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Blind Curve Adds Danger to Private Road

Looking both ways before turning on a street is a mandate for safe driving. However, for the Newport Beach residents of Private Road, doing so isn’t an option. The 17 families that live on Private Road turn right from their cul-de-sac onto Irvine Avenue with no vision, only the hope that...
Posted On 05 Aug 2016

Newport Beach Celebrates National Night Out

By Katie Malin | NB Indy  Dozens of police officers, two mounted units, a K9 unit and a SWAT vehicle were clustered at the Bonita Canyon Sports Park on August 2, but they weren’t there to fight crime—they were interacting with the public, teaching safety lessons, and strengthening their bonds...
Posted On 04 Aug 2016

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City Starts Effort to Improve Bike Safety Around Schools

In response to a young boy recently being hit and killed while riding his bike near his school, Newport  Heights Elementary, city officials moved forward this week with an effort to improve bike safety around schools and other key areas. Newport Beach City Council unanimously...
Posted On 17 Jun 2016

Council Discusses Possible Pumpout Program

Mooring permit holders may soon see a free or discounted mobile pumpout service offered through the city as part of a pilot program discussed by Newport Beach City Council this week. Staff presented the idea of a vessel sewage pumpout program for mooring permittees duri...
Posted On 17 Jun 2016

Police Conduct Bicycle, Pedestrian Safety Operation

Newport Beach Police Department will conduct a specialized Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation on Tuesday, according to a press release from NBPD. In an effort to reduce injuries, extra officers will patrol areas frequented by bicyclists and pedestrians, and where...

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Newport Gamer’s Big Score

So how do you get more than 28,000 people invest $1.4 million in your business project? You might want to ask Newport Beach video game developer Brian Fargo.  That’s what just happened to him...

How Do You Compare to Your Competition?

No matter what field or business you are in you have competition. That does not necessarily mean you have competitors, and this is not just semantics; it’s a state of mind and a reflection of how...
Posted On 13 Jan 2012

Small Business Saturday

Tomorrow, Newport Beach residents will have a chance to support small businesses in their community, by starting their Christmas shopping on Small Business Saturday. According to the Small...
Posted On 25 Nov 2011

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Charity Spotlight: Big Canyon to Host Wine Tasting Benefit for The Wooden Floor

In an ambitious effort to curate one of the most-talked-about annual charity wine benefits in Orange County, John and Janice Markley of Laguna Beach have collected and donated more than 3,000...

Charity Spotlight: Laura’s House Gala Welcomes a British Invasion on Sept. 24

Laura’s House, a Southern California nonprofit committed to ending the silence of domestic violence, will hold its 22nd annual gala on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach....

Charity Spotlight: National Philanthropy Day Honorees Announced

Many of Orange County’s top philanthropists, business leaders and individuals will be honored at the 31st annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon on Thursday, November 17, 2016, from...



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Artscapes: Newport to Ensenada Artwork Celebrates Sailor’s Endeavor

A local artist and former Newport Beach Arts Commissioner was recently revealed as the painter behind this year’s Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race official artwork. Newport Ocean Sailing Association officials announced that Carole Boller created the 14” x 24” oil on...
Posted On 25 Mar 2016

Under Cover: Jill Manly Children’s Book Combines Yoga with Culture

In our current geopolitical climate, it is becoming increasingly evident just how important it is these days to be a “global citizen.” Here in our own country, we have different political factions debating the merits of immigration, and conversely, the restriction of such. Across...

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Off the Menu: Christmas Dining in Newport Beach

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale Dining out at Christmas means someone else does the cooking, which gives you more time to spend with loved ones (and less mess to clean up). Here’s...

Off the Menu Special: Dinner and a Holiday Show

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Orange County’s two largest theaters – South Coast Rep and Laguna Playhouse – are staging holiday-themed shows, but they’re about as...

Off the Menu: Where to Dine and Watch the Christmas Boat Parade

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale It’s time to “Deck the Hulls with Bows of Jolly” and watch the annual Christmas Boat Parade in Newport Harbor. More than 100 elaborately-decorated...

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Annual Toshiba Classic Returns to Newport Beach

Some of the most notable names in the world of golf are set to tee off this week at the 19th Toshiba Classic, held at the Newport Beach Country Club March 11 – 17. Fred Couples, Ben Crenshaw, Steve Elkington, Hale Irwin, Tom Kite, Bernhard Langer, Tom Lehman, Loren Roberts,...

Memories of Boating Families

Two week ago, the weather was so picture perfect warm we weren’t sure if we would survive without air conditioning or not. I needed to make sure I stayed out of the sun on Saturday due to a slight sunburn when I forgot to put my shirt back on in time to limit the exposure. My how...

Grass Roots Democracy: The American Way

Last summer, after Hoag Hospital announced it was ending elective abortion on the heels of its affiliation with St. Joseph, I wrote a flurry of columns about why this was a terrible decision. The words I wrote upset some at Hoag and in the community. Others, including some of...

Op/Ed: Let’s Keep our Communities Safe

By Keith Curry | Newport Beach Councilmember  “The most dangerous social experiment of our generation.” That is how Newport Beach Police Chief Jay Johnson describes the state “realignment” program to release state prisoners back to local jails and supervised community release....

Response to last week’s Letter to the Editor about Hobby Lobby

[Editor’s Note: In Jean Ardell’s Left of Center column on April 4, she wrote that the Supreme Court has yet to rule on the Hobby Lobby case about whether a corporation can invoke its religious values to deny full health coverage under the Affordable Care Act to its employees....