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A Bridge for Mariners and More

Following a recent state board approval, a footbridge connecting two maritime-related facilities and open to the public for better access to the water is on its way to crossing a major thoroughfare in Newport Beach. California Coastal Commission voted 11-0 on June 7 in support of Coast Community College District’s application to construct a pedestrian bridge over West Coast Highway connecting...
Posted On 23 Jun 2017

All Aboard the Balboa Peninsula Trolley as it Rolls Out on Maiden Run

By Victoria Kertz & Christopher Trela | NB Indy  Clang, clang, clang went the trolley—well, more like honk honk, as the Balboa Peninsula Trolley made its inaugural run last Friday, taking members of the media and local leaders to four picturesque points on the peninsula the day before the trolley service rolled out to the public. The shuttle-style buses, whimsically painted as Red Cars...



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SUP Safety Hot Topic at Marine Meeting

As ideas on how to improve safety for stand up paddle board users floats around the harbor, the business side of the issue is getting up to speed on the issue. The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce’s Marine Committee discussed the issue, as...
Posted On 09 Mar 2017

Judge Denies OCMA’s Museum House-Related Request

A judge this week turned down a request for a temporary restraining order that would have prevented the Newport Beach City Council from the second reading of their vote to rescind the 2016 approval of Museum House. Orange County Superior Court...
Posted On 09 Mar 2017

Assault Suspect Arrested after Standoff

Newport Beach Police Department’s dispatch center was notified of an assault at a residence in the 800 block of 15th Street at 4:34 p.m. Tuesday, according to authorities. Officers arrived and contacted the victim, who had fled to a neighbor’s...

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Biz Buzz: Marisa Wayne has ‘True Grit’ with Yoga

Chances are John Wayne never took a yoga class, but his daughter, Marisa Wayne, is such a proponent of yoga that she and three partners (Candice Collings, Matt Bourne and Joe Pham) recently opened a yoga studio on Coast Highway in Newport Beach. The name of the studio? Grit. As in “True...

Biz Buzz: West Marine Flagship Store Opens in Via Lido

With nearly 9,000 boats, Newport Harbor is one of the largest recreational boat harbors on the west coast. So, it’s not surprising that Newport Beach is also home to one of the largest retail stores for boat owners, or those who love to recreate on or around the water. The West Marine...

Biz Buzz: Help for Migraines at DISC Sports & Spine Center

September is National Pain Awareness Month, and for many of us, there’s nothing worse than the pain from migraine headaches. World Health Organization statistics rank migraines as the 19th most common reason for disability. An estimated 37 million Americans suffer from migraines, and they...

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Library Offers Free Genealogy Workshops

Newport Beach Public Library is launching a series of free Genealogy Workshops beginning March 1 at the Central Library. The series, which includes eight classes progressing from an introduction to the library’s genealogy databases, Ancestry and HeritageQuest, to more advanced research...

Charity Spotlight: Table for Ten Culinary Event Serves Donations for Charity

The tastiest charity event in Orange County may well be the annual Table for Ten culinary experience, which return to Laguna Cliffs Resort & Spa on March 5. This extravagant affair, which last year raised $300,000, benefits two Orange County charities: Vocational Visions, which provides...

Photo Exhibition at Central Library

The Newport Beach City Arts Commission presents an exhibition by photographer Scott Amling in the Central Library lobby gallery from Feb. 13 through March 24. The exhibit showcases a collection of black and white photography from Scott Amling’s Shell Series, as well as selected images from his...



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Under Cover: Peculiar Book Leads to Peculiar Movie

Something “peculiar” is coming to a theater near you, and it all started in the imagination of author Ransom Riggs. Riggs, famous world-wide for his popular book, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” and its sequels, owes the success of his franchise to a fascination...

Soundcheck: Guitarist Ottmar Liebert Headlines Hyatt Newport Concert

It’s sunrise in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Ottmar Liebert is taking a stroll on his ranch, listening to music through his headphones. But it’s not just any music. The Grammy-nominated guitarist has been working on a new solo album, and he listens to the tracks as he records the...

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Off the Menu: New Menus at Bluewater Grill and The Winery

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Bluewater Grill Takes the ‘Inside Passage’ Bluewater Grill always seems to have the inside scoop on seafood, and now they have t...

Off the Menu Side Dish: Dining News

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale New Sriracha Burger at Islands Sriracha has become one of the most popular condiments in stores and on food, so it’s no surprise that Islands...

Off the Menu: A Restaurant’s Spring Menu Gets an A+

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Legends keep getting better with age. For proof, look no further than A Restaurant on Coast Highway, which is celebrating its 90th...

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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

It’s Gonna Be an Interesting Year in Newport Beach

This column comes to you on the second day of January, a month named for the ancient Roman god Janus, according to the Oxford English Dictionary. It’s an apt name for the first month of the year on the Gregorian calendar. Janus is often depicted as having two faces, one looking...

Banning Ranch Project has Severe Impacts

Dorothy Kraus’s commentary (“Newport Banning Ranch: What We’re Not Being Told,” 12-26-14) is a must-read if you value the privacy, peace, quiet and livability of our neighborhoods in the Newport-Mesa area. Her points about the severe impacts of the Newport Banning Ranch (NBR)...

Newport Banning Ranch: What We’re Not Being Told

Gosh, it almost feels like the election season is still underway what with all the newspaper advertisements and mailers from the Newport Banning Ranch development team informing us of all the wonderful features planned for the Banning Ranch, a 401-acre parcel of land in West...
Posted On 27 Dec 2014