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Forum Highlights Proposed Junior Lifeguard HQ

A proposal for a new Newport Beach Junior Lifeguard facility, to replace the old portable trailers the program currently uses near the Balboa Pier on the peninsula, was the highlight of a lifeguard focused forum this week. About two dozen local business owners and residents heard an update Tuesday on the city’s lifeguards and junior guard program during the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce...
Posted On 03 May 2018

Outsiders Step Up Local Political Messaging

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy Political campaign advertising in the run-up to California’s June 5 primary is surfacing on lawns, on cable television, in mailboxes and online, but some of the sloganeering is being underwritten by interests other than the candidates themselves. At least three liberal political action committees are zeroing in on congressional District 48, the southern coastal...



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Victims Allege ‘Gay Bashing’ in Lawsuit, Police ID Battery Suspect

Newport Beach Police Department sent out an alert Thursday seeking the public’s help in identifying a battery suspect and looking for witnesses. NBPD announced on Friday that detectives identified the suspect. The crime occurred on April 13 at...

High Decibel Emergency System Test

The city of Newport Beach will conduct a test of its emergency outdoor warning system at a higher decibel level compared to the regular monthly testing next week. The higher volume test, scheduled for May 4 at noon, will allow staff to monitor...
Posted On 24 Apr 2018

Coastal Commission Opposes ‘Port Plan’ Bill

The California Coastal Commission voted April 12 to oppose Assembly Bill 1196, which proposes to establish Newport Harbor as a “port” and authorize the city to apply for a Port Master Plan. The CCC voted 9-3, with commissioners Erik Howell, Ryan...
Posted On 20 Apr 2018

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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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Charitable Standup Paddleboard Event Creates ‘Sea of Pink’

The bay will be dotted with pink paddlers next weekend, as more than 1,000 breast cancer advocates and paddling enthusiasts will unite for an annual charitable event at Newport Dunes. The 7th Annual Standup for the Cure will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 5. All proceeds will benefit...

45th Lido Boat Show Sails Into Town April 19-22

Imagine sitting on the deck of your own yacht bobbing on the water of Newport Harbor, cruising to Catalina aboard a swift sailboat, or fishing along the coast in your own trawler. Now imagine going to the 45th annual Lido Boat Show and having an up close and personal encounter with the boat of...

Stunts and Stealth in the Sky

March Air Reserve Base celebrated its centennial over the weekend with an event that took to the skies and beyond. The 452nd Air Mobility Wing at March ARB held its annual March Field Air & Space Expo at the Riverside base on April 7 and 8. This year’s theme for the free, public show was...



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Center Stage: Dancing in Your Shorts at Newport Beach Film Festival

By Camryn Eakes | NB Indy Hidden at the Newport Beach Film Festival, tucked neatly between the international, narrative and documentary screenings, is Dancing in Your Shorts, a collection of seven short films that will literally and metaphorically move you. The frequency of dance...

Newport Beach Film Festival: Take 19

More than 40,000 film fans and cinema devotees will descend on Newport Beach this week for the 19th annual Newport Beach Film Festival, which runs April 27 through May 3. During that seven-day period, nearly 350 films will be screened, from full length narrative movies to...

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Off the Menu: The Winery Opens New Restaurant in La Jolla

I’ve known The Winery Restaurant partners JC Clow and William Lewis for nearly 20 years since their days at Morton’s near South Coast Plaza. I was excited when they opened The Winery Restaurant...

Off the Menu Side Dish: Chef Pascal Olhats Wins Culinary Battle

Congratulations to Chef Pascal Olhats of Café Jardin in Corona del Mar. This week he came out on top in his OC Chef Life culinary battle against Chef Peter Lai to advance to the final round...

Off the Menu Side Dish: Ferragamo Wine Dinner at Lighthouse Bayview Café

Former Rams quarterback Vince Ferragamo has been making wine on his Orange County estate for several years, and has been helping to host Ferragamo wine dinners at local restaurants. Last month,...

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Qualifying Weekend at the Oracle Challenger Series in Newport Beach

Story and photos by Lawrence Shetwin The Oracle Challenger Series at the Newport Beach Tennis Club featured a weekend of young upcoming tennis players hoping to gain entry into the main draw and, ultimately, the BNP Paribas Tournament in Indian Wells this March.  American 2017...

Celebrity Tennis Event Benefits Puerto Rico

In a mix of sports, celebrities and philanthropy, actress Anne Heche co-sponsored “Palisades for Puerto Rico” at Palisades Tennis Club in Newport Beach on Dec. 10. The event featured Heche, who recently completed filming the NBC drama “The Brave,” as well as Ross Lynch, who is...

Letter to the Editor: Peotter is a Political Hack

I support the recall of Scott Peotter because he is a lifetime political hack who has accomplished nothing to make our community better. For more than eight years, Peotter was a politically appointed Planning Commissioner in Irvine, where he was a sure vote for high rise and...

Letter to the Editor: Civic Center Art Serves Its Purpose

Barry Allen is a great guy. He is someone that I consider a friend and a person I respect as having contributed significantly to our community. His lovely wife, Debbie, is also a class act. Unfortunately, Barry’s taste in, and appreciation for, contemporary art is on par with my...

Letter to the Editor: Are We Better Off With Scott Peotter?

As the recall of Councilman Scott Peotter nears the successful completion of the signature gathering, I think it is important to reflect on one question. It’s a paraphrase of the question Ronald Reagan so eloquently asked in 1980: “Is our community better off after the election...

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