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Third Candidate Forum Offers New, Interesting Remarks

  As the campaign season nears the halfway point, Newport Beach City Council candidates this week attended their third forum. While some of the topics and comments were the same as previous forums, there were also several new and interesting remarks. “Food for thought,” noted Linda Leonhard, president of the Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce, the group that hosted the forum, held...
Posted On 06 Sep 2018

Family Offers Reward for Return of Stolen Wedding Videos

*Editor’s Note: Last names have been omitted by request for privacy* A quick theft on the Balboa Peninsula has left a newlywed couple missing some irreplaceable video, and the family is now offering a $2,500 reward for the return of the footage, no questions asked. The wedding video was stored on several SD memory cards and an external hard drive that were inside a backpack stolen from...
Posted On 06 Sep 2018



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Rouda Earns Obama’s Endorsement in 48th District Race

Former President of the United States Barack Obama announced his endorsement of Harley Rouda, candidate for Congress in California’s 48th District, which covers Newport Beach, on Wednesday. In a press release on Wednesday, Rouda said he...

Newport Man Charged With Murder Will Face Hate Crime Enhancement

The Orange County District Attorney’s Office filed an amended complaint Thursday with a hate crime sentencing enhancement against Samuel Woodward, 21, of Newport Beach for murdering 19-year-old Blaze Bernstein due to the victim’s...
Posted On 02 Aug 2018

Lifeguards Posted at Lido Bridge, Watching for Jumpers

City officials announced this week that lifeguard personnel will be posted near the Lido Bridge area now through Labor Day. The action comes in response to an increase of reports of bridge jumping and an accident earlier in the week that...

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A Guide for the Medical Maze

Healthcare is a complex and often frustrating matter, especially for the person receiving it. Even those with excellent employer-funded insurance can suffer financially after surgery or an emergency procedure. Someone may think they’re covered, but bills can quickly pile up. Karin (last name...

Biz Buzz: Balboa Bay Resort Named Four-Star Hotel by Forbes Travel Guide

Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its annual Star Rating list last week and named Balboa Bay Resort as a new Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel. Balboa Bay Resort will be showcased with all of the Star Rating recipients on ForbesTravelGuide.com. Situated on 15 prime acres along Newport Beach’s...

Biz Buzz: Tennis Legend Teams with NAWBO to Help Women Entrepreneurs

Five-time Grand Slam tennis champion Maria Sharapova, who plays every summer with the Orange County Breakers in Newport Beach, has announced that she is partnering with the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) along with her team to mentor female entrepreneurs through the...

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Historical Society Hosts BBQ for Jr. Lifeguards

The community is invited to the Newport Beach Historical Society Community Event and BBQ celebrating the history of the Newport Beach Junior Lifeguard program. This fun-filled summertime family event will take place Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Oasis Senior Center in Corona del Mar. TK...

Surfing Big Waves at the Wedge

Big waves enticed a number of surfers and body boarders to head out to the Wedge last weekend. People flocked to the beaches on the Balboa Peninsula to watch the action in the water, including Indy photographer Jim Collins.
Posted On 20 Aug 2018

Benefit: 20th Annual Eric Marienthal and Friends Concert Raises $200K for High Hopes

It was 20 years ago that smooth jazz legend Eric Marienthal first performed a benefit concert for the High Hopes Brain Injury Program, a non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation and retraining of those who have been devastated by brain injuries. Now, two decades later, more than...



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Artscapes: The Lido Theater Celebrates its 80th Anniversary

Happy 80th Birthday to the Lido Theater! The historic art deco-era venue – one of the few single movie screen theaters left in California – turns 80 this year, and it’s never looked better thanks to recent renovations by the Fritz Duda Company, which acquired the property in...

Center Stage: World Premiere of “Isadora” at Segerstrom Center

Isadora Duncan revolutionized the world of dance. During her too-brief life (1877-1927), she eschewed ballet to focus on natural expression, creating a new art form that has come to be known as modern dance. Her life story is a contrast of beauty, success, sadness and tragedy....

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Off the Menu Side Dish: 7th Annual Golden Foodie Awards

Voting for the seventh annual Golden Foodie Awards, which takes place Sept. 30 at the Newport Beach Marriott, has ended, and the finalists have been announced. As usual, Newport Beach restaurants...

Off the Menu: Prepare Your Palate for the Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival

  Prepare your palate for the Fifth Annual Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival, returning to the Newport Beach Civic Center and other noted locations around town Oct. 4-7. We’re still six...

Off the Menu Side Dish: Bayside Dinner and Hyatt Jazz

Going to the Hyatt Regency Concert Series that runs on Friday nights through Oct. 12? Here’s a delicious tip: dine at Bayside before the show and take the free Bayside shuttle to and from the...

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Del Potro and Osaka Take Title for BNP Paribas Tennis Open

Juan Martin del Potro and Naomi Osaka were crowned 2018 champions of the BNP Paribas Tennis Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Fans from Newport Beach and all over Southern California watched Del Potro defeat an unusually erratic Roger Federer in a three set thriller that...

Vijay Singh Wins Toshiba Classic

Vijay Singh tallied five back-nine birdies to shoot a final-round 66 on his way to an 11-under total and a one-shot victory in the Toshiba Classic golf tournament, held March 9-11 at the Newport Beach Country Club. It was his first individual win on the PGA TOUR Champions and his...

Letter to the Editor: The Future of Newport Beach

The key concern which unites Newport Beach residents now is over-development.  Most of the other problems engender from this one main problem-traffic, pollution, safety issues, expansion of Pacific Coast Highway, code and General Plan noncompliance and lack of civility and trust...

Letter to the Editor: Time to Cancel the Team Newport Show

The Newport Beach City Council has been on vacation for nearly a month, but like a TV series finale, they left us with a few cliffhangers. On July 30, the council issued a statement designed to embarrass Jeff Herdman, but failed to reveal the three councilmembers who advanced the...

Letter to the Editor: City Council Candidate Ethics

In 2016, a political action committee called Line In The Sand spent tens of thousands of dollars supporting a slate of candidates that included Phil Greer and Jeff Herdman for Newport Beach City Council. At the time, Greer and Herdman had three FPPC convictions between the two of...