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Paul Watkins Named Newport Beach Citizen of the Year

Paul Watkins thought he was stepping into a meeting, but when he ambled into the dining room of the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, he was greeted by a sea of familiar faces and a round of applause. “Congratulations Paul, you’re the 2015 Newport Beach Citizen of the Year,” said Steve Rosansky, president of the Chamber of Commerce, who guided Watkins into the celebration. Watkins was caught off...

Special Olympics Flame of Hope Carried Through Corona del Mar

By Richard Simon | NB Indy / Photos by Charles Weinberg | NB Indy High humidity coupled with the emotions of the moment had eyes watering and faces dripping at the Newport Beach Civic Center Community Room on Tuesday afternoon during a ceremony that followed the Flame of Hope Run through Corona del Mar in conjunction with the Special Olympics World Games that begin this weekend in Los...



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Newport Celebrates 25 Years With French Sister City

The city celebrated a special anniversary last week: 25 years as a sister city to Antibes, France. The anniversary celebrates the “city-to-city and people-to-people relationship” with Antibes, City Manager Dave Kiff wrote in the Oct. 27 council...
Posted On 06 Nov 2015

Newport Struggles to Hit Water Conservation Marks

By Tim J. Randall | NB Indy The city of Newport Beach Water District continued struggling to meet the higher 28 percent benchmark placed on it by the State Water Board. “Hitting that 28 percent is tougher than some of the surrounding districts...

Newport Tourism Hits Record Highs

If there was a theme to the Newport Beach & Company’s annual Marketing Outlook Dinner held at the Island Hotel on Oct. 21, it was “All Systems Go!” According to information presented during the dinner, the Traveler Sentiment Index, which...
Posted On 29 Oct 2015

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Newport Philanthropists Fund Orangewood Scholarship

Shirley Pepys owns one of the oldest homes on Balboa Island, and is president of the Balboa Island Museum & Historical Society. She is also an annual winner of the Ring of Lights contest every December. But Pepys has another passion—helping former foster kids go on to college, specifically...

Pacifica Christian Orange County Ready for Students

Members of Pacifica Christian Orange County’s administration, faculty and board spoke recently at an informational gathering at Geoff and Lucie Moore’s home in Newport Beach. After the presentation on the uniqueness of the newest school in town, everybody voiced a desire go back to high school,...

Newport Couple Promotes Mariachi Music in Schools

  Newport Beach is not exactly a hotbed for mariachi music—or is it? Teresa and Jose Hernandez spent a week’s vacation in a rented home on Lido Isle back in 1997, and loved it so much they moved here permanently soon after and brought mariachi music with them, thanks to Jose. Jose records...
Posted On 07 Aug 2015



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Under Cover: Under Cover Book Club Picks ‘Nightingale’

“In love we find out who we want to be. In war, we find out who we are.” So asserts author, Kristin Hannah in her new book, “The Nightingale,” our Under Cover Book Club selection for April. Chapter one opens with an aging woman going through her belongings as she prepares to...

Under Cover: Time to Vote for Children’s Choice Book Awards

Calling all readers—the polls are now open for the 2015 Children’s Choice Book Awards. Coinciding with Children’s Book Week each year, the Children’s Choice Awards allow young readers to vote for the books they enjoyed, and honor the authors that most spoke to them. Votes are...

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Taking the Raw-Food Plunge

I’ll admit that a raw-food diet has always fascinated me, not only for it’s use of fresh, vibrant produce, but for the overall health benefits one experiences after incorporating living foods...

The Fair Way of Judging Wine

“Let’s Eat!” That’s the theme of this year’s Orange County Fair, but at the Fair’s popular Wine Pavilion, a more appropriate phrase might be “Let’s Taste.” Every year, fairgoers have the...

Say Cheese!

Something cheesy is going on in Corona del Mar, but that’s a good thing for those who love fromage. Vin Goat opened its specialty cheese shop on Coast Highway just two months ago, but it’s...

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Cup ‘World Series’ a Spectator’s Delight

The Newport Indy was invited to cover the America’s Cup “World Series” races in San Diego last week.  This was a fun event to watch with nine top sailing teams from around the world racing on San Diego Bay in state-of-the-art catamarans. Racing was held all last week in identical...

A Meander Through the Harbor for Thanksgiving

Ahoy! I cannot believe that Thanksgiving is next week, and Christmas is approaching fast on the radar.  I do know to stay away from the shopping malls the Friday after Thanksgiving, as the holiday shoppers have no mercy while trying to save a buck. Also, Thanksgiving weekend is a...

Some Silly Quick Glueck Shtick

* Communication Evolution Recently, Newport Indy cartoonist George Peters sketched a clever comment on ‘Communication Evolution.” It shows a relatively normal appearing woman texting in 2013. Next it shows the woman texting in 2025. Her mouth has now disappeared. I would like to...

Head’s Up From Cupid

If everything goes as planned, you are reading this a few days before Valentine’s Day. Now you can’t say you haven’t been warned. Not much time until February 14. It’s already late in the game, but if you heed this warning, you still have a chance to get...
Posted On 10 Feb 2013

Planning for the Future

Sarah Weddington gets around. In Nebraska she was presented with a condom labeled “Go, Big Red!” In Las Vegas her cabbie asked, “Aren’t you that abortion lady?” Which is why the Community Action Fund of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties invited Weddington...