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Amid Concerns, Council Allows Sidewalk Vendors, With Restrictions

Amid some concern, the second reading of a sidewalk vending permit program and the accompanying ordinance regulating the vendors was unanimously approved this week. Newport Beach City Council voted 7-0 on the item on the consent calendar, which allows the movable merchants to sell food and other items from non-motorized carts in Newport Beach, but with heavy restrictions on where and how they...
Posted On 30 Nov 2018

Balboa Island Museum Moves to New Home

Everything old is new again at the Balboa Island Museum, because the museum and its historical artifacts and displays have left their cozy cottage on Marine Avenue and moved down the street to a new home. The Balboa Island Museum and Historical Society has tripled in size thanks to its new digs at 210 Marine Ave, the former home of Art for the Soul, which closed earlier this year. T...



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Discovery Cube CEO Discusses Ocean Quest

Discovery Cube CEO Joe Adams discussed Ocean Quest, formerly known as ExplorOcean, with the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce Marine Committee during its monthly meeting at Marina Park on Tuesday.   Discovery Cube took over in 2016. In some...
Posted On 07 Dec 2018

Duffield Takes Lead in Narrow Council Race

In the Newport Beach City Council election, results for one race have been too close to call for weeks now, although the challenger has consistently maintained the lead, this week the two swapped positions. Incumbent and current mayor Marsha...
Posted On 29 Nov 2018

Council Appoints New Planning Commissioner

Newport Beach City Council appointed a new member to the Planning Commission during their meeting Tuesday. On Sept. 25, former Commissioner Bill Dunlap resigned. An ad-hoc Appointments Committee consisting of several Council members was created...

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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...

Biz Buzz: Gelson’s in Newport Beach Hosts Grand Reopening May 14-20

Longtime community favorite Gelson’s has announced the Grand Reopening of its Newport Beach store, to take place Monday, May 14 through Sunday, May 20.  The store is located at 1660 San Miguel Drive at Harbor View Shopping Center. Beautifully remodeled, the relaunched Gelson’s Newport Beach...

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Local Focus: New Balboa Island Museum is a Product of Tireless Efforts

A museum is a complex creature whose sustaining oxygen in large part stems from the generosity of many: from invaluable volunteers to dedicated staff, from guiding boards to selfless donors of everything from memorabilia to money. The largess of so many Newport Beach-loving locals was evident...

Christmas Walk Returns to CdM

Thousands of visitors and locals flocked to Newport Beach this weekend for an annual event full of the holiday spirit. The Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce presented the 40th Annual CdM Christmas Walk on Sunday, kicking off the holiday season in the community. Attendees enjoyed live music,...

Local Teacher Selected for National Oratory Program

Some local students are learning what it takes to give a great speech after their teacher was selected for an instructive national program. Lindsey Charron, a history and leadership teacher at Ensign Intermediate School, was selected to return during the 2018-2019 school year for the Ford’s...
Posted On 30 Nov 2018



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Artscapes: OC Museum of Art Unveils New Exhibit Space

After more than 50 years in Newport Beach, the Orange County Museum of Art closed its doors and moved a few miles down the road to South Coast Plaza Village, where its current – make that temporary – exhibit space opened this month. I said temporary, because while the new space...

Soundcheck: The Side Deal Rocks Packed House at Irvine Barclay

Last Saturday, the Irvine Barclay Theatre hosted an evening with The Side Deal, our own local (Newport Beach) harmonious collection of Charlie Colin, formerly of the group, Train; Stan Frazier, formerly of Sugar Ray, and the brothers Joel and Scott Owens, from the PawnShop kings....
Posted On 03 Nov 2018

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Off the Menu Side Dish: Thanksgiving Dining Roundup in Newport Beach

Compiled by Laura Wise | NB Indy Thanksgiving is only a few days away, and Newport Beach restaurants are gearing up for a busy dining day. From fabulous prix fixe menus to gourmet buffets, here’s...

Off the Menu: New for Fall at Farmhouse, Harley, Terrace

Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens has been open just over two years, and the restaurant appears to be as popular as ever. Of course, when you have a lovely setting at Roger’s Gardens and a culinary...

Off the Menu Side Dish: Going Gaga for Olea

I have been a Lady Gaga fan since her first album and initial appearance on Saturday Night Live back in 2009. I have all her albums and have seen her live twice, most recently at The Forum last...

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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: Running a Civil Race

As this election season comes to an end, I would like to thank my opponent’s campaign team for running a civil race. It seems both camps have strived to stick to the issues, with only a few supporters on each side veering away. By now, the voters know that I have championed...

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

As the Past Chair of the Newport Beach Host Town Committee for Special Olympics and director for many local community service organizations, I was a little shocked to read the letter by Tim Stephan’s stating that: “Kevin Muldoon has shown little interest for the community.” He is...

Letter to the Editor: Harley Rouda Gets It

“Global Warming: How bad can it get?” Pretty bad, according to the IPCC special report “Global Warming of 1.5°C,” released this month. Here in our beachfront communities of Newport, Huntington and Laguna Beach, we are represented by Dana Rohrabacher, a Congressman who absolutely...