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Lido Marina Village Springs Back to Life

A once-thriving shopping and dining area in Newport Beach that fell victim to increased retail competition, changing tastes and a recession has quietly been springing back to life. Opened more than 40 years ago, Lido Marina Village once boasted Red Skelton’s art gallery (local resident Buddy...

Commission: 150 Newport Center Still on Table, Needs Redesign

Another redesign is likely in the works for the proposed 150 Newport Center project (formerly known as Newport Center Villas), following a recent Planning Commission meeting. The proposed project consists of the demolition of the existing Beacon Bay Car Wash, located at Newport Center and...
Posted On 26 Aug 2016

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Local, State Leader and Politician Marian Bergeson Dies

  Marian Bergeson, longtime Newport Beach resident, community leader and former state politician, died Wednesday. She was 90. Bergeson, who was the first woman to serve in both the California state Assembly and Senate, died early Wednesday morning at Hoag Hospital due to...
Posted On 06 Jul 2016

Biz Buzz: New Fresh Brothers Store Collects Funds for Local Schools

The new Fresh Brothers restaurant on Irvine Avenue in Newport Beach has been a hit since it opened two weeks ago, but the pizza purveyor has been collecting more than food fans. Adam Goldberg, founder and CEO of Fresh Brothers, announced that the “Pay What You Want” fundraiser...

Civic Center Draft Audit Report Reveals Mistakes, Positive Points, and Possible Overpayment

A preliminary look at the Newport Beach Civic Center audit revealed some interesting findings, including a possible overpayment of $1.2 million. City Council voted 4-3 Tuesday to receive and file the draft audit report and direct city attorney Aaron Harp to pursue the $1.2...
Posted On 30 Jun 2016

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Affluent Goods in Newport Coast

Designer apparel and accessories are the norm in Newport Beach, so it’s no surprise to see shops stocking such well-known brands as Cartier, Chanel, Christian Dior, Christian Louboutin, Fendi,...

Building Pizzas and Relationships

It’s been almost 10 years since a local restaurant began dishing out first class pizza and first rate customer service in Newport Coast. It’s fresh, high quality food and personal care that has...
Posted On 29 Oct 2012

Local Couple Has Fresh Idea

The right vegetable can really make all the difference. One local couple knows that difference and has founded ZucchiniXpress to help share it with Newport Beach residents. Husband and wife team...
Posted On 11 Oct 2012

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On Faith: Morality and Foreign Policy

“Foreign policy impacts individual’s lives and has moral implications for how we live, how we think our country should govern, and for what our country’s positions should be,” said Keith Carlson,...

Chamber Dinner Shows Appreciation for Fire and Lifeguards

For the 19th year, the Commodores Club of the Newport Chamber of Commerce hosted its Fire and Lifeguard Appreciation Dinner last week at the Marriott Hotel, Fashion Island. The sold-out event...

Charity Spotlight: 25th Annual Komen Orange County Race for the Cure

Sunday, Sept. 25, was a day of hope, celebration and courage as more than 15,000 Susan G. Komen Orange County supporters returned to Fashion Island in Newport Beach for the 25th Annual Susan G....



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Artscapes: Chuck Jones: A Lifetime of Animation

“Th-th-th-that’s all folks!” That line from Looney Tunes cartoon character Porky Pig elicits smiles from anyone that watched Saturday morning cartoons. Those smiles can be shared with young children of all ages as the Chuck Jones Studio brings Saturday morning laughter to...
Posted On 22 Apr 2016

Under Cover: ‘The Last Bookstore’ is Nirvana for Bibliophiles

“I’m making a mess, Dada.” So says Eden Spencer to her father, Josh, in the opening moments of the short documentary film, “Welcome to the Last Bookstore.” Like Eden, each of us regularly makes a mess out of this life, but what viewers will discover about Spencer is that he was...

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Off the Menu: Sampling Newport Beach Restaurant Week Menus

We’ve been out and about during Newport Beach Restaurant Week sampling a variety of prix fixe menus at various prices points for both lunch and dinner. We discovered some terrific dishes and were...

In The Italian Way


Come for the authentic Napoli pizza and stay for the unique ambience at Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana. By Kirsti Correa | Photos by Jody Tiongco   There are eight Settebello Pizzeria...

Off the Menu: Newport Beach Restaurant Week is Here

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale Newport Beach Restaurant Week starts Jan. 19 and runs through Feb. 1, and as in previous years, decisions must be made as to where to dine. We...

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A Savage Exhibit at ExplorOcean

I attended a unique event a few weeks ago definitely worth mentioning, and once again shows not only the special traits of Newport Harbor with regards to our area, state and country, but the international stature of our residents and boating community. Our own Newport Harbor...

Racing Season

It seems like the summer boating season has started off with a big bang even though not one yacht club has had their annual opening day events! Last weekend was the “Baldwin Cup” at Newport Harbor Yacht Club in locally built Schock Harbor 20s. It was an International event and if...

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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