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FPPC Rules No Conflict of Interest, New Complaint Filed Against Council Members

A state board this week cleared two Newport Beach City Council members of any conflicts of interest related to complaints filed earlier this year, but has yet to address the most recent complaint which includes the newly revealed paid work relationship between the two. On Wednesday, the Fair Political Practices Commission rejected complaints filed in June by Lauri Preedge, and in September...
Posted On 19 Oct 2018

Good News and Bad News at Annual Economic Forecast

Could another recession be on its way? Some experts at the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce’s annual Economic Forecast luncheon, held at the Balboa Bay Resort on Oct. 11, think a recession is coming, but Orange County will escape much of the economic damage. Hosted by Orange County Business Journal Publisher and CEO Richard Reisman, the panel of experts included Richard Green, Ph.D,...



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Residential Burglaries at Two CdM Homes

Newport Beach Police Department sent out a message Tuesday, alerting residents to two residential burglaries that occurred just down the street from and within a few hours of each other over the weekend In the 1600 block of Bonnie Doone Terrace,...

In New Role, Kiff Continues Conversation on Homelessness

A familiar face was back in Newport Beach this week talking about a familiar topic. Former City Manager Dave Kiff was the guest speaker at the Corona del Mar Residents Association board meeting on Thursday. Kiff, now the interim CEO of...
Posted On 19 Oct 2018

Harbormaster: Year in Review

After taking over management of the moorings from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Harbor Patrol last summer, Harbormaster Dennis Durgan provided a “Year in Review” summary for the Newport Beach Harbor Commission on Wednesday....
Posted On 12 Oct 2018

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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...

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...

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Charity Spotlight: Candlelight Concert Preview at Saks Fifth Avenue

Members of the Segerstrom Center’s Candlelight Concert committee were guests of Saks Fifth Avenue South Coast Plaza at a private showing of Saks’ 2018 Fall/Winter eveningwear collection. Saks Fifth Avenue South Coast Plaza General Manager Chris Bures hosted the morning, which also included a...

Great Pacific Airshow Returns

The Great Pacific Airshow returns to Newport Beach’s coastal neighbor, Huntington Beach, this weekend and will include heart stopping aerobatic, warbird and military performers. The annual event, previously called the Huntington Beach Airshow, kicked off this year’s festivities on...

On Faith: A Priceless Luncheon

More than 300 men and women gathered at the Fashion Island Hotel recently for the sixth annual Priceless Luncheon, hosted by Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women and Justice. The inspiring event raised more than $203,000 for Global Center for Women and Justice and its advocacy and...



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Soundcheck: The Side Deal Draws Four of a Kind

  What does it take for musicians to bond with one another? For the four members of The Side Deal, it was a patch of black ice. The band was in Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival. They were driving to a morning gig in a rented car, and it was snowing. Coming down...

Artscapes: Segerstrom Center Launches Broadway Series

A season of Tony Award-winning Broadway hits including Center premieres and returning favorites await audiences during Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ 2018-2019 Broadway and Curtain Call Series. Coming to the Center for the first time are “Waitress,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Come...

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Off the Menu: El Cholo Restaurant Celebrates 95 Years

In the often-fickle culinary world, the words “restaurant” and “longevity” are seldom used in the same sentence. There are a few that have survived numerous trends and recessions, such as Five...

Off the Menu: The Taste Comes to OC

We just finished with a fabulous four days of the Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival, but already another event is coming our way. The Los Angeles Times’ annual celebration of the southern...

Off the Menu: Fall Menus to Warm Your Palate

George’s Café at Segerstrom Center The beautiful Argyros Plaza at Segerstrom Center for the Arts is nearly a year old, and during that time has been the sight of numerous free concerts and...

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OC Locals Take Surfing Titles

Billed as the largest active sporting event in North America, the 2018 Vans U.S. Open of Surfing concluded its nine day run in Huntington Beach on Sunday. Local fans packed the beaches in Newport’s northerly neighboring coastal city, just south of the pier. Onlookers...

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

Letter to the Editor: We Have Lost our Sense of Right and Wrong

How did our common understanding of what is right and wrong in terms of the conduct of public officials change so drastically in the last four years? Before 2014, a council member would have been shamed by accepting a donation from a known felon and compelled to return it. Now,...

Letter to the Editor: Former Mayor Endorses Diane Dixon

As a former Newport Beach mayor and Citizen of the Year, and a 50-plus-year resident of Newport Beach, I urge my fellow Newporters to re-elect Councilwoman Diane Dixon. I know Diane to be a hard worker, an excellent listener, smart and caring, and a natural leader. She has...

Letter to the Editor: Council Leadership Should Be Sustained

Balboa Island and Balboa Peninsula owe deep gratitude to this City Council for fighting the Federal Government the past two years. The Federal Emergency Management Agency changed its flood maps to include all of Balboa Island and much more of the Peninsula. This would have...