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General Plan Update Process Kicks Off

In discussing the General Plan update, Newport Beach city staff, Council members, and residents all emphasized transparency, inclusiveness, and public engagement at a meeting this week. During Tuesday’s Council study session, city staff presented an overview of the process and asked for feedback. Phase one of the update will be the “listen and learn” year, said Community Development Director...
Posted On 11 Jan 2019

Commission Upholds Approval of Redesigned Newport Marina

Following a passionate discussion this week, the Newport Beach Harbor Commission denied an appeal by residents regarding the decision to approve a modified version of the proposed Newport Marina in the Bayshores community. Commissioners voted 4-2 on Wednesday to uphold city Harbor Resource Manager Chris Miller’s approval of the proposed marina configuration at 2888 Bayshore Dr. About 50...
Posted On 11 Jan 2019



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Neighborhood Watch Captains’ Meeting

Newport Beach Police Department will be hosting a City-Wide Neighborhood Watch meeting for the city’s Neighborhood Watch Area Coordinators & Block Captains next week. The meeting will be held Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the community room at...

Speak Up Meeting on Homelessness, Changing Landscape

A local community organization, Speak Up Newport, is hosting the second meeting in a two-part series about homelessness next week. The discussion, titled “Homelessness: A Changing Landscape,” is scheduled for Wednesday in the...

Police Report Two Home Burglaries Over Weekend

Police warned residents this week about two residential burglaries that happened over the weekend in different Newport Beach neighborhoods. In the Belcourt community on Ford Road, an unknown suspect attempted to enter a home on Huntington Court...

Business

Biz Buzz: U.S. News and World Report Ranks Hoag Tops in OC

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach is once again the highest ranked hospital in Orange County in the new annual national rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Hoag is also ranked the fourth-best hospital in the Los Angeles metro area and eighth-best in California. Hoag...

Biz Buzz: City Council Renews Restaurant BID

At the City Council meeting on June 26, council passed a resolution confirming the levying of assessments and appointment of the Advisory Board of Directors for the Newport Beach Restaurant Association Business Improvement District’s Fiscal Year 2018-2019. The resolution passed 6-0, with Mayor...

Biz Buzz: Rejuvenation Wellness Takes Holistic Approach to Health

Newport Beach is a healthy city, packed with juice bars, gyms, yoga studios and other businesses designed to improve your health. Now, a unique newcomer to the health scene has arrived in Newport Beach: Rejuvenation Wellness at 308 Old Newport Blvd. Rejuvenation Wellness combines crystal and...

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Charity Spotlight: Newport Chapter of National Charity League Hosts 58th Debutante Ball

Honoring six years of dedication to more than 30 charities throughout Orange County, 29 debutantes from the Newport Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. were honored at the 58th Debutante Ball, held on Nov. 24, at the Hotel Irvine, the league announced in a message.  National Charity League...

Benefit: Segerstrom Center’s 45th Annual Candlelight Concert is a Glowing Success

Segerstrom Center for the Arts kicked off the holiday charity season in style at the 45th Annual Candlelight Concert held on Friday evening, November 30. The evening took on an “Enchanted Evening” theme thanks to an emerald-colored carpet that welcomed the 450 guests as they arrived. Carols...

Officials Speak Up on Homelessness Solutions

Part two of Speak Up Newport’s program on homelessness focused on how different agencies are working on solutions. About 125 people crowded into the community room at the Newport Beach Civic Center to hear the discussion. Speakers for the event included Newport Beach Police Department Homeless...
Posted On 11 Jan 2019



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Artscapes: Off Center Festival Brings Bold Productions to Segerstrom Center

“Expect the unexpected.” That’s what Segerstrom Center President Terry Dwyer said about last year’s annual Off Center Festival. And as expected, the unexpected has returned for this year’s Off Center Festival, which runs January 10 – 26. Best described as an artistic joyride of...

Winter Fest OC Offers Holiday Delights

Even without snow or cold weather in Newport Beach, we still have special ways to celebrate the holidays. Locally we have the Christmas Boat Parade, but just across our Newport border is Winter Fest, which is held at the Orange County Fairgrounds through January 6. This is their...
Posted On 01 Jan 2019

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Off the Menu: Wahoo’s Adds Chili, Olea Adds Spa Date, Moulin Adds Bistro

The phrase “everything old is new again” certainly applies to Wahoo’s Fish Tacos. The popular restaurant chain co-founded by Newport Beach resident Wing Lam is introducing two new menu items: the...

Off the Menu: Best Newport Beach Dining Experiences of 2018

Another year has come and gone, and with it 52 weeks of memorable dining excursions. Of course, some are more memorable than others, which brings me to my annual list of my favorite Newport Beach...

New Year’s Eve Dining in Newport Beach

21 OCEANFRONT 21 Oceanfront is ringing in the New Year with two different seating and menu options. The first seating is their full menu with regular reservations from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Second...

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Sports: Pelican Hill Forecaddie Helps Duffers Golf Like Pros

Tom Fazio is a legend in the golf world—not for playing golf, but for designing stunning golf courses that, as he puts it, “reflect the natural beauty of their environments.” He’s got more designs on Golf Digest’s list of “America’s 100 Greatest Golf...

Surfing the Wedge

Ever the popular surf spot, the waves at the Wedge recently attracted locals and visitors as the summer season officially kicks off. — All photos by Lawrence Sherwin ©

Letter to the Editor: Correcting Some Distortions and Lies

It has been my distinct honor and pleasure to represent the 1st District on the Newport Beach City Council these past four years. The opportunity to meet and talk with the great residents of our great city, and to have an impact on maintaining and improving our wonderful quality...

Letter to the Editor: Open Letter to Joy Brenner

Recently I have become aware of your communication with the Newport Harbor Republican Women attempting to rationalize your history to liberal Democrat candidates and political action committees. I am personally offended that you would compare partisan voting of good Americans to...

Letter to the Editor: Open Letter to Shawn Steel

I am writing you an open letter that pertains to correspondence you sent Clyda Joy Brenner on 10/23/18. In it you asserted that Joy wrote a letter referencing “brown shirts.” I wrote that letter, not Joy Brenner. I did not intend to offend any individual or group, but...