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Benjamin M Carlson Lifeguard Headquarters Dedication – Sunday, March 8

This Sunday, March 8, at 12 p.m., the City of Newport Beach will dedicate the Benjamin M Carlson Lifeguard Headquarters to honor Ben Carlson, a 15-year Newport Beach lifeguard veteran who lost his life in July, 2014, while rescuing a swimmer in distress. Lifeguard headquarters is located at 70 Newport Pier, near the intersection of Balboa Boulevard and 21st Street, in Newport Beach. The brief...

Marguerite Ave. in CdM Closure March 2 – 8

Crews will be working on Marguerite Avenue from Bayside Drive to Seaview Avenue March 2 – 8. A full street closure is required for this work. Please note, the intersection at Bayside and Marguerite will remain open during the construction duration. This work is part of the Ocean Blvd. and Marguerite Avenue Pavement Reconstruction Project going on in the area. For more information,...



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‘Rain Check’ Performance of ‘Tempest’ Set for Aug. 18

The Bard is back in Newport Beach. The Newport Beach City Arts Commission has announced that Shakespeare by the Sea will present a special performance of “The Tempest” on August 18 at the Newport Beach Civic Center Green. According to Tim...

NBPD Hosts National Night Out on Tuesday Aug 4

The Newport Beach Police Department has invited the community out to their annual National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 4 as they “Give Crime and Drugs a Going Away Party!” The barbecue and fair, organized by NBPD Crime Prevention...
Posted On 03 Aug 2015

Bishop Bruno Under Review for Locking Out St. James Congregation

Bishop J. Jon Bruno of the Los Angeles Diocese for the Episcopal Church, who sold the St. James the Great Episcopal Church in Newport Beach to a developer and locked out the congregation, is now under review by a panel of three bishops referred...

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Benefit: CHOC Children’s Benefit Party at Port Theatre

Jointly celebrating CHOC Children’s and the unveiling of a clothing line, the Carol Rachelle Boutique in collaboration with a new CHOC Children’s Guild, hosted The Carol Rachelle Benefit for CHOC. The event “An Evening of Music, Champagne, & Fashion,” took place on March 12 at the...

Benefit: “iheartoc Giving Day” Raises $1.8 Million for Local Charities

The Newport Beach-based Orange County Community Foundation raised $1,813,460 for Orange County nonprofits during iheartoc Giving Day, the inaugural county-wide day of giving held from 6 a.m. Tuesday, April 21 through noon Wednesday, April 22. The goal was to inspire members of the community to...

Benefit: CHOC Follies raises over $650,000 for CHOC Children’s

It’s become an institution in Orange County, and it’s raised millions of dollars for charity. It’s CHOC Follies, which last month presented its 18th annual production, this year titled “CHOCAGO, An Orange County Vaudeville of Guys, Dames and Debutantes!” Over the past 18 years, more than 1,450...



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Under Cover: American Library Association Announces Book Awards

The Scholastic book order form came home on the right week! I’m a well-known sucker under the best of circumstances, but add in the fact that the ALA Youth Media Awards were announced this week as well, and the perfect scenario was created for my wallet to undertake a strenuous...

Under Cover Book Club Picks “The Same Sky”

Since we’re entering February, the month of cupid, chocolate hearts, and overpriced roses, I had planned to choose this month’s book club book with a love story in mind. Of course, there are many kinds of love stories, so that still left me with a deep pool to select from. In the...

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Subterranean Atmosphere

  “Want to do some old-school culinary spelunking?” I asked Stasha recently. “Spelunking? Old school? What are you talking about?” “La Cȃve. It’s a throwback to the Rat Pack era and been...

A Perfect Marriage at Pelican Hill

  “Chris, what’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Pelican Hill? I’m desperately trying to find a through-line for our column and I’m so overwhelmed. It seems Herculean....

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,...

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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...

Council Works Part-Time, Gets Full-Time Benefits

I was going take one last swipe at Measure EE, the charter amendment measure, and  give you all sorts of reasons why you should vote “no.” But then I thought, what difference does it make? Since the City Council has ignored the charter, when it comes to their paychecks, why...

Giving Thanks to Those Who Protect Our Blessings

“Having gratitude and not expressing it, is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”  -William Arthur Ward Fall along the coast is such a beautiful time of year. Daylight savings rolls back, the Halloween pumpkins are put away for another year and Thanksgiving is only a few...
Posted On 02 Nov 2012

Vote Yes on Measure EE

By Mayor Pro Tem Keith Curry and Councilmembers Steve Rosansky and Ed Selich On Nov. 6, Newport Beach voters will have the opportunity to update the City Charter to save tax dollars, protect taxpayers and make government more efficient. Measure EE was developed by a Citizens...