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Officials Update Fire Plan at Newport, Balboa Piers

    Fighting a fire at the end of either Newport or Balboa Piers will present a number of challenges, officials said this week. Following the May 20 Seal Beach pier blaze, Newport Beach Fire Department officials evaluated the potential and plan of action for both local piers. “It’s...
Posted On 29 Jul 2016

Former Harbormaster Harry Gage Dies

Former Orange County Harbormaster Captain Harry Gage died Saturday at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo. He was 74.  He was a longtime fixture in Newport Beach and around the harbor. Gage, a Capistrano Beach resident, was a well-loved member of the Newport Beach community and – in his...

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Sphere on its Way to Permanently Call Civic Park Home

Sphere 112, the steel sculpture that appears to be rolling down the grassy hill at the corner of San Miguel Drive and Avocado Avenue and was part of phase one of the rotating sculpture exhibit, may soon be a permanent sight in the park. The Parks, Beaches and Recreation...
Posted On 10 Jun 2016

Biz Buzz: Tenants Face Challenges in Tight Commercial Real Estate Market

By Barry Saywitz | Special to the NB Indy The commercial real estate market today is dramatically different than it was just several years ago, especially during the economic downturn. All sectors of the commercial markets including the industrial market, office market and...

Shark Bite Swimmer ID’d, Officials Discuss Details

People are learning more about the woman, the shark, and the attack, regarding an incident in Newport Beach waters last weekend. The woman, Maria Korcsmaros, 52, professional fitness instructor and personal trainer from Corona, was “remarkably calm” after being bitten by what was...
Posted On 03 Jun 2016

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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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Benefit: Partygoers Get “Stagestruck!” at SCR Gala

  South Coast Repertory’s 53rd Season Gala, “Stagestruck!”, brought out the Southland’s movers and shakers – and theater lovers – for a highly imaginative evening in celebration of all...

Charity Spotlight: Big Canyon to Host Wine Tasting Benefit for The Wooden Floor

In an ambitious effort to curate one of the most-talked-about annual charity wine benefits in Orange County, John and Janice Markley of Laguna Beach have collected and donated more than 3,000...

Charity Spotlight: Laura’s House Gala Welcomes a British Invasion on Sept. 24

Laura’s House, a Southern California nonprofit committed to ending the silence of domestic violence, will hold its 22nd annual gala on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach....



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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...

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...

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Off the Menu Special: Dinner and a Holiday Show

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Orange County’s two largest theaters – South Coast Rep and Laguna Playhouse – are staging holiday-themed shows, but they’re about as...

Off the Menu: Where to Dine and Watch the Christmas Boat Parade

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale It’s time to “Deck the Hulls with Bows of Jolly” and watch the annual Christmas Boat Parade in Newport Harbor. More than 100 elaborately-decorated...

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...

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Sailing Safety

It’s a sad day for sailboat racing everywhere. While it is not uncommon to hear about loss of life in the famous Sydney to Hobart sailboat race, it’s very uncommon to find out we locally have even one loss of life in a local sailboat race. Until this last year I cannot ever...

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...

Is There a Draft in Here?

On Supplemental Drafts On the journey to adulthood there are certain highlights and milestones, but danger lurks around the ballrooms. For certain teenagers the dream of attending the Senior Prom is not in the stars. A few clever but foolish students at Corona del Mar High School...

Residents for Reform

A new political action committee has been launched to advocate that Newport Beach city government cut spending and taxes. It is Residents for Reform and can be found at residentsforreform.com. The PAC was started by local activist Bob McCaffrey. On its web site, Residents for...

Mailbag: Stop Polluting Our Newport (SPON) Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Our Mayor, Rush Hill, has declared 2014 a year of celebration for the City of Newport Beach. It’s a year of celebration for SPON (Stop Polluting Our Newport) as well. We are celebrating our 40th anniversary and our Top 40 achievements over those years. In 1974, trash washed down...

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