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Facelift for Balboa Village

Balboa Village facades are one step closer to being a bit more appealing. Newport Beach City Council voted Tuesday to appropriate $98,500 from the Balboa Village Parking Management District Fund to the Balboa Village Commercial Façade Improvement Program. The Council approved the item 6-1, with Councilman Kevin Muldoon dissenting. The façade program offers grant funding to incentivize...
Posted On 17 Apr 2015

Commission Recommends Some Blackball Reductions

Officials voted to recommend reducing blackball hours along a small, but popular stretch of water on the Balboa Peninsula following a passionate discussion this week. After about three hours, nearly 50 public comments on two separate items, and several split votes, the Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commission on Tuesday approved several proposals to recommend to the Newport Beach City Council...
Posted On 10 Apr 2015



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Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Vehicle ID’d

The Costa Mesa man that died early Wednesday morning after a vehicle struck him while he was walking along Newport Boulevard has been identified by authorities. Darin Wells, 44, died around 3 a.m. after he was struck by an auto while crossing...

Restaurant Biz Campaign Serves Success

The Summer Marketing Campaign for Dine Newport Beach (DineNB.com) is on its way to achieving its goals, according to a presentation at the Newport Beach Restaurant Association’s Board of Directors meeting last month. Dine Newport Beach is a...

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News from around Newport Beach.   CA Supreme Court to Review Banning Ranch Project On Aug. 19, the California Supreme Court agreed to review the Banning Ranch project. California’s 4th District Court of Appeal recently decided to uphold the...

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Charity Spotlight: Angels Baseball Legends Hit a Home Run for Literacy

As a collaborative effort to promote literacy, Newport Beach-based The Literacy Project teamed up with Angels Baseball and Angels Alumni Association to host 100 second grade students at the second annual “Readers in the Outfield” event held in May at the Diamond Club in Angel Stadium. Over...

On Faith: Women of Vision’s 25th Anniversary Celebration

“As I look around this room, I see the faces of women who have quite literally changed the world and I am genuinely humbled in your presence,” said Reneé Stearns at the recent Women of Vision 25th Anniversary Celebration. “For a quarter of a century, in partnership with World Vision, you...

Credit Union May Move Into Empty Retail Space in Library

A credit union may move into an empty retail space on the second story of the Newport Beach main library. The Board of Library Trustees discussed the vacant area across from Bistro 24 on the second floor expansion of the library during their meeting last week. Staff proposed the board recommend...
Posted On 28 May 2015



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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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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,...

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...

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Harbor Girls Shine in Women’s Invitational

By Carolyn Smith | NHHS This past weekend the Newport Harbor Sailing Team participated in the 3rd annual Women’s Invitational Regatta, hosted out of San Diego Bay. NHHS took a total of 10 sailors and had two teams, Blue and Gray. The team drove down right after school on Friday...

Macho Men’s Regatta Returns in Clever Form

By Nancy Mellon | Photos by Bronny Daniels Balboa Yacht Club was buzzing with activity as competitors arrived for the revived Macho Men’s 3-Mark Fiasco last weekend. When registration closed at noon, there were 31 entries in four classes. A skipper’s meeting on the Flag Deck was...

No More Bullet Points

For this column I am not using bullet points. Just the sound of that word is upsetting for most of us. Recently there have been many articles in the press reporting that gun sales are going through the roof. We have a dangerous “Catch 22.” The more guns, and the more people who...

The Straight Scott: A Wish List for Santa

It seems that all the people on the government dole that voted for Obama got their Christmas early this year. Many people are saying that what people voted for was “Santa Claus.” Romney and the Republicans did not differentiate themselves much from Obama, so instead of...

Silent And Deep

* My next car will be a KIA. My new furniture will be from IKEA. Of course all this depends on my not KIA-LING over soon from being shot by someone who shouldn’t have a gun. * I wanted to avoid saying too much about the Newtown tragedy as even the thought of this slaughter brings...