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DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned This Friday

The Newport Beach Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Friday, March 13, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes. Research shows that crashes...

Update: Marguerite Avenue Closure South of East Coast Hwy March 9-15

Due to last week’s rain, crews were required to move the pavement reconstruction work on Marguerite Ave from Bayside Drive to Seaview Avenue to this week, March 9 – 15. 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...



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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

‘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

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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...

Charity Spotlight: Project Hope Alliance Teams with St. Andrew’s Church

On Sunday, May 3, hundreds of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church parishioners and community members joined forces for a “food pantry packing party” to assemble thousands of pounds of food into bags and boxes for Orange County’s homeless families. The packing event at St. Andrew’s also marks...

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



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Artscapes: Orange County Museum of Art Hosts Pioneering Exhibitions

The Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach hosts a pair of exhibitions Feb. 25 – May 24, 2015, that explore the groundbreaking artwork of “Alien She,” the first exhibition highlighting the lasting impact of the pioneering punk feminist movement Riot Grrrl on today’s...

Curtain Up: Off Center is Right On at Segerstrom Center

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy The Segerstrom Center’s fourth annual Off Center Festival ends this weekend, and what a festival it’s been. The Segerstrom Center booked 10 diverse artists and companies to perform at the Center for the first time,...

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Italy Comes to Newport at Barone Ristorante

  Barone Ristorante opened only six months ago, but it’s already become known as one of the finer Italian restaurants in Newport Beach. Last fall, Chef Franco Barone – longtime executive...

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Don’t Try This at Home

Local sailing umpire David Blackman has a unique front-row seat at this week’s America’s Cup World Series races in San Diego. The 45-foot high-performance catamarans are so fast that the only way on-the-water umpires can keep up is with equally high-performance jet...
Posted On 15 Nov 2011

Harbor Water Polo Advances

Newport Harbor’s Sailors water polot team won its CIF Quarterfinal match with a 9-3 victory over Harvard-Westlake. Junior Curtis Fink led the Sailors with 3 goals.  Andrew Silvers (1 assist, 1 steal) and Preston Lee (1 assist, 2 steals) added 2 goals each, while Dan Stevens...

Look! Out in the harbor! It’s a tax. It’s rent. It’s a user’s fee.

StoptheDockTax.com claims that the proposed “fees” on their residential docks is a tax. The city claims it is rent. What does the city use as its authoritative source to substantiate its claim? The Daily Pilot! According to the staff report, the editor of the Daily Pilot...

Stocking Stuffers and Black Friday

Contrary to what you’ve heard, Black Friday is not a religious holiday. My daughter, who knows about these things, tells me it is named in honor of girls with black belts in shopping. For the rest of us, that could mean we’re still stymied over what gifts we can get...
Posted On 23 Nov 2012

Showcasing Local Shopping Gems

It’s not a very old tradition, in fact it was started in 2010, but tomorrow’s Small Business Saturday is quickly becoming one of my personal holiday shopping traditions. Originally conceived and promoted by American Express, Small Business Saturday is the counterpart to Black...
Posted On 23 Nov 2012