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Newport Assists in Fighting NorCal Wildland Fires

As the state continues to burn with multiple wildfires, Newport Beach Fire Department joined in the fight to extinguish the dangerous blazes. On July 25, 10 NBFD fire personnel, consisting of two battalion chiefs and two engine companies (NE 62 Lido and NE 63 Fashion Island), were deployed as part of the California Mutual Aid System to assist with firefighting effort on the Cranston fire in...
Posted On 10 Aug 2018

Updated Harbor Rents, Fees Schedule Proposes $440K in Revenue for City

Newport Beach Harbor Commission approved a new fee schedule this week, which, if ultimately approved by City Council, will add approximately $440,000 in revenue for the city. Commissioners unanimously approved the updated fee schedule, 7-0, at their meeting Wednesday. The changes come after the city took over management of the moorings and other harbor services from the Orange Coun...
Posted On 10 Aug 2018



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Rouda Earns Obama’s Endorsement in 48th District Race

Former President of the United States Barack Obama announced his endorsement of Harley Rouda, candidate for Congress in California’s 48th District, which covers Newport Beach, on Wednesday. In a press release on Wednesday, Rouda said he...

Newport Man Charged With Murder Will Face Hate Crime Enhancement

The Orange County District Attorney’s Office filed an amended complaint Thursday with a hate crime sentencing enhancement against Samuel Woodward, 21, of Newport Beach for murdering 19-year-old Blaze Bernstein due to the victim’s...
Posted On 02 Aug 2018

Lifeguards Posted at Lido Bridge, Watching for Jumpers

City officials announced this week that lifeguard personnel will be posted near the Lido Bridge area now through Labor Day. The action comes in response to an increase of reports of bridge jumping and an accident earlier in the week that...

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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...

Biz Buzz: Rejuvenation Wellness Takes Holistic Approach to Health

Newport Beach is a healthy city, packed with juice bars, gyms, yoga studios and other businesses designed to improve your health. Now, a unique newcomer to the health scene has arrived in Newport Beach: Rejuvenation Wellness at 308 Old Newport Blvd. Rejuvenation Wellness combines crystal and...

Biz Buzz: Russo and Steele Auto Auction Returns to Newport Dunes June 8-10

Car collectors and automobile aficionados alike will be descending on Newport Beach next weekend for the 6th annual Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auction, held June 8-10 at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort. More than 400 cars are scheduled to cross the auction block over three days, up...

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Newport’s ‘Night Out’ Against Crime

Police and residents came together this week to give crime a going away party. Newport Beach Police Department hosted their annual event for National Night Out Wednesday at Bonita Canyon Sports Park. Police provided information on crime and drug prevention, home security, child safety, the...
Posted On 10 Aug 2018

Harbor Commission to Discuss Bridge Jumping, Slip Rental Fees

The Newport Beach Harbor Commission will discuss several topics of community interest at their meeting tonight. During current business, city staff will present the steps the city is taking to prevent bridge jumping in the harbor and open up the item for discussion. The item comes after a...
Posted On 08 Aug 2018

Police Share Security Tips After Burglary on Port Taggart Place

Newport Beach Police Department sent out an alert Thursday afternoon about an interrupted residential burglary in the 1800 block of Port Taggart Place. The crime occurred around 11:20 p.m. on Wednesday, police reported. While the victims were upstairs, two unknown suspects approached the front...



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Artscapes: The Lido Theater Celebrates its 80th Anniversary

Happy 80th Birthday to the Lido Theater! The historic art deco-era venue – one of the few single movie screen theaters left in California – turns 80 this year, and it’s never looked better thanks to recent renovations by the Fritz Duda Company, which acquired the property in...

Center Stage: World Premiere of “Isadora” at Segerstrom Center

Isadora Duncan revolutionized the world of dance. During her too-brief life (1877-1927), she eschewed ballet to focus on natural expression, creating a new art form that has come to be known as modern dance. Her life story is a contrast of beauty, success, sadness and tragedy....

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Off the Menu: Summer Menu at True Food Kitchen

True Food Kitchen in Fashion Island has added several summer dishes to its already popular menu, so naturally I felt it compelled to go try them. I brought along fellow NB Indy writer and...

Off the Menu: A Bayside Brunch

One of my favorite places to be on a Thursday night is Bayside Restaurant. Ron Kobayashi and his trio featuring Jerry Mandel on sax can be heard laying down some classic jazz licks in the lounge,...

Off the Menu: Pacific Wine and Food Classic at Newport Dunes Aug. 18-19

Newport Beach is known for its beaches, and its culinary offerings, so why not combine them into one grand event: The Pacific Wine and Food Classic, which returns to Newport Dunes Waterfront...

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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

Sports: Pelican Hill Forecaddie Helps Duffers Golf Like Pros

Tom Fazio is a legend in the golf world—not for playing golf, but for designing stunning golf courses that, as he puts it, “reflect the natural beauty of their environments.” He’s got more designs on Golf Digest’s list of “America’s 100 Greatest Golf...

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...