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Wrap-Up of 2018 City Council Candidates

The 2018 Newport Beach City Council campaign season is nearing the end, and this year had its share of twists and turns, controversies and contentions, and hot button issues discussed at about a dozen forums. Eight candidates spent the last several months meeting residents, spreading their message, and drumming up support and funds. Read about the earlier forums: First forum hosted by NB...
Posted On 26 Oct 2018

Record Economic Impact From Tourism

Tourism is a vital component of the economy of Newport Beach, a fact that was punctuated by impressive statistics at the annual Newport Beach & Company’s Marketing Outlook dinner on Oct. 18 at The Resort at Pelican Hill. According to Newport Beach & Company, the city’s global marketing arm, it booked 216,118 room nights into the city during its last fiscal year, a 16.8 percent...



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In New Role, Kiff Continues Conversation on Homelessness

A familiar face was back in Newport Beach this week talking about a familiar topic. Former City Manager Dave Kiff was the guest speaker at the Corona del Mar Residents Association board meeting on Thursday. Kiff, now the interim CEO of...
Posted On 19 Oct 2018

Harbormaster: Year in Review

After taking over management of the moorings from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Harbor Patrol last summer, Harbormaster Dennis Durgan provided a “Year in Review” summary for the Newport Beach Harbor Commission on Wednesday....
Posted On 12 Oct 2018

‘Clever Buoy’ Shark Detection System Launched

An advanced shark detection system was launched in Newport Beach this week. The city and Smart Marine Systems hosted an event Wednesday at the Balboa Pier to kick off a two-month pilot program of the Clever Buoy system, which will monitor marine...

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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...

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...

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Charity Spotlight: Candlelight Concert Preview at Saks Fifth Avenue

Members of the Segerstrom Center’s Candlelight Concert committee were guests of Saks Fifth Avenue South Coast Plaza at a private showing of Saks’ 2018 Fall/Winter eveningwear collection. Saks Fifth Avenue South Coast Plaza General Manager Chris Bures hosted the morning, which also included a...

Great Pacific Airshow Returns

The Great Pacific Airshow returns to Newport Beach’s coastal neighbor, Huntington Beach, this weekend and will include heart stopping aerobatic, warbird and military performers. The annual event, previously called the Huntington Beach Airshow, kicked off this year’s festivities on...

On Faith: A Priceless Luncheon

More than 300 men and women gathered at the Fashion Island Hotel recently for the sixth annual Priceless Luncheon, hosted by Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women and Justice. The inspiring event raised more than $203,000 for Global Center for Women and Justice and its advocacy and...



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Curtain Up: RV Comic Aubree Sweeney Headlines Show at Back Bay Bistro

Calling Aubree Sweeney an RV comedienne might be confusing, but then again Sweeney does tour in her own RV, and she’s staying at the Newport Dunes RV park while she’s in town to headline a comedy night Oct. 18 at the Back Bay Bistro. Sweeney was born in Nebraska, studied creative...

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...

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Off the Menu: The Taste Comes to OC

We just finished with a fabulous four days of the Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival, but already another event is coming our way. The Los Angeles Times’ annual celebration of the southern...

Off the Menu: Fall Menus to Warm Your Palate

George’s Café at Segerstrom Center The beautiful Argyros Plaza at Segerstrom Center for the Arts is nearly a year old, and during that time has been the sight of numerous free concerts and...

Off the Menu: A Restaurant Celebrates 10 Years

The restaurant industry can be a fickle business. Trends come and go, and longevity is always in doubt. So when a restaurant not only survives for a decade but continues to thrive, that’s cause...

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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...