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Prepare Your Palate for Newport Beach Restaurant Week

Prepare your palate, grab a fork and dig into the 10th annual Newport Beach Restaurant Week, running Jan. 18-31. More than 60 restaurants throughout the city are participating in this year’s 14-day eating extravaganza, presented by Dine Newport Beach (a division of Newport Beach & Co.) and the Newport Beach Restaurant Association. As the longest running restaurant week in Orange County,...

Retired Police Chief Temporarily Continues Leadership

Leadership at the Newport Beach Police Department will continue with retired Chief Jay Johnson at the helm for at least a few more months. City Council approved hiring Johnson as the interim chief in a 6-0 vote on Tuesday. Councilman Kevin Muldoon absent. Johnson, who has led the department since 2010, officially retired on Dec. 23. The temporary contract is limited to a maximum of 960 hours...
Posted On 15 Jan 2016



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Maritime Disaster Drill Tests Multi-Agency Response

Disaster struck about 300 yards  off the shore of Corona del Mar State Beach on Wednesday. A distress call came in that two boats collided and both were taking on water. The Aggressor, the 65-foot vessel from Newport Landing, radioed in that...
Posted On 25 Mar 2016

Former Mayor Continues as City’s Aviation Consultant

The Newport Beach City Council has decided to keep a former mayor on the city’s payroll as its consultant for keeping tabs and negotiating on possible changes to departure paths from John Wayne Airport. The city has used Tom Edwards as a...

News Briefs: City Award, Mariachi, Police Appreciation

City Wins ‘Building Department of the Year’ Award The Building Division of the City of Newport Beach’s Community Development Department received the California Building Officials’ 2015-2016 “Building Department of the Year” award....

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Tedx Talk an Inspirational Success at Sage Hill

By Elizabeth Greenberg | NB Indy Working throughout the school year, show time finally approached a group of dedicated students at Sage Hill School. The Hot Box Studio on the Newport Coast campus reached full capacity Friday night for a TEDx talk hosted by TEDxSage. Students, parents, and...

On Faith: Newporter Joins International Justice Mission

“I was doing business litigation in Newport Beach, and by the book I had the best job,” explained 27 year-old Newport Beach resident Kate Schwarz. “I worked at a great firm, and I loved my bosses; they gave me such great mentorship and learning opportunities. But I couldn’t ignore the fact that...

Local Focus: Tales from a Nine Month Ocean Race

How do you “fly” down the face of a 50-foot-high Southern Ocean swell, topped by a breaking wave that the world’s best surfers probably wouldn’t (or shouldn’t) contemplate challenging? “You look for a natural exit and pray for the best,” said Charlie Enright, skipper of the 65-foot sloop Team...



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Curtain Up: Comic Mastermind Brian Regan Brings Laughter to Segerstrom Center

“Say eight!” “Caution, show horses.” “Break down right here.” “Take luck.” Fans of comedian Brian Regan will smile in recognition of those signature stand-up routines, but those unfamiliar with the comic mastermind who can turn the mundane into laugh-inducing moments can learn...

Under Cover Book Club Says ‘Take This Man’

With September finally here, it is time to call to order another meeting of the Under Cover Book Club. Schedules have been crazy, and I must admit that my reading life has been firmly shoved to the back burner. I have been spending so much time getting things crossed off the...

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Off the Menu: New Restaurants To Open in Newport

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy “When one door closes, another one opens.” That sage advice holds true in the restaurant business, especially in Newport Beach....

Off the Menu: Fine Food and Fun Wines

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy We love fine food, scenic dining, and fun wines. We recently indulged in all three thanks to Pelican Grill at the Pelican Hill Resort, and...

Off the Menu: Easter Brunch in Newport Beach

by Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale   Let’s do brunch! Brunch brings people together to enjoy good company and good food. Certain holidays provide ideal opportunities to...

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Boating by the Numbers, and a Dredging Update

Ahoy! The National Marine Manufacturers Association has released its annual Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract, which is the maritime industry’s most comprehensive compilation of statistics and research. The report is positive, showing an improving recreational boating...

USA Tops Hungary After Narrow Loss to Croatia

The action was fast and furious this weekend at the Newport Harbor High School pool, as the US water polo team hosted the national teams of Hungary and Croatia for a round-robin exhibition and pre-Olympic tune-up. The Americans lost to top-ranked Croatia, 8-7, despite a furious...
Posted On 29 May 2012

The Assault on Women’s Reproductive Health Care

The agendas that have come to define the religious and political right provide this writer with a marvelous supply of subjects. It’s a task I usually take on with some enthusiasm. This week’s column is different. It’s about a community institution I’ve admired and relied upon for...

Short Schtick by Glueck

* You Can Believe Us Recently Hoag Hospital announced that it would no longer provide elective abortions. The reason given is the low number of these procedures being performed. Let’s see: After being in existence for approximately 44 years, Hoag Hospital (after only two months...

Boogiemen

I was reminded last week of the famous quote from FDR: “The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself . . . and boogiemen.” Boogiemen are imaginary monsters parents use to terrorize unruly children into behaving, or, these days, to terrorize public officials into...
Posted On 01 Jun 2013

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