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Newport Beach Restaurant Week is Served January 16-29

Grab a fork and prepare to dig into the 11th annual Newport Beach Restaurant Week, which runs Jan. 16-29. More than 60 restaurants throughout the city are participating in this year’s 14-day eating extravaganza, presented by Dine Newport Beach (a division of Newport Beach & Co.) and the Newport Beach Restaurant Association. Restaurant Week offers diners the opportunity to try special...

On the Agenda: Project, Permit, Policy

Plans for a proposed restaurant at the end of Newport Pier will soon head to statewide authorities after city officials gave the go-ahead this week to seek a permit on the project. On Tuesday, Newport Beach City Council authorized staff to submit a Coastal Development Permit to the California Coastal Commission for the proposed Bluewater Grill restaurant project at the end of the Newport...
Posted On 13 Jan 2017



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Local Realtors Learn How to be Insured Against the ‘Big One’

“What if the 1994 Northridge 6.7 magnitude earthquake reoccurred today?” California Earthquake Authority CEO Glenn Pomeroy asked an audience of local realtors during an event recently. It would cause approximately $75 billion worth of...
Posted On 10 Nov 2016

FINAL UPDATE: Early Leaders Finish on Top in City Council Election

With all 63 precincts reporting, the early leaders in all three Newport Beach City Council races – Brad Avery, Jeff Herdman, and Will O’Neill –  finished the night still on top. Each race had some interesting ups and downs during the...
Posted On 08 Nov 2016

Newport Beach Files Lawsuit Against FAA

At an open house hosted by the Federal Aviation Administration at El Modena High School in Orange, few details were offered on how flight paths for planes departing John Wayne Airport will change as the agency implements a new satellite-based...

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Menchie’s is Newport’s Newest Munchie

By Krista Schildwachter | NB Indy With the summer sun beating down, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt could not have come to Newport Beach at a more perfect time. Located in the Newport Coast shopping center, Menchie’s has already served hundreds of youthful smiles since its June 6 opening. “We...

Biz Buzz: Hawaii Comes to Fashion Island with Island Sole Footwear

Flip-flops. Sandals. UGG boots. Popular footwear in a beach town, and now Newport Beach has one of the most popular locations to purchase everything fun for your feet.    Island Sole, a well-known footwear retailer in Honolulu, Hawaii, has partnered with Wayne Heck, a successful Orange County...

Biz Buzz: Kendra Scott Jewelry Boutique Dazzles at Fashion Island

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Fashion Island has no shortage of jewelry stores, but one new boutique that specializes in contemporary statement jewelry opened last month and is already making waves in the marketplace. Kendra Scott (named for the woman who founded the...

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View from Newport: Sunset and Super Moon

Indy photographer Lawrence Sherwin was around town this week capturing some shots of the sunset and super moon from different locations throughout Newport Beach. — All photos by Lawrence Sherwin ©

Halloween Costume Gala Benefits Heroes Hall Veterans Museum

Ghouls, super heroes, witches and warlocks haunted the OC Fair & Event Center the night of October 22 to support the inaugural Haunted Halloween Costume Gala to benefit the new Heroes Hall Veterans Museum at the fairgrounds. Newport Beach resident and community activist Barbara Venezia,...

Center for Autism Holds “Hope & Help” Gala at Pelican Hill Resort

The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders hosted its second annual “Hope & Help” Gala on September 10 at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach to raise awareness for those challenged by autism spectrum and other neurodevelopmental disorders. The sold-out event raised...



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Artscapes: Local Artist Tony Salvo Fuels Food Passion with Paintings

Tony Salvo has an obsession with food. In fact, the Newport Beach-based artist whose studio is in an historic brick building that once housed a fire station on Balboa Peninsula loves to paint everything from pies to burgers, and then eat them. Salvo spent 20 years running a...

Under Cover: Theatrical Harry Potter Book Hits Stores This Month

My boy Harry is back in a big way. By now, everyone knows that I have a bit of a thing for Harry Potter. This trusty companion, despite struggling with a pretty lengthy list of his own issues, has been by my side for more than a decade, as I have read his story with each of my...

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Off the Menu: A Classic Port in Newport

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy  Want music with your meal? That’s not easy to find in Newport Beach restaurants, especially on a week night. One of the few that does...

Off the Menu Special: Fall is Wine & Food Festival Time

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy This is Wine & Food festival season in Southern California, with three notable events occurring over the next several weeks. The fun...

Off the Menu: A Stylish Brunch at Fig & Olive

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy  Let’s do brunch! Weekend brunches seem to be more popular than ever in Newport Beach, although it’s not always easy to find a true...

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Mayor Shows Support for NB Water Polo

Nearly 200 young water polo athletes got some civic support Wednesday when the mayor stopped by their summer season kick-off event to encourage them for the upcoming Junior Olympics. Mayor Keith Curry spoke to the Newport Beach Water Polo club at the pool at Newport Harbor High...
Posted On 03 Jun 2013

Musings on Fire Rings and Smoke

Having lived near the harbor and spent most of my working and spare time on the water, I have a lifetime of precious memories. My Mom and Dad met in high school and spent the majority of their spare time sailing and boating in and out of the harbor. We were raised boating, raised...

Lynn’s Spin: Wooden Vessel of Love Offers No Problems

We recently joined hundreds of boat enthusiasts for the inaugural Wooden Boat Festival at the Balboa Yacht Club. Nearly 50 beautiful, lovingly cared for wooden vessels were displayed on land and in slips – some dating back as far as 1916. The event also featured a variety of...
Posted On 20 Jun 2014

A Tree Grows in Irvine

Sometimes the bad news piles up so high you just want to yell, “Stop!” Over the past weeks, outbreaks of gun violence have erupted, most recently the anti-government, white supremacist domestic terrorism that left two police officers and one civilian dead in Las Vegas. So much...

Applause for the Balboa Island Parade

The 21st annual Balboa Island Parade celebrating the star spangled and close-knit islands (big and little) and the beginning of the summer season was held last Sunday. Tradition dictates that the parade is held the first Sunday of June. Thank you Balboa Island for a magical...

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