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Lido Marina Village Parking Stirs Debate

Parking, an evergreen topic in Newport Beach, once again reached the City Council dais this week, but this time it brought a private dispute between two companies along with it. In October, the Planning Commission approved a Conditional Use Permit submitted by DJM Capital...
Posted On 26 Jan 2018

Rescued Pelican Released Back Into Wild

(Editor’s Note: See video of the release at the bottom of the article) After two months recouping from some traumatic injuries, a white pelican captured in a Newport Beach neighborhood in November was released back into the wild this week. The road to recovery came to a...
Posted On 25 Jan 2018

Arts Commission Adds Exhibits but Holds The Bard

At their first meeting of the new year, the Newport Beach City Arts Commission approved additions to the city’s cultural lineup, but stopped short of adding a bit of The Bard on the peninsula. Four new artist exhibitions were chosen for the Central Library’s gallery, located near...

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Council Approves $4M Move for Lido Fire Station

A new fire station in a new location is on the way to serve residents in the Lido area on the Balboa Peninsula, and not everyone is one board with the idea. Newport Beach City Council voted 6-1 Tuesday to purchase the property at 2807 Newport Blvd., where a closed McDonald’s...
Posted On 15 Sep 2017

New Eelgrass Thriving, May Improve Water Chemistry

Eelgrass collected and replanted in underwater regions around Newport Beach are flourishing, according to Marine Restoration Director Katie Nichols of Orange County Coastkeeper. The green, slender seagrass has been planted in the area for nearly a decade, but even grasses planted...

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Biz Buzz: Steve High Named Realtor of the Year

The Newport Beach Board of Realtors has named Steve High, president and partner of Villa Real Estate, as Realtor of the Year for 2017. This award is presented to a Newport Beach Association Realtor for exemplary efforts in improving and supporting the Realtor organization, the...

Nékter Opens 25th OC Restaurant in Newport Beach

This fall, Nékter Juice Bar celebrated the grand opening of its 25th Orange County restaurant at Harbor View Shopping Center in Newport Beach by donating 15 percent of one day’s sales to nearby Lincoln Elementary School. “At Nékter Juice Bar, we believe that healthy can taste...

Newport Woman Leads Microlending Trip to Nicaragua

National Association of Women Business Owners Institute Chair Elect and Opportunity International Ambassador Loreen Gilbert of Newport Beach, along with NAWBO National CEO Jen Earle, are leading an inspirational immersion trip to Nicaragua. The trip began on Nov. 27 and continues...


It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s an … Editor??

Newport Indy Editor Roger Bloom takes reporting seriously. Especially when it comes to jet packs.

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