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City Council Approves $307M Budget

Newport Beach City Council this week unanimously approved the city’s $306.9 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which focuses on the harbor, paying down the city’s unfunded pension liability and infrastructure. A public hearing was conducted Tuesday on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2017-2018, which starts July 1. Council voted 7-0 in support. The operating portion of that...
Posted On 16 Jun 2017

Arts Commission Invests in the Future of Art

With a newfound need to drive private fundraising for the city’s cultural arts in Newport Beach, the city Arts Commission is investing in music and manpower. The commissioners approved an increase of $60,000 in their programming budget for a concert by the Pacific Symphony next month. An increase of $100,000 in the professional and technical services budget was passed for a new contract...



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Senior Living Project Proposed for Bayview Community

Newport Beach Planning Commission learned more about the potential senior living project near Bristol Street and Bayview Place during a study session last week. The hour of discussion during the study session on Feb. 23 about the Centerpointe...
Posted On 03 Mar 2017

City Council Approves Condos on Santa Ana Ave

The Newport Beach City Council denied an appeal by residents in Santa Ana Heights to overturn the Planning Commission’s unanimous approval of the Santa Ana Avenue Cottages project Tuesday night by a vote of 6-1, with Diane Dixon voting...

News Briefs: Residential Burglary, Structure Collapse

Sandcastle Dr. Home Burglarized Police sent out a crime alert about a recent residential burglary in the 900 block of Sandcastle Dr. on Tuesday, warning residents to stay alert and lock their homes. An unknown suspect entered the victims’...

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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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Benefit: Pacific Symphony Celebrates Chinese New Year

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy  It was a case of East meets West when the Pacific Symphony presented its inaugural Chinese New Year Celebration and Concert on January 28 at Segerstrom Concert Hall. The event was a true feast of the senses for 180 guests who enjoyed a...

On Faith: Mariners Christian School Launches “Difference-Maker” Series

Jake Harriman, a Bronze Star recipient and founder of Nuru International, spoke to 350 middle school students, parents, and teachers at Mariners Christian School to kick off the school’s “Difference-Maker” chapel series. “It was wonderful,” said Ali Bray, Community Connections liaison and...

Harbor Recreation: SUP Safety and Jetpack Rules

As the popularity for Stand Up Paddle Boarding grows, so does the concern for safety of all users in Newport Harbor. Newport Beach Harbor Commission recently created an ad hoc committee to study the issue and an update was provided during a meeting Wednesday. The committee recently hosted a...
Posted On 10 Feb 2017



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Under Cover: Mother-Daughter Book Club

Today would be my mother’s 70th birthday. An age with a strong foothold in the golden years, 70 is supposed to usher in a decade of retirement, grandchildren, and relaxation from the workaday world. It brings with it slower steps, but also, the wisdom born of having experienced...

Under Cover: “American Girl Cooking” at Williams Sonoma

One of the best ways to connect with our children is by developing shared interests. By taking notice of what they are passionate about and making it a point to enjoy it with them, we are telling them that we see them as their own person, and not simply as a miniature version of...

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Off the Menu: Holy Mole at SOL, Spring at Fig & Olive

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy SOL Cocina Executive chef Deborah Schneider has been one busy woman. In between opening a new SOL restaurant in Playa Vista and preparing...

Off the Menu Special: A ‘Mormon’ Menu and Musical

It’s outrageous and in-your-face funny, but that’s to be expected for a musical penned by the folks behind the equally-outrageous animated series, “South Park.” Yes, “The Book of Mormon” has...

Off the Menu: Classic Italian Cuisine at Il Barone

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy We ran into Chef Franco Barone of Il Barone Restaurant in Newport Beach at the Table for Ten culinary event fundraiser a couple of weeks...

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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...

Glueck Shtick

* Recently Angelina Jolie had to miss the premiere of her movie “Unbroken” because she contracted a case of the mumps. At the same time the National Hockey League reported that 20 players were incapacitated with the mumps. Hmmm…coincidence? * In an unexpected move,...

Secular Holiday Greetings

Our house was being painted, so I holed up in the only room not swathed in plastic and scrolled through what was on TV. I paused at Channel 9. “The 700 Club” was on. Over the years, I had witnessed founder Pat Robertson’s periodic news-making forays into the politics of religion,...

A Beauty of a Business

It is not easy for a business to stay around for 25 years, especially in the up and down economy we have had in the last seven years, but Stevens and Cross has done just that. Stevens and Cross specializes in make-up, hair, and cosmetics, and beauty and taking care of yourself is...