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New Year, New Initiatives for Police

Police Chief Jon Lewis kicked off the Chamber of Commerce’s first early morning Wake Up! Newport series of 2017 to a packed house at the Newport Beach Public Library Main Branch on Thursday. Dozens of residents sat with city council members past and present, local leaders, high school business club members, and public safety officers. “There is no safer place in Newport Beach right now,”...

2016: A Year in Review, Part 2

NOTE: Indy reporter Sara Hall compiled this look back at what made headlines in the NB Independent during 2016. This week, we cover July through December. To read part one click here. July — Lifeguards rescued two people from the water after a nearly 20-foot wave overtook them while they were riding a personal watercraft jet ski and tossed into the ocean near the Wedge. Both victims were...
Posted On 30 Dec 2016



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News Briefs: Deaf-Friendly Access and Cultural Arts Grants

City Provides Deaf-Friendly Access To help individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speak a different language connect with city services, Newport Beach recently installed tablet devices available to visitors at several city facilities...

Results and Reactions from Council Candidates, New Members

With Election Day come and gone, results show that Newport Beach City Council will soon see three new faces on the dais: Brad Avery, Jeff Herdman, and Will O’Neill. Each race had some interesting ups and downs Tuesday night, as all 63 precincts...
Posted On 10 Nov 2016

Incumbents Hold On to School Board Seats

  Despite an impressive number of votes and neighborhood support for a team of challengers, the three incumbents on the Newport-Mesa Unified School Board will retain their trustee positions for the next four years. Martha Fluor, trustee of...

Business

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 different kind of cookie, the French macaron. “This is a very unique cookie and they are worth trying...
Posted On 30 Aug 2012

Hoag and St. Joseph Announce Plans for Affiliation

Two of the biggest hospitals in Orange County announced today that they will joining forces to create a combined health care system. The affiliation between Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian and St. Joseph Health comes at a time when the healthcare is changing, “to a very significant degree,”...
Posted On 15 Aug 2012

Awards for Local Landscaper

A Newport Beach landscape company was recently awarded for its impressive designs. Wade Landscape received awards for small landscape maintenance and large landscape lighting at the California Landscape Contractors Association, Orange County 54th Annual Beautification Awards. The awards were...
Posted On 10 Aug 2012

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Newport Etiquette Expert Teaches Tournament of Roses Royal Court

Bluewater Grill hosted royalty for lunch last month, but the queen and her princesses didn’t have to travel far. The seven newly-named members of the 2017 Tournament of Roses Royal Court made their first public appearance south of Pasadena by taking a Duffy boat cruise through Newport Harbor...

Banning Ranch Developer Sues Over Coastal Commission Denial

Newport Banning Ranch, LLC,  filed a lawsuit against the California Coastal Commission last week challenging its recent denial of the controversial mixed-use project. The lawsuit, filed Nov. 4 in Orange County Superior Court, seeks $490 million in damages and asks the court to overturn t...

Local Realtors Learn How to be Insured Against the ‘Big One’

“What if the 1994 Northridge 6.7 magnitude earthquake reoccurred today?” California Earthquake Authority CEO Glenn Pomeroy asked an audience of local realtors during an event recently. It would cause approximately $75 billion worth of residential damage, Pomeroy explained. And most homeowners...
Posted On 10 Nov 2016



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Center Stage: Going for Baroque in Corona del Mar

Who knew that dancing the tango and playing the harp could be so simpático? For award-winning, Irish-born musician Diana Rowan, studying the intense and passionate Argentinian art form known as the tango led to a surprising deepening of her own prowess as a harpist. She’ll bring...

Under Cover: Summer Reading

It’s here! School is either out, or almost, and the sound of the sea crashing on the shore is beckoning us.  Like a siren, the Pacific is calling us to return our fair-skinned, springtime limbs to the ocean’s side, where we can luxuriate in the sand, let the sun once again kiss...

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Off the Menu: Uncorking the 2015 Newport Beach Wine & Food Fest

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy We know it’s still a few months away, but we’re excited about the upcoming Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival that returns to the...

Off the Menu: New Seasonal Menu at Fig & Olive

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy We’re on the cusp of summer yet still in springtime, so it’s a perfect opportunity to enjoy a bounty of seasonal farm-fresh produce,...

Off the Menu: Garden Fusion Dining

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy  This week we cover three special events: a Garden Fusion Dinner at Sherman Library & Gardens, a Tommy Bahama Island Grill dinner,...

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Toshiba Classic

Toshiba Classic champion, David Frost finished the tournament on Sunday, shooting a 65 to defeat Fred Couples by five strokes. Frost ties the tournament record of 19-under-par 194, joining 2011 winner Nick Price as the only golfers to lead wire to wire in the event’s 19 years.
Posted On 17 Mar 2013

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