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Police Chief Update on Crime Stats, Strategies, Trends

Crime statistics, strategies and trends were the focus of an early morning meeting this week with the top police officer in the city. Newport Beach Police Department Chief Jon Lewis gave a presentation to a group of about two dozen community business leaders and city and district representatives at the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs meeting on Thursday. Lewis talked...
Posted On 17 Jan 2019

Local Art Moving Forward: Sculpture Garden, Cultural Grants

The next phase of the sculpture exhibition in the Civic Center Park is moving forward following a Newport Beach City Council decision last week. Council voted 7-0 on Jan. 8 to approve the City Arts Commission request to waive the conditions applied to Phase IV of the Sculpture Exhibition in Civic Center Park, and transfer of $19,711 from the Cultural Arts Professional and Technical Services...
Posted On 17 Jan 2019



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Police: ‘Pedestrians Don’t Wear Armor’

Police sent out a message Wednesday reminding drivers that “pedestrians don’t wear armor,” as part of an enforcement campaign. “The Newport Beach Police Department remains committed to educating drivers and pedestrians about safe roadw...

Welcoming Lighthouse-Like Structure Suggested at Harbor Entrance

A lighthouse-like structure at the Newport Harbor entrance may welcome sailors in the future, as one local described at a meeting this week. Keith Yonkers presented the idea to the Newport Beach Harbor Commission on Wednesday. He is proposing a...
Posted On 11 Jan 2019

Police Seek Public’s Assistance in ID’ing Residential Burglary Suspect

The Newport Beach Police Department sent out a message Thursday seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a residential burglary investigation. The crime occurred on Jan 2. between 6:30 p.m. and 7:50 p.m., according to the...

Business

Biz Buzz: Gondola Adventures Cruises to New Berth in Newport Harbor

After 25 years at their current location, Gondola Adventures is cruising to a new dock. The new home for the fleet of 15 gondolas is near the corner of Bayside Drive and East Coast Highway, just under the East Coast Highway bridge at 200 Bayside Drive. With the new location comes a new cruise...

Biz Buzz: Pelican Hill Celebrates 10 Years of Excellence

Some 15 years ago, I attended events at the old Pelican Hill Country Club, which as I recall had a small but charming patio with a water fountain, and a nondescript ballroom that held maybe 250 guests for dinner. Imagine my surprise the first time I visited the new Resort at Pelican Hill, which...

Biz Buzz: NB Restaurant Assoc. sets 2019 Restaurant Week Dates

Officials approved the dates of Jan. 14 through 27 for the 2019 Newport Beach Restaurant Week at a recent meeting, although there was some discussion as to the best dates for the event, which is generally held the last two weeks of January. At the Newport Beach Restaurant Association Business...

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Central Library Celebrates 25 Years

Newport Beach city officials announced this week that the central library is celebrating its 25-year anniversary with special events and activities now through July. A balloon tower with a giant “25” greeting guests entering the library kicks off the celebration this week, a city announcement...

Rotarians Make House Calls to Mexico

By Rosanne Greene | Special to the NB Indy The Rotary and Rotaract Club of Newport Beach led six other California Rotary clubs and 85 USC dental students on a philanthropic mission to Rosarito, Mexico, in December. They joined three local Rotary Clubs in Rosarito to treat over 400 children to...

Annual Witte Lectures Series Starts

The Newport Beach Public Library Foundation announced the lineup for the 22nd Annual Witte Lectures, featuring renowned speakers on a variety of compelling, current topics. This season features four experts – Hanna Rosin, Richard Blanco, Amy Walter, and Joel Sartore – from January to April. The...



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Curtain Up: Say ‘Hello’ to Dolly at Segerstrom Center

On January 16. 1964, the Jerry Herman musical “Hello, Dolly!” had its World Premiere on Broadway starring the inimitable Carol Channing. On January 15, 2019, nearly 55 years to the day, Carol Channing passed away at her home in Palm Springs. She was 97. Tributes poured in for...

Weekend Getaway: Catalina in the Winter

As much as we think of Catalina as being a summer destination, there is a lot to do even in the off season. My girlfriend Cat and I recently went out before the chill of winter arrived and had the good fortune to stay at two beautiful hotels on Catalina Island: the Aurora Hotel...
Posted On 22 Jan 2019

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Off the Menu: Dining Adventures During Newport Beach Restaurant Week

“So many restaurants, so little time.” Happens to me every year during restaurant week—with 70 different restaurants participating, it’s not easy to choose which restaurants to dine at, so I try...

Off the Menu: Newport Beach Restaurant Week is Served

Time to grab a fork and dig in to Newport Beach Restaurant Week, which returns January 14 and runs through January 27. Wait—that makes two weeks, which means more opportunities to visit the 70+...

Side Dish: Ring In the New Year with ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ and Pizzeria Ortica

It’s been called “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history” by the Washington Post, and it won six Tony Awards including Best Musical. Now, the Broadway musical phenomenon...

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Oracle Challenger Tennis Series Returns

The Oracle Challenger Series returned to the Newport Beach Tennis Club this week. Dubbed the “Road to Indian Wells,” matches kicked off on Monday at the Eastbluff club. In the first match of the series, which kicked off on Monday and will run for a week in Newport...
Posted On 22 Jan 2019

Rainy Revival for Wildcat Win in Holiday Bowl

The Northwestern Wildcats provided a shocking third quarter domination over the Utah Utes on a rainy New Year’s Eve football game in San Diego. A crowd of more than 47,000 filled the stadium for the San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl between Northwestern University in...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019

Letter to the Editor: Glenn Flip-Flopped on Kiff

In response to Sara Hall’s 2018 Candidate Wrap-Up on Oct. 26, I noticed that Mike Glenn’s opinion of the Dave Kiff situation has changed quite a bit from as recently as this past June. Glenn, currently challenging Diane Dixon for her District 1 council seat, was asked if he felt...

Letter to the Editor: Dixon Not a Fit for Newport Beach

In 2014, I supported someone who is now my opponent, Diane Dixon. She promised a lot of things, but has done the opposite on nearly everything. She affirmed the Dock Tax which she pledged to stop. She not only raised existing taxes, but also added more of– she recently...

Letter to the Editor: The Future of Newport is at Stake

Mr. Muldoon is not getting my vote, and here’s why. Mr. Muldoon was elected to NB city council in 2014 as part of “Team Newport,” backed by big-money development interests. The Shopoff Land Owners, who are planning to add three 13-story towers in the Koll Center and are also...