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Christmas Boat Parade Glitters as Only Newport Beach Can

The 109th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade sailed into its first of five nights on Wednesday in spectacular Southern California fashion. After a golden sunset gave way to a pleasant December evening of calm water and wind, fireworks that would rival Disneyland’s best announced that the...

Duffield Elected as Next Mayor, Focus on Harbor

O’Neill Chosen as Mayor Pro Tem Newport Beach has a new mayor, and he already has a plan for 2018. Marshall “Duffy” Duffield was elected Tuesday by his fellow City Council members as the next mayor of Newport Beach. “I’m going to do my best to make it work,” he said later that night at...
Posted On 13 Dec 2017

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Central Avenue Pier, Plaza Officially Open

Boaters, particularly those visiting Newport Harbor, have a new public dock to use which will, as city officials and business owners hope, encourage them to visit nearby shops. The city held a brief dedication ceremony Wednesday to celebrate the harbor’s newest public amenity,...
Posted On 15 Dec 2017

Councilman Recall Effort Fails

Following months of campaigning on both sides of a divisive recall effort in Newport Beach, officials have found the petition to be short by about 100 valid signatures. The petition to recall City Councilman Scott Peotter had an insufficient amount of signatures (by 106...
Posted On 15 Dec 2017

Newport Beach Responds to Thomas Fire

Newport Beach Fire Department responded to a mutual aid request this week to help fight the “Thomas Fire.” Ventura County was “engulfed with extreme weather and fire,” on Monday, NBFD officials explained in a message released on Tuesday. The county requested assistance from fire...

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Nékter Opens 25th OC Restaurant in Newport Beach

This fall, Nékter Juice Bar celebrated the grand opening of its 25th Orange County restaurant at Harbor View Shopping Center in Newport Beach by donating 15 percent of one day’s sales to nearby...

Newport Woman Leads Microlending Trip to Nicaragua

National Association of Women Business Owners Institute Chair Elect and Opportunity International Ambassador Loreen Gilbert of Newport Beach, along with NAWBO National CEO Jen Earle, are leading...

CW Driver Breaks Ground on Newport Harbor Medical Plaza

Local builder C.W. Driver Companies has broken ground on Newport Harbor Medical Plaza, a 26,500-square-foot medical facility at 330 Old Newport Blvd., according to a press release. The Newport...

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Celebrity Tennis Event Benefits Puerto Rico

In a mix of sports, celebrities and philanthropy, actress Anne Heche co-sponsored “Palisades for Puerto Rico” at Palisades Tennis Club in Newport Beach on Dec. 10. The event featured Heche, who...

Burglaries Reported, Community Watch Meeting Scheduled

Following burglaries in other nearby neighborhoods, the Newport Beach Police Department is hosting a community meeting to discuss crime trends and crime prevention, within the Santa Ana Heights...

Ring of Lights Homes Feature Festive Décor

While other Orange County neighborhoods offer walk or drive through viewing of decorated holiday homes, Newport Beach offers another perspective: By boat. Waterfront homes on Balboa and Harbor...
Posted On 07 Dec 2017



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Artscapes: Young Newport Dancers Cast in ABT’s ‘Nutcracker’ at Segerstrom Center

“The Nutcracker” is one of those iconic ballets that make young girls want to buy pointe shoes and take up dance. Cousins Stella Stulik and Alexandra Orradre, both 10, of Newport Beach are two such girls. They’ve been dancing for several years, and take classes at the American...

Artscapes: Celebrating Wonderful Lives

One of the most popular, memorable and sincere Christmastime movies is without a doubt “It’s a Wonderful Life,” a fantasy-comedy-drama produced and directed in 1946 by Frank Capra. Filmed in glorious black and white, “It’s a Wonderful Life” has become one of the most loved films...

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Boat Parade Dining

Planning to watch the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Dec. 13-17 and wondering where to dine during the parade? We’ve got you covered. Nearly 100 elaborately-decorated boats will...

Off the Menu: Newport Restaurateurs Open ARC Pizza House

Newport Beach residents and restaurateurs Marin and Noah von Blöm always seem to have something fun in store for adventurous diners. Their first restaurant, ARC, at SoCo Collection in Costa Mesa,...

Off the Menu: “8 Days of Christmas” at A Restaurant

We’re counting down the days until Christmas — and the number of days left in A Restaurant’s 8 Days of Christmas lunch. Yes, A Restaurant’s special holiday lunch menu has returned and is...

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Celebrity Tennis Event Benefits Puerto Rico

In a mix of sports, celebrities and philanthropy, actress Anne Heche co-sponsored “Palisades for Puerto Rico” at Palisades Tennis Club in Newport Beach on Dec. 10. The event featured Heche, who recently completed filming the NBC drama “The Brave,” as well as Ross Lynch, who is...

Newport Local Finishes 8th in Bay Area Regatta

Newport Beach sailors competed this past week at the 2017 Rolex Big Boat Series hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco. Among the Newporters in the Bay Area waters was Paul Stemler of Newport Harbor Yacht Club with his J/44 46-foot sailboat, “Patriot.” He finished...
Posted On 26 Sep 2017

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...

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