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Council Considers and Reconsiders Mooring Regulations

In a late night twist rarely seen during Newport Beach City Council meetings, council members reconsidered an item (related to harbor and mooring regulations) that had been approved earlier in the evening, then re-voted on the item and changed the outcome. Mayor Kevin Muldoon originally pulled the item from the consent calendar on Tuesday night in order to amend the item, suggesting to keep...
Posted On 30 Mar 2017

Idea of Downtowner Shuttle in Corona del Mar

As the city’s  Balboa Peninsula Trolley is working through completing the final phases of approvals for the upcoming summer service, another village in Newport Beach is considering an idea of another familiar type of transportation service: A Downtowner shuttle in Corona del Mar. The CdM Business Improvement District board of directors discussed the idea at a meeting Thursday. BID director...
Posted On 24 Mar 2017



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Congressman’s Ex-Campaign Treasurer Convicted for Embezzling $300K

The former treasurer for Congressman Dana Rohrabacher’s re-election committee was convicted this week for embezzling more than $300,000 from campaign funds and a business where he previously worked, according to the Orange County District...

City Spells Out Stance on Marijuana

At last week’s Speak Up Newport meeting, Newport Beach Chief of Police Jon Lewis and Newport Beach City Attorney Aaron Harp clarified some misconceptions about the recently legalized use of recreational marijuana. They reiterated that marijuana...

Museum Sues, Asks Court to Find Petition Against Condo Tower Invalid

The petition opposing the Newport Beach City Council’s approval of the controversial condominium tower, Museum House, should be found “deficient and voided,” according to a lawsuit filed Jan. 6 by the Orange County Museum of Art. OCMA is asking...
Posted On 14 Jan 2017

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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

Young Entrepreneur Rocks Clothing Scene

A few years ago Vladimir “Vlad” Frierson was inspired to design stylish, high-quality clothing at an affordable price. Rocksteady Clothing was born. At that time, he was just 11 years old. “Some people look at me.. They think I’m too young to run a company,” Frierson said. “People really don’t...
Posted On 16 Aug 2013

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Statues Proposed Around Newport Harbor

A Newport Beach boating enthusiast shared an idea this week of statues of local celebrities and characters placed around the harbor to welcome and guide people. Longtime Newport Beach resident Mike Lawler suggested the idea at a Chamber of Commerce Marine Committee meeting on Tuesday. The idea...
Posted On 05 Jan 2017

Supreme Court: Did City Adequately ‘Work With’ Coastal Staff Before Approving Banning Ranch?

Before the controversial mixed-use Banning Ranch project was denied by the California Coastal Commission in September, it had been approved by the city of Newport Beach in 2012. This prompted a lawsuit by the Banning Ranch Conservancy about whether or not the city did their due diligence or...
Posted On 05 Jan 2017

Charity Spotlight: “Christmas at The Ritz” Luncheon at Island Hotel

The Ritz Restaurant was an Orange County culinary institution in Fashion Island that for more than three decades managed to weather changing tastes and styles while serving upscale cuisine in an old-school environment. Among the many organizations that utilized The Ritz for its special events...



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Pacific Symphony Plays While “Raiders of the Lost Ark” Screens

“Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?” That infamous quote can be from only one movie: “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” Steven Spielberg’s 1981 cinematic homage to old-fashioned cliff-hanger adventures, featuring a memorable score by John Williams and starring Harrison Ford as Indiana...

Curtain Up: SCR Summer Players Tackle Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”

Kids take center stage at South Coast Repertory this summer when the group’s Summer Players tackle Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” on the Julianne Argyros Stage through August 14, directed by Hisa Takakuwa, with music direction by Erin McNally.     “Beauty and the Beast” is a...

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Off the Menu: Small Plates, Big Flavor at K’ya Bistro

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy We’re lucky to have so many noteworthy restaurants in Newport Beach, but occasionally we do cross the border into Costa Mesa, Laguna...

Off the Menu: Best Dining Experiences of 2015

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy “Sushi at Roku and pizza at Sapori, breakfast at Moulin and pasta at Pelican Hill, 50 years of Five Crowns was such a big deal, these...

Off the Menu: A Culinary New Year’s Eve in Newport Beach

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy  “What are you doing New Year’s Eve?” That’s a familiar question, and one with lots of answers when you’re talking about New Year’s Eve...

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Racing With Skipper Steve at the Helm

I always find it interesting to talk to visitors who have never boated in our harbor. A little more than a week ago, I stood in for my friend Captain Rick and piloted a 36-foot Bennetau sloop in a fun off-shore sailboat race from the jetty bell buoy to a bell buoy two miles off...

Newport Boaters Celebrate Fourth of July

I think the 4th of July has to be one of my favorite holidays on Newport Harbor. In the 1970s, we obtained our first mooring off the American Legion. We berthed the family 38-foot antique tugboat my brother and Dad had restored. The “Walrus” was the South Coast Shipyard tugboat...

Fresh Glueck Shtick

* An Overachieving Dog A few weeks ago (NBIndy Aug.19) I wrote about man’s best friend, the dog, in “Doggie Bites.” A reader wrote to tell me of one problem he has with his West Highland Terrior. Fido’s hearing is so good that at night he will bark at any...

A Civic Center Chairy Tale

I have written several times about the infamous $1,073 chairs purchased for the Newport Beach City Hall. After multiple requests, I finally received the invoice from the city dated March 1, 2013. Tara Finnegan, Public Information Manager for the city of Newport Beach, said that...

The Appearance of ‘Disappearing Path’

By Robyn Grant | NB Indy Inspiration Point on the bluff in Corona del Mar between Narcissus and Orchid Streets offers some of the most beautiful and sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean along the coast of Southern California. In 1987, in recognition of the site’s majesty and...