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The ocean at Little Corona Beach / Buck Gully is closed

The ocean at Little Corona Beach/Buck Gully is closed due to sewage contamination. Areas that have been impacted by an unauthorized discharge of sewage are closed to water-contact recreation and are posted with closure signs. Beach goers can visit and enjoy the beach, but should avoid contact with ocean or bay waters in the closed area. For more information visit the Ocean Water Protection...

Planned Signal Outage at Coast Hwy and Newport Coast Drive Feb. 9 – 12

Work will continue this week on the traffic signal at the East Coast Highway/Newport Coast Drive intersection, Monday, Feb. 9 through Thursday, Feb. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. While out of operation, traffic signals are treated as 4-way stops in all directions. Alternate routes are recommended as traffic delays are expected. Crews are updating the traffic equipment at this...


No Censure, but Council ‘Disassociates’ From Peotter Comments

Newport Beach City Council this week decided against a censure of Councilman Scott Peotter, instead voting to “disassociate” the city from his recent email about same-sex marriage. Council voted 4-3 Tuesday on a revised, more lenient resolution...
Posted On 14 Aug 2015

Cyclist Killed After Hitting Parked Car

The cyclist who was killed last weekend after hitting a parked vehicle in Corona del Mar may have been distracted by his cell phone, according to police. Jonathan Wilson, 23, of Costa Mesa (recently relocated from Newport Beach), died Sunday...
Posted On 07 Aug 2015

CdM Cheating Scandal Tutor Sentenced

The tutor who hacked into a Corona del Mar High School teacher’s computer and changed grades for a group of CdM students during the 2012 to 2013 school year was sentenced this week to one year in jail and five years of formal probation. Timothy...
Posted On 07 Aug 2015




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Charity Spotlight: Hornet’s Nest Screening Benefits Working Wardrobes and VetNet

Lido Live recently hosted a documentary movie called “The Hornet’s Nest” about a father and son news team reconnecting in war-torn Afghanistan. This movie brought together Working Wardrobes, a nonprofit that most associate with abused women, a Veteran’s organization called VetNet, and Plaza...
Posted On 11 May 2015

On Faith: International Justice Mission

I was one of the over 400 people who were shocked to hear 13-year-old Griselda’s story of horror, but relieved to hear that her story ended up being one of hope and healing. Thanks to the strategic work of International Justice Mission, Griselda and countless others are now able to live and...

Communities: Balboa Peninsula Prepares for July 4 Holiday

Every Fourth of July, thousands of visitors descend on the Balboa Peninsula to celebrate Independence Day. While the holiday is still two months away, residents voiced their concern over safety and crowd control at the West Newport/Peninsula Area Town Hall meeting held this week and organized...

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Artscapes: Newporter Stars in ‘Carmen’ at Segerstrom Center

Opera is alive and well in Orange County, thanks to Pacific Symphony. For more than two decades, Opera Pacific presented professional opera productions at Segerstrom Center. However, opera is perhaps the most expensive art form to produce (and having been an extra in an Opera...
Posted On 12 Feb 2015

Searching for Clues at Newport Theatre Arts Center

It’s said that the devil is in the details, and when it comes to Agatha Christie’s mind-bending mysteries, paying attention to the littlest things just might solve the case. That’s a clue for anyone interested in sharpening their sleuthing skills with Newport Theatre Ar...

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Hot Haute Hot!

  “Chris, I’ve had a beastly morning, it’s hotter than Hades and I’m starving,” stated Stasha, after she dropped her car off for service Friday afternoon. “I’m in a mood, so for your sake,...

Germany comes to Newport

  You don’t need to be German to celebrate Oktoberfest – you just need to enjoy German food and beer. And because this year marks the 200th anniversary of Oktoberfest, many local...

Surreptitious Delicious

  Let’s face it, negotiating a business cocktail party can be strategically challenging, on many levels, and I’m not talking shop. How do you balance a cocktail plate full of appetizers, a...

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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...

Anteater 2011 Regatta Draws a Crowd

By Michael Madigan | CdMHS Run by the UCI Sailing Team, the Anteater Regatta held over the weekend at Newport Harbor Yacht Club, drew about 30 high schools from the local area and from as far away as Northern California. The Corona del Mar Team felt it was fun and successful...

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

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