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Heat Wave Kicks Off Summer

A heat wave marked the first official day of summer in Southern California this week, as temperatures soared in Newport Beach and the rest of Orange County. Several areas in Orange County reached above 100 degrees. In Newport Beach, according to Weather Underground, a station in Santa Ana...
Posted On 24 Jun 2016

City Starts Effort to Improve Bike Safety Around Schools

In response to a young boy recently being hit and killed while riding his bike near his school, Newport  Heights Elementary, city officials moved forward this week with an effort to improve bike safety around schools and other key areas. Newport Beach City Council unanimously approved an item...
Posted On 17 Jun 2016

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Traffic Studies and Solutions for PCH, Mariner’s Mile

Traffic along Pacific Coast Highway, specifically in Mariner’s Mile, was discussed in depth Newport Beach City Council members, city staff, and county transportation officials. During the Council’s study session on Tuesday, the Orange County Transportation Authority gave a...
Posted On 26 May 2016

Fight Over Newport Heights Underground Utilities Rages On

A petition to establish assessment districts for undergrounding utility lines in a Newport Heights neighborhood will move forward, following a particularly rancorous hearing at this week’s Newport Beach City Council meeting. The City Council’s 4-1 vote was a victory for the...

Temporary Anchorage off Lido Isle Gets Green Light

Boaters in Newport Bay will be able to enjoy a temporary anchorage northwest of Lido Isle this summer, following the Newport Beach City Council’s decision this week to approve the trial. This is the second time in the last year that the city has tried out the 4.85-acre anchorage,...

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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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Newport’s Longtime Urban Forester Retires

John Conway, longtime urban forester for the city of Newport Beach, retired Friday. He has been with the city for 23 years and has served in government for 44 years. “I’ve enjoyed it,” Conway...
Posted On 09 Sep 2016

News Briefs: Newport Center Projects, Community Expos, Digital Library Event

News around the community of Newport Beach. Commission Recommends Denial of Smaller Newport Center Project The Newport Beach Planning Commission voted Sept. 1 to recommend denial without...

On Faith: Standing Stone Ministry

“Every pastor needs a pastor they can trust,” said Newport resident Debbie Hogan.  “They have so much pressure on them to take care of others that they end up not taking care of themselves. They...



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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

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...

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Dine Sides

Coming Soon Four new eateries are slated to arrive in Newport in the coming months. The Waffle Affair, which opens in early December at Bayside Center, will serve an inventive take on a Belgian...

Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Newport Beach

21 OCEANFRONT Ring in the New Year with two different seating and menu options. The first seating is a three-course menu for $75 from 5 to 7 p.m. (two hour table limit). The Entrée course offers...

Off the Menu: Best Newport Beach Dining Experiences of 2014

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale “Wild game at The Winery, short ribs at Red O, pizza at Pirozzi and also Fresh Brothers. The French food at Moulin is such a big deal, these were a...

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Memories of Buddy Ebsen in Newport Harbor

I wrote months ago about my fascination with the high speeds achieved by sailing catamarans following my 1959 sail aboard an 18-foot Catalina catamaran on Huntington Lake with Tom Schock and his Thistle crew after their winning the National Thistle Championships. Bill Schock...

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...

Applause for the Balboa Island Parade

The 21st annual Balboa Island Parade celebrating the star spangled and close-knit islands (big and little) and the beginning of the summer season was held last Sunday. Tradition dictates that the parade is held the first Sunday of June. Thank you Balboa Island for a magical...

Mailbag: The Invisible (Civic) Center — Classic Destination or Roadside Curiosity?

It may yet come to pass: despite the progressive, and possibly enlightened interests of a minority, the exciting Newport Beach Civic Center (our new Forum Romanum) may be adorned not with laurel leaves but with the decorative curlicues desired by a majority of second class...

Remembering D-Day

D-Day was 70 years ago today. According to the website army.mil/d-day, “On June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the...