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Jeffrey Petersen of Balboa Yacht Club Wins Governor’s Cup Regatta

Taking place off the coast of Newport Beach July 26-31 was the 54th Governor’s Cup (known as the “GovCup”), the oldest and most prestigious youth match racing regatta in the world. It was hosted by Balboa Yacht Club and presented by DISC Sports and Spine Center of Newport Beach. GovCup...

Newport Beach City Manager Week in Review for August 1, 2021

By Grace Leung, Newport Beach City Manager State health officials this week amplified their calls for increased safety precautions amid the Delta variant surge that has increased COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in California. While there is no statewide mask mandate in place at this time, the California Department of Public Health...

US News Ranks Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach Highest in Orange County

For the fifth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report’s 2021-2022 Best Hospitals Rankings named Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian the highest ranked hospital in Orange County, the fourth-best hospital in the Los Angeles metro area and ninth-best in California. The rankings also included national rankings in five specialty areas and...

City of Hope Named One of Orange County’s Best Places to Work

The team to beat cancer is also the team to join. City of Hope Orange County was recently named a best place to work by Orange County Business Journal. The world-renowned center for cancer research and treatment is delivering on a $1 billion vision to expand access to its compassionate...

Newport Chamber CEO Announces Increase in Coronavirus Infections and New Mandates for State Workers

On Tuesday, July 27, Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Steve Rosansky released a video announcement to Chamber members and other businesses and community members detailing an upward trend in coronavirus statistics and new vaccine mandates for state employees. He released a second video on Wednesday, July 28,...

Surfer’s Heroic Ocean Rescue Near Newport Pier Teaches Valuable Life Lessons

By George McGuirk | Special to the NB Indy A Newport Beach tourist committed an ocean safety error that put his life in peril, but an unlikely bystander stepped in and took action. Hayden Cobb, a 19-year-old college student back in Newport Beach for summer break, arrived at the Newport Pier near...

Newport Beach City Manager Update for July 24, 2021

By Grace Leung, Newport Beach City Manager With the number of COVID-19 cases increasing rapidly in Orange County, health officials are advising residents to take adequate safety precautions. The County’s average daily case rate doubled between July 13 and July 20, from 2.6 to 4.9 cases per 100,000 residents, in a...

NB Indy Music Writer Simone Goldstone Wins OC Press Club Award

Newport Beach Indy Music Writer Simone Goldstone was honored to win Third Place in the Orange County Press Club 2021 Journalism Awards for her review of the Queen Nation concert at the OC Fairgrounds in the fall of 2020. The awards were announced via Facebook Live on July 22, 2021....

DISC Sports & Spine Center is Title Sponsor for the 2021 Governor’s Cup Regatta July 26-31

DISC Sports & Spine Center of Newport Beach has signed on as the title sponsor of the 2021 Governor’s Cup regatta, teaming with the Balboa Yacht Club to support the International Youth Match Racing Championship for the second time in three years. Additionally, DISC founding director Dr. Robert S....

Dozens of Sailors Compete in Flight of Newport Beach on July 18 in Newport Harbor

Once known as the Flight of the Lasers and before that the Flight of the Snowbirds – which were 12-foot Sloops very popular in Newport Harbor from the 1930s to the 1960s when the laser became the dinghy of choice – it’s now called the flight of Newport Beach,...