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Recount Requested in Council Race, Other Results Finalized

For any Newport Beach resident who thought that their vote doesn’t matter, think again. In the tightest race in years, only 36 votes separated the two candidates for the District 3 City Council seat in the results certified by the Orange County Registrar of Voters on Saturday. The certified results show incumbent and current mayor Marshall “Duffy” Duffield and challenger Tim Stoaks both with...
Posted On 07 Dec 2018

Big Canyon Restoration Effort, Phase 2

Officials and residents heard an update this week on the effort to remove invasive species and restore Big Canyon Nature Park, the stretch of forest, bushes and trails off of Back Bay Drive (across from the gravel parking lot), to its more natural state. The Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commission voted 6-0 Tuesday to recommend the project move forward to the City Council, that the Brazilian...
Posted On 07 Dec 2018



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Serial Residential Burglary Suspect Arrested

Detectives arrested a local man over the weekend suspected of several residential burglaries over the last few months in Newport Beach, according to authorities. Aquinas Arrigo Kasbar, 18, of Newport Beach, was taken into custody by the Newport...

Fire Chief Wakes Up Crowd on Battling Wild Blazes

Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce hosted their monthly Wake Up! Newport meeting on Thursday morning in the friend’s room at the library. Newport Beach Fire Department Chief Chip Duncan was the guest speaker. He explained to a crowd of about 100...
Posted On 07 Dec 2018

Discovery Cube CEO Discusses Ocean Quest

Discovery Cube CEO Joe Adams discussed Ocean Quest, formerly known as ExplorOcean, with the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce Marine Committee during its monthly meeting at Marina Park on Tuesday.   Discovery Cube took over in 2016. In some...
Posted On 07 Dec 2018

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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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Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club Names 2019 Commodore

At its annual meeting on Sunday, Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club in Newport Beach announced longtime member and racer, Steve Moffett, will take the helm as its 2019 Commodore. Moffett joined BCYC in 2010 and has served on the Board of Directors for the past four years. An active boater, he grew up...

Balboa Island Holiday Homes on Display in Annual Tour

A popular annual event this weekend will allow attendees to get see how the locals decorate and celebrate Christmas on Balboa Island. The Balboa Island Improvement Association will host its 22nd Annual Balboa Island Holiday Home Walking Tour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday (rain or shine). For...
Posted On 07 Dec 2018

Holocaust Survivors Honored at Menorah Lighting

The Chabad Center for Jewish Life and Fashion Island held a public Menorah Lighting ceremony in honor of the Festival of Lights  on Sunday, Dec. 2 in Fashion Island’s Atrium Garden Court. The celebration began with holiday musical performances by the Tarbut v’Torah day school choir and the...



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‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Returns to Lido Theater Dec. 14-17

“What is it you want, Mary? What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word and I’ll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey. That’s a pretty good idea. I’ll give you the moon, Mary.” “Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.” “Hot dog!”...

Ho-Ho-Holiday Events in Newport Beach

December is here, and with it comes a virtual blizzard of holiday events that take place in Newport Beach over the next few weeks. From Christmas Tree lightings to community celebrations, it’s all happening here in Newport Beach. SATURDAY, DEC. 1 Annual Crystal Cove Tree Lighting...

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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 A&O...

Off the Menu: Farmhouse Fall Menu Features Seasonal Surprises

The phrase “farm-to-fork” has become somewhat of a cliché in the restaurant industry, but for Rich Mead, owner and executive chef of Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens, farm-to-fork has been his...

Off the Menu: A Decade of Decadent Dining at Pelican Hill Resort

Hard to believe it’s been 10 years since The Resort at Pelican Hill opened its doors to the public, unveiling an Italian Renaissance-inspired seaside village that has welcomed guests from around...

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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...