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A Look Back at 2018, Part 1

EDITOR’S NOTE: Indy reporter Sara Hall compiled this look back at what made headlines in the Newport Beach Independent during 2018. This week, January through June. Next week will cover the top news stories of the second half of the year. (click on the text to see original story)...
Posted On 28 Dec 2018

110th Annual Christmas Boat Parade Lights Up Newport Harbor

Newport Beach’s annual holiday “postcard to the world,” the Christmas Boat Parade, kicked off its five-day voyage on Wednesday, Dec. 19 with a fireworks display from the Newport Pier followed by a parade of elaborately decorated yachts, sailboats and small electric boats that...

Meet the New Harbormaster, Kurt Borsting

Newport Beach Harbormaster Kurt Borsting has been “blown away” by his first week. The welcome he’s received, the passion for the harbor, the engaged residents, it’s been a great start, he said on Wednesday. “This is the crown jewel of the city,” Borsting said. “Getting the chance...
Posted On 21 Dec 2018

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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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Report Names Hoag as Best OC Hospital

According to a new U.S. News & World Report, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach is the highest ranked hospital in Orange County. The report listed the local hospital as third highest in the Los Angeles metro area and eighth in California overall. Hoag was...

He Said, She Said

The disconnects between men and women is fodder for comedians, idle chit chat and deep conversations. Lack of communication is one of the biggest causes of divorce and personal relationships issues between siblings, children and those that are not blood related. The “glass...
Posted On 21 Aug 2017

Five Star Travel on a Three Star Budget

By Loreen Gilbert | Special to the NB Indy Travel is a favorite pastime for many, and most people list travel as one of their top three financial goals. However, everyone has a different idea of what type of travel we want to take and how much we are comfortable in spending for...


Pacific Symphony 2011-12 Season Launch Press Conference

Highlights of Pacific Symphony’s 2011-12 Classical Season Launch Press Conference featuring the announcement of our concert opera initiative, upcoming guest artists, the theme of the annual American Composer’s Festival and much more.

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