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NB Police Department Awarded $350K Grant to Deter Unsafe Behaviors, Increase Safety on Roads

The Newport Beach Police Department was awarded a $350,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to deter unsafe behaviors and increase safety on roads. The Newport Beach Police Department will increase patrols throughout the community and provide other traffic safety programs...

Still Protecting Our Newport Assembles for Annual Meeting

On Saturday, Sept. 24, longtime citizen “watch group” Still Protecting Our Newport (SPON) held its annual meeting with community stakeholders at the Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach who were gathered in support of SPON’s mission to preserve the charm and beauty of Newport Beach. SPON regularly tackles critical issues...

On the Agenda: Newport Beach City Council Meeting for Sept. 27

By Grace Leung, Newport Beach City Manager Our next City Council meeting is Tuesday, September 27. Items of interest are highlighted below. The entire agenda and reports can be viewed here: https://newportbeachca.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/68233/72. A special meeting will begin at 4 p.m. with one agenda item: A resolution to address fractional homeownership. The...

City of Newport Beach Issues Statement on Proposed Dredging Project and In-Harbor Sediment Plan

The California Coastal Commission is preparing to consider permitting plans for an important Newport Harbor dredging project. The City of Newport Beach has issued a statement about the critical need for this project and the rigorous environmental analysis that supports the proposal. Dredging Newport Harbor is critical to maintain safe...

Child Passenger Safety Week

During Child Passenger Safety Week Sept. 18-24, the Newport Beach Police Department will help parents and caregivers with installing child safety seats. On Saturday Sept. 24, the Newport Beach Police Department will have certified child passenger safety technicians available to check car seat installations. The technicians will teach parents and...

Post-Pandemic Tourism Returning to Newport Beach and Orange County

Tourism has been the chief economic engine that drives our city’s economy, and that of much of Orange County—especially Anaheim with Disneyland and the Convention Center. Two years ago, the global pandemic caused that engine to run out of gas. “This is the tourism industry’s George Baily moment,” Newport Beach &...

Hit and Run Fatal Traffic Collision in Newport Beach

On Sunday Sept. 11, at approximately 8:26 a.m., the Newport Beach Police Department communications center received a 911 call reporting a traffic collision involving a vehicle and bicyclist on Jamboree Road south of University Drive. The involved vehicle fled the scene without the driver stopping or checking on the welfare...

On the Agenda: City Council Meeting for Sept. 13, 2022

By Grace Leung, Newport Beach City Manager Our next City Council meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 13. Items of interest are highlighted below. The entire agenda and reports can be viewed here: https://newportbeachca.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/68234/72. A study session will begin at 4 p.m. Agenda items include: Fractional homeownership. Staff will discuss how other jurisdictions...

City of Newport Beach Opens Cooling Centers Labor Day Weekend

As high temperatures are expected throughout Orange County, including Newport Beach, this Labor Day weekend, the City of Newport Beach will open three indoor Cooling Centers to the public on Saturday, Sept. 3 and Sunday, Sept. 4 (and Monday, Sept. 5 if necessary) at the following locations and times: ...

Speak Up Newport Hosts City Council Candidates Forum Sept. 14

The Newport Beach City Council will have four vacancies this year, and eight candidates have announced their intention to run for those four city council seats. On Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. in the Civic Center Community Room, Speak Up Newport is hosting a Candidates Forum so the community...