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Harbor Tour Highlights Issues, Projects, Upcoming Changes

Residents interested in Newport Harbor got an on-the-water overview of current issues and projects from the officials over the weekend. Newport Beach Harbor Commission hosted their biennial special ferry tour meeting on Saturday. About 50 people attended the meeting, which launched out of Marina Park on the Balboa Peninsula. Six commissioners discussed harbor-related topics as one of the...
Posted On 21 Nov 2018

Council Sets Restrictions For Sidewalk Vendors

Vendors selling food and merchandise from non-motorized carts may soon pop up along Newport Beach sidewalks following a City Council decision this week, made in an effort to comply with the upcoming implementation of a state law, but still regulate them within city limits. Council unanimously approved a sidewalk vending permit program on Tuesday that allows the movable merchants, but with...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018



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Police Receive Grant for Crash Prevention

The Newport Beach Police Department has been awarded a $225,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety for a year-long program of special enforcement and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic-related deaths and injuries,...

Some Close Races Still Tight, Others Declared Victory

As officials continue to count votes in Orange County, some races that were on ballots in Newport Beach are still up in the air. The Orange County Registrar of Voters estimates there are a total of 156,241 votes still left to count. Locally, the...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018

NBFD Helps Fight Woolsey Fire

Newport Beach Fire Department joined the fight against a destructive blaze in Southern California last week, authorities reported. NBFD sent two fire engines and eight personnel to the Woolsey Fire in Thousand Oaks, NBFD Press Information...

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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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Charity Spotlight: Local Chefs Cook Up Donations for Charity

  It’s always rewarding to see local chefs cooking for charity, which is why the inaugural Chef Masters benefiting Alzheimer’s Family Center – held at the Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach on October 28 and attended by 375 guests – was such a success. More than 30 chefs from...

Charity Spotlight: Segerstrom Center Announces 45th Annual Candlelight Concert Gala

Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ 45th Annual Candlelight Concert will be an evening-long feast for the senses while raising funds that will support the Center’s artistic, community engagement and education programs. Sandy Segerstrom Daniels and Jane Fujishige Yada are co-chairing the November 30...

Charity Spotlight: Pacific Symphony Celebrates 40th Anniversary Season

Pacific Symphony delivered a memorable evening of epic elegance on Thursday, Sept. 27 as 350 guests were welcomed to the 2018-19 Classical Opening Night Celebration & Concert, a black-tie affair honoring 40 extraordinary seasons as Orange County’s premier orchestra. Hosted by the Symphony’s...



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Artscapes: A Big Adventure Heads to OC Fairgrounds

One of my favorite events is the annual KAABOO Festival at the Del Mar Racetrack. That weekend affair brings together world famous musical performers, comedians and a fantastic selection of art work and food. You won’t have to travel as far this weekend to experience Big...
Posted On 02 Nov 2018

Soundcheck: The Side Deal Draws Four of a Kind

  What does it take for musicians to bond with one another? For the four members of The Side Deal, it was a patch of black ice. The band was in Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival. They were driving to a morning gig in a rented car, and it was snowing. Coming down...

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Off the Menu Side Dish: Baseball and Lobsters

Cannery Restaurant Hits Grand Slam The World Series is almost over, but The Cannery Restaurant plans to continue baseball season into the New Year. In fact, the restaurant has hit a grand slam...

Off the Menu: Fleming’s and Newport Film Fest Celebrate 20 Years

In December 1998, restaurateurs Paul Fleming and Bill Allen opened the first Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. Two decades later, Fleming’s now has 70...

Off the Menu: Five Crowns Fall Menu is Fit for a King

Chefs love fall. It’s the time of year when they transition out of summer menus and create a bevy of new dishes with produce that’s come into season. Executive Chef Alejandra Padilla certainly...

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Opening Weekend of BNP Paribas Sees Some Shocks, Upsets

The first weekend of the BNP Paribas Tennis Open included some elites advancing as expected, but also some shocking upsets during the rain-delayed competition in Indian Wells. Newport Beach tennis fans saw Roger Federer, top ranked in the world for men’s singles and the...

Sports: Toshiba Classic Returns to Newport Beach

Dozens of PGA Tour legends are set to complete in the annual Toshiba Classic benefiting Hoag Hospital at the Newport Beach Country Club this weekend. A slate of new programs designed to enhance spectator experience, as well a “powerful” PGA championship lineup...

Letter to the Editor: City Council is Nonpartisan Office

If the question was asked of Joy Brenner (running for District 6 on the City Council) do you favor Cheerios or Wheaties for breakfast, the answer would be that it has nothing to do with the Newport Beach City Council. The same can be said if questioned about her political party...

Letter to the Editor: Focus on the Positive

Tired of the election hit pieces? Try focusing on the positive and you’ll feel better. We live in a beautiful small city, population 80,000 vs Huntington Beach at 202,000 and Costa Mesa at 114,000. Some would even go so far to say “small town” because in many ways we are. Many of...

Letter to the Editor: No on Measure T

Why I am voting NO on Measure T in Newport Beach. There is no other city in the nation which has adopted this kind of restriction, although lease obligation debt has been validated in court decisions as far back as 1942. Do we really need to hold an election when we will rebuild...