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FINAL UPDATE: Early Leaders Finish on Top in City Council Election

With all 63 precincts reporting, the early leaders in all three Newport Beach City Council races – Brad Avery, Jeff Herdman, and Will O’Neill –  finished the night still on top. Each race had some interesting ups and downs during the night as more than  25,000 votes in each district race were counted. Herdman held onto his lead in NB’s closest council race in District 5 with 36.4...
Posted On 08 Nov 2016

Wrap Up of 2016 City Council Candidates

With the election just a few days away, Newport Beach City Council candidates are working to wrap up a campaign season that has had both high and low points and covered a wide range of topics. Early and mail-in voting has already begun, but most residents will head to nearby polling stations on Tuesday to select which three new faces they would like to see up on the dais. Voters will choose...
Posted On 04 Nov 2016



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News from around the city of Newport Beach.   Burglary Suspects Arrested  Newport Beach Police Department arrested four men in connection with a electronics store burglary on Wednesday, officials reported. Christopher Lee Arnold, 24, Calvin...

Study to Review Safety of Balboa Peninsula Crosswalks

Newport Beach City Council approved a new study this week that looks to answer the question: How dangerous is it for a pedestrian to cross Balboa Boulevard and what can be done to improve safety? Newport Beach City Council unanimously approved...
Posted On 16 Sep 2016

Council Approves Lenient Parking Restrictions Near CdM High

Newport Beach City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to rescind the previously approved parking restrictions around Corona del Mar High School and implement more lenient regulations. Council voted 6-0 to approve the new restrictions. Councilman...
Posted On 16 Sep 2016

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Local Business Blossoms in Corona del Mar

That colorful display of flowers on PCH in Corona del Mar has really blossomed since it first opened up in almost 30 years ago. Julie Browne opened the Blooms shop in Corona del Mar in 1985. Her brother, Jim, was a banker in San Francisco and had a flair for the artistic. He thought, ‘I could...
Posted On 10 Aug 2012

Local Teens Spruce Up Their Wardrobe

A pair of local teens recently took their love for surfing, skateboarding, art, and music and rolled it all into one simple and stylish clothing line. Andrew Boukather and Cole Friedman, both 16-year-old Corona del Mar High School juniors, launched Spruce Clothing in May. “We try and do...
Posted On 02 Aug 2012

‘Cash Mob’ Keeps Toy Boat Afloat

A cash mob of customers flooded Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat Tuesday, helping the iconic Corona del Mar toy store stay afloat after an announcement last week that it was in danger of sinking for good. The cash mob was hosted by Southern California radio station KFI AM 640 and talk show host Bill...
Posted On 02 Aug 2012

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On Faith: Morality and Foreign Policy

“Foreign policy impacts individual’s lives and has moral implications for how we live, how we think our country should govern, and for what our country’s positions should be,” said Keith Carlson, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Pacifica Christian High School. “We’re very excited to invite...

Chamber Dinner Shows Appreciation for Fire and Lifeguards

For the 19th year, the Commodores Club of the Newport Chamber of Commerce hosted its Fire and Lifeguard Appreciation Dinner last week at the Marriott Hotel, Fashion Island. The sold-out event aimed to “recognize and honor not only the special honorees, but the entire Fire and Lifeguard...

Charity Spotlight: 25th Annual Komen Orange County Race for the Cure

Sunday, Sept. 25, was a day of hope, celebration and courage as more than 15,000 Susan G. Komen Orange County supporters returned to Fashion Island in Newport Beach for the 25th Annual Susan G. Komen Orange County Race for the Cure. The largest breast cancer fundraiser in Orange County...



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Curtain Up: SCR Teen Players Tackle Shakespeare

Seasoned actors are often intimidated by Shakespeare, so imagine what it would be like for teenagers to try and tackle something like The Bard’s classic comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” At South Coast Repertory, they don’t just imagine. They do. On May 14-15 and 20-22, SCR’s...

Under Cover: Chef Gwyneth Paltrow’s Cookbook is “All Easy”

If you are anything like me, life is getting crazier by the minute! Having a child graduating next month seems to have added an endless array of tasks to my to-do list, not to mention that getting a child ready to fly the nest is draining my bank account to drought-stricken...

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Off the Menu Special: Food and Wine are Perfect Pairings at Charity Events

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale Food and wine are perfectly paired with philanthropy at two charity events coming up next month. One is focused on vino, the other on cuisine....

Comfort Redefined

Pass the plates at A&O Kitchen and Bar, where the creative fare is meant to be shared with everyone at the table. By Kirsti Correa | Photos by Jody Tiongco When Balboa Bay Resort shed its...

Off the Menu: Italian Vino Versus OC Wines

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale Whether you enjoy local wines or vino from Italy, this is the perfect time to take a wine tour to OC wineries and enjoy a luncheon with one of...

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Baja HaHa

For the last 45 years, I’ve had the pleasure of boating in and out of Newport Harbor with the love of my life, Judy. Besides being a wonderful wife and successfully raising our two children (who have become model adults and parents), she’s a whole lot of fun on a boat. Fishing...

Tall Ships

Growing up on the waterfront in Newport Harbor during the 1950’s and 60’s was the greatest. The area lacked the density and local traffic we cope with now. The summer beach traffic we have always had. Many of you, like myself, have seen photos of bumper to bumper beach traffic of...

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

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