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Council Candidates Speak Up About Differences, Hot Topics

Most of the 2018 Newport Beach City Council candidates participated in another forum this week and, on top of being questioned about several important local issues, were asked to explain some of their own comments made at previous forums. Speak Up Newport hosted a candidate forum Wednesday in the community room at the Newport Beach Civic Center. Richard Luehrs moderated the event. The 2018...
Posted On 14 Sep 2018

First Week, Top Issues for New City Manager

    Newport Beach’s new city manager has hit the ground running in her first week, studying some of the biggest issues facing the city, while also getting to know staff, residents and what makes the community unique. On Aug. 14, City Council unanimously selected Grace Leung. She started her role as the top administrative spot on Sept. 4, replacing Dave Kiff, who retired on Aug. 31....
Posted On 14 Sep 2018



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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

Local Firefighters Headed Home From Mendocino, Carr Fires

Read more about NBFD’s mutual aid to the fires here. The Newport Beach Fire Department personnel who responded to the wildland fires in northern California are now on their way back home, officials announced in a press release this week....

Marine Committee Tours the Duke’s ‘Wild Goose’

A group of locals got a peek inside the Duke’s “Wild Goose,” the yacht that legendary actor — and one of Newport Beach’s most famous residents — John Wayne sailed out of Newport Harbor. Attendees of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce’s...
Posted On 18 Aug 2018

Business

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: 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...

Charity Spotlight: Uncorking Rare Wines for Charity Event at Big Canyon

Many charity events these days are focused on wine, and why not? Fine wines are appreciated by philanthropists and wine connoisseurs (often one and the same), and the magic elixir can coax donations from those relishing a rare 100-point wine. And a 100-point wine is among those available to...

Charity Spotlight: Literacy Project Holds Annual Gala, Expands to Utah

The Literacy Project, a Newport Beach-based nonprofit organization dedicated to enabling disadvantaged youth to increase their reading skill levels, is holding its ninth annual “What Dreams Are Made Of” Gala on Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Newport Beach Country Club. The Literacy Project has...



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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 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...

Off the Menu Side Dish: Taste of Spain at Bluewater Grill

Bluewater Grill in Cannery Village holds its next Second Tuesday Tastings on Sept. 11 with “A Taste of Spain,” which pairs a special Bluewater Grill seafood restaurant version of Paella, made...

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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

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...