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Lido House Hotel: From Vision to Fruition

Exactly five years after submitting their proposal for a boutique hotel on the old Newport Beach city hall site, the Lido House Hotel opened its doors to the public. The “Newport nautical” architecture and design of the property, described as Cape Cod with a Newport Beach twist, is similar in style to the little Balboa Island home of Bob Olson, CEO of R.D. Olson Development, the company...
Posted On 18 May 2018

Mayor Touts Harbor, Clarifies City Manager Decision

Newport Harbor was once again the focus of a speech from Mayor Marshall “Duffy” Duffield this week, but the recent controversy over the early retirement of the Newport Beach city manager is what made waves during the meeting. At Thursday’s board meeting of the Corona del Mar Residents’ Association, Duffield delivered a State of the City address that centered around the harbor. He pointed out...



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Charter Boats in Newport Harbor Focus of Discussion

Charter boat operations were the focus of a discussion last week, along with a number of topics relating to how to better manage the industry in Newport Harbor. Newport Beach City Council heard a presentation from and provided feedback for...
Posted On 18 May 2018

Tackling Floating Trash

Floating trash in Newport Bay, the harbor and the ocean is a known problem, and in Newport Beach officials are utilizing a number of methods to tackle the rubbish. Although the overall water quality in Newport Bay is good, trash and debris in...
Posted On 18 May 2018

Reorganization, New Harbor Operations Dept Proposed

About a year after taking over management of the moorings from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Harbor Patrol, creating the Harbormaster position and team, the city is considering reorganizing the division and creating a new department....
Posted On 10 May 2018

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Biz Buzz: The Lot Gets Top Billing in Fashion Island

The Lot, a luxury cinema replete with sublime leather recliners, a stand-alone restaurant and indoor-outdoor social space, has officially opened to the public with its first showing of “Avengers: Infinity War.” The Lot, which replaced Island Cinema, features 420 leather reclining seats, a full...

Biz Buzz: Gelson’s in Newport Beach Hosts Grand Reopening May 14-20

Longtime community favorite Gelson’s has announced the Grand Reopening of its Newport Beach store, to take place Monday, May 14 through Sunday, May 20.  The store is located at 1660 San Miguel Drive at Harbor View Shopping Center. Beautifully remodeled, the relaunched Gelson’s Newport Beach...

A Guide for the Medical Maze

Healthcare is a complex and often frustrating matter, especially for the person receiving it. Even those with excellent employer-funded insurance can suffer financially after surgery or an emergency procedure. Someone may think they’re covered, but bills can quickly pile up. Karin (last name...

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Alcoholic Tasting Rooms Denied in West Newport Mesa

There won’t be any room for tasting alcoholic beverages in West Newport Mesa anytime soon following a unanimous Newport Beach City Council meeting last week. Council voted 7-0 on May 8 to deny an amendment to the Zoning Code revising some of the city’s regulations regarding craft alcoholic...
Posted On 18 May 2018

Police Conduct Motorcycle Safety Operation

Newport Beach Police Department will be conducting specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operations on May 18 and 26, authorities announced in a community message Wednesday. Extra officers will be on duty patrolling areas that are frequented by motorcyclists and where recent traffic...

Charity Spotlight: Newport Nonprofit Honors Founder Barry Hoeven

Steve Craig’s Newport Coast hillside estate was the site for an evening honoring the late Barry Hoeven and his vision for Kure It Cancer Research. Launched by Hoeven 10 years ago, the nonprofit’s effort has raised nearly $7 million for cancer research for underfunded cancers. Barry’s son Drew...



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Artscapes: Online Entries Due May 25 for Newport Beach Art Exhibition

The Newport Beach City Arts Commission invites artists to participate in the 54th Annual Newport Beach Art Exhibition to be held on June 16, at the Newport Beach Civic Center. For over 50 years, the Newport Beach City Arts Commission has recognized the talent and contributions of...

Center Stage: Alvin Ailey American Dance Dazzles at Segerstrom Center

By Camryn Eakes | NB Indy This opening night for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Segerstrom Center for the Arts was different than others. There was the same buzzing energy and the house was packed, as usual, but as the lights dimmed and straggling audience members rushed...

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Off the Menu: The Boss of Burgers

I’ve been driving past the new Burger Boss location on Coast Highway and Orange Street for several weeks, watching workers put the finishing touches on the restaurant. As of Friday, work is...

Off the Menu: The Lot is a Lux Culinary and Cinematic Experience

The Lot sounds like an odd name for an upscale movie theater, but upon reflection the moniker makes sense: the food is a Lot better than any other movie theater dining I’ve experience, the...

Off the Menu: Getting Social at Tower 48

How do you build on culinary success? Head to the beach. Orange County restaurateurs Andrew Dorsey and Dan Biello (co-founder of Chronic Tacos) opened Social Costa Mesa in 2014 to great acclaim....

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Del Potro and Osaka Take Title for BNP Paribas Tennis Open

Juan Martin del Potro and Naomi Osaka were crowned 2018 champions of the BNP Paribas Tennis Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Fans from Newport Beach and all over Southern California watched Del Potro defeat an unusually erratic Roger Federer in a three set thriller that...

Vijay Singh Wins Toshiba Classic

Vijay Singh tallied five back-nine birdies to shoot a final-round 66 on his way to an 11-under total and a one-shot victory in the Toshiba Classic golf tournament, held March 9-11 at the Newport Beach Country Club. It was his first individual win on the PGA TOUR Champions and his...

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...

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