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NBPD Says ‘Click It or Ticket’

The Newport Beach Police Department has this advice for motorists: Click It or Ticket. In order to enforce this reminder, beginning Monday officers will be joining in the 2014 national seat belt enforcement mobilization and cracking down on...

Mooring, Water Taxi Projects Move Forward

The Harbor Commission voted Wednesday to move forward with several projects, including the Multiple Vessel Mooring System and Water Taxi. Both Ad Hoc Committees presented updates about the proposed pilot projects to the commission and both were...

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SPON Announces New Campaign Stop Polluting Our Newport was formed in 1974 by a group of Newport Beach citizens dedicated to preserving and protecting the environmental and residential quality of life in Newport Beach. Now, as part of its 40th...

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On Faith: FRAMES LIVE at St. Andrew’s

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church has been selected by Barna Group to host their first FRAMES LIVE, a unique one-day opportunity for the public to learn the latest trends in culture. “It’s really exciting,” said Jon Batarse, minister of communication at St. Andrew’s. “For 30 years, Barna Group...

Lynn’s Spin: But for the Grace of God

Picture this man (see photo) clean shaven with coiffed hair, wearing a handsome suit and driving a Mercedes, shopping at Fashion Island, frequenting fancy eateries and living in Newport Coast. The sign he’s holding isn’t far from the truth. There are many men and women in Orange County, even...
Posted On 24 Jan 2014

Local Journalist Loses Battle with Cancer

Longtime Newport Beach resident Link Mathewson, who reported on Orange County’s society and restaurant scenes in newspapers and magazines for nearly 40 years, has succumbed to pancreatic cancer at 81. She was surrounded by her family and close friends. A self-trained journalist, Lucille...



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A Musical Menu for “Chicago”

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Nobody wants to go to Chicago this time of year, so Segerstrom Center brought Chicago here in the form of “Chicago,” the Broadway musical sensation that runs through February 2. We love musicals, so naturally we wer...

Author Katherine Boo to Speak at NB Public Library Feb. 13

On Thursday, Feb. 13, library patrons will have the opportunity to experience some of what life is like in the slums of India when the Newport Beach Public Library welcomes author Katherine Boo to speak about her book, “Behind the Beautiful Forevers:  Life, Death and Hope in a...

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Wind Blows

Wind. I can only think of two sports in Newport Beach that are made better by heavy winds, and they’re practically the same sport: windsurfing and kiteboarding.  With the winds kicking up this week into the 30 mph range, most outdoor sports are put on hold until the gentle...

CdM Rolls Over Anaheim; Beckman Next

By Brian Lichterman | Sports Editor   Behind a career performance by Corona del Mar quarterback Mitch Gardner, the Sea Kings shut out Anaheim last Friday to advance to the CIF semi-finals for the second time in three years. During Gardner’s best performance of the year...

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  At our September Parks, Beaches and Recreation Committee meeting, one item on the agenda was a recommendation to the City Council on renaming the soon-to-be-reopened Oasis Senior Center. The center has undergone a total renovation during the past 16 months and a virtually...

‘Tis the Season

  For politicos, we have just entered the Holiday Season. After the summer political doldrums, Labor Day represents the First Day of Christmas, with the following weeks full of parties, fundraisers, flyers, forums, and cigar mixers.  And just like Christmas, I typically...

Weekly Rant

  A thousand thanks to Lynn Selich for her “spin” on the 9/11 WTC site in New York and on the controversy over the planned mosque to be built there.  I applaud the Newport Beach Indy’s publisher and its editor for their courage in letting Lynn’s...