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Nearly 400 Community Members Attend Newport Beach Mayor’s Reception at Newport Beach Country Club

Speak Up Newport has hosted the annual Mayor’s Dinner at the beginning of the year for the past 40 years. Last year’s dinner, which featured then Mayor Will O’Neill giving a State of the City address, was held on February 6. The 40th annual Mayor Dinner had been scheduled for...

Insider’s Guide for the Newport Beach City Council Meeting on July 27

By Grace Leung, Newport Beach City Manager Our next City Council meeting is Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Items that may be of interest are highlighted below. The entire agenda, and all reports, can be viewed at https://www.newportbeachca.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/64221/72. The Regular Meeting begins at 4 p.m. with a closed session. The Council will...

Newport Beach Tsunami Hazard Area Expands to Help Facilitate Evacuation

The California Geological Survey has released a new interactive Tsunami Hazard Area map for Orange County, useful for evacuation planning in an extraordinary event. The map allows users to type in an address to determine whether the property is within a tsunami hazard area. Local tsunami evacuation material will be...

Insider’s Guide for the Newport Beach City Council Meeting on July 13

By Grace Leung, Newport Beach City Manager Our next City Council meeting is Tuesday, July 13. Items that may be of interest are highlighted below. The entire agenda, and all reports, can be viewed at https://newportbeachca.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/64222/72. Study Session Meeting of the City Council at 4 p.m.: The Council will hear a presentation...

Agencies to Begin Removal of Newport Harbor Invasive Algae

A coordinated effort to remove and eradicate an invasive algae species from Newport Harbor began on July 7. The invasive algae, scientifically known as Caulerpa prolifera, was discovered in the China Cove beach area of Newport Harbor in March. Since then, the City has been working with multiple federal, state...

NBPD Update on July 4 Road Closures, Parking, Gatherings

Though most residents and business owners are well versed in the City’s increased public safety efforts for the Fourth of July, the Newport Beach Police Department has some reminders about what is allowed and not allowed in Newport Beach. CELL PHONE NOTIFICATIONS On the 4th of July, text NBJULY4TH to 888777...

Newport Beach Restaurant Association BID is Dissolved After 25 Years of Service

After more than 25 years of service, the Newport Beach Restaurant Association Business Improvement District (BID) has officially been dissolved. It was an unexpected end to what had been a noteworthy association that was created for the purpose of financing activities and programs such as Restaurant Week to benefit its...

Insider’s Guide for the Newport Beach City Council Meeting on June 22

By Grace Leung, Newport Beach City Manager Our next City Council meeting is Tuesday, June 22. Items that may be of interest are highlighted below. The entire agenda, and all reports, can be viewed at https://newportbeachca.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/64223/72. Study Session Meeting of the City Council at 4 p.m.: City staff will present an...

Hoag Hospital Launches Hoag at Home Health Services

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach has launched Hoag at Home, a comprehensive home care service that provides patients with high-quality personalized care in the comfort of their home. Hoag at Home represents an evolution in Hoag’s commitment to the community and a recognition of the changing demographics of...

Newport Beach City Council Approves Balanced Annual Budget, Restores Capital Improvement Projects

The City Council on Tuesday, June 8 approved a balanced, $309.1 million operating budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year that restores cutbacks made in the prior fiscal year due to anticipated COVID-19 revenue losses. According to information provided by the city, Newport Beach has seen continued strength in its property...