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Op/Ed: Fear of Flying in the Age of COVID

By Gary Sherwin, President and CEO of Newport Beach & Co. After having to cancel her wedding twice due to Covid19, my oldest daughter is getting married in a much scaled down ceremony this Sunday. It’s been heartbreaking for her and her fiancé who have been riding this emotional roller...

Letter to the Editor: School Board, Everyone Should Collaborate on Alternative Plans

This letter is in regard to the recent decision of a “rotational cycle on and off” charade that the Newport Mesa Unified School District is considering, in light of the proposed and controversial parking structure at Ensign. This should be the time that the ALL of the board members collaborate...

Letter to the Editor: A Tree Grew in Brooklyn

The Newport Heights, Balboa Island and Cliffhaven communities have experienced a “tree saving” effort the last several months. Because these older areas have more numerous and larger established trees than most of the other communities in Newport Beach, it did not come as much of a surprise that many...

Letter to the Editor: Epidemic of Oversized Residences

Recently, the 1113 Kings Road residential project that was approved for a 12,300-square-foot structure by the City Council, who obviously did not recognize that the plans were changed and finalized for an almost an 18,000-square-foot residence. This happened AFTER your vote at the Council meeting. This neglectful decision now...

Letter to the Editor: Election Time

Candidates running for office in any election should realize that most people don’t want to hear negative statements about the opposition. The public wants to hear the positive things that the candidate is going to accomplish when elected. The most successful and popular office holders are those who realize that...

Letter to the Editor: Motorbikes on the Boardwalk

This, to me, is just such a slam dunk. You people must not go on the boardwalk if you are even suggesting that those motor bikes are not already banned. I thought they were just on there because winter was light. When those bikes are on the boardwalk, nobody can...

Letter to the Editor: Impressed With Our Energetic and Productive Representatives

Cottie Petrie-Norris and Harley Rouda are so busy seeking positive legislation for their districts, that they have not had the time or inclination to get involved in negative political battles with their opponents. Both of them tout impressive lists of legislative conquests and have been overly generous with the...

Guest Column: AB5 is a Job-Killer

Diane Dixon | special to the NB Indy If you want to see how badly things can go south in a one-party state, look no further than the new law known as AB5. The law basically requires many businesses that use independent contractors to reclassify those workers as employees. Proposed and...

Letter to the Editor: Socialism and Trees

The words that were spoken at Tuesday’s Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Education meeting were reminiscent of extreme socialism, a way of thinking that creates a stateless, classless society that ultimately takes away the power away from the people. Disturbingly enough and leading the charge for tearing out the...

Letter to the Editor: Making a Better Path for Our Children in Newport Heights or Just Bananas?

It appears that there is a major disconnect with the city of Newport Beach, the Newport Beach Police Department and the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. During last City Council Study session on Jan. 28, the main discussion was about how to improve safety in Newport Heights. There were many ideas:...