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Survey Says: Colorful, Illuminated and Kinetic Sculptures

Officials and members of the public received the first look at the third round of sculptures for the Newport Beach Civic Center Park last week. Richard Stein, president and CEO of Arts Orange County, the organization tasked with managing the coordination of the call to artists for the phase 3...
Posted On 17 Aug 2017

L.A. Diocese Proceeds with St. James Sale, ‘Shocks’ Congregation

The saga of St James the Great Episcopal Church continues, as does the sale of the local church, which has been embroiled in a two-year battle with a Los Angeles bishop. Rev. John Taylor, bishop coadjutor of the L.A. Episcopal Diocese, announced Monday that they will proceed with the sale of St...
Posted On 17 Aug 2017


Community Activist Sues Councilwoman for Defamation

City of Newport Beach and Councilwoman Diane Dixon have been named in a lawsuit filed Aug. 4 by community activist Mike Glenn in Orange County Superior Court small claims, according to court records. Glenn filed the lawsuit in response to Dixon questioning him in April about his...

Homer Bludau Named Newport Beach Citizen of the Year

Homer Bludau was posing for a photo Monday with fellow advisory committee members from the Newport Beach 1st Battalion 1st Marines Foundation, including Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce President Steve Rosansky, when a handful of familiar faces suddenly strolled over to make...

New Chief on NBFD’s History of Innovation

A group of residents was introduced to the new fire chief this week and received a history lesson, and learned about some more recent programs, and facts and figures. Newport Beach Fire Department Chief Chip Duncan spoke to about 40 people Wednesday during Speak Up Newport’s...
Posted On 14 Aug 2017

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Five Star Travel on a Three Star Budget

By Loreen Gilbert | Special to the NB Indy Travel is a favorite pastime for many, and most people list travel as one of their top three financial goals. However, everyone has a different idea of...

$50M Newport Beach Country Club Complete

C.W. Driver Companies, longtime California builder, announced the completion of the $50 million Newport Beach Country Club. Located at One Clubhouse Drive in Newport Beach, the...

Local Lawyer Receives Award from City Council

M.C. Sungaila, partner at international corporate law firm Haynes and Boone and a Corona del Mar High School alumna, recently received a certificate of recognition from her hometown of Newport...



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Kids Use Beach Day to Fundraise for Nonprofits

A group of charitable children recently turned their vacation visiting Balboa Island into an opportunity to make a difference. Siblings Mischa Ross, 13, and twin brothers Connor and Zachary Ross,...
Posted On 17 Aug 2017

Speak Up Newport Present Scholarship Awards

Speak Up Newport, a nonprofit citizens group in Newport Beach, presented its annual Scholarship Awards to five students from local high schools. The Speak Up Newport Foundation Scholarship...

CdM Artist Marks 50 Years at Festival of Arts

By Joe Haakenson | Special to the NB Indy Jacquie Moffett has been there, done that. Entering her remarkable 50th year as a presenting artist in Laguna Beach’s Festival of Arts, one might think...

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Artscapes: OC Women’s Chorus Causing Treble at 20

They began with eight women in a living room with the common goal of starting a women’s singing group. Now, 20 years later, the Orange County Women’s Chorus has become one of the top amateur choruses in the region. Founded in 1997 by Dr. Raymond Egan and directed since 2000...

Artscapes: Segerstrom Center Announces Oct. 28 Debut of Argyros Plaza

Anyone who has attended a performance at Segerstrom Center for the Arts recently has no doubt encountered construction in the courtyard between the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall and Segerstrom Hall. That construction is the new Julianne and George Argyros Plaza taking...

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Off the Menu: Local Chefs Show Off Culinary Skills

With so many “battle of the chefs” shows on TV these days, it’s not surprising that Orange County chefs would wage their own culinary battles for viewers. OC Chef Life has launched a month...

Off the Menu Side Dish: From Doughnuts to Barbecue

Something Peachy at Oak Grill August is National Peach Month, and Oak Grill restaurant at The Island Hotel is celebrating all month during lunch and dinner with a special peach cocktail and...

Off the Menu: Local Chefs Serving Fun at Pacific Wine and Food Classic

Last week we talked about the chef demos and offered an overview of the inaugural Pacific Wine and Food Classic that takes place at Newport Dunes Aug.19-20. Over one weekend, patrons can taste...

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Californians Take Top Spots in U.S. Surf Open

Newport Beach’s neighbor city once again held the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing and this year the top spots for men and women’s divisions went to Californians. Huntington Beach local Kanoa Igarashi placed first in the men’s division and Ventura resident Sage Erickson earned the honor...

Breakers Victorious in First Home Match

Newport Beach-based tennis team Orange County Breakers had their first home game of the season Monday, pulling out a close win 23-15 against the Springfield Lasers. For more information, visit breakerstennis.com.
Posted On 18 Jul 2017

Letter to the Editor: What Happened to Political Reform?

In one of the first council meetings this year, Mayor Kevin Muldoon appointed Council Members Scott Peotter, Diane Dixon and Jeff Herdman to an Ad Hoc committee to review and recommend reforms to ensure our political campaign laws in Newport Beach can be enforced to protect the...

Letter to the Editor: Peotter’s Plan is Bad for Newport Beach

As someone who served with Scott Peotter on the Newport Beach Planning Commission, an issue that greatly concerns me is Mr. Peotter’s initiative to update the City’s General Plan.  The current City Council has limited municipal planning experience, thereby offering Mr. Peotter...

Letter to the Editor: Taking a Step Back on Mariners’ Mile

On behalf of the Coalition to Protect Mariners’ Mile, we would like to personally thank the Planning Commissioners and the dedicated staff for their efforts to take a step-back and reevaluate the Mariners’ Mile Revitalization Plan. Moving forward, we need to look at all the plans...

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