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City Council Approves Expansion for Lido House Hotel

By Katie Malin | NB Indy The Lido House Hotel received unanimous approval from Newport Beach City Council to expand its hotel square footage. The City Council voted 7-0 this week to approve a 4,745 square-foot expansion for the hotel planned to replace the former City Hall Complex located at 3300 Newport Boulevard and 32nd Street. “I think it’s a modest adjustment in alignment...

Lively Discussion About Mariners’ Mile Master Plan

People packed into the Yacht Room at Newport Sea Base on Pacific Coast Highway Monday night, all concerned with the future of Mariners’ Mile. Newport Beach hosted its first community workshop about the Mariners’ Mile Revitalization Master Plan, part of the city’s effort to improve the stretch of PCH between Newport Boulevard and Dover Drive. “It was a very lively discussion,” Newport Beach...
Posted On 29 Jul 2016



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Banning Ranch Postponed, Still Hot Topic at CA Coastal Meeting

Postponing Newport Banning Ranch on the California Coastal Commission agenda this week didn’t stop a large number of opponents from rallying at the Newport Beach civic center and speaking their mind during the meeting. About 100 people attended...
Posted On 13 May 2016

Arch Will Welcome People to Balboa Village

Instead of a wagon or mat, Balboa Village will say “Welcome” with an archway. Newport Beach City Council voted 4-3 Tuesday to approve the construction contract for the Balboa Village Entry Arch Sign Project. The contract was awarded to AToM...
Posted On 13 May 2016

Council Hears Arts Master Plan

Newport Beach City Council heard the proposed Arts Master Plan during a study session Tuesday and most agreed it’s headed in the right direction. City Council previously requested that the Arts Commission begin to develop private supportive...
Posted On 13 May 2016

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Charity: Circle 1000 Raises $840K for Hoag Family Cancer Institute

Hoag Hospital Foundation held its 29th annual Circle 1000 Founders’ Celebration Brunch at Island Hotel on May 9 and raised $840,000 to benefit the Hoag Family Cancer Institute. More than 350 Circle 1000 donors and friends, along with Hoag physicians and staff, attended the luncheon to celebrate...

On Faith: The King’s Daughters Hold Regal Celebration

”Ginnie and Sarah are a combination of Martha Stewart, Beth Moore, and Tori Burch,” explained Newport resident Barbi Townsend. “They bring creative, Christ-centered events, called Regal Celebrations, to cities all across the country. It’s a multi-modality approach that reaches women and girls...

Benefit: Dazzling Philharmonic Gala Features Yo-Yo Ma Concert

It was a dazzling evening of fabulous cuisine and spectacular music as The Philharmonic Society of Orange County presented its 2016 benefit gala featuring multi-Grammy Award-winning artist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Kathryn Stott on Saturday, May 14, at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The evening...



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Artscapes: Jerry Mandel Joins Act Three for Big Band Era Concert

By Christopher Trela | NB Indy While serving as president of Segerstrom Center from 1997 to 2006, Jerry Mandel used to practice his saxophone during lunch and after work in a small practice room at Segerstrom Hall, never knowing where his musical endeavors might lead him. While...

Under Cover: Amazon Top 100 Books of 2015

This November, we can add a plethora of great book suggestions to the list of things for which we are thankful. Last week brought us the goodreads.com best book nominations, and hot on the heels of that announcement, this week Amazon.com has released its Top 100 Books of 2015....

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Off the Menu: More than Cafés at Beachcomber and Wild Strawberry

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Beachcomber Café It’s easy to feel like you’re on vacation when dining at Beachcomber Cafe, located just a few feet from the sand in the...

Off the Menu: Hidden Gems

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy In the restaurant industry, hidden gems often don’t stay hidden for long. Some, in fact, really aren’t hidden, but they are off...

Off the Menu: Autumn is on the Menu

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Autumn has arrived, although you wouldn’t know it based on our mild coastal climate. But the season is reflected in new dishes that...

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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

Fifty Shades of Blue

Color can mean so much. A few years back, Albertsons Market in Corona del Mar painted its exterior stucco a particularly rich shade of ocher, resulting in an outcry from color-sensitive residents. Color informs much of what we like and dislike, and how we view the world. After...

Mom, Medicare and Medication

Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage taught me some very important lessons about Medicare, supplemental insurance and healthcare as I enrolled my 90-year-old mother in the hospital one week ago for a full physical evaluation. I thought that our society had moved to far into...

In or Out?

Most of you have probably heard about the 10 year old Pennsylvania girl with cystic fibrosis who was in dire need of a lung transplant to survive. In case you missed it, she got her transplant in June, which buys her time while scientists search for longer term cures. Some press...
Posted On 02 Nov 2013