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Council Election Results A Mixed Bag

Results from Tuesday’s Newport Beach City Council election are a mixed bag, with two incumbents and one challenger coming out on top, while one race is still too narrow to call. In probably the most heated race this year, challenger Joy Brenner unseated incumbent Scott Peotter for District 6, which covers Corona del Mar, Cameo Shores, and Pelican Hill. As of the Thursday 5 p.m. update,...
Posted On 09 Nov 2018

Democrats Challenge in Tight House, Assembly Races

In two historically Republican-represented districts that cover Newport Beach, the Democratic challengers from Tuesday’s midterm elections are either already ahead or very narrowly behind in a pair of races that could flip the districts blue. But both are still too close to call. A notable race that has gained national attention is for the hotly contested 48th Congressional District, which...
Posted On 09 Nov 2018



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City Warns of Campaign Materials Showing Staff

The city of Newport Beach released an advisory this week about campaign materials after one City Council candidate was warned for using a photo that included city staff. Residents will likely get numerous campaign materials, including mailers,...

Water Wheel Project Awarded $1.68M Grant

The city was recently awarded a $1.68 million grant to move forward with a solar-powered, trash-collecting water wheel in Newport Bay. Newport Beach Mayor Marshall “Duffy” Duffield traveled to Santa Cruz to address the Ocean Protection Council...

Attempted Burglary in Port Streets Neighborhood

Newport Beach Police Department sent out an alert on Tuesday about an attempted residential burglary in the port streets in the Harbor View neighborhood. The incident occurred around 8 p.m. on Oct. 25 in the 2500 block of Port Whitby Pl. An...

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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...

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...

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‘Edgy’ Art Show at Peninsula Gallery

A Newport Beach art gallery will be hosting an edgy show next weekend. “Smoking Hot,” a show described as “a survey of the current edgy street art and pop culture scene,” will be presented at Ethos Contemporary Art on the Balboa Peninsula on Nov. 10 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event will be...

Christmas Open House at Sherman Library and Gardens

Now that Halloween has come and gone, it’s Christmas season. And it kicks off with the Sherman Library and Gardens’ Open House event next week. The Gardens’ Volunteer Association is presenting “The Joy of Christmas” at the annual event on Thursday. Visitors will receive complimentary home-baked...

NB Film Fest Screens Documentary at Laguna Art Museum

The Newport Beach Film Festival and the Laguna Art Museum are hosting a free screening of the documentary film “Leaning Into the Wind — Andy Goldsworthy” on Saturday as part of the museum’s Art and Nature Festival that runs through Sunday. The 2017 film follows the British sculptor,...



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Soundcheck: The Side Deal Rocks Packed House at Irvine Barclay

Last Saturday, the Irvine Barclay Theatre hosted an evening with The Side Deal, our own local (Newport Beach) harmonious collection of Charlie Colin, formerly of the group, Train; Stan Frazier, formerly of Sugar Ray, and the brothers Joel and Scott Owens, from the PawnShop kings....
Posted On 03 Nov 2018

Artscapes: A Big Adventure Heads to OC Fairgrounds

One of my favorite events is the annual KAABOO Festival at the Del Mar Racetrack. That weekend affair brings together world famous musical performers, comedians and a fantastic selection of art work and food. You won’t have to travel as far this weekend to experience Big...
Posted On 02 Nov 2018

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Off the Menu: New for Fall at Farmhouse, Harley, Terrace

Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens has been open just over two years, and the restaurant appears to be as popular as ever. Of course, when you have a lovely setting at Roger’s Gardens and a culinary...

Off the Menu Side Dish: Going Gaga for Olea

I have been a Lady Gaga fan since her first album and initial appearance on Saturday Night Live back in 2009. I have all her albums and have seen her live twice, most recently at The Forum last...

Off the Menu Side Dish: Baseball and Lobsters

Cannery Restaurant Hits Grand Slam The World Series is almost over, but The Cannery Restaurant plans to continue baseball season into the New Year. In fact, the restaurant has hit a grand slam...

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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...