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Mayor Pro Tem Discusses City, Budget, Harbor

Newport Beach Mayor Pro Tem Will O’Neill spoke at the NB Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee meeting Thursday morning, covering a range of topics including the city budget, the harbor, and public safety. He also explained the economic stability of Newport Beach to an audience of...
Posted On 19 Jan 2018

Democrats Step Into Spotlight in Newport

A packed candidate forum in Newport Beach shed light on the field of eight Democratic hopefuls looking to oust the 48th Congressional District incumbent, Dana Rohrabacher, who silenced speculation about his future intentions this week. “I am unequivocally running for re-election,” Rohrabacher...

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Newport Man Charged With Murder of Former Classmate

A Newport Beach man was charged with murder this week, authorities reported. Samuel Lincoln Woodward, 20, was charged Wednesday with one felony count of murder, with a sentencing enhancement of personal use of a knife, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s office....
Posted On 19 Jan 2018

OCDA Confiscates Recall Petitions

The Orange County District Attorney confiscated the petitions for the failed recall attempt of Newport Beach City Councilman Scott Peotter last week. There are “potential irregularities,” according to authorities. Peotter addressed the matter in his recent newsletter, saying...
Posted On 19 Jan 2018

Council Race, Round 2 for Local Fight Promoter, PB&R Commissioner

Time for round two. Fight promoter and Newport Beach Parks, Beaches, and Recreation Commissioner Roy Englebrecht announced Monday that he would again run for City Council. Englebrecht ran in 2014, but lost to Kevin Muldoon to represent district 4, which covers Eastbluff, One Ford...
Posted On 19 Jan 2018

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Biz Buzz: Leadership in Heels Ends Year on High Note

Women continue to exert their power in politics, business and everyday life. For proof, look no further than Leadership in Heels, a nonprofit organization started by Scharrell Jackson, a...
Posted On 18 Jan 2018

Biz Buzz: Pelican Hill Appoints New Food & Beverage Director

The Resort at Pelican Hill has appointed Hayato Nogaki as director of food and beverage, overseeing all restaurant, in-room dining and banquet food and beverage operations for the 504-acre...

Biz Buzz: Apartment Rental Tips for Landlords and Tenants

By Barry Saywitz | Special to the NB Indy As the residential real estate market continues to remain strong, and the apartment rental market continues to boom, there are challenges that face both...

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Charity Spotlight: Newport’s Junior League Marks Human Trafficking Awareness Month

In collaboration with the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force, Junior League of Orange County (based in Newport Beach) is marking Human Trafficking Awareness Month with a number of...

Charity Spotlight: Women of Chapman Hosts “Christmas at The Ritz” Luncheon

“Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got til its gone.” The lyrics to that Joni Mitchell song apply to The Ritz Restaurant, although most culinary...

Local Focus: Organ Donor, Recipient Share New Ambition

By Cassandra Reinhart | Special to the NB Indy Bruce Cook feels alive again. “I feel totally different and my whole appetite is different,” Cook said. “Things that I loved before I don’t even...



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Curtain Up: See Jane Sing

By Heather Manning | Special to the NB Indy  When you hear the name Jane Lynch, you may think of the vibrant host of the primetime game show “Hollywood Game Night” or the acerbic Sue Sylvester from the hit TV show “Glee.” You may conjure up one of her characters from a...

Curtain Up: “Jersey Boys” Working Its Way Back to Segerstrom Center

What’s it like playing a pop music icon in a Broadway musical? Jonny Wexler, who portrays Frankie Valli in the touring production of “Jersey Boys” that comes to Segerstrom Center for the Arts Jan. 19-21, seems to take it in stride. Of course, Wexler spent three years playing Joe...

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Off the Menu Side Dish: France Versus Italy at Bluewater Grill

It’s a heated battle at Bluewater Grill, and a delicious one—the popular seafood landmark is hosting its annual culinary showdown between Europe’s two famous fish stews (French Bouillabaisse and...

Off the Menu: Dining Out for Newport Beach Restaurant Week

Newport Beach Restaurant Week started Monday, Jan. 15—how many restaurants have you been to? I managed to visit five restaurants earlier this week to sample their special prix fixe lunch and...

Off the Menu: Grab a Fork and Dig In to Restaurant Week

How much food can I consume in two weeks? The answer: a lot, considering we’re talking about Newport Beach Restaurant Week, which starts January 15 and runs through January 28. Yes, Restaurant...

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Celebrity Tennis Event Benefits Puerto Rico

In a mix of sports, celebrities and philanthropy, actress Anne Heche co-sponsored “Palisades for Puerto Rico” at Palisades Tennis Club in Newport Beach on Dec. 10. The event featured Heche, who recently completed filming the NBC drama “The Brave,” as well as Ross Lynch, who is...

USC Beats Oregon; Newport Native on Trojan Team

Local favorite college football team, the University of Southern California Trojans, held on to a strong lead during an Oct. 7 game against the Oregon State Beavers for a 38-10 win. The USC team includes Newport Beach native, Chase McGrath, as kicker.
Posted On 08 Oct 2017

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...