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General Plan Update Process Kicks Off

In discussing the General Plan update, Newport Beach city staff, Council members, and residents all emphasized transparency, inclusiveness, and public engagement at a meeting this week. During Tuesday’s Council study session, city staff presented an overview of the process and asked for feedback. Phase one of the update will be the “listen and learn” year, said Community Development Director...
Posted On 11 Jan 2019

Commission Upholds Approval of Redesigned Newport Marina

Following a passionate discussion this week, the Newport Beach Harbor Commission denied an appeal by residents regarding the decision to approve a modified version of the proposed Newport Marina in the Bayshores community. Commissioners voted 4-2 on Wednesday to uphold city Harbor Resource Manager Chris Miller’s approval of the proposed marina configuration at 2888 Bayshore Dr. About 50...
Posted On 11 Jan 2019



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Welcoming Lighthouse-Like Structure Suggested at Harbor Entrance

A lighthouse-like structure at the Newport Harbor entrance may welcome sailors in the future, as one local described at a meeting this week. Keith Yonkers presented the idea to the Newport Beach Harbor Commission on Wednesday. He is proposing a...
Posted On 11 Jan 2019

Police Seek Public’s Assistance in ID’ing Residential Burglary Suspect

The Newport Beach Police Department sent out a message Thursday seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a residential burglary investigation. The crime occurred on Jan 2. between 6:30 p.m. and 7:50 p.m., according to the...

Neighborhood Watch Captains’ Meeting

Newport Beach Police Department will be hosting a City-Wide Neighborhood Watch meeting for the city’s Neighborhood Watch Area Coordinators & Block Captains next week. The meeting will be held Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the community room at...

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Biz Buzz: Gondola Adventures Cruises to New Berth in Newport Harbor

After 25 years at their current location, Gondola Adventures is cruising to a new dock. The new home for the fleet of 15 gondolas is near the corner of Bayside Drive and East Coast Highway, just under the East Coast Highway bridge at 200 Bayside Drive. With the new location comes a new cruise...

Biz Buzz: Pelican Hill Celebrates 10 Years of Excellence

Some 15 years ago, I attended events at the old Pelican Hill Country Club, which as I recall had a small but charming patio with a water fountain, and a nondescript ballroom that held maybe 250 guests for dinner. Imagine my surprise the first time I visited the new Resort at Pelican Hill, which...

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...

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Benefit: Segerstrom Center’s 45th Annual Candlelight Concert is a Glowing Success

Segerstrom Center for the Arts kicked off the holiday charity season in style at the 45th Annual Candlelight Concert held on Friday evening, November 30. The evening took on an “Enchanted Evening” theme thanks to an emerald-colored carpet that welcomed the 450 guests as they arrived. Carols...

Officials Speak Up on Homelessness Solutions

Part two of Speak Up Newport’s program on homelessness focused on how different agencies are working on solutions. About 125 people crowded into the community room at the Newport Beach Civic Center to hear the discussion. Speakers for the event included Newport Beach Police Department Homeless...
Posted On 11 Jan 2019

Local Focus: Sage Hill Twins Talk in Code

For those afraid of what the future holds for this country, they need only talk to 16-year-old fraternal twins Hana and Miya Stauss, currently juniors at Sage Hill School, to see that the future’s not only bright, it’s brilliantly incandescent. Although grades and class standings are never...



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Artscapes: ABT Brings ‘Harlequinade’ to Segerstrom Center

Known as the “Father of Russian ballet,” Marius Petipa was one of the most influential, and prolific, choreographers in ballet history. He created dozens of ballets for the Imperial Ballet in St. Petersburg, including “The Nutcracker” (with Lev Ivanov) and “Sleeping Beauty,” as...

Artscapes: Off Center Festival Brings Bold Productions to Segerstrom Center

“Expect the unexpected.” That’s what Segerstrom Center President Terry Dwyer said about last year’s annual Off Center Festival. And as expected, the unexpected has returned for this year’s Off Center Festival, which runs January 10 – 26. Best described as an artistic joyride of...

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Off the Menu: Newport Beach Restaurant Week is Served

Time to grab a fork and dig in to Newport Beach Restaurant Week, which returns January 14 and runs through January 27. Wait—that makes two weeks, which means more opportunities to visit the 70+...

Side Dish: Ring In the New Year with ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ and Pizzeria Ortica

It’s been called “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history” by the Washington Post, and it won six Tony Awards including Best Musical. Now, the Broadway musical phenomenon...

Off the Menu: Wahoo’s Adds Chili, Olea Adds Spa Date, Moulin Adds Bistro

The phrase “everything old is new again” certainly applies to Wahoo’s Fish Tacos. The popular restaurant chain co-founded by Newport Beach resident Wing Lam is introducing two new menu items: the...

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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...