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Coastal Commission Postpones Banning Ranch Decision

The controversial Banning Ranch development was presented to the California Coastal Commission Wednesday and after more than eight hours of discussion commissioners unanimously voted to postpone their decision and hear the project again in 90 days. Coastal staff had recommended that the commission deny Newport Banning Ranch’s application for a coastal permit to construct the 401-acre housing...
Posted On 09 Oct 2015

Thousands Race for the Cure in Fashion Island

Fashion Island was awash in a sea of pink last Sunday as more than 18,000 Susan G. Komen Orange County supporters, many sporting pink capes and other superhero accessories to match the theme of “There’s a HERO in YOU,” participated in the 24th Annual Susan G. Komen Orange County Race for the Cure. One of the largest Race for the Cure events in California, the Newport Beach event raised an...


City Staff Suggests Buying Scow for Newport Harbor

Small dredging projects in Newport Harbor may soon be easier to tackle if an idea from city staff gets the wave of approval with officials. Newport Beach Harbor Resources Manager Chris Miller recently made a presentation to the Tidelands...
Posted On 12 Feb 2016

Rise in Sea Level Underscored at Symposium

By Daniel Langhorne | NB Indy Researchers from UC Irvine and the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project expect to get glimpses of how the anticipated rise in sea level will impact Newport Bay and its residents because of this year’s...

News Briefs

Body Found Off Newport Pier ID’d as Missing CSUF Student The body found in the water about 1,000 feet offshore from the Newport Pier this week was identified Wednesday as a missing California State University, Fullerton, student, according to...




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On Faith: Financial Peace University at Mariners Church

Mariners Church is offering a nine-week Financial Peace University class beginning January 20.   It’s the perfect class to help with New Year’s resolutions of improving financial situations. “When it comes to managing your finances, you don’t fear what you know,” explained Eric Heard, Pastor of...

Local Focus: Newport Family Likes It “On the Rocks”

Greg and Diana Keyes of Newport Beach could not be more proud of their “social climbing” sons, 17-year-old Jordan, and his brother, 15-year-old Garrett. In large part, this pride stems from the fact that Jordan and Garrett are clinging to, hanging from and climbing rock faces with an ease that...

Charity Spotlight: Newport’s Jim Driscoll Helps Wooden Floor Expand Arts Model

Newport Beach resident Jim Driscoll and his wife Jane Buchan (Co-Founder and CEO of Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company) have been longtime supporters of several local arts organizations, including Segerstrom Center for the Arts and The Wooden Floor, which gives under-served local...

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Under Cover: NB Library Loves Lynda.com

As if the concerts, art displays, lectures, cooking courses, book clubs, and of course the sea of actual books weren’t already enough, residents of Newport Beach now have a new reason to become patrons of the library. Through a generous donation from the Newport Beach Library...

Artscapes: A Duo of Emotional Dance Concerts

Connections of the heart characterize two important concerts this weekend as Orange County’s dance community and aficionados gather to support and honor their own. Friday night, Festival Ballet Theatre’s eighth annual “Gala of the Stars” returns to Irvine Barclay Theatre, where...

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Off the Menu: A Taste of Italy and France in Newport Beach

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy  We love taking culinary trips to Europe without leaving Newport Beach. Catherine prefers Italian, mainly because she spent several months...

Off the Menu: Wahoo’s Fish Tacos celebrates 25 years

Number two fish taco combo. That’s my normal order whenever I have a craving for Wahoo’s Fish Tacos. Like most locals, I have that craving a lot. I’ve been enjoying...

Off the Menu: Late Nite Delights

It’s after 10 p.m. on a Tuesday night. Where do you go for a late night meal? Newport Beach has plenty of fabulous restaurants, but few stay open late. Yard House in Fashion Island is a...

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Run and Fun

The 31st Annual Corona del Mar Scenic 5K this weekend drew about 1,400 runners and thousands of spectators to the coastal course, including Indy photographer Jim Collins, who filed this report.  Complete results are available here. a
Posted On 04 Jun 2012

This Year’s Gov Cup Teams Announced

The 2011 winning team from San Diego Yacht Club will return to challenge other returning competitors and new entrants from around the globe at the Balboa Yacht Club’s 46th annual Governor’s Cup International Junior Match Racing Championship, July 18-22. The team’s in this year’s...

Hoag Offers the Perfect Brew for a Medical Storm

This is the storm that never stops.  By now you are well aware of the Hoag Hospital (abortion or no-abortion) controversy as reported in many columns, forums and letters in local newspapers. The national media is beginning to weigh in as well.  To the storm over abortion rights...

Hoag is Pro-Life

So there was a big protest at Hoag the other week over Hoag’s decision to stop performing abortions. I decided to check it out in person, rather than relying solely on news reports. So what was all the hullabaloo about? According to a nurse that worked at Hoag, Hoag started doing...

Baseball Woes

“It’s no secret that most of the highest-paid athletes in North American sports are baseball players thanks to a lack of a salary cap,” according to Business Insider. As examples, some of these highest-paid players are with our local teams in Anaheim (Albert Pujols and Josh...

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