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Marina Park Opens the ‘Window to the Bay’

The city opened the “Window to the Bay” over the weekend and hundreds of people showed up to take in the view. The grand opening of the $35.8 million Marina Park was held Saturday at 1600 W. Balboa Blvd., on the Balboa Peninsula. The event featured an official ribbon cutting ceremony, program demonstrations, a christening of the fleet, an open house and tours, and more. “This is a facility...
Posted On 11 Dec 2015

Curtain to Come Down on Lido Live

  Lido Live, which has been operating the classic 1930s-era Lido Theater as a concert hall and special event venue since last summer, is having its long-term lease terminated by property owner Fritz Duda Co. on January 1, 2016. “I am sorry to see Lido Live end its run,” wrote Mayor Pro Tem Diane Dixon in an email. Her council district includes the Lido Village area where Lido...



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CdM Sports Field Raises Concerns for Residents

The “worst case scenario” for the proposed Corona del Mar High School sports field will be a “nightmare” for the neighbors, a group of Eastbluff residents said at a school board meeting this week. Several residents voiced their concerns and...
Posted On 12 Feb 2016

Newport Beach Misses Water Use Reduction Target

By Daniel Langhorne | NB Indy Newport Beach water users serviced by the city’s Municipal Operations Department started 2016 by once again missing the state’s mandated water use reduction target. Newport’s water users haven’t hit the 28...

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

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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...

Benefit: Hoag Christmas Carol Ball Sets Fundraising Record

Hoag Hospital ushered in the holiday season on December 12 with its 49th annual Christmas Carol Ball, held at the St. Regis Resort Monarch Beach. More than 650 guests attended the black tie event, which raised a record $1.5 million in support of the Hoag Promise Campaign, a $627 million...



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New ‘Phantom of the Opera’ Offers Mixed Bag of Musical Tricks

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” remains one of the greatest musical theater pieces ever conceived (it’s the longest-running show in Broadway history, and is still running). The story is a classic, the music inspiring, and the staging offers “Wow!” factors at...

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...

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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...

Off the Menu: Sweet Valentine’s Treats

“Sweets to the sweet,” wrote Shakespeare. Even The Bard knew that simple sugary desserts are the perfect way to brighten someone’s Valentine’s Day. Wonderland Bakery and...

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Zander’s Course to London

The following is a Newport Indy exclusive, a first-hand account from Alexander “Zander” Kirkland about his 2012 Olympic campaign. Kirkland has been living in Newport Beach since 2008. He is the former junior program director at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club, and was the sailing...

Olympic Water Polo Comes to Newport

It’s an exciting weekend in the world of water polo in Newport Beach. Three Olympic men’s teams, including the USA team, will gather and compete at Newport Harbor High School for a pre-Olympic showcase. The other teams are Hungary and Croatia. “[Spectators] will see some of the...
Posted On 24 May 2012

Liberal Logic?

Everybody seems to pass “Liberal Logic” around on the web. Since it is on the web, it must be true. These are my own local versions.  Redevelopment Agencies The City Council does not (very wisely I might add) have any redevelopment agency in the city. Therefore the...

Balboa Island Parade Celebrates 20 Years

  What is it about a parade that people love so much? I’ve enjoyed many throughout the world, from Pasadena to Wisconsin to Barcelona, Spain, and it never ceases to amaze me the crowds that will gather to watch one. Big or small, a parade brings smiles to the faces of old...
Posted On 31 May 2013

Legal Wars: California’s Biggest Losers

In its ninth annual survey, Chief Executive Magazine polled 736 CEOs, the largest number ever, about the best and worst states in which to do business. The results should make all of us less than proud–that is, unless you’re a trial lawyer. “The bottom line is that...

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