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CalTrans Director on Projects to Impact Newport Beach

In an early morning meeting this week a California Department of Transportation officials updated a crowd of Newport Beach business owners, residents, city staff, and a group of local high school students about a number of projects. CalTrans Director Laurie Berman was the guest speaker at Thursday morning’s Chamber of Commerce Wake Up! Newport event at the main Library’s Friend’s Room. The...
Posted On 05 Oct 2018

Lively Candidate Forum Addresses Rumors, Partisanship, Campaign, Museum House

At the final public forum for the 2018 Newport Beach City Council candidates, the audience was more involved and outspoken, creating some tense, heated, and impassioned moments. Members of the crowd often interacted directly with some of the candidates, calling out questions and pressing for answers, applauding loudly at times and sometimes laughing. Central Newport Beach Community...
Posted On 04 Oct 2018



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Airport Announces New Pick-Up Areas for Mobile App Passengers

The County of Orange and John Wayne Airport announced a new pick-up area for passengers using ride apps Lyft, Uber and Wingz, effective October 1. The new procedure is meant to reduce traffic congestion on the arrivals (lower) level, and...

Attempted Burglary at Balboa Island Home

Newport Beach Police Department sent out an alert on Wednesday warning residents about an attempted residential burglary on Balboa Island that occurred earlier in the week. Between 6 p.m. on Monday and 6 p.m. on Tuesday, an unknown suspect...

Public Invited to Comment on Airport Draft EIR

The city of Newport Beach invites public participation for comments on the John Wayne Airport draft Environmental Impact Report. The County of Orange has prepared a Draft EIR for a proposed update of general aviation facilities at John Wayne...

Business

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...

Biz Buzz: Russo and Steele Auto Auction Returns to Newport Dunes June 8-10

Car collectors and automobile aficionados alike will be descending on Newport Beach next weekend for the 6th annual Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auction, held June 8-10 at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort. More than 400 cars are scheduled to cross the auction block over three days, up...

Biz Buzz: The Lot Gets Top Billing in Fashion Island

The Lot, a luxury cinema replete with sublime leather recliners, a stand-alone restaurant and indoor-outdoor social space, has officially opened to the public with its first showing of “Avengers: Infinity War.” The Lot, which replaced Island Cinema, features 420 leather reclining seats, a full...

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Charity Spotlight: Global Genes Patient Advocacy Summit

Global Genes may sound like a designer clothing line or a way to trace your ancestors, but it’s actually one of the leading rare disease patient advocacy organizations in the world. The Global Genes organization started 10 years ago with a handful of rare disease parent advocates and...

Charity Spotlight: Hops & Vines Charity Classic Returns Sept. 27

The 12th Annual Hops & Vines Charity Classic returns to the Center Club Orange County on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. Proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorships benefit the Center Club Cares fund, which has selected Orange County School of the Arts as the 2018 featured beneficiary....

Fire Department Open House Event

Newport Beach Fire Department is inviting the public out to their annual open house event on October 7. The NBFD, along with Newport Beach Fire Association, will host a Fire Service Day Open Hose event on Sunday Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fire Station #7, at 20401 Acacia, in Santa Ana...



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Curtain Up: A ‘Beautiful’ Homecoming for Local Actor

Nathan Andrew Riley remembers being a wide-eyed 12-year-old boy sitting in the last row of the balcony of the Pantages Theater in Hollywood watching a production of “The Lion King” and thinking he wanted to be on stage in a show. Now, Riley is fulfilling that dream as the Orange...

Curtain Up: South Coast Repertory Launches 55th Season

In 1964, Orange County’s population was about to hit one million, Irvine was still a dream waiting to be built, and John Wayne had settled on Newport Beach as his new home. Newport Beach is also where college pals Martin Benson and David Emmes (who attended Newport Harbor High...

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Off the Menu Side Dish: Autumn Culinary Events at Fashion Island Hotel

Fall is a fun time at Fashion Island Hotel. In addition to what Chef Valles is creating in the kitchen, the hotel is hosting a Wagner Family wine dinner, an Oktoberfest Beer Flights & Bites...

Off the Menu: Meet the Chef at Oak Grill

It’s not often that a chef roams a dining room to greet guests and talk about the cuisine, but then again it’s not often you have a chef like Brittany Valles in the kitchen. Valles was named...

Off the Menu Side Dish: Taste of Spain at Bluewater Grill

Bluewater Grill in Cannery Village holds its next Second Tuesday Tastings on Sept. 11 with “A Taste of Spain,” which pairs a special Bluewater Grill seafood restaurant version of Paella, made...

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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: I Know Where Peotter Stands

I recently read Joy Brenner’s letter to the editor attempting to rationalize her 43 donations to Democrat candidates and liberal political action committees through ActBlue, a SuperPAC formed to promote Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. Federal Elections Commission records...

Letter to the Editor: Council Candidates Should Listen to the Community

As a fiscally responsible 43-year resident and property owner of Newport Beach, I can appreciate Roy Englebrecht’s concern about the fiscal health of Newport Beach. As a longstanding resident himself, he has the history necessary to make wise decisions that will help keep...

Letter to the Editor: Comparing Candidates

Since Scott Peotter and friends have brought up the issue of comparability with the candidate who is running against him for Newport Beach City Council, Joy Brenner (claiming that he is “more Republican” than she), I thought it would be an opportune time to name some of the other...