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NBPD Says Stay Safe and Celebrate Fourth of July Weekend Responsibly

The Newport Beach Police Department reminds drivers to plan ahead and celebrate the holiday safely and responsibly. This weekend and through Monday, July 4, the Newport Beach Police Department will have additional officers on patrol looking for drivers suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. In 2020, nearly...

Newport Beach City Council Declares a Level 2 Water Shortage to Address Drought

The Newport Beach City Council has approved a Level 2 Water Supply Shortage declaration, which establishes a set of additional conservation measures designed to prevent the waste and unnecessary use of potable water The declaration, which was approved at the June 28 City Council meeting, was made in response to...

NB Independent Writers Honored at OC Press Club Journalism Awards

Newport Beach Independent music writer Simone Goldstone and NB Indy editor/writer Christopher Trela were honored at the annual Orange County Press Club Journalism Awards Dinner on Thursday, June 30. Goldstone received Second Place for Best Music or Entertainment Review for her preview/review of the fascinating behind-the-scenes story of a music...

Newport Beach City Council Meeting Agenda for June 28

By Grace Leung, Newport Beach City Manager Our next City Council meeting is Tuesday, June 28. Items of interest are highlighted below. The entire agenda and reports can be viewed here: https://www.newportbeachca.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/68238/72. A closed session will begin at 4 p.m. followed by the regular session at 4:30 p.m. Agenda items include: ...

Newport Beach Public Library Lecture Hall Passes Another Hurdle

The Newport Beach Public Library Lecture Hall Project has passed another major hurdle, according to information from the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation.  Architectural plans for the Lecture Hall have been submitted to the City of Newport Beach for a plan check, the review of code compliance for the...

Balancing Newport’s Budget Now and In The Future

By Hon. Will O’Neill, Newport Beach Council Member Economic uncertainty has gripped our nation since March 2020. High inflation and plunges in the stock market (and crypto currency) have rattled us all. Throughout it all, our city’s budget has remained resilient and focused on providing core services and infrastructure in both...

Newport Beach City Council Meeting Agenda for June 14

By Grace Leung, Newport Beach City Manager Our next City Council meeting is Tuesday, June 14. Items of interest are highlighted below. The entire agenda and reports can be viewed here: https://www.newportbeachca.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/68239/72?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery. A study session will begin at 4 p.m. Agenda items include: Wildland Fire Mitigation Overview. Newport Beach Fire Department...

Sheriff Don Barnes Says Good Morning to Corona del Mar

The Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce welcomed a presentation from newly re-elected Sheriff Don Barnes at the June Good Morning Corona del Mar speaker program on June 9. Sheriff Barnes, one of the preeminent public safety voices in our nation, heads a team of 4,000 in the Orange County...

‘Elect Our Mayor’ Measure B Appears Headed for Defeat

On Tuesday, June 7, Newport Beach residents went to the polls to vote for a variety of state, regional and local races. The sole Newport Beach issue: Measure B, the proposed amendment to the Newport Beach charter to provide for the direct election of the Mayor. Currently voters elect council...

CdM Chamber of Commerce Hosts 40th Annual Corona del Mar Scenic 5K on June 4

Hundreds of runners of all ages and skill sets competed in the 40th annual Corona del Mar 5K on Saturday, June 4. Whether running the 5K course, participating in the 2-mile fUN Walk, or simply cheering the kids on in the Youth and Dolphin Dash series, all registered participants enjoyed...