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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,...

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Police Cite 351 Distracted Drivers

Newport Beach Police Department announced Wednesday that officers issued 351 citations to distracted drivers in April as part of a statewide awareness effort. Newport Beach joined California Highway Patrol and other local law enforcement agencies in the Distracted Driving...

St. James Sale Terminated

The controversial agreement by Bishop Jon Bruno to sell St. James the Great Episcopal Church to condo developer Legacy Partners was terminated last year, according to information sent in a press release from Save St. James the Great Episcopal Church. A document filed in court...

News Briefs: Mr. Irrelevant, Banning Ranch, More

Kalen Reed Crowned “Mr. Irrelevant” 2016 Being irrelevant is normally not a good thing –  unless you’re the last pick in the NFL draft. The Tennessee Titans selected Southern Miss corner back Kalan Reed as their pick, and last overall (number 253), in this year’s NFL draft,...

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Newport Gamer’s Big Score

So how do you get more than 28,000 people invest $1.4 million in your business project? You might want to ask Newport Beach video game developer Brian Fargo.  That’s what just happened to him...

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

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Committee Discuss Newport’s Plan for Sustainability

The Environmental Quality Affairs Committee discussed the proposed Newport Beach Sustainability Plan during a meeting Tuesday. The plan was prepared by a citizen’s steering committee led by...
Posted On 19 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...

The House and the Hedge

“I grew up in a Christian home, and as I grew, my relationship with my father became difficult. I never seemed to please him,” explained Newport Beach resident Stuart Leigh, author of “The House...



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Celtic Chanteuse Loreena McKennitt Brings Tour to Segerstrom Center March 13

Loreena McKennitt is a busy woman. Besides being the face of today’s Celtic music, an authority on Celtic history, one of the most successful independent musicians of all time, owner of her own record label, Honorary Colonel of the Royal Canadian Air Force, and the founder of the...

Artscapes: “Wicked” Star Kristin Chenoweth Brings Solo Concert to Segerstrom Hall March 12

The Broadway touring production of the hit musical “Wicked” ends its run at Segerstrom Center on March 6, but another equally wicked event comes to Segerstrom Hall next weekend. Tony Award and Emmy-winning musical actress Kristin Chenoweth comes to town for a solo concert on...

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Off the Menu: Pizza and Oysters and Wine (Oh my!)

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy They don’t have a tasting room and technically are not open to the public, but Newport Beach Vineyards and Winery has become known as the...

Off the Menu: Newport Restaurants Lauded at Golden Foodie Awards

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Which restaurant has the best wine list in Orange County? How about the best happy hour, or the best hamburger? We learned the answers to...

Off the Menu: Golden Foodies – Ruby’s Dinette – Wine & Food Fest

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy This weekend is the Third annual Golden Foodie Awards at the Fairmont in Newport Beach, presented by the OC Restaurant Association to...

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Boat Building

I was thinking prior to putting my thoughts into words how different sailing is to motoring, which equates to how very different sailboats are to power boats. This may seem obvious but at the same time to me there aren’t huge differences. I speak Spanish and English. They are...

Lynn’s Spin: Wild Thing III Sails to Victory

As the saying goes “it takes a village to raise a child” and if you talk to Skipper Rhonda Hill-Tolar, owner of Wild Thing III, she’ll tell you it takes a crew to bring home not one, but three trophies from the recent Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race. “We had a great...
Posted On 11 May 2014

Don’t Quit: The Joe Roth Story

They came by the dozens to see this movie at the Newport Beach Film Festival. The audience included many of the great names in Berkeley football history from the 1970s.Players, coaches, media announcers, family and friends filled every seat at the Regency Lido Theatre on Sunday...

Cutting the Newport Beach Business License Tax

By Kurt English | NB Indy Two weeks ago in this column, I reviewed the city business license tax in Newport Beach. The current business license fee is $159 plus an additional $8 per employee up to an additional $797 for businesses that collect sales tax, and an additional $16 per...