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Library to Revise Policy on Children

Newport Beach public library staff presented revisions to their children in the library policy at the Library Board of Trustees meeting on Monday.   The existing policy, written in 1994, hasn’t been updated since 2011. Library staff confirms there haven’t been any child-related...

Man Arrested After Death of Patron at Newport Restaurant

Newport Beach Police Detectives took Sean Robert McLaughlin, 42, into custody at his home in Aliso Viejo on Friday night and booked him at the Newport Beach Police Department Jail for Involuntary Manslaughter surrounding the death of a patron at a business in the 2400 block of...

Cattle Call for a Good Cause

Moo-ve over bunnies! The latest herd to embrace the Civic Center Park’s art scene has arrived. Cows4Camp, an exhibit of 32 cow sculptures, is migrating into Newport Beach. They’ll be grazing at three of the libraries (Balboa, Mariners, and Central), OASIS Senior Center, Castaways...

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Coastal Commission Staff Report Ignites Banning Ranch Showdown

The fight over Banning Ranch got kicked up a notch this week following the release of the California Coastal Commission staff report that recommends a smaller footprint for the proposed mixed-use development project that goes before the CCC next week. The Commission is scheduled...
Posted On 01 Sep 2016

Lido Marina Village Springs Back to Life

A once-thriving shopping and dining area in Newport Beach that fell victim to increased retail competition, changing tastes and a recession has quietly been springing back to life. Opened more than 40 years ago, Lido Marina Village once boasted Red Skelton’s art gallery (local...

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Local Teens Spruce Up Their Wardrobe

A pair of local teens recently took their love for surfing, skateboarding, art, and music and rolled it all into one simple and stylish clothing line. Andrew Boukather and Cole Friedman, both 16-year-old Corona del Mar High School juniors, launched Spruce Clothing in May. “We try...
Posted On 02 Aug 2012

‘Cash Mob’ Keeps Toy Boat Afloat

A cash mob of customers flooded Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat Tuesday, helping the iconic Corona del Mar toy store stay afloat after an announcement last week that it was in danger of sinking for good. The cash mob was hosted by Southern California radio station KFI AM 640 and talk...
Posted On 02 Aug 2012

UPDATED: CdM Toy Store Faces Possible Closure

**UPDATE: A cash mob is being planned for Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat tomorrow, with radio host Bill Handel expected to broadcast live from the store from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. “They are in danger of closing so come by and purchase a toy to help keep the store open. Even if...
Posted On 25 Jul 2012


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