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Commission Kicks Off Harbor Code Review, Public Forum Process

A lot of opinions, ideas, and concerns were shared by boaters, marine-related business owners, and mooring permitees during the first public forum for the Newport Beach Title 17 Harbor Code review this week. As part of their ongoing effort to update the city’s Harbor Code, Harbor...
Posted On 12 Apr 2019

Commission Approves Sand Plan for Local Park

Renovation of a small, local park in West Newport that sparked a debate of sand versus rubberized mat around a kid’s play area, is moving forward following a vote this week, with sand coming out on top. The Parks, Beaches, and Recreation Commission unanimously approved a concept...
Posted On 05 Apr 2019

Revisions to Top 10 Sculptures Recommended for Exhibition

A few changes were made to the recommended artworks for the next phase of the rotating sculpture exhibition following a special meeting this week. City Arts Commission reconsidered four submissions and ultimately approved two changes during a special meeting Monday. Commissioners...
Posted On 05 Apr 2019

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A Day in the Life of the Harbormaster Team

Newport Harbor users are likely to see them out on the water, decked out in blue jackets and caps, driving a low-wake catamaran coach patrol boat inscribed with the word “Harbormaster” in all caps, possibly scooping trash out of the water, inspecting the mooring fields, or maybe...
Posted On 19 Apr 2019

Officials Speak Up About Changes to Organic Waste Collection

Trash was the topic on the table during a recent community discussion, specifically organic waste collection and how the city can comply with some upcoming changes to the law. About 70 people attended the meeting, held April 11 in the community room at the Newport Beach Civic...

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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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