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Insider’s Guide to the Newport Beach City Council Meeting on May 11

By Grace Leung, Newport Beach City Manager Our next City Council meeting is Tuesday, May 11. Study Session begins at 4 p.m. Regular Meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. 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/64226/72. Study Session: The Council...

Paul Blank Appointed as Newport Beach Harbormaster

Paul Blank, a former Newport Beach City Harbor Commissioner and avid boater with deep roots in the local maritime community, has been appointed as the city’s new Harbormaster. Blank assumed the position on May 3. Blank previously served for eight years on the Harbor Commission, an advisory body that helps...

May is Bicycle Safety Month: Share the Road and ‘Go Safely’

May is National Bicycle Safety Month, and the Newport Beach Police Department is encouraging drivers to slow down when passing bicyclists, and asking bicyclists to be visible, predictable, and safe on the road. “Bicyclists are safest when they act like and are treated the same as drivers,” Lieutenant Damon Psaros...

NBPD Says Check Twice for Motorcycles in May

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and The Newport Beach Police Department reminds drivers to check twice for motorcycles. “It’s important for drivers to understand motorcycle rider behaviors and learn how to drive safely around riders,” Lieutenant Damon Psaros said. “Motorcycle riders are more vulnerable and have much less protections...

Burglary Investigation in Newport Beach

On Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 7:50 a.m., the Newport Beach Police Department dispatch center received a call for a burglary at Harbor Day School. It was discovered that two classrooms had been broken in to and 16 Apple iPads were taken. Through the tireless work of the Property Crimes...

Speak Up Newport Hosts Meeting on Traffic in Newport Beach May 12

The City of Newport Beach is updating its Circulation Element to the General Plan. With the State mandate for housing units, how is all the increased traffic going to be managed? What new and innovative techniques will be used? Hear the City’s Traffic Consultant Tony Petros, Planning Commission Chair Erik...

More than 150 Sailboats Compete in Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race

More than 100 boats of all sizes set sail off the coast of Newport Beach on April 23, heading south of the border in the 73rd Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race. The Newport Ocean Sailing Association, organizers of the historic Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race, were forced to...

Speak Up Newport Hosts Mayor’s Reception July 21

For the past four decades, Speak Up Newport has hosted the annual Mayor’s Dinner at the beginning of every year. Last year’s dinner, which featured then Mayor Will O’Neill giving a State of the City address, was held on February 6, and was attended by several hundred community members,...

Insider’s Guide for the Newport Beach City Council Meeting on April 27, 2021

By Grace Leung, Newport Beach City Manager Our next City Council meeting is Tuesday, April 27. 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/64227/72. There will be a Study Session at 4 p.m.: The City Council will review...

Newport Beach Police Department Presents Annual Employee Awards

Each year, the Newport Beach Police Department honors members of the department in various categories. Nominations for the Police Department Awards are collected by committees for each award category. Members of the Police Department who receive award nominations are discussed by those committees and then recommendations are submitted to...