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Commission Approves Dredging Project, Eelgrass Plan

The California Coastal Commission unanimously approved two Newport Beach dredging related items and the city’s Eelgrass Protection and Mitigation Plan during their meeting last week. The city applied for a Coastal Development Permit and Federal Consistency Certification to continue it’s small dredging and beach replenishment program within the urbanized harbor areas of Newport Bay. Both also...
Posted On 19 Jun 2015

Wood, Charcoal Mix Plan OK’d by Coastal Commission

The flames have finally settled after the California Coastal Commission approved a plan with a mixture of both charcoal and wood burning fire rings in Newport Beach. After about 90 minutes of discussion and nearly two dozen public speakers, the CCC voted 9-1 to approve the plan, with Commissioner Mark Vargas dissenting. The approved item was the city’s submitted Plan 17, minus the Corona del...
Posted On 19 Jun 2015



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Residents Prep for an Emergency at Expo

Authorities often warn that disaster may strike at any time and it’s important to be prepared. Some Newport Beach residents heeded that message this weekend and took steps to get ready in case of an emergency. The 7th Annual Disaster...
Posted On 25 Sep 2015

County Tests Alert Message System

Nearly 2.5 million Orange County citizens, including Newport Beach residents, received an alert this week as part of an emergency mass notification test. Residents received a phone call and e-mail at 10 a.m. Thursday to test AlertOC, t...

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News from around Newport Beach. Bachelor Book Signing at Fashion Island   Chris Harrison, longtime host of the ABC hit reality show “The Bachelor and The Bachelorette,” was at Barnes & Noble in Fashion Island last Thursday to sign...

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Summer Fun: Fireworks, Music and Shakespeare

Summer hits with a bang this weekend thanks to the Fourth of July, and continues all summer with myriad events from concerts in the park to Shakespeare on a diamond (a baseball diamond). Fourth of July Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina teams with the City of Newport Beach for the...

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News from the community. By Gina Dostler & Chris Trela | NB Indy Marina Park On Track for December Opening According to the city’s Marina Park Project spring/fall newsletter, Marina Park continues to progress rapidly. Notable milestones achieved include completion and opening of the 19th...

Assistance League of Newport-Mesa Honors ‘Assisteens’

Assistance League of Newport-Mesa honored 15 graduating seniors of its Assisteens Auxiliary at the 24th Annual Medallion Recognition Ball, held in the ballroom at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach on June 13. All of the debutantes were marking the end of their years of community service as...



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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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Food, On and Off Screen

“Are you ready to eat your way through the Newport Beach Film Festival?” I asked Stasha as I perused this year’s Film Festival schedule. “Overcooked hot dogs, over-buttered popcorn, and...

Rustica Surprises and Delights

Tucked into a corner haven of Fashion Island’s shopping core is one of the most surprising, contemporary regional cuisine restaurants Newport Beach has to offer: Rustica California Wine Bistro....

Going Native

I’ll freely admit it: I’m a hippie at heart. I started experimenting with herbs at an early age. No, not those kind. Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme were my herbs of choice. I tried all kinds...

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America’s Cup Racing Set for San Diego

Start making your plans now: In just a couple of weeks, San Diego will again play host the America’s Cup, this time to a half-dozen of the world fastest racing catamarans, with exciting race action right off the docks in San Diego Bay. Racing on San Diego Bay starts in the harbor...

Training Complete, Bring On the Big Boats

Ahoy! Nice to be home from attending the weeklong SCTW training at the Maritime Institute in San Diego, as an enhancement to my Coast Guard Master’s license.  What is SCTW training you ask?  Well a week of training for operating vessels over 200 gross tons and in international...

Lynn’s Spin: Looking for Sanity in Cell-Phone-Free Zones

Like most typical teenagers, I was constantly on the phone. That was back way before cell phones, but regardless, I spent mind-numbing hours in my room talking to my BFF’s about what we were wearing to school the next day, the cute football player we had a crush on, and how dorky...
Posted On 19 Jan 2013

City Council Should Abort Development Business

Last week the City Council Fathers, sitting high in their Taj-Ma-City-Hall seats, took the first step to enter into the development business for the old city hall site. The Fathers could be in the hotel business by the end of the year. As the new Taj-Ma-City-Hall is gradually...

Quick Glueck Shtick

* Jonathan Paul Manziel (born December 6, 1992) also known by his nickname, Johnny Football, is an All American Heisman winning quarterback for the Texas A&M Aggies. He’s won just about every award imaginable as only a red-shirt-freshman. In trying to figure out what makes...