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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

Russo and Steele Auto Auction Rolls Into Newport

The Russo and Steele automobile auction is coming to Newport Dunes this weekend, and as they enter their fourth year they have learned what makes Newport unique. “It took us a while to understand the Newport market, and we concluded that this really is a community event,” said Darin Roberge,...
Posted On 10 Jun 2016


Field of Honor at Castaways Park May 20-22

The Seventh Annual Field of Honor, presented by the Exchange Club of Newport Harbor, takes place Friday, May 20 through Sunday, May 22 at Castaways Park, 16th and Dover Dr., in Newport Beach. One of the event highlights is the posting of 1776 large American flags, displayed along...

Draft Environmental Report Released for Newport Center Condo Project

The city has released the draft Environmental Impact Report for 150 Newport Center Drive residential condominium development, the project formerly known as Newport Center Villas. An EIR is meant to provide information and addresses the potential environmental impacts, it does not...
Posted On 20 May 2016

City Council to Consider Temporary Anchorage

Boaters could drop anchor northwest of Lido Isle this summer if the Newport Beach City Council decides on Tuesday to follow the Harbor Commission’s suggestion of creating a temporary anchorage. This is the second time in the last year that the city has tried out the 4.85-acre...

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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

Government Turns Economy Around By Legislation Alone!

OK, snap back to reality – the headline above has no basis in fact. As a matter of fact, President Obama – along with all the other candidates – have it all wrong. There is no...
Posted On 30 Sep 2011



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Charity Spotlight: Balboa Bay Club Smoker Raises $45K for Student Scholarships

The annual Balboa Bay Club Gentleman’s Smoker, which has been going strong for more than two decades, celebrated another summer evening on the gold coast Aug. 5 by attracting more than 130 natty...

Local Focus: German Shepard has Scent-sational Job

You’ll find no definition of “prodigy” in any veterinary medical journal, yet there can be no other description for one-year-old Ekko, a German Shepherd being groomed for the sensate world of...

Local Focus: From Police to Pizza with Pedego Bikes

By Christopher Trela & Norm Bour | NB Indy Once a novelty, electric bikes have become so popular that they’re being used for everything from delivering pizzas to catching criminals, not to...

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Under Cover: Watery Tale of William Mulholland Flows to Newport Library

During this time of severe drought, Californians know better than ever the importance of our water supply. We have all (hopefully) done our part to conserve, reducing our shower time and watering sparingly. Do we, however, really ever pause to consider how exactly our water comes...

Segerstrom Center Announces 2016-2017 Broadway Series

Segerstrom Center recently announced its 2016-2017 Broadway Series and Curtain Call Series, and as usual they are packed with blockbuster shows that offer a mix of new and classic musicals, including “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical,” “Elf The Musical,” “Matilda,” “Finding...

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Off the Menu: A Guide to Newport’s Newest Pizza Purveyors

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy How popular is pizza? More than three billion pizzas are sold in the U.S. every year, making pizza one of the most popular food items in...

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...

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Toshiba Classic

Toshiba Classic champion, David Frost finished the tournament on Sunday, shooting a 65 to defeat Fred Couples by five strokes. Frost ties the tournament record of 19-under-par 194, joining 2011 winner Nick Price as the only golfers to lead wire to wire in the event’s 19 years.
Posted On 17 Mar 2013

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...

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