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Police Chief Update on Crime Stats, Strategies, Trends

Crime statistics, strategies and trends were the focus of an early morning meeting this week with the top police officer in the city. Newport Beach Police Department Chief Jon Lewis gave a presentation to a group of about two dozen community business leaders and city and district...
Posted On 17 Jan 2019

Local Art Moving Forward: Sculpture Garden, Cultural Grants

The next phase of the sculpture exhibition in the Civic Center Park is moving forward following a Newport Beach City Council decision last week. Council voted 7-0 on Jan. 8 to approve the City Arts Commission request to waive the conditions applied to Phase IV of the Sculpture...
Posted On 17 Jan 2019

General Plan Update Process Kicks Off

In discussing the General Plan update, Newport Beach city staff, Council members, and residents all emphasized transparency, inclusiveness, and public engagement at a meeting this week. During Tuesday’s Council study session, city staff presented an overview of the process and...
Posted On 11 Jan 2019

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Police Chief Update on Crime Stats, Strategies, Trends

Crime statistics, strategies and trends were the focus of an early morning meeting this week with the top police officer in the city. Newport Beach Police Department Chief Jon Lewis gave a presentation to a group of about two dozen community business leaders and city and district...
Posted On 17 Jan 2019

Local Art Moving Forward: Sculpture Garden, Cultural Grants

The next phase of the sculpture exhibition in the Civic Center Park is moving forward following a Newport Beach City Council decision last week. Council voted 7-0 on Jan. 8 to approve the City Arts Commission request to waive the conditions applied to Phase IV of the Sculpture...
Posted On 17 Jan 2019

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Biz Buzz: Gondola Adventures Cruises to New Berth in Newport Harbor

After 25 years at their current location, Gondola Adventures is cruising to a new dock. The new home for the fleet of 15 gondolas is near the corner of Bayside Drive and East Coast Highway, just under the East Coast Highway bridge at 200 Bayside Drive. With the new location comes...

Biz Buzz: Pelican Hill Celebrates 10 Years of Excellence

Some 15 years ago, I attended events at the old Pelican Hill Country Club, which as I recall had a small but charming patio with a water fountain, and a nondescript ballroom that held maybe 250 guests for dinner. Imagine my surprise the first time I visited the new Resort at...

Biz Buzz: NB Restaurant Assoc. sets 2019 Restaurant Week Dates

Officials approved the dates of Jan. 14 through 27 for the 2019 Newport Beach Restaurant Week at a recent meeting, although there was some discussion as to the best dates for the event, which is generally held the last two weeks of January. At the Newport Beach Restaurant...

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Waterspout Spotted Off Newport Beach

A waterspout was spotted off the coast of Corona del Mar today, drawing onlookers on shore and water. Newport Beach Lifeguard Battalion Chief Jim Turner said lifeguard dispatch and lifeguard patrol units spotted the funnels dropping out of a large cloud bank several miles off of...
Posted On 12 Oct 2012

Carl St.Clair on Andre Watts, Brahms and Two Strausses

The Pacific Symphony will open its 34th Classical Season next week, with concerts featuring pianist Andre Watts performing Brahm’s 2nd Piano Concerto. Also on the program will be Johann Strauss II’s Overture to “Die Fledermaus” and Richard Strauss’...

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