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City Starts Effort to Improve Bike Safety Around Schools

In response to a young boy recently being hit and killed while riding his bike near his school, Newport  Heights Elementary, city officials moved forward this week with an effort to improve bike safety around schools and other key areas. Newport Beach City Council unanimously approved an item Tuesday that directed staff to examine ideas about better bicycle safety, seek input from the...
Posted On 17 Jun 2016

Russo and Steele Auto Auction Rolls Into Newport

The Russo and Steele automobile auction is coming to Newport Dunes this weekend, and as they enter their fourth year they have learned what makes Newport unique. “It took us a while to understand the Newport market, and we concluded that this really is a community event,” said Darin Roberge, marketing director for Russo and Steele. “Between the weather and the long history of car collecting...
Posted On 10 Jun 2016



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County Gets Involved In ‘Doggy Disneyland’ Discussion

City, county and state officials gathered on the beach over the weekend to discuss the possible future of the strip of sand at the mouth of the Santa Ana River supporters have dubbed “Doggy Disneyland.” Orange County Board of Supervisors Vice...
Posted On 22 Apr 2016

ExplorOcean to Merge with Discovery Cube

The Balboa Fun Zone just got a boost of energy – and funding – when it was announced this week that ExplorOcean, the science-based nonprofit located in Balboa Village, will be merging with Discovery Cube science center. The move is a part of the...

NBPD Takes Back Drugs

On April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Newport Beach Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused,...

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Town Hall Tackles Various Peninsula, City Topics

Much was said at Newport Beach Mayor Diane Dixon’s Town Hall Meeting on Monday, including a merger between two local organizations, summer holiday activity, short term lodging and more. The highlight of the evening was the overview of the merger between ExplorOcean and Discovery Cube of Orange...

CASA Celebration of Children Gala Nets Record $1 Million

It was a dazzling, heartfelt and occasionally tear-inducing evening when Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) held its annual Celebration of Children: Black & White Ball on Saturday, April 16, at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Over 400 guests attended to support CASA’s mission of...

OC Supervisors Unleash ‘Doggy Disneyland’

Dogs running and playing off-leash along a strip of sand at the mouth of the Santa Ana River dubbed “Doggy Disneyland” will likely no longer be outlaws following a county decision this week. Orange County Supervisors unanimously voted to amend the law regarding the restraint of dogs on public...
Posted On 29 Apr 2016



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Library Live Author Discusses the Front Lines of War

Every Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day, they are there—outside the movie theater and grocery store, giving away silk poppies or forget-me-nots, and collecting donations for their fellow veterans. It has been a source of pride that my boys will go out of their way to offer these...

Under Cover: New Young Adult Novel “Magnus Chase” is Fast-Paced Fun

“Good Morning! You’re Going to Die.” If that isn’t a grab-you-and-reel-you-in first few words of a book, I don’t know what is. In case, however, that chapter title still doesn’t quite capture you, perhaps the follow-up lines will: “You guys are going to read all about how I died...

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Off the Menu: Favorite Non-Newport Dining

 By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy   Newport Beach is home to some of the best restaurants in Orange County, but we occasionally like to venture out of our culinary...

Off the Menu: Healthy Dining at Lemonade and Greenleaf

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy “Did you know that Lemonade restaurant just opened in Fashion Island?” I asked Catherine. “Lemonade?” “Yes,...

Off the Menu: Let’s Do Brunch!

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Some call it breakfast, some call it brunch; we call it a great way to start the day. Breakfast is one of those often overlooked meals that...

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All Hands on Deck for Cal Boating!

Ahoy! The Recreational Boaters of California is asking all boaters to let your voices be heard in opposition to the proposal to eliminate the state’s Department of Boating and Waterways. Cal Boating is a self-sustaining department that is paid for by boaters’ dollars and not from...

‘Around Catalina Race’ Is Fun Sprint

Over Memorial Day weekend I had the pleasure of racing around Catalina Island on Seth Hall’s J124, Marisol.  This is one of my favorite local races because it’s long enough to feel like you’ve gone somewhere, but you are typically back home and in your own bed the next day. T...

Show Me The Money

One of six private haulers trying to win the contract to pick up our trash promised savings of $17 million over the life of the contract. If you read City Manager Dave Kiff’s report, Residential Solid Waste Service Proposals (9/10/13), you’ll find this is a mix of...
Posted On 28 Sep 2013

On Christian Exclusivity

Few religions foster a searching approach to spirituality…. A small cadre of intellectual Catholics delved into the nature of God, of Christ, of the Gospels, of the soul and life after death. Sadly, many of those found themselves in trouble. Delving leads to questioning, and...

Lynn’s Spin: West Marine Opens Flagship Store in Lido Village

As a former commercial vessel and long-time recreational boat owner, I can say with impunity that I have spent many an hour perusing the aisles of West Marine stores up and down the California coast. From Long Beach to San Diego, their knowledgeable and friendly staff has saved...
Posted On 28 Sep 2013