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Insights: Good Grief

Grief. We often associate this word with losing a person, or a pet. Yet, in reality we are grieving smaller things every day. The simple things, such as change in our health, change of a job, a friend moving away, a child going off to school, can all leave us feeling sad,...

Off the Menu: CdM Restaurant Opens in Corona del Mar

After months of planning, remodeling and menu creation, Hollywood producer McG and restaurateur Jordan Otterbein (aka River Jetty Restaurant Group partners), known for their acclaimed A Restaurant, have announced the grand opening of their new dining concept, CdM, in – where else...

NOAA Presents Humane Sea Lion Deterrents

Sea lions are a constant complaint in Newport Harbor, but also a constant challenge in an effort to protect, yet deter them. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries shared sea lion deterrents during a presentation to the Harbor Commission on Wednesday. Boat...
Posted On 17 Mar 2019



January Stats Show JWA Passenger Traffic Increased

John Wayne Airport officials shared January statistics for the airport this week. In a press release posted on Tuesday, officials noted that airline passenger traffic at JWA increased in January 2019 as compared with the same month last year. In...

Community Discuss Newport Island Park Renovations

More than a dozen residents attended a community meeting Wednesday about proposed renovation of Newport Island Park. It’s a great turnout, Assistant City Engineer Mike Sinacori noted. It shows how much locals care about this park and the...
Posted On 15 Mar 2019

Balboa Island Trees Root Up Concern

Marine Avenue on Balboa Island is the main commercial route to the island; and coursing below that route are the roots of the soaring lemon gum eucalyptus trees that line the street and original sidewalks – trees that have been resident on the...

Harbormaster’s Report

Summarized from Harbormaster Kurt Borsting’s report to the Harbor Commission on Wednesday. Response Efforts to Recent Storms The rain and storms the last two months had the potential for a number of impounded vessels taking on water. On Feb. 6...

Priorities of Title 17 Update Identified

Newport Beach Harbor Commissioner Bill Kenney announced Wednesday the key topics of review as the Commission works to update Title 17, the city’s harbor code. During the Commission meeting, Kenney went over the general topics that the Harbor...
Posted On 15 Mar 2019

Sports: Kirk Triplett Wins Hoag Classic Golf Tournament

Kirk Triplett defeated Woody Austin on the second playoff hole of the Hoag Classic last Sunday when he made a 12-foot eagle putt to claim his seventh victory on PGA TOUR Champions Triplett and Austin both finished at minus 10 after Triplett...

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Insights: Going Home

Time tends to go fast. If we are not careful, we will wonder what happened to the past 20 or so years.  It had been 20 years since I returned to my homeland of New Zealand.  It was beyond time really.  Most of my family had either passed or...

Charity Spotlight: Pacific Symphony Announces Major Gifts at Newport Coast Reception

Seth and Yasuko Siegel of Newport Beach hosted a private dinner reception on February 10 for 100 local community leaders in the Newport Coast home of Yael and Eyal Aronoff to recognize the Jewish Federation & Family Services of Orange County...

First Look at Next Phase of Sculpture Garden

Residents, city officials, and art experts got the first look at all the possibilities for the next round of sculptures in the Civic Center Park over the weekend. The City Arts Commission held a special study session Saturday to review...
Posted On 15 Mar 2019



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Cold Case Suspect Extradited, Court Appearance

A man made his first Orange County court appearance Wednesday after being extradited from Colorado for the 1973 Newport Beach cold case murder of Linda O’Keefe, Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer announced in a press release....

Newport Man at Center of Admissions Scandal Pleads Guilty

Authorities revealed a wide-reaching college admissions cheating scheme this week that included millions paid in bribes, as well as falsified exam scores, achievements, and athletic accomplishments, and a Newport Beach college prep business is...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019

BNP Paribas Tennis Tournament

The 2019 BNP Paribas Tennis Tournament is underway at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells. This is the largest event in the Coachella Valley where almost 500,000 tennis fans watch the brightest stars in tennis with a $1.34 million...

Mayor Wakes Up Crowd With State of the City

Newport Beach Mayor Diane Dixon gave a condensed state of the city address this week, noting the city’s approach to its biggest financial challenge and the community-focused General Plan update process. Dixon spoke at the Newport Beach Chamber...
Posted On 11 Mar 2019

Artscapes: Newport Beach Arts Commission Announces Summer Concerts

The Newport Beach City Arts Commission has announced the lineup for the 2019 Concerts on the Green series that takes place this summer at the Newport Beach Civic Center, 100 Civic Center Drive. The 2019 Concerts on the Green take place on June...

Newport Resident Finds Her Whole Purpose

Anyone attending Natural Products Expo West at the Anaheim Convention Center this weekend may encounter Newport Beach resident Kelly Lam wandering the aisles, chatting with vendors or maybe demonstrating the latest juicer at a vendor booth. Her...