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Details on City Manager Early Retirement Debated at Council Meeting

Details about what let to the early retirement announcement of Newport Beach City Manager Dave Kiff were revealed Tuesday during the City Council meeting and left many residents more confused and upset than before. The city released a statement on March 25 explaining that Kiff told the Council he will leave his post toward the end of 2018. Other unverified reports claim that several Council...
Posted On 13 Apr 2018

Newport Lines Up Against SB 54

Newport Beach City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to oppose state Senate Bill 54, the so-called “sanctuary state” law, taking a stance similar to that of seven other Orange County cities and the county in choosing to support a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn the measure. SB 54, which took affect Jan. 1, prohibits local law enforcement agencies from pursuing immigration enforcement and...



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Residents Voice Support for City Manager Amid Claims of Pressure to Retire Early

Shock, anger, and sadness dominated the public comments during Tuesday’s Newport Beach City Council meeting. Nearly two dozen residents came out this week to show their support for Newport Beach City Manager Dave Kiff and, at the same time,...
Posted On 29 Mar 2018

Commission Says ‘Yes’ to Tasting Rooms

Locals in West Newport Mesa may soon find themselves “tasting” drinks in the upcoming craft alcoholic beverage manufacturing business following a city commission vote last week. The Newport Beach Planning Commission on March 22 approved a...
Posted On 29 Mar 2018

Police Breakfast Honors Law Enforcement and Families

A large police presence was seen at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach on Thursday morning, but there was no cause for concern, it was an event of celebration and gratitude. The 47th Annual Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce Police Appreciation...

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Biz Buzz: New Owner for Newport Beach Pageants

Newport Beach Pageants new owner April Sands has set May 20, 2018 as the date for the Miss Newport Beach and Miss Corona del Mar pageant at The Duke Hotel Newport Beach. The pageant is open to all girls from 6 to 26 who can compete in one of four age divisions for the coveted titles of Little...

Biz Buzz: New Area Manager for Project Independence

Maritza Vargas of Tustin has been promoted to area manager for Project Independence, an Orange County nonprofit that has been working with adults with developmental disabilities since 1977. She will share responsibility with Meka Greene for the organization’s Central Region that includes...

Biz Buzz: Human Options Appoints Locals to Board of Directors

Human Options, an Orange County-based nonprofit dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence, announced the addition of two new board members: Joe Ferrentino, partner at Newmeyer & Dillion in Newport Beach, and Newport Beach resident Kerri Summers, legal assistant at Call &...

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Police Conduct Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operations

Newport Beach Police Department will be conducting specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operations on Friday and March 23, police announced Tuesday. Extra officers will be on duty patrolling areas that are frequented by motorcyclists and where recent traffic collisions have occurred, in an...

Arts Commission Unveils Concert Lineup, Photo Contest

The popular Concerts on the Green series will once again bring thousands of music lovers to the Civic Center lawn this summer. Four acts were approved by the arts commission last Thursday during their monthly meeting. The performers for the summer series are a Sinatra-esque ensemble by...

Candidates Debate Women’s Issues

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy With the national reckoning over sexual harassment as the backdrop, six candidates who want to represent Orange County’s coastal cities, including Newport Beach, in Congress took to a stage in Costa Mesa last week to stake their claim as champions of women’s rights....



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Artscapes: See Who Made the Cut at the Newport Beach Film Festival

Wonder who made the cut at the 2018 Newport Beach Film Festival? Every year, the festival gets more than 3,000 submissions but only accepts about 10 percent of those submitted. The rest are indeed cut. That’s why this year’s festival has the theme of “See Who Made the Cut,” but...

Center Stage: Local Dancer Takes the Stage with Alvin Ailey at Segerstrom Center

By Camryn Eakes | NB Indy Huntington Beach native Danica Paulos remembers her excitement at seeing the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre at Segerstrom Center when she was a teenager. Alvin Ailey returns to Segerstrom Center April 19-22 and Paulos will again be there, but this...

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Off the Menu: A Restaurant Adds CdM Location

Whenever someone asks me for a recommendation on a good steak restaurant in Newport Beach, my answer is usually the same every time: A Restaurant. I’ve dined at A Restaurant several times and...

Off the Menu: Five Crowns Launches Spring Menu with New Chef

“You’ve been chopped.” That was a phrase that new Five Crowns Executive Chef Alejandra Padilla was dreading to hear when she competed on the Season Six premiere episode of Food Netwo...

Off the Menu: The Winery Wins Restaurant Writers Awards

The Southern California Restaurant Writers (of which I’m a member) presented their 44th annual restaurant awards last Monday night at Orange Hill Restaurant. Congratulations are in order for Thad...

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Opening Weekend of BNP Paribas Sees Some Shocks, Upsets

The first weekend of the BNP Paribas Tennis Open included some elites advancing as expected, but also some shocking upsets during the rain-delayed competition in Indian Wells. Newport Beach tennis fans saw Roger Federer, top ranked in the world for men’s singles and the...

Sports: Toshiba Classic Returns to Newport Beach

Dozens of PGA Tour legends are set to complete in the annual Toshiba Classic benefiting Hoag Hospital at the Newport Beach Country Club this weekend. A slate of new programs designed to enhance spectator experience, as well a “powerful” PGA championship lineup...

Letter to the Editor: Peotter is Part of the Problem

As America reacts with disgust at the sexual harassment and assault record of Harvey Weinstein, the California Legislature, Fox News, and other political and media leaders, I have become exceedingly angry that our own City Council Member, Scott Peotter, was the only member of the...

Letter to the Editor: Recall of Peotter is Draining the Swamp

In November 2014, Scott Peotter was barely elected to the Newport Beach City Council with 11,920 votes.  On October 27, the signatures of 10,688 voters were submitted on a recall petition asking that he be removed from office.  As I walked the city with my recall petition, I was...

Letter to the Editor: Koll Project Needs Community Input

After attending the October 30th presentation by the developer of the Koll Center Residential project, I came away thinking about how much we need to accomplish in the upcoming General Plan Update.  The Koll Center project is planned to be three high-rise towers, overwhelming and...

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