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FPPC Again Clears City Council Members of Conflict of Interest

A state board this week again cleared two Newport Beach City Council members of any conflicts of interest related to a complaint filed about possible conflict of interest. In a letter released on Tuesday, the Fair Political Practices Commission rejected to pursue any enforcement related to the most recent complaint filed by resident Susan Skinner about the business relationship between Mayor...
Posted On 02 Nov 2018

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



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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: 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...

Biz Buzz: Island Hotel Gets New Name

The Island Hotel in Fashion Island has a new name: Fashion Island Hotel. “Adding ‘fashion’ to the hotel name bolsters the alignment between these two important properties while emphasizing Fashion Island as an iconic and luxury destination,” said Ralph Grippo, president of Irvine Company Resort...

Biz News: OC Community Foundation and OC Museum of Art

OC Community Foundation Holds Annual Meeting  Nearly 700 philanthropists and business leaders discovered how their charitable passions can change their communities at Orange County Community Foundation’s 2017 Annual Meeting. Addressing the sold-out Nov. 8 event at Hotel Irvine, OCCF President...

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‘The Next Elvira’ at The Village Inn

April Wahlin, who was voted to be the next Elvira out of thirteen spooky contestants on the Fox Reality channel’s “The Search for the Next Elvira” series, comes to The Village Inn on Balboa Island on Tuesday. Elvira herself, the famous horror hostess and Mistress of the Dark otherwise known as...

Inaugural Newport Dunes Triathlon

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort and California Triathlon are holding the first ever Newport Dunes Triathlon on Nov. 4. The inaugural event is expected to draw more than 750 participants, from first timers to professional competitors including Russ Jones, who has completed over 500 events. The...

Bestselling Author Comes to Newport Beach Library

Newport Beach Public Library will host an author visit by Janelle Brown, New York Times Bestselling author of “Watch Me Disappear,” on Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Central Library Friends Meeting Room, 1000 Avocado Ave. Brown’s critically acclaimed suspense thriller, “Watch Me Disappear,” debuted on...



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Newport Dunes Welcomes OCtoberfest OC Sept. 29 – Oct. 21

Get ready for bratwurst, bier and Bavarian polka rock music as Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort welcomes the inaugural 2018 OCtoberfest OC Sept 29 through Oct.  21. On Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 8 p.m., Newport Dunes will be transformed into an Oktoberfest event inspired...

Soundcheck: Get Ready for KAABOO Music Festival

KAABOO is almost here! For those not in the know, KAABOO is a three-day concert-art-comedy-food festival held Sept. 14-16 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego county. Unlike the craziness of Coachella and other festivals that are focused mainly on music, KAABOO showcases art,...

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Off the Menu Side Dish: Autumn Culinary Events at Fashion Island Hotel

Fall is a fun time at Fashion Island Hotel. In addition to what Chef Valles is creating in the kitchen, the hotel is hosting a Wagner Family wine dinner, an Oktoberfest Beer Flights & Bites...

Off the Menu: Meet the Chef at Oak Grill

It’s not often that a chef roams a dining room to greet guests and talk about the cuisine, but then again it’s not often you have a chef like Brittany Valles in the kitchen. Valles was named...

Off the Menu Side Dish: Taste of Spain at Bluewater Grill

Bluewater Grill in Cannery Village holds its next Second Tuesday Tastings on Sept. 11 with “A Taste of Spain,” which pairs a special Bluewater Grill seafood restaurant version of Paella, made...

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Californians Take Top Spots in U.S. Surf Open

Newport Beach’s neighbor city once again held the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing and this year the top spots for men and women’s divisions went to Californians. Huntington Beach local Kanoa Igarashi placed first in the men’s division and Ventura resident Sage Erickson earned the honor...

Breakers Victorious in First Home Match

Newport Beach-based tennis team Orange County Breakers had their first home game of the season Monday, pulling out a close win 23-15 against the Springfield Lasers. For more information, visit breakerstennis.com.
Posted On 18 Jul 2017

Letter to the Editor: I’m Truly Upset!

I am totally aghast that Scott Peotter and Duffy Duffield have not taken their name off the ballot for City Council after all of their manipulations and illegal activity have been revealed. This is not just a political issue, it’s also a moral issue which we expect the City...

Letter to the Editor: Council Members Cannot Be Trusted

Several weeks ago, I wrote about the failure of Scott Peotter and Duffy Duffield to directly answer questions regarding their employment relationship. Now it is confirmed that Duffield paid Peotter to lobby to help get Duffield’s Adelanto facility entitled for commercial...

Letter to the Editor: Sunrises Over High-Rises

One of the reasons that I decided to run for Newport Beach City Council in District 4 was because I was very concerned with the actions of the current City Council and particularly my opponent in District 4, Kevin Muldoon. I am afraid that Kevin, along with incumbents Scott...