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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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Welcoming Lighthouse-Like Structure Suggested at Harbor Entrance

A lighthouse-like structure at the Newport Harbor entrance may welcome sailors in the future, as one local described at a meeting this week. Keith Yonkers presented the idea to the Newport Beach Harbor Commission on Wednesday. He is proposing a public-private project to build a...
Posted On 11 Jan 2019

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

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Biz Buzz: Russo and Steele Auto Auction Returns to Newport Dunes June 8-10

Car collectors and automobile aficionados alike will be descending on Newport Beach next weekend for the 6th annual Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auction, held June 8-10 at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort. More than 400 cars are scheduled to cross the auction block over...

Biz Buzz: The Lot Gets Top Billing in Fashion Island

The Lot, a luxury cinema replete with sublime leather recliners, a stand-alone restaurant and indoor-outdoor social space, has officially opened to the public with its first showing of “Avengers: Infinity War.” The Lot, which replaced Island Cinema, features 420 leather reclining...

Biz Buzz: Gelson’s in Newport Beach Hosts Grand Reopening May 14-20

Longtime community favorite Gelson’s has announced the Grand Reopening of its Newport Beach store, to take place Monday, May 14 through Sunday, May 20.  The store is located at 1660 San Miguel Drive at Harbor View Shopping Center. Beautifully remodeled, the relaunched Gelson’s...

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