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Rouda Steps Up to Challenge Rohrabacher

By Donna Furey | NB Indy Laguna Beach local and first time candidate Harley E. Rouda intends to challenge Rep. Dana Rohrabacher for the 48th Congressional District, which covers Newport Beach, he announced Thursday. Rohrabacher, a Republican who lives in Costa Mesa, has represented the district, which spans the coast from Seal Beach to Laguna Niguel, for 28 years. “It is time for career...

CdM High School Sports Field Draft EIR Analyzed

In an effort to clarify details of the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for improvements to the Corona del Mar High School Sports Field, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Education will go over each section of the report in their recorded bi-monthly meetings. The District is proposing to provide various sports field improvements near the northeast comer of the existing...



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Mickey Mouse Kicks Off Christmas Boat Parade

The Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade sailed into its 108th year with style and nostalgia on Wednesday night. With a grand tree lighting at Marina Park and dazzling fireworks off of Newport Pier, it seemed fitting that the Grand Marshall for...

Residents Challenge Museum House Approval with Petition

A petition that would force a citywide vote on the 25-story Museum House condominium tower is grappling with complications just a few weeks before its deadline. Supporters of Line in the Sand PAC and Stop Polluting Our Newport decided to collect...

Proposed Water Wheel Hopes to Clean Up Bay

In an effort to clean up trash from Newport Bay, the city and concerned residents are considering a variety of solutions, including a proposed solar-powered, debris-gathering water wheel. The proposed project has been floating around for a few...
Posted On 09 Dec 2016

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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 reach at-risk populations in Orange County with HIV testing. In June of this year, ASF launched an...

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 del Mar is one of 100 finalists for Martha Stewart’s American Made contest, a competition f...
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 different kind of cookie, the French macaron. “This is a very unique cookie and they are worth trying...
Posted On 30 Aug 2012

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Santa Ana Ave Cottages Step Forward

A set of “cottages” on Santa Ana Avenue are one step closer to becoming a reality. Newport Beach Planning Commission voted 6-0 on Nov. 17 to approve a major site development review and tentative tract map for the construction of seven residential condominium units at 20452 Santa Ana Avenue....
Posted On 25 Nov 2016

Library Board Hears CdM ‘Fibrary’ Update

Following up on a high community interest project, the Board of Library Trustees heard an update on the Corona del Mar library plans Monday. Conceptual plans for the project, which includes a new fire station and is commonly referred to as “fibrary,” was approved about a year ago by Newport...
Posted On 25 Nov 2016

Auditorium Considered for Central Library

A proposed auditorium for the Newport Beach Central Library, at 1000 Avocado Ave., has taken another step forward. The proposed building, which would hold lectures and other events, has been on and off the wish list of the library’s Board of Trustees for over five years, and is finally making...



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Under Cover: Theatrical Harry Potter Book Hits Stores This Month

My boy Harry is back in a big way. By now, everyone knows that I have a bit of a thing for Harry Potter. This trusty companion, despite struggling with a pretty lengthy list of his own issues, has been by my side for more than a decade, as I have read his story with each of my...

Center Stage: Pacific Symphony’s Sizzling Summer Season

As the weather warms and night skies swarm with summer stars, OC music lovers’ thoughts turn toward Pacific Symphony’s annual Summer Festival at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre. A treasured tradition for almost three decades, the series- which opened with its annual 4th of July...

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Off the Menu: A Classic Port in Newport

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy  Want music with your meal? That’s not easy to find in Newport Beach restaurants, especially on a week night. One of the few that does...

Off the Menu Special: Fall is Wine & Food Festival Time

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy This is Wine & Food festival season in Southern California, with three notable events occurring over the next several weeks. The fun...

Off the Menu: A Stylish Brunch at Fig & Olive

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy  Let’s do brunch! Weekend brunches seem to be more popular than ever in Newport Beach, although it’s not always easy to find a true...

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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...

City Hall’s $1K Chairs, Take Two

Two months ago, I wrote about the new city hall building that, according to a report in the OC Register, was “furnished with high-end furniture and fixtures, including 204 leather Herman Miller chairs designed by modernist designers Charles and Ray Eames, at a cost of $1,073...

Being Bad

Movies Usually most columns will tell what shows or movies you might want to see. Today I mention two current movies not to see. In fact these are so bad they actually become funny. Being that I watched them back-to-back is even funnier. Well, it is a far better thing that you...

CdM Bypass Plan Offers Sign of Congestion

The official seal of the City of Newport Beach represents what drew so many of us here: the Pacific Ocean, with its countless pleasures. (What the seal doesn’t show is the traffic we sit in on the way to those pleasures.) Locals who attended the July 8 City Council meeting had...