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Coastkeeper Creates a Living Shoreline

It’s been a busy year for Orange County Coastkeeper. The environmental nonprofit group doesn’t just say that clean water is a necessary part of a healthy ecosystem, they work to make it happen. Last month, Coastkeeper partnered with a group of local Girl Scouts to remove trash from the end of the Santa Ana Channel that empties into a part of Upper Newport Bay.  Together, they removed an...

Junior Lifeguards Plan for Future Home

The Newport Beach Junior Lifeguards need a new home. Now in its 33rd year, the seven-week summer program teaches ocean safety and swimming to children ages nine through fifteen. It is so popular that the city runs both a morning and an afternoon session to accommodate the number of participants, all of which must pass a timed swim test before being allowed to join. When it began in 1984, only...



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Residential Burglary on Sandune Lane

Newport Beach Police Department officials sent out a warning Monday about a residential burglary that recently occurred in the 3800 block of Sandune Ln. Sometime between Sunday and Monday, while the victims were out of town, an unknown suspect...

Report Released on Marine Protected Areas

Marine protections imposed five years ago along the Southern California coast reveal no consistent region-wide “abundance trends” or extinctions for any species, says a report released this week. The data will be presented to the state Fish and...

Discussions Back On About Commercial Marina Rates

Newport Beach City Council considered commercial marina rates during a study session Tuesday, providing feedback and direction so city staff can return with recommendations for the Council to vote at a later date. It is following up on an effort...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017

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Come Holiday Time, It’s About Time

It’s time for the holidays, yet there never seems to be enough time to fully enjoy them. Maybe it’s time to begin thinking about time—or timepieces, to be precise. There may be no other consumer product whose price tag spans such a wide dollar range, or which presents such an expansive label...

Biz Buzz: After Black Friday Comes “Small Business Saturday”

As we wind down to the last few weeks of 2013, some significant dates arrive in addition to the traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. For business owners and retailers, the final 30 to 45 days of the year can make or break the bank, and even be a prediction of things to come. Aside...
Posted On 29 Nov 2013

Biz Buzz: AlderLaw in Newport Center Celebrates Anniversary and Adds Attorney

The Newport Beach office of AlderLaw P.C., a California trial law firm representing seriously injured plaintiffs in litigation involving catastrophic injuries, wrongful death and business torts, celebrates its one year anniversary this month. The office has also added attorney Melanie Carpenter...

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John Wayne’s Daughter Adopts ‘True Grit’ Ethos

By Cassandra Reinhart | NB Indy You’ve got to have true grit to keep up with John Wayne’s daughter. “It’s actually funny, people think I can ride a horse because I am John Wayne’s daughter,” Marisa Wayne laughed.  “I’m like, ‘I grew up on a boat!’ ” The daughter of Orange County’s...

Coastal Commission Considers Crystal Cove Cottages

The California Coastal Commission will consider a permit application next week from California Department of State Parks and Recreation and Crystal Cove State Park to renovate several of the historic cottages and other work around the park. The CCC will discuss and vote on the permit on...
Posted On 03 Mar 2017

Mayor Muldoon Wakes Up Chamber of Commerce

In his address to the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce at the Wake Up! Newport event on Thursday morning, Mayor Kevin Muldoon proclaimed March 12 to be Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce Day, commemorating the organization’s 110th anniversary on the date of its creation in 1907. He was...



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Soundcheck: A Jazz Weekend at Segerstrom Center

 Jazz lovers, take note: October 7 through 9 will be pure musical heaven as Segerstrom Center offers three days of jazz concerts that range from musical salutes to Miles Davis to the centennial celebrations of four musicians born in 1917: Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Mongo...
Posted On 04 Oct 2016

Curtain Up: A “Beautiful” Musical Comes to Segerstrom Center

“My life has been a tapestry of rich and royal hue / An everlasting vision of the ever-changing view / A wondrous, woven magic in bits of blue and gold / A tapestry to feel and see, impossible to hold.” The lyrics to “Tapestry” by Carole King are, like the other songs on her 1971...

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Off the Menu: Local Menus Make Headlines

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Brunch at Settebello This is the season for weekend brunch. Several local restaurants have added brunch menus to their culinary...

Off the Menu: Smokin’ Barbecue and Sexy Cocktails

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Thinking of dining at Oak Grill on Sunday? If so, you’ll be in a daze, but that’s a good thing. Oak Grill at the Island Hotel has kicked...

Off the Menu: Heavenly Strip Mall Dining

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Just because we frequently dine at upscale restaurants doesn’t mean we ignore smaller spots that focus on one or two distinct items This...

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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...

The Year of the Environment in Newport Beach

Sometime between following recent Facebook posts of the marvelous antics of the orca whales off our coast and watching the video stream of the January 13 Newport Beach City Council meeting, it came to me that environmental issues as such don’t get near the local attention they...

Why Audit Newport Beach City Hall?

I am puzzled by the eagerness of Mr. English [English 101 column in the NB Indy issue of Jan. 9] and the new members of our City Council to audit (or re-audit) the Newport Beach city hall construction project and review contracts and city management. Do they expect to find...

Cheering for Team Newport

Jean Ardell’s recent and clearly biased rant against Team Newport which appeared in the Newport Beach Independent on January 2 deserves additional scrutiny by your readers. Ms. Ardell just doesn’t seem to get it yet. Newport Beach voters finally just got tired of over...