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Bonsai Show Aug. 5 & 6 at Sherman Library & Gardens in Corona del Mar

Come to Sherman Library & Gardens this Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 5 and 6, and learn about the art of bonsai. The show will include a display of exquisite miniature trees presented by the Orange Empire Bonsai Society and introduce visitors to a variety of techniques and approaches. Following the...

New Zealand Sailors Win 55th Governor’s Cup International Youth Match Racing Championship, Balboa Yacht Club Places Second

The Governor’s Cup is the oldest international youth match racing regatta in the world, with the 55th edition held this summer July 26 – 30. Twelve teams competed in the Governor’s Cup 22 sloops, which are provided to the competitors by the event's host, Balboa Yacht Club. According to information...

Muth Interpretive Center in Upper Newport Bay Hosts Program on Wolves and Coyotes Aug. 6

Wolves and coyotes are prevalent in California, and humans coexist with these wild animals. Learn differences and similarities between wolf and coyote biology, behavior, family pack, historical and current ranges, ecosystem roles, hiking in wolf country, and the latest updates on wolves in California when Wolf Haven International brings its...

Newport Beach City Manager Update: Animal Shelter Update, Mayor’s Youth Council

By Grace Leung, Newport Beach City Manager Congratulations to the Friends of the Newport Beach Animal Shelter (FONBAS) for the latest milestone in a public-private partnership that will bring a new, permanent animal shelter to the City of Newport Beach. Last week FONBAS joined members of the City Council and City...

DISC Sports & Spine Renews Partnership with Governor’s Cup Race July 25-30

DISC Sports & Spine Center in Newport Beach has renewed its partnership with the Governor’s Cup. The sponsorship underscores DISC’s ongoing commitment to promoting sailing across generations while supporting the health of the sport’s athletes. DISC returns as title sponsor of the Governor’s Cup, teaming with the Balboa Yacht Club...

Newport Beach City Manager Update: Virtual Permit Portal, OASIS Fitness Center

By Grace Leung, Newport Beach City Manager July is National Parks and Recreation Month, and there is no better way to celebrate than by enjoying one or more of your Newport Beach parks, beaches and recreational facilities. With 65 parks throughout the City, there are plenty of opportunities to explore the...

Flight of Newport Sailing Race Winners Announced

The 86th annual Flight of Newport Beach sailing race took place on Sunday, July 17, with over 100 sailors represented in three classes: Harbor 20’s, ILCA and RS Tera. The race started near the Newport Pavilion in cloudy conditions with light to medium wind. As the race progressed, the wind...

Wild Waves at The Wedge in Newport Beach

High surf and rip currents were the watchwords this week as the National Weather Service issued a high surf advisory for beaches from San Diego to Ventura counties through Thursday morning. NB Indy photographer Lawrence Sherwin was at The Wedge at the end of the Balboa Peninsula on Wednesday and...

NBPD Hosts “Mobile Café” at Rose Bakery to Build Community Relationships

Even with all the road work now being completed throughout Newport Beach, the city’s police department is encouraging frequent use of a new “two-way street” called Communication. On Saturday, July 16, at the Rose Bakery Cafe on Coast Highway in Corona del Mar, the Newport Beach Police Department held its...

Newport Beach City Manager Update: NBPD Links, General Plan Circulation Element

By Grace Leung, Newport Beach City Manager The City of Newport Beach places a high priority on transparency in all of our services to the community, including Newport Beach Police Department activities. Thanks to web and digital technology advancements in recent years, timely alerts and detailed information such as police...