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Council Approves Village Inn Outdoor Seating

Balboa Island’s iconic Village Inn will soon welcome diners to a new outdoor patio seating area thanks to a yes vote at the Newport Beach City Council meeting this week. The outdoor seating issue drew a large crowd of both supporters and detractors. Last November, the city’s Planning Commission approved the Village Inn’s 16-seat, 200-square-foot seating area that would be built out onto the...

Strong Storm Hits Newport Beach

A strong wind and rain storm wreaked havoc on Southern California over the weekend and Newport Beach didn’t go unnoticed. “Trees were our biggest issue,” said Public Works Municipal Operations Director Mike Pisani. The city received approximately 140 tree calls, 90 of them being city trees and the rest on private property, Pisani reported. A video of a barge at the Santa Ana River mouth...
Posted On 27 Jan 2017



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News Briefs: Deaf-Friendly Access and Cultural Arts Grants

City Provides Deaf-Friendly Access To help individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speak a different language connect with city services, Newport Beach recently installed tablet devices available to visitors at several city facilities...

Results and Reactions from Council Candidates, New Members

With Election Day come and gone, results show that Newport Beach City Council will soon see three new faces on the dais: Brad Avery, Jeff Herdman, and Will O’Neill. Each race had some interesting ups and downs Tuesday night, as all 63 precincts...
Posted On 10 Nov 2016

Incumbents Hold On to School Board Seats

  Despite an impressive number of votes and neighborhood support for a team of challengers, the three incumbents on the Newport-Mesa Unified School Board will retain their trustee positions for the next four years. Martha Fluor, trustee of...

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‘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

UPDATED: CdM Toy Store Faces Possible Closure

**UPDATE: A cash mob is being planned for Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat tomorrow, with radio host Bill Handel expected to broadcast live from the store from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. “They are in danger of closing so come by and purchase a toy to help keep the store open. Even if you don’t...
Posted On 25 Jul 2012

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

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View from Newport: Sunset and Super Moon

Indy photographer Lawrence Sherwin was around town this week capturing some shots of the sunset and super moon from different locations throughout Newport Beach. — All photos by Lawrence Sherwin ©

Halloween Costume Gala Benefits Heroes Hall Veterans Museum

Ghouls, super heroes, witches and warlocks haunted the OC Fair & Event Center the night of October 22 to support the inaugural Haunted Halloween Costume Gala to benefit the new Heroes Hall Veterans Museum at the fairgrounds. Newport Beach resident and community activist Barbara Venezia,...

Center for Autism Holds “Hope & Help” Gala at Pelican Hill Resort

The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders hosted its second annual “Hope & Help” Gala on September 10 at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach to raise awareness for those challenged by autism spectrum and other neurodevelopmental disorders. The sold-out event raised...



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Center Stage: Going for Baroque in Corona del Mar

Who knew that dancing the tango and playing the harp could be so simpático? For award-winning, Irish-born musician Diana Rowan, studying the intense and passionate Argentinian art form known as the tango led to a surprising deepening of her own prowess as a harpist. She’ll bring...

Under Cover: Summer Reading

It’s here! School is either out, or almost, and the sound of the sea crashing on the shore is beckoning us.  Like a siren, the Pacific is calling us to return our fair-skinned, springtime limbs to the ocean’s side, where we can luxuriate in the sand, let the sun once again kiss...

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Off the Menu: Dining Tips for Laguna’s Pageant and Playhouse

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Two entertaining coastal traditions you can count on every year: Pageant of the Masters and a summer musical from Laguna Playhouse (this...

Off the Menu: Al Fresco Dining in Newport Beach

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Warm weather and welcoming ocean breezes means it’s time to dine outside—but we’re not talking about your backyard barbecue, although...

Off the Menu: 50 Years of Five Crowns, 50 Glasses of Scotch at Bayside

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy FIFTY YEARS OF FIVE CROWNS Five Crowns restaurant is celebrating its 50th birthday with a new menu and new events that are a decided...

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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...

The Politics of No

“Republicans — the party that brought us ‘just say no,’ first as a drug policy, then as their entire platform.” – Stephen Colbert. One of the admirable traits of our country’s founders was their ability to think creatively as they forged into the new world of democracy more...

How Will You Vote in November?

In November the residents of Newport Beach will be given a clear choice. If the City Council approves it, there will be a proposed General Plan Amendment on the ballot that will ask us to decide whether or not we want to approve projects that will significantly increase...

Former Senator Marian Bergeson Endorses Keith Curry

My choice in the race to be Newport Beach’s next Assemblyman is Keith Curry. He should be your choice also. Keith has led our city through the recession by reduction of city employees, growing our reserves and generating budget surpluses each year. With his Council...