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Survey Says: Classic Red Trolley

The votes are in, and the winner is – a classic red trolley. The Balboa Peninsula Trolley, a free shuttle that will run on Saturdays and Sundays this summer, is getting a classic, red trolley design based on results from on online survey. Residents could vote on one of five choices for a color and theme of the shuttle, which is scheduled to begin service this summer. The City’s Deputy...

Newport El Kicks Off Hula for Moola Fundraiser

A popular tropical themed fundraising effort that supports a local beach-side school is underway and organizers are gearing up for the big gala at the end of the month. Hula for Moola, hosted by the nonprofit Newport Elementary School Foundation, supports the Balboa Peninsula school of the same name with an online auction, silent/live auction, and a dinner, dance and gala. The annual event is...
Posted On 15 Mar 2017



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McFadden Square Ready for Update

Perched at the base of Newport Pier is a bronze globe depicting natural scenes of the region and a walkable labyrinth. This area is the focal point of historic McFadden Square on the Balboa Peninsula. It also includes a timeline of 98...

Museum House Petition Delivered to City Clerk

A petition for a referendum on the Museum House condominium tower met the required 6,000-signature threshold on Wednesday, delivering a win to the project’s opponents after a highly-charged campaign. Newport Beach City Clerk Leilani Brown and...

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...

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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...

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

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Dixon Hosts Final Town Hall as Mayor

Diane Dixon hosted her 16th and final town hall as mayor on Monday night. She graciously thanked not only the dozens of residents and city staff who attended the event, but everyone she’s encountered during her tenure. As mayor, she said, “I love the policy side, but I also love what’s call...

Commission Approves Conceptual Designs for Pickleball Courts

Pickleball will soon be coming to Bonita Canyon Sports Park. The Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commission reviewed a sound study and unanimously approved 6-0 the conceptual designs for the proposed pickleball courts at the park during a meeting Tuesday. Commissioner Ray Englebrecht was absent....
Posted On 09 Dec 2016

City Manager Provides Wake Up Call

Newport Beach City Manager Dave Kiff provided a wake up call on issues facing the city for a large crowd during an early morning meeting last week. The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Wake Up! Newport meeting was held Dec. 1 in the Friend’s Room at the library. Kiff gave a  quick...
Posted On 09 Dec 2016



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Under Cover: Theatrical Harry Potter Book Hits Stores This Month

My boy Harry is back in a big way. By now, everyone knows that I have a bit of a thing for Harry Potter. This trusty companion, despite struggling with a pretty lengthy list of his own issues, has been by my side for more than a decade, as I have read his story with each of my...

Center Stage: Pacific Symphony’s Sizzling Summer Season

As the weather warms and night skies swarm with summer stars, OC music lovers’ thoughts turn toward Pacific Symphony’s annual Summer Festival at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre. A treasured tradition for almost three decades, the series- which opened with its annual 4th of July...

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Off the Menu: A Taste of The Bungalow and Big Fish Tavern

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Seven lunch items for $5 each—at The Bungalow? Sounded too good to be true, so Christopher went to The Bungalow in Corona del Mar for...

Off the Menu: A Classic Port in Newport

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy  Want music with your meal? That’s not easy to find in Newport Beach restaurants, especially on a week night. One of the few that does...

Off the Menu Special: Fall is Wine & Food Festival Time

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy This is Wine & Food festival season in Southern California, with three notable events occurring over the next several weeks. The fun...

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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...

Mid-Winter Race Results

One of the largest sailboat racing regattas of the year are the Mid-Winters. These races are all over our state and part of Arizona. I saw at least three different yacht club race committee boats anchored in the turning basin, and a couple on the Balboa side of the channel across...

Op Ed: Protecting Water Quality at Newport’s Beaches

By Leslie Daigle Newport Beach’s miles of shore are a source of relaxation, joy, solace and exhilaration for visitors and residents alike. And perhaps nothing strikes at the heart of the unique and special Newport Beach lifestyle as much as beach closures. The City Council and...

Lynn’s Spin: Wanted–Kidney Donor for Local Journalist

Bruce W. Cook needs a kidney. The well-known editor and publisher of The Bay Window magazine, popular Daily Pilot columnist, Balboa Bay Resort Governor, father, grandfather, husband, friend and Newport Beach resident, is suffering from a rare, genetic kidney disease. It has...
Posted On 19 Sep 2014

Response to Dr. Glueck’s Column of Sept. 12

Dear Dr. Glueck: As you might imagine, I have received my share of guest comments over the years. Mostly positive, but of course, some negative. I try and take the negative ones to heart and use the information constructively to create a better guest experience. I normally would...