: Culinary Trips to France, Italy and the Mediterranean

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy We enjoy pairing our cultural outings with our dining experiences, so when we were invited to see Moliere’s classic French co...

Off the Menu: From “Mormon” Menus to Ren Faire Foods

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Sold Out! That’s the word on trying to buy tickets to “The Book of Mormon” that runs through May 25 at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. For...

Off the Menu: Diving Into Spring Menus

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Springtime means spring menus at local restaurants. We’ve been out and about sampling new menu items, and quickly found several favorites....

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Boat Show Highlights Top Yachts

Last weekend was the 40th Lido Village Boat Show. It appeared to be pre-recession in size, attendance and broker enthusiasm. We attended on a warm and beautiful So Cal Friday. It’s no wonder our area weather is the envy of the rest of the country. I was pleasantly surprised at...

A Savage Exhibit at ExplorOcean

I attended a unique event a few weeks ago definitely worth mentioning, and once again shows not only the special traits of Newport Harbor with regards to our area, state and country, but the international stature of our residents and boating community. Our own Newport Harbor...

Lynn’s Spin: A Monumental Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast

Last Friday, we attended the 50th annual Orange Coast Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast, joining more than 600 guests at the Irvine Hotel in celebrating the launch of this week’s Orange Coast Christian Outreach Week. This was my sixth year attending, and while the event is always filled...
Posted On 21 Mar 2014

Reflections on Hope

Tempe, Arizona. To a baseball fan, the month of March is all about hope. Each team sits first (or last, if you’re a pessimist) in the standings: zero wins, zero losses. Fans herald their team’s hopeful rookies and the resurgence of the veterans: Has Angels first baseman Albert...

No Exit in Newport

In 1944, Jean Paul Sartre wrote an existentialist play titled “No Exit” about three deceased characters locked into a room for eternity. If you are a homeowner in Newport Beach, you might want to pick up a copy to see what you’re in for. By way of background, my...
Posted On 21 Mar 2014

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