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Newport Leaders Endorse Curry

Fourteen former Newport Beach mayors and five of his six current council colleagues have endorsed 74th Assembly District candidate Keith Curry, according to an email newsletter sent by the Keith Curry for State Assembly office. Curry announced...

Garden Truck, Mini Cooper Collision Shuts Down MacArthur

A collision between a gardening truck and a mini cooper caused MacArthur Boulevard to partially close on Wednesday afternoon, according to authorities. The female driver of the mini cooper had to be cut out of her vehicle by the Newport Beach...

Council Approves Water Taxi Study

City Council unanimously approved moving forward with a not-so-new idea Tuesday: Water taxis in the harbor. Council voted to direct the Harbor Commission to form two ad hoc committees to evaluate pilot programs for developing a taxi service in...
Posted On 28 Feb 2014




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Going Green: First Flush of Rainy Season Affects Coastal Water Quality

By Garry Brown, Executive Director / Orange County Coastkeeper  As summer weather has finally come to a close, it is time to start preparing for the wet season. The day after a rain storm is clear, crisp, and there is a sense of renewal in the air. All the streets appear clean, but while...

Lynn’s Spin: Halloween Antics for Two

Halloween is upon us, and like every year I am pondering what or who to be for a party in which most guests usually go all out. My favorite last year was a guy dressed as Fu Manchu complete with the long fingernails. My husband is less enthusiastic and wants to know if putting an eye patch on...
Posted On 29 Oct 2013

On Faith: Newport Man’s Journey from Businessman to Co-Pastor

“It has been an exciting year, full of twists and turns, but God has been faithful through it all,” explained Bucky Dennis, co-Pastor of Watermark Church. “We just celebrated our first year in September. When you step out in faith and are involved in planting a church, or merging churches,...

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Under Cover: Author of “Telling the Bees” comes to Newport Library

“Quick answers are not always the same as the right ones. I find that the truth I seek is most apparent to me when I take the time to listen.” Age-old wisdom from a man who has quietly sat back, and watched life pass him by.  Octogenarian, Albert Honig, a never-married beekeeper,...

Curtain Up: Prepare to Travel ‘4000 Miles’ at SCR

Leo is 21. His grandmother Vera is 91. She’s widowed, and lives alone in her Greenwich Village apartment. On this particular 3 a.m. in September, Leo shows up at her door, with his bicycle.  He’s just completed a cross-country trek — Seattle to New York. He needs a place to...
Posted On 02 Nov 2013

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Boater’s Weather

  Ahoy! Everyone is asking if this week’s heat wave will continue throughout the weekend, and has our summer weather finally arrived as we near the end of summer?  Well, yes and no.  The high-pressure system will keep the air temperatures up in the inland areas, but the...

A Not-So-Short Course on Flag Etiquette

  Ahoy! Wow, last my column last week (“Waterfront Land Use: Where Is the Boating Community’s Voice?, NB Indy, Aug. 20) stirred up an influx of emails to my inbox, but once again, I have yet to see those in the marine industry go on record with letters to the editor. An...