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A Bridge for Mariners and More

Following a recent state board approval, a footbridge connecting two maritime-related facilities and open to the public for better access to the water is on its way to crossing a major thoroughfare in Newport Beach. California Coastal Commission voted 11-0 on June 7 in support of Coast...
Posted On 23 Jun 2017

All Aboard the Balboa Peninsula Trolley as it Rolls Out on Maiden Run

By Victoria Kertz & Christopher Trela | NB Indy  Clang, clang, clang went the trolley—well, more like honk honk, as the Balboa Peninsula Trolley made its inaugural run last Friday, taking members of the media and local leaders to four picturesque points on the peninsula the day before the...

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Firefighters Help Reveal a Wish Come True

Newport Beach first responders recently helped reveal that an Orange County teen’s wish will soon come true, thanks to a local nonprofit. Dominic Laffoon, 18, of Fountain Valley was diagnosed with germ cell tumor in June of 2016 and endured months of treatment, according to...

‘Surfing Circle of Honor’ Breaks World Record

Newport Beach’s northern neighbor on the California coastline, Huntington Beach, lived up to its “Surf City” nickname Tuesday as several hundred surfers paddled out into the water, held hands and broke a world record. In celebration of International Surfing Day,...
Posted On 21 Jun 2017

Harbor Update: Moorings and West Anchorage

Members of the Harbor Commission and public heard an update on a couple important projects happening in Newport Harbor during a meeting Wednesday. City staff presented information about their plan to take over management of the moorings in the harbor as well as the latest on the...
Posted On 15 Jun 2017

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Biz Buzz: Financial Tips for Recent Grads

By Loreen Gilbert | Special to the NB Indy One of the most memorable moments in a young adult’s life is a graduation ceremony.  It is also a critical time to start thinking about your...

Biz Buzz: Selling and Investing in Today’s Hot Real Estate Market

By Barry Saywitz | Special to the NB Indy In today’s current real estate environment, real estate prices for both residential and commercial real estate are at an all-time high. In most sectors,...

Biz Buzz: Tom Donovan Appointed as Managing Director of Resort at Pelican Hill

The Irvine Company Resort Properties has announced the appointment of Tom Donovan as managing director of The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast. With more than 25 years of luxury...

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Charity Spotlight: An Evening to Foster Awareness at Balboa Bay Resort

 On Saturday evening, May 13, the Balboa Bay Club and Balboa Bay Resort hosted a gala reception in the great ballroom of the resort welcoming some 400 guests for an evening of inspiration related...

Charity Spotlight: Guests Travel Out of This World for Saddleback Memorial Gala

Galaxies orbited down to earth and sparkled upon the guests of Saddleback Memorial Foundation’s Spring Gala 2017 on May 6 at Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point. More than 400 physicians,...

Benefit: Pacific Symphony’s Gatsby Gala Raises $1.5 Million for Music Education

An invitation to the annual Pacific Symphony Gala is always a welcome and treasured treat, but when the theme is the Roaring 20s and Great Gatsby attire is suggested, we knew what we had to do:...



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Colorful, Unique Art Show at Peninsula Gallery

A unique Orange County artist will be featured this weekend at a show at a Newport Beach art gallery. Dick Marconi, 82, will showcase his work in an exhibit titled “ICON” One Man Show from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Ethos Contemporary Art on the Balboa Peninsula. “I’m excited about...
Posted On 22 Jun 2017

Artscapes: Pacific Symphony Prepares for New Summer Home

All good things must come to an end, and so it was with the Pacific Symphony’s summer concerts at Irvine Meadows Amphitheater. After nearly three decades, Pacific Symphony played its final concert at Irvine Meadows last September, shortly before the venue closed to make way for a...

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Off the Menu: Delicious Dining Adventures at Chianina and Michael’s on Naples

      With so many terrific restaurants in the greater Newport Beach area, we don’t often venture far from home for our dining excursions, but sometimes it’s nice to leave your comfort zone and...

Off the Menu Side Dish: Roku and Rosa are Rocking

Roku is Rocking the Sushi Sushi Roku is celebrating its second anniversary in a big way this week: 50 percent off the entire food menu on Monday and Tuesday (dine-in and dinner only). Sushi Roku...

Off the Menu: Ultimate Field-to-Fork Dining at Farmhouse

Chef and restaurateur Rich Mead is somewhat of a legend in the local culinary world. His Newport Beach restaurants Sage and Sage on the Coast were popular spots where Mead introduced customers to...

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“Sea Gypsies” is a Wild Voyage

Whenever I watch a nautical film that is based on little boating experience or “fly by the seat of your pants” long distance cruising, I am simply amazed by sheer blind luck or divine intervention, (or both), which is the case with “Sea Gypsies” in this year’s Film Festival. My...

Ageless Tennis Players Seek “Gold Balls”

In her movie “Gold Balls,” Kate Dandel tracks a group of ageless (mostly over 80) geezers as they train, travel, laugh and claw through tennis tournaments across the United States, hoping to win a Gold Ball. John Powless, 81, and ranked number one in the over 80 group, eventually...

Letter to the Editor: Questions About Scott Peotter

As citizens have reviewed and examined the record of Councilmember Scott Peotter, several distributing questions have arisen.  Scott Peotter owes the community answers to these questions. In 2015, Peotter reported $10,000-$100,000 income from Capitol Ministries, a religious...

Letter to the Editor: John Wayne Airport Noise

Newport Beach residents who live close to our bay and ocean enjoy incredibly beautiful neighborhoods and spectacular views, but they also have to endure the noise and pollution from airplanes flying out of John Wayne Airport. From the first time Orange County Supervisors...

Op-Ed: Promises Made, Promises Kept

Op/Ed by Councilmembers Diane Dixon and Will O’Neill Newport Beach enjoys extraordinary blessings, including weather, location, fiscal prosperity and community stewards, to name just a handful.  Our City Council Members and dedicated citizen members have worked hard through...

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