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Mooring Permits Revisions Return

Harbor Commissioners discussed and decided on their final revisions for mooring permits during a meeting this week and will forward their recommendations to the Newport Beach City Council. The hot topic items were the transfer fee and an online centralized listing of moorings sold and for sale. They voted 3-1 Wednesday to recommend to Council to enact the mooring permit revisions as suggested...
Posted On 10 Feb 2017

Banning Ranch, Balboa Marina on Coastal Commission Agenda

The California Coastal Commission meets Thursday inside Newport Beach City Council chambers and Banning Ranch is on the agenda yet again. Only this time, they won’t be hearing a new request for development on the 401 acres of coastal land, they’ll be hearing CCC staff’s “revised findings” that support their original denial of the proposed project. Newport Banning Ranch LLC’s application to...



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Copper in the Bay Creates Controversy

Local and regional officials have recently been discussing copper in Newport Bay, a topic that has peaked the interest of boaters, environmentalists and local business owners. The Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region, held a public...
Posted On 18 Nov 2016

Irvine Co. Voices Objection to Museum House

In a letter to the city and in an official statement, the Irvine Company voiced their objection to the controversial high-rise residential project in Newport Center known as Museum House. The 25-story, 295-foot tall, 100-residential-unit project...

Public’s Help Wanted in School Arson Investigation

Authorities are seeking help from the public after a fire broke out at a local school last week. Newport Beach police and fire departments were called to the scene at Ensign Middle School around 4:30 a.m. Friday. “The first police officer on...

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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

Retail Corner

New Angle for Triangle Square Newport Beach-based Greenlaw Partners has begun a $25 million upgrade and rebranding of its Triangle Square property in Costa Mesa, the OC Business Journal reported. The plan is to add two restaurants and a bowling alley that will also have restaurant space. Other...

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...

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Local Environmental Activist Fern Pirkle Dies

By Andrea Adelson | NB Indy Environmental leader and preservationist Fern Pirkle died at her Corona del Mar home on Nov. 11. She was 90. Pirkle was the founder and president of Friends of the Newport Coast and led the fight against the Irvine Company to preserve as open space nearly 10,000...

Retired Airline Pilot Cooks up a New Life

Before the introduction of aircraft-specific iPads issued to cockpit crews, pilots would pack their carry-on bags with manuals that measured many inches thick.     Retired American Airlines Captain James Whitehead, 71, of Balboa Peninsula, still finds himself traveling to “work” with a...

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 ©



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Center Stage: Newport Theater Arts Center Prepares for 38th Season

Classic Americana closes out Newport Theatre Arts Center’s 2015-2016 season this weekend with the last few performances of “1776 The Musical.” The patriotic play delves into the diverse personalities behind the signing of the Declaration of Independence, delivering a lively and...

Under Cover: Turning the Page of Life

It’s been a crazy time here at the Crabtree house. Two weeks ago, we watched our oldest graduate from high school, and next week, we leave for college. But, this week is all about another member of this clan. Sandwiched here amid all the craziness – much like his place as the...

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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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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,...

I Love Trash Day No More

I wrote a story last year about how much I love trash day, but that all changed in April this year when my suitcase was stolen and the new trash service in Newport Beach began in the neighborhood about three weeks ago. In April I was ready to take a trip to Florence, Italy, and...

It’s a Mad Mad World

Supreme Nonsense A number of recent Supreme Court decisions have boggled the minds of even those who sit on opposite sides of the aisle. Many of our judges seem to be out of touch with reality. Maybe the three branches of government need an infusion of persons who are not...

Advocating for Newport’s Quality of Life

Whether you grew up in this town or have lately arrived, it is heart-lifting each time you drive down Newport Boulevard, Jamboree or MacArthur and catch that first glimpse of the Pacific. Newport Beach is a great town to live in. Keeping it that way is the responsibility of our...