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Artscapes: Baroque Music Festival Goes Bach to the Future

Growing up playing violin, my main claim to fame was receiving a Superior rating at a high school music competition playing the Bach Double Violin Concerto in D minor. My love for classical music, and Bach, has continued long after trading my bow and resin for a writing career....

Biz Buzz: Miracles for Kids Adds Three Newport Board Members

Miracles for Kids, an Orange County-based nonprofit organization that helps critically ill children and their families in need, has added three Newport Beach-based board members: Kevin DeAllen of Argyll & Co., Tom Ferry of Tom Ferry International, and King Nelson of CardieX...

Council Approves City Budget, Debates Extra Police Officers

Newport Beach City Council approved the upcoming fiscal year’s budget this week, but the majority of the discussion revolved an item — regarding possible additional police officers — that was ultimately not included and continued to the next meeting. For the better part of more...
Posted On 14 Jun 2019



Officials Speak Up About Future of Newport Harbor

The future of Newport Harbor includes big dredging projects, evolving the newly created Harbor Department, reviewing and possibly revising the city’s harbor code (Title 17), and fine-tuning management of the moorings, among a long list of other...
Posted On 14 Jun 2019

Residential Burglary in Harbor Ridge, Attempted at Big Canyon Home

Police warned residents about a recent residential burglary in Harbor Ridge and an attempted residential burglary in Big Canyon in an alert this week. Newport Beach Police Department shared two Nixle messages on Tuesday detailing the incidents....

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June 11 Newport Beach City Council meeting  
Posted On 12 Jun 2019

Curtain Up: ‘Harvey’ Hops to Laguna Playhouse

“In this world, you must be oh so smart, or oh so pleasant. Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant.” “Doctor I’ve wrestled with reality for 40 years and I’m happy to say that I’ve finally won out over it.” “I always...

Artscapes: Mark Morris Dance Group Brings ‘Pepperland’ to Segerstrom Center

The Beatles’ iconic album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” turned 50 in 2017, so the town of Liverpool – the birthplace of John, Paul, George and Ringo – held a Sgt. Pepper at 50 Festival to commemorate the occasion, featuring 13 events...

Newport-Mesa Grads Win Scholarships from Balboa Bay Club

Nearly 200 family members, teachers, administrators, Newport Beach dignitaries, and friends-at-large gathered at the Balboa Bay Resort to celebrate the exceptional accomplishments of Newport Mesa Unified public high school graduating seniors...

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Artscapes: Welcome to the 20s with Postmodern Jukebox at Segerstrom Center

They have fanatic fans, clever videos, and sell out concerts around the world. Since Scott Bradlee created Postmodern Jukebox 10 years ago, the band has amassed nearly one billion YouTube views and more than three million subscribers. Over that...

Town Hall Tackles Boardwalk Project, Lido Fire Station

Balboa Peninsula projects were at the center of a community forum this week, which included several important updates. Mayor Diane Dixon hosted a town hall at Marina Park on Monday, covering several issues and projects related to district 1,...
Posted On 07 Jun 2019

Fatal Head-On Collision on 73 Hwy

A local woman was killed Wednesday after a speeding vehicle driving in the wrong direction on the 73 toll road struck her vehicle in a head-on collision, authorities reported. A silver Mercedes was reportedly driving south in the northbound...



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Pirates Parade Through Balboa ‘Treasure’ Island

Marine Avenue came alive with floats, bands, dancers, and more as the 26th Annual Balboa Island Parade marched through town last weekend. This year’s theme was “Our Treasured Island,” inspiring adults, kids, and their furry...

Off the Menu: A Culinary Salute to Summer

Summer is almost here, and a handful of local restaurants are introducing fun and tasty culinary experiences. Oak Grill Brings Back Slow Smoked Sundaze Oak Grill at Fashion Island Hotel is bringing back its popular Slow Smoked Sundaze event...

Biz Buzz: Be(YOU)tiful Now Open at Castaway Commons

Lavender Salon at Castaways Commons in Newport Beach recently expanded with a luxury retail space next door called Be(YOU)tiful, another brainchild of owner Heather Hart that is sure to be as wildly successful as the salon. Heather wanted to...

Biz Buzz: Pelican Hill Resort Promotes Star Employees

  The Resort at Pelican Hill has promoted two of its star employees to key positions within the resort. Zully Cardona recently earned a promotion to spa director for The Resort at Pelican Hill. She has been spa operations manager since...

Get Ready for Summer Concerts on the Green in Newport Beach

The Newport Beach City Arts Commission is presenting a series of four Concerts on the Green this summer that take place at the Newport Beach Civic Center, 100 Civic Center Drive. The 2019 Concerts on the Green are on June 16, July 7, August 25...

Off the Menu Side Dish: Farms, Fish and Lobster

Farmhouse Presents Seasonal Menu and Cocktails Chef Rich Mead loves to celebrate the seasons at his Farmhouse restaurant at Roger’s Gardens. His spring menu, which he launched several weeks ago and plans to keep into the summer months, has been...