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Recall Finds Support, as Opposition Grows to Fight Effort

The latest developments in the recall effort of Newport Beach City Councilman Scott Peotter – and the opposition fighting it – includes fundraisers, spreading the word, setting up informational booths around town, and a complaint filed with a state board. Resident Susan Skinner filed a complaint against Peotter with the California Fair Political Practices Commission last week. She...
Posted On 09 Jun 2017

Fresh Facades for Balboa Village

If some Balboa Village storefronts have recently started to look better than others, it’s no coincidence — they’ve had face-lifts. A Newport Beach city initiative called the Balboa Village Commercial Façade Improvement Program has helped 10 commercial locations update their exterior appearances since its inception. Additionally, 12 more properties are works-in-progress and four have pending...



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Council to Museum House: Return to Sender

Newport Beach City Council agreed with a number of outspoken residents this week regarding the controversial Museum House: Return to sender. Council voted 5-2 Tuesday to rescind its prior approval of the 25-story, 100-unit condominium tower in...
Posted On 03 Mar 2017

Mayor Muldoon Offers Update on City at Chamber Luncheon

Newport Beach Mayor Kevin Muldoon, who made a State of the City address at the annual Mayor’s Dinner on Feb. 10, attended the Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Bayside Restaurant this week and told the audience that the city was...

Bicycle Versus SUV Collision

On February 20 at 6:43 p.m., the Newport Beach Police Department’s Dispatch Center was notified of a traffic collision near the intersection of Westcliff Drive and Rutland Road. The collision involved a bicycle and a red GMC Yukon, both of which...

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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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Should Newport be a Sanctuary City?

Newport Beach Councilman Scott Peotter’s opinion is clear in his Jan. 27 newsletter: “I think Newport Beach ought to oppose the sanctuary city movement. What do you think?” The email newsletter was sent just two days after President Donald Trump signed an executive order to deny federal funds...

Harbor Advocate Chip Donnelly Dies

Charles “Chip” Donnelly, a local sailing expert and longtime Newport Harbor advocate, died Feb. 1. He was 55. “We all knew him to be a true waterman and an advocate for everything that had anything to do with Newport Harbor,” said Harbor Commissioner Doug West, as the commission adjourned their...

Citizen of the Year Ralph Rodheim Passes Away from ALS

Word came today from Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Steve Rosansky that 2010 Citizen of the Year Ralph Rodheim passed away over the weekend. He was 73. Ralph had been battling ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) for the past several years, and although he had been getting around in...



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Curtain Up: Pacific Symphony Says Farewell in “Spectacular” Fashion

All good things must come to an end—even the Pacific Symphony’s annual summer season at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre. For nearly three decades, the Pacific Symphony has drawn audiences from throughout Southern California to its summer concerts, which have ranged from patriotic...

A “Homegoing” for Under Cover Book Club

As a parent, September is always about new beginnings. A new school year brings with it a new class, a clean slate, and possibly a transition into a new phase of life – for both the children and ourselves. Sometimes met with joy, sometimes with anxiety, and often a strange mix of...

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Off the Menu: Easter Dining in Newport Beach

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Nothing says spring in the culinary world like Easter Brunch. Here’s our annual roundup of what Newport Beach restaurants are offering on...

Off the Menu: Newport Dining for OC Restaurant Week March 6-12

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Newport Beach Restaurant Week concluded another successful event at the end of January, but now comes another dining experience involving...

Of the Menu Special: A Wicked Menu and Musical

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy  Among the hundreds of musicals that have come and gone over the years, only a handful have transcended their traditional theater roots...

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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...

Prayer Scrooges

In recent years we have suffered scrooges who have tried to interfere with both the cultural and religious aspects of Christmas and public expressions of faith. Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly has embarrassed a number of localities and merchants in recent years by exposing their “War On...

Got Alerts? Got Bike Safety?

Got Alerts? Did you know that the City of Newport Beach has a comprehensive Emergency Management Program including several “alert” systems for residents and visitors in the event of an emergency? AlertOC, Orange County’s public mass notification system, works in partnership with...
Posted On 12 Dec 2014

Lynn’s Spin: My Plush Pedego

I’ll never forget my first bicycle. On Christmas morning 1971, my brother and I ran to the living room anticipating the new bikes we had asked Santa to deliver. As we stared in disbelief, it was evident we’d have to ask Santa to reconsider his decision in 1972 for no bikes were...
Posted On 27 Nov 2014