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Coyote Decoys in Harbor Aim to Deter Sea Lions

Wile. E. Coyote has a new adversary: Salty the Seal (or sea lion, in this case), and the city hopes the clever canine finally prevails. In a creative effort to deter sea lions from camping out on docks and boats, Newport Beach Harbor Operations Division is placing plastic coyote decoys in...
Posted On 19 Oct 2017

Harbor Commission Recommends West Anchorage Become Permanent

Visiting boaters who have become accustomed to mooring in the Turning Basin in Newport Harbor the past few years may be happy to hear that the anchorage area may become a permanent summer mainstay. The Harbor Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved recommending to City Council that the...
Posted On 13 Oct 2017

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Council Approves Seawall Cap, Continues Peninsula Crosswalk Study

Noteworthy items for both the Balboa Island and Peninsula were on the Newport Beach City Council agenda Tuesday. Council unanimously a bid for the seawall cap project on the island. The 6 to 0 vote approved a $1.44 million contract with Bosco Constructors, Inc., for the project....
Posted On 13 Oct 2017

Speak Up and Be Prepared for Disaster

California is beset with wildfires, Florida and Puerto Rico are still reeling from hurricanes and Mexico is recovering from a devastating earthquake. No surprise that disaster is a hot topic of conversation. Newport Beach is well-prepared for an emergency, according to Newport...

Newport Welcomes Record 7.3M Visitors

Newport Beach continues to be one of Southern California’s top tourist destinations, according to a new Visitor Impact Study released by Newport Beach & Company last week.    At its annual Marketing Outlook Dinner on Sept. 28 at the Newport Beach Country Club, Newport Beach...

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Biz Buzz: Newport Developer Adds Local Concepts to Long Beach Exchange

Newport Beach-based Burnham-Ward Properties, together with its affiliate Burnham USA and Rockwood Capital, has added three local boutique fitness concepts to its upcoming Long Beach Exchange...

Balboa Island Biz Prepares to Celebrate 20 Years

After nearly two decades, a Balboa Island boutique is revamping and going back to its roots. Art for the Soul owner Valinda Martin opened her unique shop on Balboa Island June 23, 1998. And this...
Posted On 22 Sep 2017

Biz Buzz: Newport Construction Company Builds Dazzling Show Fountain

Newport Beach-based Outside the Lines, a design-build construction company that specializes in creating one-of-a-kind water features, rockwork and themed environments, has unveiled a...

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Charity Spotlight: Balboa Bay Resort Hosts School of the Arts Season Premiere Concert

Where are the future Broadway stars? They’re attending the Orange County School of the Arts. OCSA kicked off its 2017-18 season with a beachfront concert at the Balboa Bay Resort on Sept. 9...

Benefit: Literacy Project Dreams Big at Annual Gala

To be a good writer, you need to be a good reader. I was indeed a voracious reader at an early age, consuming everything from Hardy Boys to Box Car Children books to short stories by Ray...

Benefit: Pacific Symphony Opening Night Celebration Hits a High Note

Pacific Symphony’s 2017-18 Classical Opening Night Celebration & Concert was a night of elegance and opulence from the moment 320 guests arrived at the Westin South Coast Plaza hotel....



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Curtain Up: Nine Happy Neighbors Watch ‘Twelve Angry Men’

Attending a play or concert with a friend is always fun, but what happens when you get nine neighbors together and make a group trip to Laguna Playhouse to watch a weekend matinee performance of “Twelve Angry Men?” Last Saturday, nine neighbors (including me) who frequently meet...

Artscapes: “Divalicious” Divas McBroom and Callaway in Samueli Theater

  Amanda McBroom has been described by Broadway World as “one of the greatest night club performers of all time. Her lyrics are profound and express human emotions in glorious poetry. Her humor is so smart and she sings and acts it all brilliantly.” Ann Hampton Callaway was voted...

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Off the Menu Side Dish: Creative Conscious Cuisine at Andrei’s

It seems that almost every foodie we know has been to Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails in Irvine near John Wayne Airport—except us. That finally changed when Christopher stopped by for...

Off the Menu: Fabulous Fall Flavors at True Food Kitchen

Best-selling healthy-living author Dr. Andrew Weil is a proponent of healthy dining, so it’s no surprise that his culinary concepts are behind the menu at True Food Kitchen in Fashion Island....

Off the Menu: Local Restaurants Take Home Trophies at Golden Foodie Awards

And the Golden Foodie Award goes to… It was an evening to honor and celebrate the best of Orange County restaurants, chefs and mixologists, and the Golden Foodie Awards did not disappoint—18...

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Newport Local Finishes 8th in Bay Area Regatta

Newport Beach sailors competed this past week at the 2017 Rolex Big Boat Series hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco. Among the Newporters in the Bay Area waters was Paul Stemler of Newport Harbor Yacht Club with his J/44 46-foot sailboat, “Patriot.” He finished...
Posted On 26 Sep 2017

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...

Letter to the Editor: Are We Better Off With Scott Peotter?

As the recall of Councilman Scott Peotter nears the successful completion of the signature gathering, I think it is important to reflect on one question. It’s a paraphrase of the question Ronald Reagan so eloquently asked in 1980: “Is our community better off after the election...

Op-Ed: Enough is Enough with Peotter

By Former Newport Beach Mayor Rush Hill Since leaving the city council, I have tried to refrain from commenting on the actions of the new council, but the irresponsible decision to turn down over $480,000 in tax revenue, paid by Newport Beach residents to fix our streets, demands...

Letter to the Editor: Peotter Flip-Flops on Issues

Recently the Newport Beach City Council approved increases in the sewer fees paid by many Newport Beach residents.  In approving this increase, Council Member Scott Peotter said: “This is an overdue task that previous politicians refused to face, so I’m happy to support this.”...

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