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Safety and Parking Hot Topics at Peninsula Town Hall

Safety and parking were the two main issues discussed during a town hall meeting on Monday that, at times, got heated. Nearly 100 people gathered at Marina Park to discuss issues regarding Newport Beach District 1, which covers Balboa Peninsula, Lido Isle and some of West Newport. Councilwoman Diane Dixon hosted the monthly meeting, which featured city staff speaking on several important...
Posted On 06 Apr 2017

18th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival is Going Deep

Not content with merely scratching the surface, the Newport Beach Film Festival has decided to “Go Deeper” for its 18th annual incarnation that runs April 20-27. This year’s theme, “Go Deeper,” is both a reflection of the coastal ambiance of the festival and a salute to the opening night film, “Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton,” a documentary about an American icon who forever...



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Dead Body Pulled From Water Near Dunes

A dead body was pulled from the water in the bay this week, according to authorities. An unknown man’s body was spotted in the water near the “far end” of Newport Dunes around 1:14 p.m. Monday, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department reported....

On the Agenda: Project, Permit, Policy

Plans for a proposed restaurant at the end of Newport Pier will soon head to statewide authorities after city officials gave the go-ahead this week to seek a permit on the project. On Tuesday, Newport Beach City Council authorized staff to...
Posted On 13 Jan 2017

Fresh Ideas, Goals for New Council Members

The first City Council meeting of the new year and the three newest members are fired up and ready to go. Although the new council members were officially sworn in on Dec. 13, the meeting was mostly ceremonial. Next week the council will get...
Posted On 05 Jan 2017

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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

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

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Charity Spotlight: “Christmas at The Ritz” Luncheon at Island Hotel

The Ritz Restaurant was an Orange County culinary institution in Fashion Island that for more than three decades managed to weather changing tastes and styles while serving upscale cuisine in an old-school environment. Among the many organizations that utilized The Ritz for its special events...

Charity Spotlight: Chanel and South Coast Plaza Host “Nutcracker” Party

By Christopher Trela | NB Indy  After a dazzling opening night production of ABT’s “The Nutcracker” at Segerstrom Center, the cast and VIP attendees went across the street to South Coast Plaza’s Jewel Court where Chanel and South Coast Plaza hosted an elegant after-party. The “Nutcracker”...

Charity Spotlight: Fly-n-Fish Oyster Bar Raises $10K for St. Jude Hospital

Fly-n-Fish Oyster Bar in Newport Beach donated $10,150 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital after hosting the second annual Chowder For a Cause” initiative where proceeds from every bowl of New England Clam Chowder sold during October was donated to the hospital. Owners and...



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Under Cover Book Club Offers an Olympic Read

I love the Olympics. I unapologetically thrill at the pomp and circumstance, and become enthralled (if for but a few short weeks) with the joy of sport, completely buying in to the cliched thrill of victory and agony of defeat. My love of the Olympiad goes back a long way—to...

An Italian-Style Gondola Cruise in Newport Harbor

Want an unusual way to cruise Newport Harbor this summer? How about a unique romantic date? Whatever the occasion, one of the best ways to get out on the water is to do it in a gondola. My favorite lady and I recently toured the harbor for her birthday courtesy of Gondola...
Posted On 22 Jul 2016

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Old Vine Café Offers New Dishes

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy With so many restaurants in the greater Newport Beach area, it’s easy for us to miss one, or have one on our culinary radar for far too...

Off the Menu: The Ritz Returns as Seaside Oasis

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy The Ritz Restaurant was one of Orange County’s iconic old school restaurants. It reigned supreme in Fashion Island for decades as a...
Posted On 16 Oct 2015

Off the Menu Special: Themed “Lion King” Menu

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale We always dine at Leatherby’s Café Rouge prior to seeing a Broadway musical at the adjacent Segerstrom Center, because Chef Ross Pangilinan...

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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

Sailing Seminars

Last Saturday I spent the day at a sailing seminar at Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club with Peter Haynes as the instructor. The topics covered were sail theory, shape and trim, the basic aerodynamics, rig tuning, and using your telltales. Included were steering, crew position, tacking...

Measure Y Demystified

Sometimes it isn’t what is said that’s so telling, but what isn’t said. I thought about that as the “Yes on Y” flyers began flowing in our mailboxes, ads appeared in local papers, and signs were posted along our streets that promise “Traffic Reduction & Strong Neighborhoods”...

Making a Difference

Election season hit big this past week in Newport Beach. Campaign signs proliferated at an amazing pace with the medians of major thoroughfares and quiet neighborhood streets alike literally (or, to coin a phrase, “litter”ly) plastered with voter appeals. Postal boxes overflowed...
Posted On 10 Oct 2014

How the Council Race Has Changed

Having run for City Council in 2008, I am more than familiar with the rigors of running a campaign, raising money, learning the issues, and encountering some of the worst and best leaders in our community. As a candidate, you are invited to many forums throughout the city, but...