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Audio, Video Improvements Considered for Council Chambers

Newport Beach City Council debated Tuesday about what audio and video components in council chambers needed improvement, and how much they should realistically cost. Staff presented options as simple as changing out a single wall-mounted video camera for $9,000, to replacing the entire...
Posted On 16 Feb 2018

Harbormaster Tests Custom Mooring Management Software

The harbormaster team is getting high-tech. Newport Beach Harbormaster Dennis Durgan unveiled a new program his team is testing out during a Harbor Commission meeting Wednesday. They are beta testing three iPads mounted on the Harbormaster boats equipped with custom software that organizes...
Posted On 15 Feb 2018

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Council Delays Start of General Plan Update Process

Newport Beach City Council this week formally adopted the direction they gave staff during the annual planning session last month, with one distinct change regarding the general plan update process. While the Jan. 29 meeting included a fiscal, harbor, and public safety updates,...
Posted On 16 Feb 2018

City Launches Investigation Into Alleged Voter Fraud in Recall Effort

Newport Beach City Council voted Tuesday to issue subpoenas to investigate the alleged voter fraud in the signature gathering of the failed recall effort. Simultaneously, the Orange County District Attorney’s office confiscated the petitions on Jan. 4 as part of their own...
Posted On 16 Feb 2018

West Anchorage Area Recommended as Permanent, Year-Round

Boaters interested in visiting Lido Village or the Central Avenue Pier will now have a permanent, year-round area to toss their anchor and head toward land. The Newport Beach Harbor Commission unanimously approved a proposal Wednesday to establish the anchorage area in the...
Posted On 15 Feb 2018

Business

Biz Buzz: Human Options Appoints Locals to Board of Directors

Human Options, an Orange County-based nonprofit dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence, announced the addition of two new board members: Joe Ferrentino, partner at Newmeyer &...

Biz Buzz: Leadership in Heels Ends Year on High Note

Women continue to exert their power in politics, business and everyday life. For proof, look no further than Leadership in Heels, a nonprofit organization started by Scharrell Jackson, a...
Posted On 18 Jan 2018

Biz Buzz: Pelican Hill Appoints New Food & Beverage Director

The Resort at Pelican Hill has appointed Hayato Nogaki as director of food and beverage, overseeing all restaurant, in-room dining and banquet food and beverage operations for the 504-acre...

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Arts Commission Unveils Concert Lineup, Photo Contest

The popular Concerts on the Green series will once again bring thousands of music lovers to the Civic Center lawn this summer. Four acts were approved by the arts commission last Thursday during...

Candidates Debate Women’s Issues

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy With the national reckoning over sexual harassment as the backdrop, six candidates who want to represent Orange County’s coastal cities, including Newport Beach, in...

Police Promote Deputy Chief, Officers Sworn In

Civilian Cold Case Investigators Also Honored Around 200 friends and family members of the Newport Beach Police Department joined the mayor and City Council in honoring seven men this week....



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Curtain Up: The Elasticity of Backhausdance

The spring semester at Chapman University is in full swing, which means Newport Beach resident Jennifer Backhaus – a full-time faculty member in Chapman’s dance department – is busier than ever. Backhaus is also the founder and artistic director of Backhausdance, Orange County’s...

Artscapes: A Tale of Three Cirques

By Norm Bour & Christopher Trela | NB Indy Everyone loves a circus—make that a cirque, French for circus. American circuses are on the wan, while unique cirques from Canada have taken over the circus world in spectacular fashion. Indy writer Norm Bour caught a performance of...
Posted On 16 Feb 2018

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Off the Menu: Cheese and Wine Offer Perfect Pairings

Wine and cheese make for a popular culinary pairing, which was highlighted last weekend at “Tour de Napa” presented by Hi-Time Wine Cellars at Crevier Classic Cars in Costa Mesa. Some of Napa...

Off the Menu Side Dish: Taste of Louisiana and Best Bartender

“Taste of Louisiana” at Bluewater Grill Mardi Gras and “Fat Tuesday” concluded earlier this week, but Bluewater Grill intends to carry the celebration into March with a “Fat Tuesday” tasting of...

Off the Menu Side Dish: Food Trends for 2018

I’m always curious about food trends, so I was intrigued by a recent announcement from the National Restaurant Association, who surveyed nearly 700 professional chefs on which food, cuisine,...

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Sports: Toshiba Classic Returns to Newport Beach

Dozens of PGA Tour legends are set to complete in the annual Toshiba Classic benefitting Hoag Hospital at the Newport Beach Country Club March 7 – 11. The most philanthropic event in PGA Tour Champions history, the Toshiba Classic will benefit the Mary and Dick Allen Diabetes...

Qualifying Weekend at the Oracle Challenger Series in Newport Beach

Story and photos by Lawrence Shetwin The Oracle Challenger Series at the Newport Beach Tennis Club featured a weekend of young upcoming tennis players hoping to gain entry into the main draw and, ultimately, the BNP Paribas Tournament in Indian Wells this March.  American 2017...

Op-Ed: Restoring Confidence in City Government

By Michael Toerge / Candidate for Council, District 6  As voters await the opportunity to vote on recalling Scott Peotter, I think it is important to engage in a conversation with the community on the steps we need to take to restore confidence in our city government and those...

Letter to the Editor: No Defense for Peotter Recall

Scott Peotter is soon to be recalled by the residents of Newport Beach.  Rather than offer any defense for his irresponsible behavior and ideas on the city council, Peotter and the puppet masters behind him offer only the argument that the recall would result in a cost estimated...

Op-Ed: The People Who Make OASIS Senior Center Great

By Will O’Neill, Newport Beach City Councilman In between scooping ice cream for a hundred root beer floats and dancing with my daughter to the Tijuana Dogs in the Evelyn Hart Event Center at the OASIS Senior Center last weekend, I observed yet again the incredible people that...