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18th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival is Going Deep

Not content with merely scratching the surface, the Newport Beach Film Festival has decided to “Go Deeper” for its 18th annual incarnation that runs April 20-27. This year’s theme, “Go Deeper,” is both a reflection of the coastal ambiance of the festival and a salute to the opening night film, “Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton,” a documentary about an American icon who forever...

Officers Honored at Police Appreciation Breakfast

The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce hosted the 46th Annual Police Appreciation Breakfast on Wednesday, honoring the men and women of the city’s police department. The sold-out event at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach was attended by all members of the City Council, several of the city’s staff, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, County of Orange Supervisor Michelle Steele,...



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News Briefs: Dog Beach, Museum House Petition, eWaste Collection

‘Dog Beach’ Closes for Dredging Orange County Public Works announced Jan. 20 that the Santa Ana River outlet area in Newport Beach will be closed starting Monday for a dredging project. The area around the river mouth is a de facto dog beach...

Council and Staff Reviews Plans, Goals for City

Newport Beach City Council met over the weekend to discuss current and upcoming projects and review the financial status of the city. Overall, the city is in good shape, City Manager Dave Kiff concluded at the annual planning session on...
Posted On 20 Jan 2017

Booze Allowed at Beauty Salons

Beauty salons and barber shops are now legally able to offer a glass of wine or beer to their patrons without getting a liquor license. On Jan. 1, California bill AB1322, also known as the Drybar Bill, became law and says salons may serve...

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Biz Buzz: A Boutique for Hip Dogs

Charlie & Me, a boutique for the hip dog, has opened at The Cove on Mariner’s Mile along Pacific Coast Highway. The shop focuses on modern and sophisticated dog products, many of which are from around the world, including Canada, Italy, and the Netherlands, with exclusive items made in the...

Biz Buzz: Painting His Way to Success

Hamid Dehyadegari and his wife Zohreh have spent most of their lives in their native Iran. Several months ago, their lives took a dramatic turn when they received green cards through a lottery program and emigrated to the U.S. along with their 16 year old daughter. They settled in Irvine, and,...

A Cut Above the Rest

A new salon in Corona del Mar offers a lot more than just a shave and a haircut. Husband and wife team and CdM residents, Metin and Ashleigh Serdan, envisioned a boutique salon with a high-energy New York vibe, incorporating modern style and a clean environment, partnered with friendly staff,...
Posted On 29 Aug 2013

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Local Focus: Former Newport Beach Mayor Dennis O’Neil Passes Away at 78

Longtime civic leader and former Newport Beach Mayor Dennis “Denny” O’Neil passed away on Jan. 6 in Corona del Mar after a long battle with fibrosis of the lungs. He was 78. O’Neil was the vice chairman of Newport Beach and Company, the private nonprofit marketing arm for the city,...

Benefit: CASA Annual Holiday Luncheon and Fashion Show

By Petrina Friede | NB Indy  One of the hottest tickets in town was the Annual Holiday Luncheon & Fashion Show supporting CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Orange County, held at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point. The ultra-elegant event sold out before many ladies even had a...

Charity Spotlight: Newport Philanthropists Honored at Heritage Pointe Gala

An overflow crowd of 400 guests enjoyed a reception, dinner, and dancing at The Island Hotel last month during the 27th annual Heritage Pointe gala that honored Leslie and Scott Seigel of Newport Beach with Heritage Pointe’s inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award, The ballroom of The Island Hotel...



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Curtain Up: A “Groovy” Show at Newport Theatre Arts Center

By Lily Williams | NB Indy The newest show at the Newport Theatre Arts Center (NTAC), “Groovy,” aims to take you back to the ‘60s by celebrating hippiedom and flower power. The retrospective musical is a part of NTAC’s youth theatre program, which puts on a production each summer...

Pacific Symphony Performs at Newport Beach Civic Green Aug. 14

Pacific Symphony brings its “Symphony in the Cities” concert to Newport Beach on Sunday, August 14, thanks to a generous two-year title sponsorship gift of $10,000 from City National Bank. “We’re thrilled to welcome the Pacific Symphony to our Civic Green and very much appreciate...

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Off the Menu: Historic Stag Bar Returns with Classic Food

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy  We don’t usually go to bars for dinner, but there’s a new seaside lounge that will soon become as known for its fun bar food as it is...

Off the Menu Special: 370 Common Leads to “Act 3”

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy  One theater plus two actors equals “Act 3,” the comedy-drama that kicks off the New Year at The Laguna Playhouse through January 31. The...

Off the Menu: Musings on Menus for NB Restaurant Week

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy How much food can we eat in 14 days? That’s a question we always ask ourselves during Newport Beach Restaurant Week, which starts January...

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Tales of Boating in Newport Beach

I’ve mentioned in the past my love and admiration for the privilege of growing up and living on and around what I consider to be our world class harbor. There aren’t many places where an individual can grow up boating at a young age and spend thousands of hours sailing and...

Photos from Louis Vuitton Cup, America’s Cup Challenger Series

One of the most fiercely competitive and sought after trophies in all of sport is the America’s Cup, the international sailing competition that got underway last week in San Francisco with the Louis Vuitton Cup, America’s Cup Challenger Series that leads to the...
Posted On 12 Jul 2013

Corona Del Mar Library: A “Storied” Tale

By Robyn Grant | NB Indy The story of the Corona del Mar Library started in the mid-1940s. The expanding Corona del Mar population required a library closer than Balboa Library, the original location of the main City library. The Library was first housed in a Corona del Mar...

More Glueck Shtick

* Smack Me Once and Hit Me Twice! The NFL released its Player Health and Safety report to The Associated Press on Wednesday Sept.3, and the number of concussions decreased during the 2013 season. The league said concussions were down 13 percent from the previous year, and...

Labor Day Reflections on the Language of Politics

A word or a phrase can become the rallying cry for a generation or a political movement. By the late 1960s the word “Vietnam” signified much more than that Southeast Asian nation – it stood for the war that brought about a sea change in how many Americans view (or mistrust) our...