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Candidate Forums Kickoff NB Political Season

A set of candidate forums kicked off the political season in Newport Beach this week. The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce hosted a candidate forum Tuesday morning in the Friend’s Room of the library. Lucy Dunn, president and CEO of the Orange County Business Council, moderated the event....
Posted On 19 Aug 2016

Biz Buzz: Alix Hobbs Named New CEO of Crystal Cove Alliance

Crystal Cove Alliance, the nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the resources of Crystal Cove State Park, has named Alix Hobbs as president and CEO. Hobbs brings more than 20 years of environmental nonprofit experience including fundraising, advocacy, education, and community...

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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

Planning Commission Approves Expansion for Lido House Hotel

Lido House Hotel went through one “hoop” and received unanimous approval for a larger project last week. Newport Beach Planning Commission voted 7-0 for a 4,745 square-foot expansion on the 130-room boutique hotel planned for the old city hall site at 3300 Newport Boulevard. It...
Posted On 30 Jun 2016

Lifeguards Rescue Couple Tossed Off Jet Ski at Wedge

Lifeguards rescued two people from the water over the weekend after a large wave tossed them from their personal watercraft near the Wedge. They were riding a PWC jet ski near the famous surf spot around 4 p.m. Saturday when a nearly 20-foot wave overtook them. The couple had...

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Gross Foundation Gives $50K to AIDS Fight

AIDS Services Foundation Orange County (ASF) was surprised last week with a $50,000 gift from the William and Sue Gross Family Foundation. The gift will be used to increase ASF’s ability to...

Martha Stewart Tabs Local Entrepreneur

A local designer has gotten the nod of approval from the queen of craft and design, Martha Stewart, in a national contest and needs community support now more than ever. DeAnna Reposa of Corona...
Posted On 18 Sep 2012

A Different Kind of Dessert

A new Fashion Island store is looking to satisfy customer’s sweet tooths with a treat that has a certain je ne sais quoi. The Newport Beach boutique, ‘lette macarons, opened in May and offers a...
Posted On 30 Aug 2012

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Chef Pascal Olhats Hosts Charity Event at Sherman Gardens to Save Elephants

Chef Pascal Olhats is renowned for his culinary skills at his numerous restaurants, including Café Jardin restaurant at Sherman Gardens in Corona del Mar, but he’s also a big animal lover—make...

Charity Spotlight: Coldwell Banker’s “Create a Seat” Event to Benefit Illumination Foundation

Tickets are now on sale for the “Art of Design – Create a Seat to End Homelessness” charity event to be held Oct. 8 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s atrium located at...

150 Newport Center Project Withdrawn

The developer behind the 150 Newport Center project (formerly known as Newport Center Villas) project withdrew their application this week. The move came right as Newport Beach City Council was...
Posted On 30 Sep 2016



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Soundcheck: Pacific Symphony Wows with Rhapsodic ‘Rhapsody’

“Stay seated, this is not Hee Haw,” Pacific Symphony conductor Carl St. Clair quipped, dispelling any confusion as to what the audience was about to experience with the banjo-accompanied rendition of the hoedown classic “Camptown Races” that opened the Symphony’s program at...

Under Cover: Young Baseball Fan has a ‘Night at the Stadium’

Spring is in the air, and it brings along with it the return of America’s pastime: good old-fashioned baseball. Disciples of the game have long-since chosen this year’s fantasy roster, and perhaps even trekked to see their team prepare for the season during spring training. Now,...

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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...

A Tour of Tastes

From the first sip to the final bite, explore the latest in culinary trends tailored for the coastal palate. By Bria Balliet, Kirsti Correa and Linda Domingo Crafting the perfect meal takes care...

Off the Menu: Preparing our Palates for Restaurant Week

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale One of our favorite times of the year is almost here: Newport Beach Restaurant Week, which has expanded from one week to two this year (Jan. 19 –...

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Sailing Safety

It’s a sad day for sailboat racing everywhere. While it is not uncommon to hear about loss of life in the famous Sydney to Hobart sailboat race, it’s very uncommon to find out we locally have even one loss of life in a local sailboat race. Until this last year I cannot ever...

Boat Building

I was thinking prior to putting my thoughts into words how different sailing is to motoring, which equates to how very different sailboats are to power boats. This may seem obvious but at the same time to me there aren’t huge differences. I speak Spanish and English. They are...

Take a Seat—in a $1,000 Chair

Two weeks ago, I wrote about Residents For Reform (residentsforreform.com) and their concerns about excessive city spending. I discussed a 2013 Orange County Register article stating that the new city hall was “furnished with high-end furniture and fixtures, including 204 leather...

New Initiative Could Alter Medical Injury Act

The date is Monday May 19, 2014. I have just finished listening to excerpts from a speech by Governor Jerry Brown. Although I usually listen to political statements, speeches and answers from the right side of the microphone I’ll admit that Democratic Gov. Brown is doing a...

Lynn’s Spin: Bark Bath Helps Keep Owners Clean

Last year we adopted Charlie, an adorable 10-year-old, apple-head Teacup Chihuahua. Though I never thought I would like a small “yappy” dog, at 4.5 whopping pounds, she’s the perfect size to sit in my lap while I work, read or watch TV. In fact, she lying there now taking a...
Posted On 24 May 2014