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Commission Recommends Some Blackball Reductions

Officials voted to recommend reducing blackball hours along a small, but popular stretch of water on the Balboa Peninsula following a passionate discussion this week. After about three hours, nearly 50 public comments on two separate items, and several split votes, the Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commission on Tuesday approved several proposals to recommend to the Newport Beach City Council...
Posted On 10 Apr 2015

Biz Buzz: Restaurant Week Serves Fiscal Success

The 2015 Newport Beach Restaurant Week held in January was an overwhelming hit with diners and restaurateurs, according to information presented at the Newport Beach Restaurant Association meeting held March 25 at the Back Bay Bistro at Newport Dunes Resort. Restaurant participation fees and funding from the city increased over 2014 figures, in-kind sponsorships topped $30,000, and...



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Newport Physician Convicted of Tax Evasion

A Newport Beach physician was convicted this week of tax evasion after prosecutors accused him of embezzling $220,000 from a charitable hospital fund, authorities reported. Bruce Allan Hagadorn, 56, was convicted of tax evasion Monday after he...
Posted On 04 Sep 2015

Man Rescued From Submerged Car in Back Bay

Newport Beach police rescued a man this week from a partially submerged vehicle in the Back Bay, authorities reported. Police received a call around 11:24 p.m. Monday from a local resident who reported hearing a crash and then people yelling in...

Leaf Blower Investigation Heads to DA

Newport Beach Police Department detectives have finished their investigation into the leaf blower scare at a Newport Beach theater last month and have turned it over to county authorities. The three juveniles were forwarded to Juvenile Probation...

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Communities: Balboa Village Revitalization Program Receives Award

The city of Newport Beach was given an award of merit for Economic Planning and Development for the Balboa Village revitalization program by the Orange Section of the American Planning Association California Chapter. The award was accepted by community development director Kimberly Brandt at a...
Posted On 14 Jun 2015

Charity Spotlight: Gritty Up Fundraiser Nets $180,000 for John Wayne Cancer Foundation

GRIT Cycle has become known for giving back to the community, and on May 29 and 30, they did it in a big way with the second annual “Gritty Up” fundraising event to benefit the John Wayne Cancer Foundation. The fundraising event began on Friday, May 29, with the “Gritty Up” Kick-Off Party...

1221 Club Presents Annual Scholarship Awards

Twenty years ago, The 1221 Club (named after the club’s Coast Highway address) was formed at Balboa Bay Club, providing the women of BBC with a community where good times, warm friendships and new acquaintances could be found and fostered. The women of The 1221 Club are united not only in their...



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Center Stage: Young Dancers Share the Spotlight

Setting stars in young eyes and eager rhythms in hearts and soles, dancers’ dreams deserve both encouragement and nurturance. To that end, this week Center Stage shines the spotlight on Corona del Mar High School’s Orchesis Dance Company and Maple Youth Ballet’s Spring Gala 2015....

Center Stage: ABT Premieres New “Sleeping Beauty” Ballet at Segerstrom Center

Princess Aurora’s tutus may froth with fairy-tale loveliness, but don’t be fooled by all that tulle when American Ballet Theatre’s The Sleeping Beauty comes to life in Segerstrom Hall March 3 – 8. Each delectable confection adorns a ballerina who’ll need every ounce of...

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Our Wine Fest Preview

We arrived at Balboa Bay Club and Resort at 1:30, well before our appointment with Executive Chef Josef Lageder and Deiter Hissin, the food and beverage director. Chef Lageder had invited us to...

The Five Crowns Returns

It’s fun when fate intervenes and provides simultaneous epicurean experiences. Such was the case last week when Stasha and I both had dinners on the same night on separate coasts. Stasha was in...

Cuisine Quest: Three Stops Along the Way

We love writing about our epicurean experiences at Newport Beach restaurants, but our quest for quality cuisine doesn’t end at the dinner table. Not only are we out and about pursuing...

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Christmas on the Water: It’s Poetry

Ahoy! Ah, Christmas is here, and this year’s 103rd Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade was spectacular, and my Captain’s hat is tipped to the boat owners who did a fantastic job of decorating their boats ranging in size from 10 feet to more than 100 feet in length. Mother Nature...

Decision Time for Barkley

UPDATE: Matt Barkley announced yesterday he will complete his senior year at USC and not enter the NFL draft this year. By Will Salem | NB Indy For most people, the holidays bring times of rest and relaxation with family.  For Newport Beach resident Matt Barkley, this Christmas...

Angels Wrap-Up

CONVENTIONAL WISDOM IS WRONG Once again the Angels break our heart and they will continue to do so until they defy conventional wisdom (CW) and make a few difficult and unpleasant changes. AGREE WITH CW I agree with sports scribes that the Angels must sign starting pitcher Zack...

A Modest Proposition

Everyone does it. The Los Angeles Times, the Democratic and Republican parties, churches, women’s and other special interest groups do it. Last week, Newport Indy columnists Scott Peotter and Bob Schmidt did it. I wanted to do it, too: I wanted to come up with a convenient list...

The Treats of Halloweens Past

This past weekend, as we put up the bevy of large and small electrified Halloween pumpkins that grin and grimace from our entryway, our 3-year-old granddaughter,Ava, who last year was frightened of them, squealed with delight. She calls them “Grampy’s pumpkin patch” and the first...
Posted On 19 Oct 2012