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Sage Hill Multicultural Fair Takes Guests Around the Globe

Various cultures were celebrated, diversity honored and senses delighted on Saturday as attendees “traveled the world” at the 16th Annual Sage Hill Multicultural Fair. The Newport Coast campus was transformed into a global village with 16 authentic food booths, lively cultural entertainment, an ethnic bazaar, philanthropic marketplace run by Sage Hill students, and hands-on craft making....
Posted On 23 Mar 2017

Numerous Noteworthy Items on Council Agenda

It’s official, Newport Beach City Council confirmed their decision this week to repeal an earlier approval of the controversial project in Newport Center known as Museum House. Council members voted 4-2 Tuesday to approve the second reading of their decision to repeal any Museum House-related approvals (minus the Environmental Impact Report). Mayor Pro Tem Marshall “Duffy” Duffield was...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017



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NBPD Cracks Down on Distracted Drivers

A new law that went into effect in California on January 1 aims to keep drivers’ eyes on the road by keeping their hands off their smartphones. Assembly Bill 1785, passed last September, takes the hands-free law to the next level. Drivers may no...

Dead Body Pulled From Water Near Dunes

A dead body was pulled from the water in the bay this week, according to authorities. An unknown man’s body was spotted in the water near the “far end” of Newport Dunes around 1:14 p.m. Monday, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department reported....

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...
Posted On 13 Jan 2017

Business

Community Can Help Kickstart Local Companies

Being a part of something big is now easier than ever. The website kickstarter.com allows people to fund creative projects and businesses. Kickstarter is an online site for people to help crowdfund creative projects. Launched in 2009, the site allows artists, designers, filmmakers and others to...
Posted On 16 Aug 2013

CdM Drugs Holds Open House July 25

CdM Drugs, a family owned boutique pharmacy that has offered concierge care services to residents of Newport Beach and Corona del Mar for more than two decades, will hold a Grand Opening Celebration and Open House on Thursday, July 25, at its new location at 2865 East Coast Highway in Corona...

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...

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Charity Spotlight: Chanel and South Coast Plaza Host “Nutcracker” Party

By Christopher Trela | NB Indy  After a dazzling opening night production of ABT’s “The Nutcracker” at Segerstrom Center, the cast and VIP attendees went across the street to South Coast Plaza’s Jewel Court where Chanel and South Coast Plaza hosted an elegant after-party. The “Nutcracker”...

Charity Spotlight: Fly-n-Fish Oyster Bar Raises $10K for St. Jude Hospital

Fly-n-Fish Oyster Bar in Newport Beach donated $10,150 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital after hosting the second annual Chowder For a Cause” initiative where proceeds from every bowl of New England Clam Chowder sold during October was donated to the hospital. Owners and...

Fashion Island Menorah Lighting

On Wednesday, Fashion Island joined Chabad Center for Jewish Life and several hundred onlookers to celebrate Chanukah – The Festival of Lights at a public Menorah Lighting ceremony in Fashion Island’s Atrium Garden Court. The Menorah Lighting is the largest such event in Orange County,...



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Under Cover: Library Turns Page on Book Discussion Group

I have long contended that you can learn something by reading anything. Whether enjoying People magazine or Nietzche, comic books or novels, there is always something to be discovered. Add in the opportunity to talk about what you’ve read, comparing your opinion with those of...

Artscapes: OC Museum of Art Unveils Four New Exhibitions

If good things come in threes, then great things must come in fours, because Orange County Museum of Art unveils a quartet of exhibitions this weekend that run the gamut from a collection of modern art to a large scale installation from a Pacific Rim artist. American Mosaic:...

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Off the Menu: Weekend Brunch at Cucina Enoteca

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy “Let’s do brunch.” That’s a popular phrase in Newport Beach, with more and more restaurants offering special weekend brunch menus. One of...

Off the Menu Special: Christmas Dining in Newport Beach

By Christopher Trela & Laura Robinson Wise | NB Indy Here’s a list of what some notable Newport Beach restaurants are offering this Christmas. Knowing these restaurants, we have no doubt...

Off the Menu: Pre-Theater Dining at Skyloft and Lumberyard in Laguna Beach

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Pre-theater dining is almost mandatory for us before we go see a play, concert or ballet because it adds to the experience. In Laguna...

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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...

Paying College Football Players is Out of Bounds

The debate over whether college football players should be paid has been around for a long time. On first hike it seems like a good idea. It seems correct legally, but if we look deeper I will argue that the federal ruling this year could change the entire college experience for...

The Magical Thinking of Ballot Measure Y

Several years ago, the New Yorker magazine ran a cartoon by B. Smaller that shows a young boy standing before his bemused teacher, explaining his arithmetical solution on the blackboard: “2+2=5.” “Maybe it’s not a wrong answer — maybe it’s just a different answer,” read the...

Doggy Bites

* Doggy Identification A friend of mine has a West Highland Terrier otherwise known as a “Westie.” The dog’s name is Mackie. Another breed, the “Scotties,” look very similar to the Westies but are easy to tell apart as the Scottie is black and the Westie is white. Another...