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Overview of Newport Beach City Council Meeting Agenda for Nov. 30, 2021

The next Newport Beach City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021. The study session begins at 4 p.m., and includes three items of note: Water Conservation Ordinance Update: Staff will present an overview of the City’s existing water conservation ordinance, Newport Beach Municipal Code Section...

Newport Beach & Co. Hosts Annual Marketing Outlook Reception

Tourism took a hit during the pandemic, especially those cities that rely on tourism to keep their economic engines running. One of those cities is Newport Beach, which normally hosts millions of visitors every year who flock to the city to enjoy the “aspirational lifestyle” which includes our magnificent harbor...

OC Community Foundation of Newport Beach Announces Additions to Leadership Team

The Newport Beach-based Orange County Community Foundation has added three executives to its leadership team: Elizabeth McKibbin as the director of gift planning, Monica Seely as senior director of marketing & communications, and Sharon Johnson as director of people & culture. The addition of these positions reflects OCCF’s commitment to...

Newport Beach-Based Landsea Homes Hires Chris Porter as CFO

Landsea Homes Corporation, a publicly traded residential homebuilder bawsed in Newport Beach, has hired Chris Porter for the Company's position of Chief Financial Officer. "Chris is a wonderful addition to our senior executive leadership team," said John Ho, Chief Executive Officer, Landsea Homes. "He has extensive experience in spearheading financial...

Insider’s Guide for the Newport Beach City Council Meeting on November 16

By Grace Leung, Newport Beach City Manager Our next City Council meeting is Tuesday, November 16. Items that may be of interest are highlighted below. The entire agenda, and all reports, can be viewed here: https://www.newportbeachca.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/65313/72?curm=11&cury=2021. 4 p.m.: Study Session. Agenda items include: The draft Housing Element update to the City’s...

Longtime Civic Leader Robyn Grant Announces Candidacy for Newport Beach City Council

Longtime civic leader Robyn Grant has announced her candidacy for Newport Beach City Council, District 4. Current District 4 City Council Member Kevin Muldoon will be termed out in 2022. Other Newport Beach City Council members whose tenure ends in 2022: Diane Dixon and Duffy Duffield. Council Member Joy Brenner’s...

Scientists, Divers Chase Oil Spill Aftermaths in Ocean Near Newport Beach

By Rita Robinson, Special to the NB Indy It was just after sunrise; a bright, chilly morning, light breeze and calm seas as Capt. Nancy Caruso and her crew of two divers headed out in their small motor craft. Caruso, instrumental in rebuilding the kelp forests and replanting green abalone, was...

Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce Hosts ‘Wake Up! Newport’ Meeting Nov. 4

The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce is hosting its next Wake Up! Newport meeting on Thursday, Nov. 4 at the Newport Beach Public Library Friends Room. Special guest is Newport Beach City Council Member Joy Brenner from District 6. She will provide updates on short term lodging permits, commercial trash...

‘Jingle on the Waves’ Announced as Theme for 2021 Christmas Boat Parade

The Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce has selected “Jingle on the Waves” As the theme for the 113th annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, scheduled to take place Dec. 15-19. The winning theme was chosen from 70 entries and is the first community selected theme in...

Laguna Beach Startup Celebrates the Sun with Sun Patch

Laguna Beach mom and avid sun lover Gena Griffin was inspired by repeat applications of sunscreen to come up with the idea for a long wear assist to sunblock that she named Sun Patch. Sun lovers know that the sun’s rays can vary depending on where they hit the...