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Man Arrested After Death of Patron at Newport Restaurant

Newport Beach Police Detectives took Sean Robert McLaughlin, 42, into custody at his home in Aliso Viejo on Friday night and booked him at the Newport Beach Police Department Jail for Involuntary Manslaughter surrounding the death of a patron at a business in the 2400 block of Newport Blvd. on the Balboa Peninsula (identified by numerous news media as American Junkie Restaurant and Bar). The...

Cattle Call for a Good Cause

Moo-ve over bunnies! The latest herd to embrace the Civic Center Park’s art scene has arrived. Cows4Camp, an exhibit of 32 cow sculptures, is migrating into Newport Beach. They’ll be grazing at three of the libraries (Balboa, Mariners, and Central), OASIS Senior Center, Castaways Park, Marina Park, and the Newport Coast Community Center. The Civic Center Park will be home to 10 of the cows,...



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Residents Sound Off About Bonita Canyon Pickleball Courts

Concerns, comments and ideas from both sides of the net were discussed this week during a meeting about the potential pickleball courts at Bonita Canyon Sports Park. The Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commission reviewed and provided feedback...
Posted On 09 Sep 2016

Newport’s Longtime Urban Forester Retires

John Conway, longtime urban forester for the city of Newport Beach, retired Friday. He has been with the city for 23 years and has served in government for 44 years. “I’ve enjoyed it,” Conway said at the Parks, Beaches and Recreation meeting...
Posted On 09 Sep 2016

News Briefs: Newport Center Projects, Community Expos, Digital Library Event

News around the community of Newport Beach. Commission Recommends Denial of Smaller Newport Center Project The Newport Beach Planning Commission voted Sept. 1 to recommend denial without prejudice of a scaled -down 35-unit, five-story version of...

Business

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

Government Turns Economy Around By Legislation Alone!

OK, snap back to reality – the headline above has no basis in fact. As a matter of fact, President Obama – along with all the other candidates – have it all wrong. There is no question that the Economy and Job Creation (capital letters since these are getting to be Proper...
Posted On 30 Sep 2011

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Chamber Dinner Shows Appreciation for Fire and Lifeguards

For the 19th year, the Commodores Club of the Newport Chamber of Commerce hosted its Fire and Lifeguard Appreciation Dinner last week at the Marriott Hotel, Fashion Island. The sold-out event aimed to “recognize and honor not only the special honorees, but the entire Fire and Lifeguard...

Charity Spotlight: 25th Annual Komen Orange County Race for the Cure

Sunday, Sept. 25, was a day of hope, celebration and courage as more than 15,000 Susan G. Komen Orange County supporters returned to Fashion Island in Newport Beach for the 25th Annual Susan G. Komen Orange County Race for the Cure. The largest breast cancer fundraiser in Orange County...

Charity Spotlight: Halloween Costume Gala to Benefit Veterans Museum at OC Fair

Newport Beach resident and community activist Barbara Venezia is getting ready to throw a scary party, and she wants everyone to have a frightful time. Barbara’s husband, Stan, serves on the OC Fairgrounds Board of Directors. She was asked to create a support group similar to the AIDS Services...



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Curtain Up: SCR Teen Players Tackle Shakespeare

Seasoned actors are often intimidated by Shakespeare, so imagine what it would be like for teenagers to try and tackle something like The Bard’s classic comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” At South Coast Repertory, they don’t just imagine. They do. On May 14-15 and 20-22, SCR’s...

Under Cover: Chef Gwyneth Paltrow’s Cookbook is “All Easy”

If you are anything like me, life is getting crazier by the minute! Having a child graduating next month seems to have added an endless array of tasks to my to-do list, not to mention that getting a child ready to fly the nest is draining my bank account to drought-stricken...

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Off the Menu: Italian Vino Versus OC Wines

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale Whether you enjoy local wines or vino from Italy, this is the perfect time to take a wine tour to OC wineries and enjoy a luncheon with one of...

Sushi Splendor

A family-friendly atmosphere and an inspired menu make Blue C a new go-to sushi spot at Fashion Island. By Lauren Matich  | Photos by Jody Tiongco The buzz at Blue C Sushi is palpable, from the...

Off the Menu: New Restaurants Offer Delicious Delights

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale Slapfish Seafood and Newport Beach have long been a perfect match, so it’s no surprise that Slapfish, a “modern seafood shack” founded in...

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Out and About in Newport Harbor

As I have mentioned many times before, Newport Harbor has a large footprint around our area: statewide, nationally and around the world. Our harbor is noteworthy everywhere. Along those lines, I thought I would extend congratulations to Dennis Moran of Ardell, Newport Harbor, who...

Yachts of Fun

A week ago I was out enjoying the warm weather on a sea trial verifying there were no mechanical problems on a 50-foot Hatteras Sportfisher that I maintain. The day before, the starboard engine was slow starting and smoked more than normal when starting. That night one of the...

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...

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