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Irvine Co. Sues Museum House Developer, Alleges Project’s Supporters Trespassed

The Irvine Co. filed a lawsuit Friday against the developer of the Museum House project in Orange County Superior Court, claiming supporters of the project trespassed at several of the Newport Beach shopping centers located on Irvine Company property. This week, volunteers for Line in the Sand PAC began collecting signatures of Newport Beach voters for a petition that would put Related...

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 signatures for a referendum after the Newport Beach City Council voted 6-1 to approve the project on Nov. 29. Councilman Tony Petros was the only...



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A Sign of the Times

“Sign, sign, everywhere a sign/blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind.” The lyrics to the 1971 song “Signs” didn’t specifically refer to political signs, but it’s certainly a timely tune with the election less than three weeks...

Car Collides With Elderly Bicyclist on Balboa Blvd.

An elderly man was transported to the hospital this week after being hit by a vehicle on the Balboa Peninsula, according to authorities. Newport Beach Police Department dispatch center was notified of a traffic collision at the intersection of...

Farewell to Longtime Newport Arts Supporter Wendy Brooks

Longtime Newport Beach resident and arts supporter Wendy Brooks died unexpectedly in her home last month. She was 75. Wendy was born in Los Angeles and attended University High School. She went on to study English and theater arts at the...

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Local Inventor on Home Shopping Network

A Newport Beach woman will see her dreams come to fruition on the small screen this week as she debuts her invention on the Home Shopping Network. Marcy McKenna will be selling her creation, The Style & Go Hair Care Valet, live on HSN tomorrow, Friday and Saturday. “I’m super excited,”...
Posted On 24 Jul 2012

Retail Corner

New Angle for Triangle Square Newport Beach-based Greenlaw Partners has begun a $25 million upgrade and rebranding of its Triangle Square property in Costa Mesa, the OC Business Journal reported. The plan is to add two restaurants and a bowling alley that will also have restaurant space. Other...

Newport Gamer’s Big Score

So how do you get more than 28,000 people invest $1.4 million in your business project? You might want to ask Newport Beach video game developer Brian Fargo.  That’s what just happened to him over the past week and half. Until recently Fargo had just about given up trying to fund a new video...

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Car Collides With Elderly Bicyclist on Balboa Blvd.

An elderly man was transported to the hospital this week after being hit by a vehicle on the Balboa Peninsula, according to authorities. Newport Beach Police Department dispatch center was notified of a traffic collision at the intersection of W. Balboa Boulevard and 7th Street at 6:40 p.m. on...

Farewell to Longtime Newport Arts Supporter Wendy Brooks

Longtime Newport Beach resident and arts supporter Wendy Brooks died unexpectedly in her home last month. She was 75. Wendy was born in Los Angeles and attended University High School. She went on to study English and theater arts at the University of California, Los Angeles. Wendy played six...

Wine Tasting Benefit Nets Record Amount for The Wooden Floor

At the 10th Anniversary of The Wooden Floor’s “Keep the Promise” Wine Tasting Benefit at Big Canyon Country Club, more than 300 supporters enjoyed tastes of a dozen of the best wines in the world while raising a record $340,000 for The Wooden Floor’s arts-based youth development programs that...



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Under Cover: New Novel Reveals ‘Glory Over Everything’

“I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person now I was free. There was such a glory over everything. The sun came up like gold through the trees, and I felt like I was in heaven.” These words were uttered by Harriet Tubman, famous conductor on the Underground Railroad,...

Artscapes: Artist Marilyn Minter is Pretty Dirty

Artist Marilyn Minter has a way of making viewers feel both pretty and dirty, disgusted and mesmerized. Those emotions are on display in “Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty” at the Orange County Museum of Arts in Newport Center through July 10. This is the exhibition’s only West Coast...

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Off the Menu: Dining Icons and Delicious Newcomers

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale Five Crowns It’s not easy to sustain a restaurant through the ups and downs of the economy and changing tastes, but Five Crowns in Corona del Mar...

Off the Menu: Women in the Kitchen–Our Favorite Female Chefs

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale So many restaurants, so few female chefs. We dine out several times a week, and realized that most of the meals we eat have been created by male...

Off the Menu: Paso Robles Wines Prove Popular in Newport

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale Catherine hails from Napa Valley and knows how good those wines are, but even she admits that Paso Robles rivals Napa in quality and creativity....

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Blue Skys and Coastal Commission Blues

The weather last Sunday was the beginning of a major change back to Southern California winter weather. On Saturday it was 85 degrees on our harbor and Friday was just as nice. Our unique harbor was full of yachts on those days and it couldn’t have been better for this time of...

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,...

Newport Beach Little League Strikes Out

By Kurt English | NB Indy Lots of good people are involved with Little League in Newport Beach and throughout the United States. They spend hours volunteering, avoid pettiness, keep their egos in check, and put the children’s interests first. However, a very small minority of...

Lynn’s Spin: A Monumental Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast

Last Friday, we attended the 50th annual Orange Coast Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast, joining more than 600 guests at the Irvine Hotel in celebrating the launch of this week’s Orange Coast Christian Outreach Week. This was my sixth year attending, and while the event is always filled...
Posted On 21 Mar 2014

Reflections on Hope

Tempe, Arizona. To a baseball fan, the month of March is all about hope. Each team sits first (or last, if you’re a pessimist) in the standings: zero wins, zero losses. Fans herald their team’s hopeful rookies and the resurgence of the veterans: Has Angels first baseman Albert...

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