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Council Considers and Reconsiders Mooring Regulations

In a late night twist rarely seen during Newport Beach City Council meetings, council members reconsidered an item (related to harbor and mooring regulations) that had been approved earlier in the evening, then re-voted on the item and changed the outcome. Mayor Kevin Muldoon originally pulled the item from the consent calendar on Tuesday night in order to amend the item, suggesting to keep...
Posted On 30 Mar 2017

Idea of Downtowner Shuttle in Corona del Mar

As the city’s  Balboa Peninsula Trolley is working through completing the final phases of approvals for the upcoming summer service, another village in Newport Beach is considering an idea of another familiar type of transportation service: A Downtowner shuttle in Corona del Mar. The CdM Business Improvement District board of directors discussed the idea at a meeting Thursday. BID director...
Posted On 24 Mar 2017



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HB Man Charged With Murder of the Two Women Found in Newport Beach

A Huntington Beach man was charged Wednesday in connection to the deaths of two women found in Newport Beach this week. Christopher Ken Ireland, 37, is charged with two felony counts of murder with special circumstances for multiple murders, one...

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...
Posted On 30 Dec 2016

Syringes Found in Sand by Santa Ana River Mouth

A number of hypodermic needles washed up on the beach this week near the Santa Ana River mouth, at the Newport Beach and Hunting Beach city borders.   As beach-goers have reported seeing the needles among other debris on the sand authorities...
Posted On 30 Dec 2016

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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

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

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On Faith: Grace Fellowship Church Teens Serve Locally

“Imagine all your possessions boxed up, is there any chance they will all fit in a box or bag? Of course not! However, for most of the homeless in Costa Mesa, that’s all they have,” said high school junior Connor Dean after his mission experience with Grace Fellowship Church. “I helped organize...

Benefit: Candlelight Concert Celebrates Segerstrom Center’s 30th Anniversary

Always a highlight of the season, the Segerstrom Center’s spectacular annual Candlelight Concert on Friday, Dec. 2 celebrated the Center’s 30th anniversary, and the 10th anniversary of Segerstrom Concert Hall, with festive reception, an intimate concert by music legend Carole King, a sumptuous...

McFadden Square Ready for Update

Perched at the base of Newport Pier is a bronze globe depicting natural scenes of the region and a walkable labyrinth. This area is the focal point of historic McFadden Square on the Balboa Peninsula. It also includes a timeline of 98 culturally-significant events in Newport Beach that begins...



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Under Cover: ‘Books and Brunch’ at Festival of Arts

The Laguna Beach Festival of Arts is back for the summer, and this year, it brought with it a new attraction. “Books and Brunch,” designed to allow attendees to connect with some of today’s most popular authors in an informal setting, over brunch. This Sunday, July 24, will offer...

The OC Fair Wants You to ‘Get Your Fair Face On!’

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy It’s finally here: The Orange County Fair! Yes, we love the OC Fair, and every year look forward to tasting the new decadent foods, sampling award-winning wines, trying our luck at carnival games, checking out the arts and...

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Off the Menu: Locals Win Big at Golden Foodie Awards

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale “And the winner is…” The Golden Foodie Awards were held last Sunday evening at the Fairmont Newport Beach hotel. More than 400 people packed a...

Off the Menu Special: Golden Foodie Awards

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy And the winner is… The Golden Foodie Awards were held last night, Sept. 27, at the Fairmont Newport Beach hotel. Nearly 300 people packed...

Off the Menu: Our Picks for Golden Foodie Awards

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Who has Orange County’s best burger? Who makes the best sushi? Which bartender serves the best cocktail? Those are just some of the...

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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...

Transparency Needed for Measure Y

If I could teach the Newport Beach City Council one thing, it would be that we expect transparency from City government. Transparency in government means that what you see is what you get, and it is the opposite of what the Newport Beach City Council has done with Measure Y....

Yes on Measure Y

The opponents of Measure Y want you to believe the proposed general plan update will cause a massive traffic jam. An independently prepared EIR and traffic report for the update reach the opposite conclusion. It is easy for opponents to exaggerate the scope of the update since...

Misleading Summary on the Newport Beach Ballot

For government to function properly, elected officials must be honest and not attempt to mislead their constituents. In recent years every level of government seems to be embracing dishonest behavior in order to win elections and hold power. While the Federal government gets most...