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On the Agenda for the Newport Beach City Council Meeting on November 29, 2022

By Grace Leung, Newport Beach City Manager Our next City Council meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 29. Items of interest are highlighted below. The entire agenda and reports can be viewed here: https://newportbeachca.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/68229/72.  A study session will begin at 4 p.m. Agenda items include: Potential traffic calming options for Tustin Avenue. As a...

Visit Newport Beach Launches 2022 Holiday Campaign

We all know the holiday song “Let It Snow,” and the belting “Let It Go” number from the movie “Frozen. Visit Newport Beach offers a new tag line for their 2022 holiday campaign that combines both those titles: “Let It Glow,” which shines a light on the experiences in Newport...

Notice of Availability of Draft Local Coastal Program Amendment Related to Accessory Dwelling Units

In accordance with applicable provisions of the Coastal Act and California Code of Regulations, a draft of the Local Coastal Program amendment related to accessory dwelling units is available for public review and inspection at the Planning Division and at all branches of the Newport Beach Public Library for...

Municipal Finance Veteran Jason Al-Imam to Join City of Newport Beach Management Team

Jason Al-Imam, a municipal finance executive with nearly 20 years of experience in local government, has been named as the finance director/treasurer for the City of Newport Beach, City Manager Grace Leung announced this week. Al-Imam has served in financial management positions for four full-service cities in Southern California: Fountain...

On the Agenda for the Newport Beach City Council Meeting on November 15

By Grace Leung, Newport Beach City Manager Our next City Council meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 15. Items of interest are highlighted below. The entire agenda and reports can be viewed here: https://www.newportbeachca.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/68230/72. The regular meeting will begin at 4 p.m. Agenda items include: Approval of a naming rights donation agreement for...

Stapleton, Weigand, Grant and Kleiman Appear Headed for Victory in Newport Beach City Council Races

Newport Beach residents went to the polls on Tuesday, November 8 to vote on a handful of local city council races as well as Newport-Mesa Unified School District board members, state representatives, U.S. representatives and other key political races. Eight candidates are vying for seats in Districts 1, 3, 4...

After Three Decades Royal Jewelers Prepares to Bid Farewell to Loyal Customers

After 30 years offering truly one-of-a-kind creations from her popular Bison Ave. store, Royal Jewelers at Newport North owner Melissa Weiler has announced she’s closing shop. Of the millions of dollars of sparkling jewels that have graced her display cases, Weiler feels the purest “gems” of all have been her...

Birtcher Development in Newport Beach Welcomes Five New Team Members

Birtcher Development, a five generation Newport Beach-based industrial real estate development firm has added five new team members: Holly Fessler, Director of Asset and Property Management; Lindsey Mansker, Director of Development; Mark Shea, Director of Accounting; Tom Adamson, Development Manager; Shellie McDearmon, Project Accountant. “We are thrilled to welcome Holly,...

New Eye Care Experience, eyeXam, Opens in Crystal Cove Shopping Center

A new eye care experience opens on Friday, Nov. 4 in the Crystal Cove Shopping Center, and it looks to be unlike most vision care facilities. It’s called eyeXam, and it offers cutting-edge eye care technology, services, and high-end eyewear. According to information provided by eyeXam, the vision care services are...

The Smart Fit Method Debuts First Orange County Location

The Smart Fit Method has opened its first Orange County studio at 2675 Irvine Ave, Suite E, Costa Mesa near Newport’s Back Bay as part of their franchising expansion plan. The Costa Mesa studio will be the company’s third location, in addition to their original Cardiff studio located in San...