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Newport Beach City Council Approves Library Lecture Hall Naming Donations

The Newport Beach Public Library Foundation has received a commitment from Elizabeth Stahr for a generous contribution to name the renovated and expanded courtyard of the Newport Beach Public Library Lecture Hall, now named Witte Hall. The courtyard will be the Stahr Courtyard and will be recognized as such with...

Pro Tour of Pickleball Comes to Tennis Club of Newport Beach November 17-20

The Professional Tour of Pickleball (PPA Tour) hosted the Takeya Showcase at the Tennis Club of Newport Beach November 17-20. The event was billed as one of the largest held in California this year, with more than 1,000 spectators expected over the four days. The Professional Pickleball Association is the professional...

Newport Beach City Manager Update: High Fire Severity Zone, Storm Response

By Grace Leung, Newport Beach City Manager On Tuesday, November 15, the City Council approved the 2022 California building standards codes and California fire codes, which regulate the design and construction of structures to protect life and property. The state adopts new codes every three years, and cities are required to...

Hoag Classic Announces 2023 Dates at Newport Beach Country Club

The Hoag Classic annual PGA TOUR Champions event has announced its return to the Newport Beach Country Club March 15 – 19, 2023. The event will once again feature Hoag Health System as the title sponsor and beneficiary of Orange County’s only PGA TOUR event. Konica Minolta and City National Bank...

Newport Beach City Manager Update: NBPD Chief Lewis Retires, Jamboree Construction

By Grace Leung, Newport Beach City Manager Please join me in thanking and congratulating Newport Beach Police Chief Jon Lewis, who announced his retirement effective December 31. While we will miss his leadership tremendously, Chief Lewis leaves behind an exceptional department that will ensure the continuation of excellent public safety service...

Newport Beach Police Chief Jon Lewis Announces Retirement

Jon Lewis, a longtime veteran of the Newport Beach Police Department who rose through the ranks to become chief of police in 2016, has announced his retirement, effective December 31. “While we will miss his leadership tremendously, Chief Lewis leaves behind an exceptional department that will ensure the continuation of...

Newport Beach Film Festival Announces 2022 Award Winners

The Newport Beach Film Festival has announced its 2022 Awards, including Audience Awards and Jury Awards. The 23rd edition of the festival was held October 13-20, 2022, showcasing over 350 films from around the world. During its eight-day run, the festival hosted red carpet premieres, nightly special events, live music...

Newport Beach City Manager Update: Wake Up Newport Forum, OASIS Thanksgiving Luncheon

By Grace Leung, Newport Beach City Manager Last week I had the pleasure of providing a City update to an engaged audience at the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce's Wake Up! Newport forum. I presented an overview of the City budget, including trends and projections, an update on capital improvement...

OC Coastkeeper Disappointed in Coastal Commission’s Approval of Newport Dredging Project

On Friday, Oct. 14, the California Coastal Commission approved a Coastal Development Permit for a controversial dredging project impacting Newport Harbor. According to Orange County Coastkeeper, an environmental nonprofit committed to clean water, the City of Newport Beach will create a Confined Aquatic Disposal (CAD) facility to address underwater sediment...

Balboa Island Holiday Home Walking Tour Returns Dec. 11

The 24th Annual Balboa Island Holiday Home Walking Tour is back this year and will be held on Sunday, December 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kick off your holiday season on Balboa Island the second Sunday of December. Tour eight tastefully decorated island homes and cottages at your...