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Ben Did Go: Statue Honoring Fallen Lifeguard Ben Carlson Unveiled

Just steps away from the spot where he made his last rescue exactly two years ago, a larger than life statue of the fallen Newport Beach lifeguard Ben Carlson was unveiled Wednesday, forever watching over the sand and water he cared so deeply for. More than 1,000 friends, family members,...
Posted On 07 Jul 2016

Local, State Leader and Politician Marian Bergeson Dies

  Marian Bergeson, longtime Newport Beach resident, community leader and former state politician, died Wednesday. She was 90. Bergeson, who was the first woman to serve in both the California state Assembly and Senate, died early Wednesday morning at Hoag Hospital due to complications from...
Posted On 06 Jul 2016


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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Awards for Local Landscaper

A Newport Beach landscape company was recently awarded for its impressive designs. Wade Landscape received awards for small landscape maintenance and large landscape lighting at the California...
Posted On 10 Aug 2012

Local Business Blossoms in Corona del Mar

That colorful display of flowers on PCH in Corona del Mar has really blossomed since it first opened up in almost 30 years ago. Julie Browne opened the Blooms shop in Corona del Mar in 1985. Her...
Posted On 10 Aug 2012

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



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Charity Spotlight: NB Police Association Foundation Hosts Annual Golf Tournament

Get ready to tee off for a great cause when the Newport Beach Police Association Charitable Foundation hosts its annual Golf Classic on Monday, September 12, 2016. The event, held at Big Canyon...

Residents Sound Off About Bonita Canyon Pickleball Courts

Concerns, comments and ideas from both sides of the net were discussed this week during a meeting about the potential pickleball courts at Bonita Canyon Sports Park. The Parks, Beaches and...
Posted On 09 Sep 2016

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

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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...

Artscapes: Newport to Ensenada Artwork Celebrates Sailor’s Endeavor

A local artist and former Newport Beach Arts Commissioner was recently revealed as the painter behind this year’s Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race official artwork. Newport Ocean Sailing Association officials announced that Carole Boller created the 14” x 24” oil on...
Posted On 25 Mar 2016

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Off the Menu: Holiday Menus that Celebrate the Season

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale This is one of our favorite dining times of the year, with several local restaurants offering special holiday menus that celebrate the season. The...

Off the Menu: Dining Delights on Balboa Island

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale Thanks to the annual holiday home decorating competition, Balboa Island will soon be ablaze with colorful and elaborate décor. This also means more...

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...

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Racing Season

It seems like the summer boating season has started off with a big bang even though not one yacht club has had their annual opening day events! Last weekend was the “Baldwin Cup” at Newport Harbor Yacht Club in locally built Schock Harbor 20s. It was an International event and if...

Safe Voyages

I will never tire of mentioning that the most important part of recreational and commercial boating is safety. Naturally, accidents happen and minor bumps and bruises can be expected. When multiple people are aboard, the helmsman has his hands (and mind) full, but it is also his...

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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