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Irvine Administrator Selected as Newport’s Next City Manager

Newport Beach will soon have a new manager, following an action by City Council this week. On Tuesday, Council unanimously selected Irvine official Grace Leung to serve as its next city manager. Leung will assume the top administrative spot on Sept. 4, replacing current City Manager Dave Kiff, who will retire on Aug. 31. Council members commented on her background, intelligence, hard-working...
Posted On 17 Aug 2018

Council On Fence With Shared Electric Scooters, Plan Needs to Fit Current Laws

As far as motorized shared mobility devices go, like the electric scooters that suddenly popped up on the Balboa Peninsula this summer, the Newport Beach City Council is on the fence. These types of devices, typically scooters and bikes, are shared by numerous users throughout the day utilizing a mobile application. They are “dockless,” meaning there is no established pick-up or drop-off...
Posted On 17 Aug 2018



News

Police Warn of Kidnapping Scam

Newport Beach Police sent out an alert on Saturday about “kidnapping scams,” warning residents, explaining how they work, and what to do if it happens. Police explained that the scam starts with a call, the suspect claiming that a loved once has...

Rouda Earns Obama’s Endorsement in 48th District Race

Former President of the United States Barack Obama announced his endorsement of Harley Rouda, candidate for Congress in California’s 48th District, which covers Newport Beach, on Wednesday. In a press release on Wednesday, Rouda said he...

Newport Man Charged With Murder Will Face Hate Crime Enhancement

The Orange County District Attorney’s Office filed an amended complaint Thursday with a hate crime sentencing enhancement against Samuel Woodward, 21, of Newport Beach for murdering 19-year-old Blaze Bernstein due to the victim’s...
Posted On 02 Aug 2018

Business

Biz Buzz: U.S. News and World Report Ranks Hoag Tops in OC

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach is once again the highest ranked hospital in Orange County in the new annual national rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Hoag is also ranked the fourth-best hospital in the Los Angeles metro area and eighth-best in California. Hoag...

Biz Buzz: City Council Renews Restaurant BID

At the City Council meeting on June 26, council passed a resolution confirming the levying of assessments and appointment of the Advisory Board of Directors for the Newport Beach Restaurant Association Business Improvement District’s Fiscal Year 2018-2019. The resolution passed 6-0, with Mayor...

Biz Buzz: Rejuvenation Wellness Takes Holistic Approach to Health

Newport Beach is a healthy city, packed with juice bars, gyms, yoga studios and other businesses designed to improve your health. Now, a unique newcomer to the health scene has arrived in Newport Beach: Rejuvenation Wellness at 308 Old Newport Blvd. Rejuvenation Wellness combines crystal and...

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Benefit: 20th Annual Eric Marienthal and Friends Concert Raises $200K for High Hopes

It was 20 years ago that smooth jazz legend Eric Marienthal first performed a benefit concert for the High Hopes Brain Injury Program, a non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation and retraining of those who have been devastated by brain injuries. Now, two decades later, more than...

First Council Candidate Forum Next Week

Campaign season officially kicks off next week with the first local Newport Beach City Council candidate forum. The NB Chamber of Commerce will host a “Meet the Candidates” event on Aug. 23. It’s the first Council candidate forum or debate of the year. A complimentary continental breakfast will...

Newport’s ‘Night Out’ Against Crime

Police and residents came together this week to give crime a going away party. Newport Beach Police Department hosted their annual event for National Night Out Wednesday at Bonita Canyon Sports Park. Police provided information on crime and drug prevention, home security, child safety, the...
Posted On 10 Aug 2018



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Soundcheck: Sunset Jazz at Newport Fades Out on Sept. 19

Have you made it out to the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa to catch one of the sensational Sunset Jazz at Newport summer concerts? The series runs through Sept. 19, which means there are only five evenings of swinging jazz left in this annual musical ode to classic jazz....

Artscapes: The Lido Theater Celebrates its 80th Anniversary

Happy 80th Birthday to the Lido Theater! The historic art deco-era venue – one of the few single movie screen theaters left in California – turns 80 this year, and it’s never looked better thanks to recent renovations by the Fritz Duda Company, which acquired the property in...

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Off the Menu: Tommy Martin Celebrates 50 Years at Five Crowns

Five Crowns celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015—an impressive feat for a restaurant. Not many others in So Cal can make that claim. Now comes an equally impressive Five Crowns milestone:...

Off the Menu Side Dish: Having Your Fill of Malasadas

Chef Alan Greeley closed his legendary Golden Truffle restaurant on Newport Blvd. in Costa Mesa last year after nearly four decades in business, retiring to Florida but returning to OC for the...

Off the Menu: Culinary Journey to Mexico at Playa Mesa Restaurant

Mario Marovic owns Dory Deli, The Stag Bar and Malarky’s in Newport Beach, and he recently purchased the Newport Beach Brewing Company with plans to renovate the building and continue brewing...

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Governor’s Cup, Global Youth Regatta, Kicks Off

Young sailors from around the globe gathered in Newport Beach this week to participate in the oldest international youth match racing regatta in the world. The 52nd Annual Governor’s Cup, hosted by the Balboa Yacht Club, started with the crew introductions event on Monday. Emcee...
Posted On 19 Jul 2018

Sports: Pelican Hill Forecaddie Helps Duffers Golf Like Pros

Tom Fazio is a legend in the golf world—not for playing golf, but for designing stunning golf courses that, as he puts it, “reflect the natural beauty of their environments.” He’s got more designs on Golf Digest’s list of “America’s 100 Greatest Golf...

Op-Ed: Restoring Confidence in City Government

By Michael Toerge / Candidate for Council, District 6  As voters await the opportunity to vote on recalling Scott Peotter, I think it is important to engage in a conversation with the community on the steps we need to take to restore confidence in our city government and those...

Letter to the Editor: No Defense for Peotter Recall

Scott Peotter is soon to be recalled by the residents of Newport Beach.  Rather than offer any defense for his irresponsible behavior and ideas on the city council, Peotter and the puppet masters behind him offer only the argument that the recall would result in a cost estimated...

Op-Ed: The People Who Make OASIS Senior Center Great

By Will O’Neill, Newport Beach City Councilman In between scooping ice cream for a hundred root beer floats and dancing with my daughter to the Tijuana Dogs in the Evelyn Hart Event Center at the OASIS Senior Center last weekend, I observed yet again the incredible people that...