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Newport Beach Film Festival: Take 19

More than 40,000 film fans and cinema devotees will descend on Newport Beach this week for the 19th annual Newport Beach Film Festival, which runs April 27 through May 3. During that seven-day period, nearly 350 films will be screened, from full length narrative movies to documentaries, shorts and music videos. Some four dozen countries will be represented at this year’s festival, which...

Council Pauses Legislative Effort to Pursue ‘Port Plan’

Newport Beach City Council hit the pause button this week on the official effort to pursue legislation that proposes to establish Newport Harbor as a “port” and authorize the city to apply for a Port Master Plan. Council voted 4-1 on Tuesday, with Councilman Scott Peotter dissenting. Mayor Marshall “Duffy” Duffield recused himself because of a business-related conflict and Councilman Jeff...
Posted On 26 Apr 2018



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Mayor Pro Tem Receives ‘Taxpayer Watchdog’ Award

Newport Beach Mayor Pro Tem Will O’Neill was honored last week as a “Taxpayer Watchdog” by the county. Orange County Auditor-Controller Eric Woolery presented O’Neill with the Taxpayer Watchdog Award on April 12. Wololery said...

4 Injured in Traffic Collision Near UCI

Four people were injured Monday in a single-vehicle traffic collision on University Drive, near MacArthur Boulevard, according to authorities.   Newport Beach fire and police were dispatched to the collision near University of California,...

Officials Speak Up About Homelessness in Newport, Orange County

A community forum this week discussed a current topic that impacts all of Orange County, including affluent Newport Beach: Homelessness. About 100 people filled the Community Room at the Newport Beach Civic Center Wednesday for the monthly Speak...
Posted On 13 Apr 2018

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Biz Buzz: Leadership in Heels Ends Year on High Note

Women continue to exert their power in politics, business and everyday life. For proof, look no further than Leadership in Heels, a nonprofit organization started by Scharrell Jackson, a full-time Partner, COO and CFO for Squar Milner in Newport Beach, one of the top 70 accounting firms in the...
Posted On 18 Jan 2018

Biz Buzz: Pelican Hill Appoints New Food & Beverage Director

The Resort at Pelican Hill has appointed Hayato Nogaki as director of food and beverage, overseeing all restaurant, in-room dining and banquet food and beverage operations for the 504-acre coastal destination. “Hayato’s 15 years of experience in luxury hospitality will provide strong direction...

Biz Buzz: Apartment Rental Tips for Landlords and Tenants

By Barry Saywitz | Special to the NB Indy As the residential real estate market continues to remain strong, and the apartment rental market continues to boom, there are challenges that face both landlords and tenants when renting an apartment, condo, or home. For those tenants who rent from...

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Newport Coast Campus Transforms Into Global Village

A Newport Coast campus transformed into a global village over the weekend, celebrating diversity with food, entertainment and activities from around the world. Sage Hill School hosted the 17th Annual Multicultural Fair on Saturday, bringing in hundreds of attendees from across Southern...
Posted On 23 Mar 2018

Police Conduct Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operations

Newport Beach Police Department will be conducting specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operations on Friday and March 23, police announced Tuesday. Extra officers will be on duty patrolling areas that are frequented by motorcyclists and where recent traffic collisions have occurred, in an...

Arts Commission Unveils Concert Lineup, Photo Contest

The popular Concerts on the Green series will once again bring thousands of music lovers to the Civic Center lawn this summer. Four acts were approved by the arts commission last Thursday during their monthly meeting. The performers for the summer series are a Sinatra-esque ensemble by...



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Soundcheck: Side Deal is Main Deal at Newport Beach Film Fest Gala

What does it take for a band to bond? In the case of Side Deal, it was a patch of black ice. The Newport Beach-based 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. “We were coming down a steep...

Curtain Up: ‘Phantom of the Opera’ Sequel Comes to Segerstrom Center

I’ve seen Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom of the Opera” musical more times than I should admit (about a dozen), starting with the L.A. production in 1990 and continuing through the latest touring incarnation that came to Segerstrom Center a couple of years ago (boasting new sets...

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Off the Menu: A Scrumdiddlyumptious Wonka Dinner at Five Crowns

“Oompa loompa doompety doo / I’ve got a perfect puzzle for you Oompa loompa doompety dee / If you are wise you’ll listen to me.”  Willy Wonka fans will instantly recognize those...

Off the Menu: A Restaurant Adds CdM Location

Whenever someone asks me for a recommendation on a good steak restaurant in Newport Beach, my answer is usually the same every time: A Restaurant. I’ve dined at A Restaurant several times and...

Off the Menu: Five Crowns Launches Spring Menu with New Chef

“You’ve been chopped.” That was a phrase that new Five Crowns Executive Chef Alejandra Padilla was dreading to hear when she competed on the Season Six premiere episode of Food Netwo...

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USC Beats Oregon; Newport Native on Trojan Team

Local favorite college football team, the University of Southern California Trojans, held on to a strong lead during an Oct. 7 game against the Oregon State Beavers for a 38-10 win. The USC team includes Newport Beach native, Chase McGrath, as kicker.
Posted On 08 Oct 2017

Newport Local Finishes 8th in Bay Area Regatta

Newport Beach sailors competed this past week at the 2017 Rolex Big Boat Series hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco. Among the Newporters in the Bay Area waters was Paul Stemler of Newport Harbor Yacht Club with his J/44 46-foot sailboat, “Patriot.” He finished...
Posted On 26 Sep 2017

Op-Ed: Enough is Enough with Peotter

By Former Newport Beach Mayor Rush Hill Since leaving the city council, I have tried to refrain from commenting on the actions of the new council, but the irresponsible decision to turn down over $480,000 in tax revenue, paid by Newport Beach residents to fix our streets, demands...

Letter to the Editor: Peotter Flip-Flops on Issues

Recently the Newport Beach City Council approved increases in the sewer fees paid by many Newport Beach residents.  In approving this increase, Council Member Scott Peotter said: “This is an overdue task that previous politicians refused to face, so I’m happy to support this.”...

Letter to the Editor: We Cannot Afford More of Scott Peotter

Public pressure forced Councilman Scott Peotter to abandon his foolish “political protest” of refusing $480,000 in gas tax (SB-1) funds for local streets in order to “send a message” to Sacramento.  This cost would have risen to $1.9 million next year if it had continued. The gas...

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