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Residents, Commissioners Discuss Harbor Vision

The Newport Beach Harbor Commission held a study session Wednesday in the Little Balboa Island meeting room at Marina Park that focused on the future of the harbor. Commissioners Paul Blank and Scott Cunningham led the session, which was an interactive exercise that asked the audience to identify strengths, concerns, and possible solutions, regarding harbor issues. Participants wrote their...
Posted On 14 Dec 2018

New Mayor, Council Emphasize Working Together

It was a night of olive branches, healing, and moving forward, during the Newport Beach City Council meeting on Tuesday. In Newport Beach City Council’s “changing of the guard” meeting, a slightly new lineup of Council members voted for a new mayor, as scheduled, but it was not the same process as previous years. Typically, the mayor pro tem is selected as the next mayor, but in an...
Posted On 14 Dec 2018



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Recount of Council Race Underway

The recount of the Newport Beach City Council District 3 results officially began Wednesday. As of Friday morning, no changes have been reported. About 6,300 ballots have been counted. A total of 36,910 votes were cast in the Duffield-Stoaks...

Local Firefighters Santa Program Helps Family in Need

Since 2006, Newport Beach firefighters have been sponsoring a family in need to have a great holiday season. The Firefighters Association and Fire Department team up to assist the families with providing places to live, home renovations, paying...

‘Heavy Rescue’ Traffic Collision on Coast Highway

On Wednesday, at 8:43 a.m., the Newport Beach Fire Department responded to a heavy rescue traffic collision at the intersection of Riverside Avenue and West Coast Highway. Upon arrival, firefighters found one car on top of another with possible...

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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New Rector for Saint Michael and All Angels CdM

The Reverend Michael Seiler has accepted the call of the Vestry of Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Corona del Mar to join the parish family as its next rector. Seiler has been interim rector of St. Michael’s since July 2017 when he joined the parish from the Parish of St....

Penguins and Angels Sparkle at ‘Ring of Lights’ Homes

Alongside its on-the-water companion, the Ring of Lights home decorating contest sparkles again this year. Next week kicks off the annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, hosted by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce. Tied in with the boat parade is the landside...
Posted On 14 Dec 2018

Local Focus: Ten Days of Silence Changed This Doctor’s Life

It is said that a doctor who treats himself has a fool for patient. But not always. Newport Beach Mohs skin cancer surgeon Adam Rotunda – a physician, scientist-investigator, certified yoga instructor and soon-to-be-president of American Society of Dermatologic Surgery – possessed an almost...



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Curtain Up: A Christmas “Beauty” and a Beautiful Dinner

South Coast Rep has its “Christmas Carol” and Segerstrom Center has its “Nutcracker,” but Laguna Playhouse has established a holiday tradition of its own with its annual presentation of an elaborate “panto” courtesy of Lythgoe Family Panto. Panto, short for Pantomime, is a...

Artscapes: Local Children in ABT’s “Nutcracker” at Segerstrom Center

Segerstrom Center for the Arts has announced the casting of 48 young dancers in American Ballet Theatre’s production of “The Nutcracker” performed December 14 through 23 in Segerstrom Hall. Forty students from the American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School at Segerstrom...

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Off the Menu Side Dish: Christmas Dining in Newport Beach

Looking for a local restaurant to enjoy a Christmas dinner with your family? These restaurants are open Christmas eve and/or Christmas day, and offer an array of options for your holiday dining....

Off the Menu: Wahoo’s Fish Taco Hooks James Beard Dinner

It’s not easy to picture Wahoo’s Fish Taco co-founder Wing Lam of Newport Beach trading surf and sand for the sidewalks of New York, but that’s exactly what he and his brother Mingo Lee did in...

Off the Menu: Culinary and Cocktail Updates at Balboa Bay Resort

  Balboa Bay Resort transformed itself several years ago when First Cabin restaurant converted into Waterline with new décor and a new menu. The former Duke’s Place lounge morphed into...

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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: 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...