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Balboa Peninsula Trolley Gains Approval of Council

A new way to travel up and down the Balboa Peninsula will be available for visitors and locals alike this summer, following a Newport Beach City Council decision this week. Council voted 5-2 to approve the Balboa Peninsula Trolley, a free shuttle that will run for 12 weekends this summer, as well as the fourth of July holiday, starting June 17 and ending Sept. 3. It’s just a one-year trial...
Posted On 14 Apr 2017

Peotter Served Notice of Recall at Council Meeting

In an effort to oust Newport Beach City Councilman Scott Peotter, a group of opponents served him a notice of recall during a council meeting this week. Paul Blank, 30-year resident of Corona del Mar and Harbor Commission chairman, led the charge Tuesday night during the public comment period. Citizens in CdM are not being properly represented, Blank argued. “When leaders don’t listen to...
Posted On 12 Apr 2017



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Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk

The Newport Beach Police Department urged people to “call the right play” during the Super Bowl on Sunday by “passing” the keys to a sober driver. In a message to the community sent out on Tuesday, NBPD officials announced their “Fans Don’t Let...

News Briefs: Community Surveys, Mariners’ Mile, Blood Drive

Input Needed: Balboa Peninsula Shuttle Newport Beach officials are asking for residents’ input regarding the upcoming shuttle service planned for the Balboa Peninsula The city is planning to introduce a free weekend shuttle this summer to...

Conditional Alcohol Permit Allowed at Villas Fashion Island

The Newport Beach Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit for a café and a poolside cocktail lounge with specific residents-only Alcoholic Beverage Control license at the Villas Fashion Island. Commissioners voted 4-1 with Bill...
Posted On 29 Jan 2017

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Biz Buzz: The Business of Dining in Newport Beach

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy What are Newport Beach’s three main attributes that draw visitors to our city while enticing resident to get out and about? Our beaches and waterfront, world class shopping, and dining. Dining has indeed become an important aspect of...

Biz Buzz: Modern Bank with Period Architecture Comes to CdM

For many years, drivers making their way south on MacArthur Blvd. to Corona del Mar were greeted by the view of a rug store as they turned onto Coast Highway. Now, that view has been replaced by a new façade featuring white Grecian-style columns, a clock tower holding the American flag, and...

Biz Buzz: Shark Boot Camp comes to Balboa Bay Resort

A shark tank is coming to Balboa Bay Resort next weekend, but instead of water, these sharks are swimming in cash. On November 9, more than a dozen alumni from the reality TV show “Shark Tank” (which features a panel of investors listening to and critiquing business pitches from entrepreneurs...

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Congressman’s Ex-Campaign Treasurer Convicted for Embezzling $300K

The former treasurer for Congressman Dana Rohrabacher’s re-election committee was convicted this week for embezzling more than $300,000 from campaign funds and a business where he previously worked, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s office. Jack Wenpo Wu, 46, of Newport Beach...

It’s Sphere to Stay

Sphere 112, the steel sculpture adorning the grassy hill at the corner of San Miguel Drive and Avocado Avenue, will permanently reside there for public enjoyment. The City Arts Commission voted last Thursday to keep the popular work of art at its current location in Civic Center Park, not only...

Benefit: UCI Mind Gala is “A December to Remember”

By Petrina Friede | NB Indy  The 7th Annual fundraising gala for Alzheimer’s research at UCI MIND, the Institute for Memory Impairment and Neurologic Disorders, was held at the festively decorated Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach on Dec. 3. The gala raised $375,000 to support basic science...



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Under Cover: New Novel by Newport Author is “Full of Beans”

The place is Key West, Florida, and the times are tough. Just like in every other corner of America, the Great Depression has hit hard, and jobs on the island are hard to come by. Money is mostly a memory, and the grown-up islanders have resorted to telling tall tales to take...

Artscapes: Sunset Jazz at Newport Hosts All-Star Evening

 Imagine sipping a cool cocktail or glass of wine, sampling some desserts, and enjoying live jazz music under a golden sunset. No need to imagine: Sunset Jazz at Newport delivers those things and more every Wednesday evening through Sept. 14 at the Marriott Hotel and Spa in...

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Off the Menu Special: Dining Extravaganzas for Charity

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Orange County is lucky to have numerous talented chefs in the kitchens of noteworthy restaurants. Even luckier—the chefs and restaurants...

Off the Menu: Babette’s Offers a Culinary Feast for the Senses

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy “Babette’s Feast,” which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign film in 1987, featured a character named Babette who creates an exotic...

Valentine Dining in Newport Beach

Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14) falls on a Sunday, so many local restaurants are offering special menus Friday through Sunday, which means you don’t have to worry about getting a reservation on Sunday....

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Waterfront: Sunken Barge Pollutes Newport Harbor

Most people don’t know that we have two feet of toxic muck throughout the bottom of Newport Bay. I was on the harbor last Friday afternoon and was astonished to see the dredge barge owned by Shellmaker sunk and laying on its side in the harbor (see photo). I immediately...

Results of the Governor’s Cup

There are two regattas of special recognition, the most recent being the 47th internationally prestigious Governor’s Cup, which concluded last Sunday following five days of match racing. “Aussies Win the Cup!” was the headline on the host Balboa Yacht Club website on...

Which “Y” Will You Take?

Measure Y is a General Plan Update proposed by The Newport Beach City Council recommending changes in current language in the plan that affects how land is used in the city. The No on Y citizens view this as a way to increase traffic and development in the city. The yes group and...

Op Ed: Protecting Water Quality at Newport’s Beaches

By Leslie Daigle Newport Beach’s miles of shore are a source of relaxation, joy, solace and exhilaration for visitors and residents alike. And perhaps nothing strikes at the heart of the unique and special Newport Beach lifestyle as much as beach closures. The City Council and...

Lynn’s Spin: Wanted–Kidney Donor for Local Journalist

Bruce W. Cook needs a kidney. The well-known editor and publisher of The Bay Window magazine, popular Daily Pilot columnist, Balboa Bay Resort Governor, father, grandfather, husband, friend and Newport Beach resident, is suffering from a rare, genetic kidney disease. It has...
Posted On 19 Sep 2014