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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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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

Government Turns Economy Around By Legislation Alone!

OK, snap back to reality – the headline above has no basis in fact. As a matter of fact, President Obama – along with all the other candidates – have it all wrong. There is no...
Posted On 30 Sep 2011

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Coastal Commission Seeks Public Input on Next Executive Director

The California Coastal Commission is seeking the public’s input for a new executive director. In an effort to include public comments in the process, CCC has posted an online survey about what...
Posted On 22 Sep 2016

Freedom Cyclists Ride Into Newport Beach

A group of cyclists are planning to ride into town Sunday in an effort to raise awareness and funds towards putting an end to human trafficking. The Freedom Ride 2016 will began in Bend, Ore., on...
Posted On 22 Sep 2016

Charity Spotlight: A “Tour de Force” Celebration

The performance of “Tour de Force” at Segerstrom Center on Aug. 27 was indeed a tour de force for the talented and acclaimed dancers who came from dance troupes throughout the world to appear in...



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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is a Revelation

Listen closely, and you just might hear some raucous cheers, exuberant whistles, and nearly non-stop clapping reverberating in the ether. Yes, the dancers of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater were at it again, bringing down the house in Segerstrom Hall Wednesday evening with a...

Artscapes: Segerstrom Center Predicts Rain on April 11

We haven’t seen much in the way of El Nino conditions this year, yet next week there’s a prediction of Rain at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. Of course I’m talking about “RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles,” which comes to Segerstrom Center April 11. It’s ironic that I...
Posted On 08 Apr 2016

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Dine Sides

Coming Soon Four new eateries are slated to arrive in Newport in the coming months. The Waffle Affair, which opens in early December at Bayside Center, will serve an inventive take on a Belgian...

Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Newport Beach

21 OCEANFRONT Ring in the New Year with two different seating and menu options. The first seating is a three-course menu for $75 from 5 to 7 p.m. (two hour table limit). The Entrée course offers...

Off the Menu: Best Newport Beach Dining Experiences of 2014

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale “Wild game at The Winery, short ribs at Red O, pizza at Pirozzi and also Fresh Brothers. The French food at Moulin is such a big deal, these were a...

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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...

Owning a Business in Newport can be Taxing

By Kurt English | NB Indy Readers who have businesses located in Newport Beach may be aware of Newport Beach’s high business license tax. According to the city’s website, the first part of the current business license fee is $159 for businesses located in Newport Beach. B...

Mailbag: Response to Jean Ardell’s “Freedom from Religion” column

I love it when liberals twist the meaning of issues like Religious Freedom as intended by our founders, to comport with their bizarre understanding of equality and freedom. Yes, religious freedom means that a privately owed company can adhere to its religious beliefs without...

Lynn’s Spin: Exploring a Passion to Paint

Haute Cakes on 17th Street is one of my favorite local restaurants, so when my talented budding artist friend, Pam Selber, invited me to attend an artists’ reception there, I was all for it. Little did I know the treat I was in for—and it wasn’t just the great food and wine they...
Posted On 14 Apr 2014