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Council Candidate Outraged Over Farsi Campaign Signs

By Daniel Langhorne | NB Indy City Council Candidate Fred Ameri voiced outrage this week after someone posted a fake campaign signs reading “Vote for Fred” in Farsi, arguing it was a “racist” attempt to drum-up fear about his Middle Eastern heritage. Ameri, who wants to replace Keith Curry as...

School Board Candidates Vie for Three Seats

By Victoria Kertz | NB Indy  Three of the seven seats on the Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Education will be determined in the November 8 General Election in Newport Beach. Trustee Area 1 in Costa Mesa and Areas 3 and 6 in Newport Beach each see incumbents battling challengers...

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The Battle for Banning Ranch

It  has all led up to this. Years of work, numerous studies and research reports, several postponements, withdrawals and redesigns, and a nonstop back and forth battle between the two sides of Banning Ranch, all comes to a head tomorrow as the California Coastal Commission is...
Posted On 06 Sep 2016

Candidates Open Up at Forum

(Editor’s Note: The article previously incorrectly listed Max Johnson and Jane Jones as candidates, they pulled papers but never filed. It was also incorrectly stated that Johnson was absent, however he did attend the forum.)   Most of the questions the Newport Beach City...
Posted On 02 Sep 2016

Judge Rules ‘Fred’ Ameri is OK on Ballot

A Newport Beach City Council candidate can use his well-known nickname on the ballot, an Orange County Superior Court judge ruled Thursday. A Newport Beach resident filed a lawsuit last week in an effort to require council candidate Fred Ameri (district 7) to use his given name...
Posted On 02 Sep 2016

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Community Can Help Kickstart Local Companies

Being a part of something big is now easier than ever. The website kickstarter.com allows people to fund creative projects and businesses. Kickstarter is an online site for people to help...
Posted On 16 Aug 2013

CdM Drugs Holds Open House July 25

CdM Drugs, a family owned boutique pharmacy that has offered concierge care services to residents of Newport Beach and Corona del Mar for more than two decades, will hold a Grand Opening...

Menchie’s is Newport’s Newest Munchie

By Krista Schildwachter | NB Indy With the summer sun beating down, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt could not have come to Newport Beach at a more perfect time. Located in the Newport Coast shopping...

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Harvesters Fashion Show & Luncheon Nets $680K for Food Bank

Fabulous fashions and fantastic food brought more than 400 attendees out to enjoy the 24th annual Harvesters Fashion Show and Luncheon, a charity event to help end hunger in Orange County...

Literacy is “What Dreams are Made Of”

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy  As writers, we’re always concerned with the issue of literacy and making sure children re provided with the opportunity to learn to...
Posted On 28 Oct 2016

Laura’s House Hosts a British Invasion at Annual Gala

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy  British fashion, style and music was in full force during the Laura’s House “British Invasion” gala held at the Island Hotel on...



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Under Cover: Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Triathlon

As June hits, I join the throng of mothers whose sanity hangs solely by the thread of promise that school is almost out, and the onslaught of science projects, final exams, and class parties is about to end. However, this year, I am occupying a new and strange place, in which I...

Pacific Symphony Unveils Final Summer Season at Irvine Meadows

Summer is almost here, which means it’s nearly time for the annual Pacific Symphony Summer Festival at Irvine Meadows Amphitheater. It’s a bittersweet season for the symphony, as it’s their final five concerts at Irvine Meadows before its scheduled closure later this year. This...

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Off the Menu: Golden Chefs, Gin & Cigars

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy GOLDEN CHEFS Orange County boasts many great chefs, but only a handful have been honored with a Golden Foodie Award by the OC Restaurant...

Off the Menu: Wine and Dine and Wine

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy This is the season for wine, and wine events. Three notable wine dinners and tastings take place in May, with more on the way. Around the...

Mother’s Day Brunch in Newport Beach

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Mother’s Day is coming up May 10—where are you taking mom for Mother’s Day Brunch? It’s not too late to make a reservation, but do it...

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Ski Days in Newport Harbor

The momentary absence of “June Gloom” is a real attitude boost for me. As a true blue born Newport native, usually the sunshine guarantees me an upbeat day. This atmosphere usually causes me to reflect on the amazement of what a wonderful and unique area we live in. Reflection...

Regatta Season

Weeks ago I mentioned we were off to an enthusiastic start of the sailing season. Lately the wind has been cooperating with the many local regattas. Last weekend saw a successful Senior Sabot Nationals held out of Lido Isle Yacht Club. A large fleet was in full force. Nancy...

Lynn’s Spin: Tales of an American Granddaughter

Like most Americans, I come from a family of proud immigrants. My grandmother’s family made the harrowing trip across the Atlantic from Ireland in the late 1800s and opened the Murray Baking Company in Los Angeles. As a kid I remember the story of my great-grandfather, having...
Posted On 11 Jul 2014

I Love Trash Day No More

I wrote a story last year about how much I love trash day, but that all changed in April this year when my suitcase was stolen and the new trash service in Newport Beach began in the neighborhood about three weeks ago. In April I was ready to take a trip to Florence, Italy, and...

It’s a Mad Mad World

Supreme Nonsense A number of recent Supreme Court decisions have boggled the minds of even those who sit on opposite sides of the aisle. Many of our judges seem to be out of touch with reality. Maybe the three branches of government need an infusion of persons who are not...