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Museum House Developer Asks City Clerk to Reject ‘Illegible’ Petition

The developer of the 25-story Museum House condominium tower claims the petition for a referendum on the project is defective under state law, arguing it doesn’t include the full text of the City Council’s resolution and that black-and-white photocopies don’t meet minimum type size requirements. Gino Canori, executive vice president of Related Co. of California, wrote in a statement that his...

Lawsuit and Alleged Intimidation Blur Museum House Petition

Newport Beach City Council members at last week’s council meeting urged supporters and opponents of the petition for a referendum on the 25-story Museum House condominium tower to stop alleged intimidation and spread of misinformation. Outgoing Councilman Keith Curry was especially disturbed by the tactics, which allegedly include contractors hired by the developer, OCMA Urban Housing LLC,...



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Council Candidate Outraged Over Farsi Campaign Signs

By Daniel Langhorne | NB Indy City Council Candidate Fred Ameri voiced outrage this week after someone posted a fake campaign signs reading “Vote for Fred” in Farsi, arguing it was a “racist” attempt to drum-up fear about his Middle Eastern...

School Board Candidates Vie for Three Seats

By Victoria Kertz | NB Indy  Three of the seven seats on the Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Education will be determined in the November 8 General Election in Newport Beach. Trustee Area 1 in Costa Mesa and Areas 3 and 6 in...

Report Card for Marina Park’s Visitor Serving Marina

  The inaugural year for Marina Park’s visitor serving marina is about two-thirds completed and the staff report card notes that it was off to a slow start, but it’s gaining momentum and popularity. Newport Beach City Council heard a...
Posted On 28 Oct 2016

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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...

How Do You Compare to Your Competition?

No matter what field or business you are in you have competition. That does not necessarily mean you have competitors, and this is not just semantics; it’s a state of mind and a reflection of how you run your business. Every product or sale has more than one company or person behind it, but in...
Posted On 13 Jan 2012

Small Business Saturday

Tomorrow, Newport Beach residents will have a chance to support small businesses in their community, by starting their Christmas shopping on Small Business Saturday. According to the Small Business Administration, a small business is generally one with fewer than 500 employees doing less than...
Posted On 25 Nov 2011

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The Gray Event Raises Funds for Save Elephant Foundation

It was an eventful evening in Thailand thanks to more than 100 supporters and friends of Chef Pascal Olhat, who hosted a fundraiser dubbed The Gray Event for Save Elephant Foundation on October 23 at his Café Jardin restaurant at Sherman Gardens in Corona del Mar. After taking an ecotourism...

Prepare Your Palates for…A Taste of Math?

Learning is always easier when there’s a healthy dose of fun added to the equation, which is why thousands of children and their families are expected to turn out for the third annual Math Fair, held at the OC Fairgrounds on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Created by the MIND Research...

Pacific Premier Bank Provides Grant to Komen OC

Pacific Premier Bank and Susan G. Komen Orange County have formed a partnership to sponsor mobile mammography and outreach efforts throughout Orange County. The 2016 sponsorship will focus on breast cancer education, awareness, and medical screening services. In an effort to reach low-income...



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Pacific Symphony Unveils Final Summer Season at Irvine Meadows

Summer is almost here, which means it’s nearly time for the annual Pacific Symphony Summer Festival at Irvine Meadows Amphitheater. It’s a bittersweet season for the symphony, as it’s their final five concerts at Irvine Meadows before its scheduled closure later this year. This...

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,...

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Off the Menu: Newport Beach Dining Icons Celebrate Milestones

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Longevity in the restaurant business is rare, but this week we profile two restaurants on the Newport Peninsula that are celebrating...

Off the Menu: Easter Brunch Dining

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale Easter is a signal that spring has arrived, and with it the first lavish brunch occasion of the season. Many restaurants in town are offering a...

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...

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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,...

Memories of Boating Families

Two week ago, the weather was so picture perfect warm we weren’t sure if we would survive without air conditioning or not. I needed to make sure I stayed out of the sun on Saturday due to a slight sunburn when I forgot to put my shirt back on in time to limit the exposure. My how...

No Exit in Newport

In 1944, Jean Paul Sartre wrote an existentialist play titled “No Exit” about three deceased characters locked into a room for eternity. If you are a homeowner in Newport Beach, you might want to pick up a copy to see what you’re in for. By way of background, my...
Posted On 21 Mar 2014

A Sporting Chance

* You Can’t Suspend Baseball Shortly after starting to write this silly column came word that District 55 suspended the Newport Beach Little League (NBLL). They had too many coaches on their board and two baseball games were suspended. There is a rule that coaches can’t make up...

Debating Benefits for Slain Police Officers

By Kurt English | Newport Beach Indy  Nineteen years ago this week, Newport Beach Police Officer Bob Henry was shot by a drunk suspect who then committed suicide. Weeks later, Officer Henry died, leaving a wife and three small children. In addition to the personal tragedy this...