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Pickleball Scores as Council Approves Construction of Courts

The final point for pickleball near the Port Streets was scored Tuesday night as Newport Beach City Council approved construction of four courts at Bonita Canyon Sports Park. Council unanimously awarded the contract to Green Giant Landscape Inc., the lowest bidder of seven companies for the project, for $531,100 to construct four courts at the west end of the park. Adding in the construction...
Posted On 27 Apr 2017

Newport Beach Film Festival: Take 18

“Go Deeper.” That’s the message the Newport Beach Film Festival wants 50,000 filmgoers to embrace as they descend on the city for this year’s 18th annual cinematic confluence of filmmakers and moviegoers that kicked off Thursday at the Edwards Big Newport Theater with the west coast premiere of “Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton” and runs through April 27 at more than a dozen...



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Council Approves Filming Planning Commission Meetings

Newport Beach City Council voted 7-0 on Tuesday to direct city staff to start filming Planning Commission meetings. Staff asked the Council to reconsider their Feb. 23 decision, when they voted 4-2 against the idea. There was a bit of community...
Posted On 27 Jan 2017

News Briefs: Dog Beach, Museum House Petition, eWaste Collection

‘Dog Beach’ Closes for Dredging Orange County Public Works announced Jan. 20 that the Santa Ana River outlet area in Newport Beach will be closed starting Monday for a dredging project. The area around the river mouth is a de facto dog beach...

Council and Staff Reviews Plans, Goals for City

Newport Beach City Council met over the weekend to discuss current and upcoming projects and review the financial status of the city. Overall, the city is in good shape, City Manager Dave Kiff concluded at the annual planning session on...
Posted On 20 Jan 2017

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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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It’s a ‘Good Time’ to be Eelgrass in Upper Newport Bay

Eelgrass is alive and well in the Upper Newport Bay, according to an expert who provided an update on the restoration project to the Newport Beach Harbor Commission this week.   They have been working to preserve and restore the important plant for several years now, said Orange County...
Posted On 13 Jan 2017

Local Focus: Former Newport Beach Mayor Dennis O’Neil Passes Away at 78

Longtime civic leader and former Newport Beach Mayor Dennis “Denny” O’Neil passed away on Jan. 6 in Corona del Mar after a long battle with fibrosis of the lungs. He was 78. O’Neil was the vice chairman of Newport Beach and Company, the private nonprofit marketing arm for the city,...

Benefit: CASA Annual Holiday Luncheon and Fashion Show

By Petrina Friede | NB Indy  One of the hottest tickets in town was the Annual Holiday Luncheon & Fashion Show supporting CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Orange County, held at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point. The ultra-elegant event sold out before many ladies even had a...



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Faux Rolling Stones and Pacific Symphony Coming to Newport

Prepare to get some “Satisfaction” this weekend when the Newport Beach City Arts Commission kicks off the 2016 series of Concerts on the Green on Sunday, July 31, with a performance by Hollywood Stones, a five-piece rock band that recreates the classic rock music of the Rolling...

Summer Fun: Tribute Bands Rock OC Fair

By Madison Desler and Christopher Trela | NB Indy It may have started with The Beatles, but the tribute band trend has turned into a musical craze that draws thousands of people to concerts starring faux figures from famous bands. At the OC Fair, tribute bands are indeed all the...

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Old Vine Café Offers New Dishes

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy With so many restaurants in the greater Newport Beach area, it’s easy for us to miss one, or have one on our culinary radar for far too...

Off the Menu: The Ritz Returns as Seaside Oasis

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy The Ritz Restaurant was one of Orange County’s iconic old school restaurants. It reigned supreme in Fashion Island for decades as a...
Posted On 16 Oct 2015

Off the Menu Special: Themed “Lion King” Menu

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale We always dine at Leatherby’s Café Rouge prior to seeing a Broadway musical at the adjacent Segerstrom Center, because Chef Ross Pangilinan...

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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,...

Judicial System Failure in Bicyclist Death

My precious sister, Debra, was killed by a motorist last Aug. 27, 2013 while riding her bicycle in Newport Beach. The Orange County DA filed charges vehicular manslaughter and the trial began Sept. 8, 2014. The DA presented evidence that my sister was properly making a right turn...

Ambiguity of Measure Y

“We’ve got to pass the bill to know what’s in it.” This is the call from nearly all of the Newport Council candidates when you ask them about Measure Y. I asked the question to candidates: “Have you read Measure Y?” All but two said they have...

Which “Y” Will You Take?

Measure Y is a General Plan Update proposed by The Newport Beach City Council recommending changes in current language in the plan that affects how land is used in the city. The No on Y citizens view this as a way to increase traffic and development in the city. The yes group and...