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Strong Storm Hits Newport Beach

A strong wind and rain storm wreaked havoc on Southern California over the weekend and Newport Beach didn’t go unnoticed. “Trees were our biggest issue,” said Public Works Municipal Operations Director Mike Pisani. The city received approximately 140 tree calls, 90 of them being city trees and the rest on private property, Pisani reported. A video of a barge at the Santa Ana River mouth...
Posted On 27 Jan 2017

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 Saturday. “We ended the year on a good note,” added Finance Director Dan Matusiewicz. Revenue from property, sales and TOT tax is up, and the city ended with...
Posted On 20 Jan 2017



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Local Environmental Activist Fern Pirkle Dies

By Andrea Adelson | NB Indy Environmental leader and preservationist Fern Pirkle died at her Corona del Mar home on Nov. 11. She was 90. Pirkle was the founder and president of Friends of the Newport Coast and led the fight against the Irvine...

News Briefs: Deaf-Friendly Access and Cultural Arts Grants

City Provides Deaf-Friendly Access To help individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speak a different language connect with city services, Newport Beach recently installed tablet devices available to visitors at several city facilities...

Results and Reactions from Council Candidates, New Members

With Election Day come and gone, results show that Newport Beach City Council will soon see three new faces on the dais: Brad Avery, Jeff Herdman, and Will O’Neill. Each race had some interesting ups and downs Tuesday night, as all 63 precincts...
Posted On 10 Nov 2016

Business

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

Biz Buzz: Spa Gregorie’s is an Oasis for the Soul

Spa Gregorie’s Day Spa & Salon in Newport Beach is an oasis for the soul, with treatments that cater to your mind, body and spirit. Their numerous treatments range from body wraps and hydrotherapy to acupuncture and Thai massage, and just about everything in between. I recently visited Spa...

Pregnancy Pieces

For many women, being comfortable is a high priority while pregnant. And most bras don’t make that an easy task. Oftentimes if the bra is comfortable, it’s not very stylish. Toni Gailing of Newport Beach has come up with a bra she feels does both. “It’s really hard to find something that’s...
Posted On 16 Aug 2013

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Junior League Holds Annual Christmas Company Event Nov. 18-19

The Junior League of Orange County, based in Newport Beach, is holding its 41st Annual The Christmas Company at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa on Nov. 18 and 19. This year’s theme, “A Holiday Toast to Old Traditions, New Directions and Giving Back,” will set the tone for the...

Irvine Co. Voices Objection to Museum House

In a letter to the city and in an official statement, the Irvine Company voiced their objection to the controversial high-rise residential project in Newport Center known as Museum House. The 25-story, 295-foot tall, 100-residential-unit project Museum House has been proposed to replace the...

Arts Commission Considers Sculpture Loan

The Newport Beach Arts Commission discussed the possibility of acquiring a massive Mark di Suvero sculpture on a multi-year loan at its monthly meeting on Nov. 10. The piece is called “Isis,” named for the acronym of the Institute of Scrap Iron and Steel, which commissioned di Suvero to create...



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An Italian-Style Gondola Cruise in Newport Harbor

Want an unusual way to cruise Newport Harbor this summer? How about a unique romantic date? Whatever the occasion, one of the best ways to get out on the water is to do it in a gondola. My favorite lady and I recently toured the harbor for her birthday courtesy of Gondola...
Posted On 22 Jul 2016

Artscapes: Dazzling Dance from National Choreographers Initiative

Prepare to be dazzled by dance when the 13th annual National Choreographers Initiative presents its 2016 project on Saturday, July 30 at the Irvine Barclay Theater. NCI Founder and Artistic Director Molly Lynch of Corona del Mar, Associate Professor of Dance in the Claire Trevor...

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Off the Menu: Locals Win Big at Golden Foodie Awards

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale “And the winner is…” The Golden Foodie Awards were held last Sunday evening at the Fairmont Newport Beach hotel. More than 400 people packed a...

Off the Menu Special: Golden Foodie Awards

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy And the winner is… The Golden Foodie Awards were held last night, Sept. 27, at the Fairmont Newport Beach hotel. Nearly 300 people packed...

Off the Menu: Our Picks for Golden Foodie Awards

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Who has Orange County’s best burger? Who makes the best sushi? Which bartender serves the best cocktail? Those are just some of the...

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Memories of Newport Harbor’s Character Boat Parade

As we start the official summer season, this gives me time to reflect on some of the fun memories of summers past and present. Next week’s column I will detail some of the boating events of the 4th of July. The “Old Glory Boat Parade,” sponsored by the American Legion, is not...

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...

Advocating for Newport’s Quality of Life

Whether you grew up in this town or have lately arrived, it is heart-lifting each time you drive down Newport Boulevard, Jamboree or MacArthur and catch that first glimpse of the Pacific. Newport Beach is a great town to live in. Keeping it that way is the responsibility of our...

General Plan Amendment Will Cost Newport Taxpayers Millions Each Year

As you may have heard, on July 8 the Newport Beach City Council will consider placing on the November ballot a measure amending the General Plan – a plan that voters adopted, after extensive outreach and input, in 2006. The proposed amendment would reduce allowable development in...

Property Rights on July 4th

Today is the 4th of July. It’s the day we celebrate America’s independence from England. Angered by the Stamp Act, the Intolerable Acts and the list of grievances in the Declaration of Independence, American patriots fought for freedom. At that time, England was ruled by arguably...

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