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Residents Speak Up About Museum House

Details were revealed and questions were answered this week about the contentious Museum House project during a community meeting. A passionate crowd of about 125 people packed into the Community Room at the Newport Beach Civic Center for Speak Up Newport’s monthly meeting Wednesday night. The...
Posted On 12 Aug 2016

Sculpture Exhibition Funding Approved

The Newport Beach City Council agreed that public art is important to the city when they voted 7-0 this week to proceed with phases III and IV of the Sculpture Exhibition in Civic Center Park. Library Services Director Tim Hetherton made a presentation at the City Council meeting on Tuesday on...

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Planning Commission Approves Expansion for Lido House Hotel

Lido House Hotel went through one “hoop” and received unanimous approval for a larger project last week. Newport Beach Planning Commission voted 7-0 for a 4,745 square-foot expansion on the 130-room boutique hotel planned for the old city hall site at 3300 Newport Boulevard. It...
Posted On 30 Jun 2016

Lifeguards Rescue Couple Tossed Off Jet Ski at Wedge

Lifeguards rescued two people from the water over the weekend after a large wave tossed them from their personal watercraft near the Wedge. They were riding a PWC jet ski near the famous surf spot around 4 p.m. Saturday when a nearly 20-foot wave overtook them. The couple had...

Philanthropist James Emmi Dies at 99

James Emmi: June 23, 1916 – May 14, 2016 James Emmi, known to his family and friends as Jimmy, passed away on May 14, only 40 days before his 100th birthday. His wife, Catherine, stepson Cameron, and his close friends were by his side. Jim was an avid sailor, participating in...

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Lido Village Artisan Market debuts on Sunday, January 20

Fans of the Newport Beach Farmers’ Market that takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Sunday in Lido Village will find expanded offerings starting this weekend when the Lido Village...

Biz Buzz: Vintage Hair Styles for a Modern World

Stepping through the entrance of Vintage Hair Salon on Coast Highway is like suddenly being transported back to a 1940s beauty parlor. Period salon accessories are scattered throughout the small...

Local Entrepreneur Takes Charge

That entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Jeffrey Maganis. He quit his steady company job two years ago and took a leap of faith on his own business. “I love the idea that you can pave...
Posted On 22 Dec 2012

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Charity Spotlight: 25th Annual Komen Orange County Race for the Cure

Sunday, Sept. 25, was a day of hope, celebration and courage as more than 15,000 Susan G. Komen Orange County supporters returned to Fashion Island in Newport Beach for the 25th Annual Susan G....

Charity Spotlight: Halloween Costume Gala to Benefit Veterans Museum at OC Fair

Newport Beach resident and community activist Barbara Venezia is getting ready to throw a scary party, and she wants everyone to have a frightful time. Barbara’s husband, Stan, serves on the OC...

Chef Pascal Olhats Hosts Charity Event at Sherman Gardens to Save Elephants

Chef Pascal Olhats is renowned for his culinary skills at his numerous restaurants, including Café Jardin restaurant at Sherman Gardens in Corona del Mar, but he’s also a big animal lover—make...



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Under Cover: ‘The Last Bookstore’ is Nirvana for Bibliophiles

“I’m making a mess, Dada.” So says Eden Spencer to her father, Josh, in the opening moments of the short documentary film, “Welcome to the Last Bookstore.” Like Eden, each of us regularly makes a mess out of this life, but what viewers will discover about Spencer is that he was...

Artscapes: Countdown to Newport Beach Film Festival

More than 50,000 moviegoers are expected to pack local cinema houses this month to view the nearly 400 films that comprise the 2016 Newport Beach Film Festival, which runs April 21 – 28. The Festival opens on Thursday, April 21, with the world premiere of “After the Reality”...

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Off the Menu: Newport Beach Restaurant Week is Here

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale Newport Beach Restaurant Week starts Jan. 19 and runs through Feb. 1, and as in previous years, decisions must be made as to where to dine. We...

A Tour of Tastes

From the first sip to the final bite, explore the latest in culinary trends tailored for the coastal palate. By Bria Balliet, Kirsti Correa and Linda Domingo Crafting the perfect meal takes care...

Off the Menu: Preparing our Palates for Restaurant Week

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale One of our favorite times of the year is almost here: Newport Beach Restaurant Week, which has expanded from one week to two this year (Jan. 19 –...

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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...

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...

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