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DNA, Genealogy Lead Police to 1973 CdM Cold Case Suspect

Nearly half a century after a local girl was abducted and killed, authorities have arrested a suspect in connection to a cold case that shocked the community. The combination of DNA technology, an online genealogy database, and traditional police work led Newport Beach Police...
Posted On 21 Feb 2019

General Plan Update Steering Committee Chosen Amid Concern, First Meeting Held

In discussing the General Plan update this week, Newport Beach city staff, Council members, and residents all emphasized transparency, inclusiveness, and public engagement. About 50 people attended the first meeting of the General Plan steering committee was held Wednesday at...
Posted On 15 Feb 2019

Council Approves Zoning Changes for Harbor Pointe Senior Facility

Newport Beach City Council amended the general plan this week to allow senior living facility to be constructed. Council voted 5-1, with Councilman Brad Avery dissenting and Marshall “Duffy” Duffield absent, to allow the change for Harbor Pointe Senior Living facility at 101...
Posted On 15 Feb 2019

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Initial Ideas Shared at General Plan Update Discussion

About 30 people attended the first General Plan Update Steering Committee meeting Wednesday in the community room at the Civic Center. An earlier meeting held Feb. 13 was a staff-led introductory overview, this week’s meeting was the first time the steering committee officially...
Posted On 23 Feb 2019

Grant Howald Park Scheduled for Upgrades

Some long-requested changes are headed to one of the city’s oldest and most popular parks. Renovations are scheduled for Grant Howald Park, one of the Newport Beach’s most visited parks, according to city staff. The multi-use park is located on 3.1 acres on 5th Avenue between...

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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...

A Guide for the Medical Maze

Healthcare is a complex and often frustrating matter, especially for the person receiving it. Even those with excellent employer-funded insurance can suffer financially after surgery or an emergency procedure. Someone may think they’re covered, but bills can quickly pile up....

Biz Buzz: Balboa Bay Resort Named Four-Star Hotel by Forbes Travel Guide

Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its annual Star Rating list last week and named Balboa Bay Resort as a new Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel. Balboa Bay Resort will be showcased with all of the Star Rating recipients on ForbesTravelGuide.com. Situated on 15 prime acres along...


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