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Authorities Intensify Search for Murder Suspect With Podcast, Most Wanted List and $100K Reward

The hunt for a fugitive and murder suspect from Newport Beach intensified this week, as he was placed on a federal most wanted list and the reward for his capture was set at $100,000. Newport Beach Police Department held a joint-agency press conference Wednesday, announcing that Peter Gregory Chadwick, 54, has been placed on the U.S. Marshals Service 15 most wanted list and that the reward is...
Posted On 21 Sep 2018

Revised Senior Living Facility Rehashes Opposition

A senior living project that was first proposed, and heavily criticized by locals, in 2016, returned last week for a review of the updated facility. Nearly two hours of discussion during the Planning Commission study session on Sept. 13, focused on the proposed Harbor Pointe Senior Living facility on 1.5 acres on the southwest corner of Bristol Street and Bayview Place. The revised project...
Posted On 20 Sep 2018



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Dozen New ‘Credible’ Witness Leads Against Doctor, Girlfriend Charged With Rape, Sexual Assault

A Newport Beach doctor and his girlfriend were arrested last week on multiple felony sexual assault counts, with more “credible” witness leads coming forward this week, the Orange County District Attorney reported. Orthopedic surgeon...
Posted On 21 Sep 2018

Volunteers Clean Up 25K Pounds of Trash Across OC

On Saturday, more than 4,500 “clean water warriors” gathered at 40 cleanup sites throughout Orange County, removing a total of 25,000 pounds of trash and recyclable materials from Orange County beaches and waterways. As part of the annual...

Harbomaster Search Update, Harbor Commission Tour

The Newport Beach Harbor Commission heard an update on the search for a Harbormaster during their meeting Wednesday night. Assistant City Manager Carol Jacobs announced that the city received 42 applications for the full-time position. She’s...
Posted On 14 Sep 2018

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Biz Buzz: U.S. News and World Report Ranks Hoag Tops in OC

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach is once again the highest ranked hospital in Orange County in the new annual national rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Hoag is also ranked the fourth-best hospital in the Los Angeles metro area and eighth-best in California. Hoag...

Biz Buzz: City Council Renews Restaurant BID

At the City Council meeting on June 26, council passed a resolution confirming the levying of assessments and appointment of the Advisory Board of Directors for the Newport Beach Restaurant Association Business Improvement District’s Fiscal Year 2018-2019. The resolution passed 6-0, with Mayor...

Biz Buzz: Rejuvenation Wellness Takes Holistic Approach to Health

Newport Beach is a healthy city, packed with juice bars, gyms, yoga studios and other businesses designed to improve your health. Now, a unique newcomer to the health scene has arrived in Newport Beach: Rejuvenation Wellness at 308 Old Newport Blvd. Rejuvenation Wellness combines crystal and...

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Charity Spotlight: Hops & Vines Charity Classic Returns Sept. 27

The 12th Annual Hops & Vines Charity Classic returns to the Center Club Orange County on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. Proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorships benefit the Center Club Cares fund, which has selected Orange County School of the Arts as the 2018 featured beneficiary....

Fire Department Open House Event

Newport Beach Fire Department is inviting the public out to their annual open house event on October 7. The NBFD, along with Newport Beach Fire Association, will host a Fire Service Day Open Hose event on Sunday Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fire Station #7, at 20401 Acacia, in Santa Ana...

Charity Spotlight: OC Museum of Art to Hold Annual Gala Sept. 22

The Orange County Museum of Art, which recently closed its longtime Newport Beach facility in anticipation of moving to a new building at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, has announced details of its 2018 Gala, the museum’s most important fundraiser and one of Orange County’s premier...



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Newport Dunes Welcomes OCtoberfest OC Sept. 29 – Oct. 21

Get ready for bratwurst, bier and Bavarian polka rock music as Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort welcomes the inaugural 2018 OCtoberfest OC Sept 29 through Oct.  21. On Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 8 p.m., Newport Dunes will be transformed into an Oktoberfest event inspired...

Soundcheck: Get Ready for KAABOO Music Festival

KAABOO is almost here! For those not in the know, KAABOO is a three-day concert-art-comedy-food festival held Sept. 14-16 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego county. Unlike the craziness of Coachella and other festivals that are focused mainly on music, KAABOO showcases art,...

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Off the Menu: Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival Arrives Oct. 4-7

Only two weeks until the fifth annual Pacific Sales Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival hits town, which means it’s time to get your tickets for the weekend Grand Tastings and special culinary...

Off the Menu Side Dish: Autumn Culinary Events at Fashion Island Hotel

Fall is a fun time at Fashion Island Hotel. In addition to what Chef Valles is creating in the kitchen, the hotel is hosting a Wagner Family wine dinner, an Oktoberfest Beer Flights & Bites...

Off the Menu: Meet the Chef at Oak Grill

It’s not often that a chef roams a dining room to greet guests and talk about the cuisine, but then again it’s not often you have a chef like Brittany Valles in the kitchen. Valles was named...

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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: Time for a Change

As a Newport Beach resident, I am very troubled by the fact Mayor Duffy Duffield has skipped the recent Speak Up Newport Candidate forum and, along with the other incumbent council members, has not confirmed their participation in the Feet to the Fire Forum. If they will not...

Letter to the Editor: Peotter Will Not Get My Vote

I am disappointed to hear that City Councilman Scott Peotter and our Mayor Duffy Duffield are willing to attend a fundraiser at the home of Bob McCaffrey.  McCaffery referred to Joy Brenner as a “drooling dog.” Brenner is running against Peotter for a seat on the City...

Letter to the Editor: Taxpayer-Funded Town Hall

I recently received a taxpayer funded mailing inviting me to a taxpayer funded Town Hall on Public Safety featuring Supervisor Michelle Steel and co-hosted by Newport Beach Mayor Duffy Duffield. Ironically, this meeting will be held in the Community Center at Civic Center Park,...