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Potential for Lower Castaways Park

Residents who wonder what’s going on with the patch of land at the corner of Dover Drive and West Coast Highway may soon have an answer – although ideas are still very much up in the air. Discussions about what to do with Lower Castaways Park have been happening for several years. In 2014, plans were conceptually designed, vetted by several city committees and commissions, and then the...
Posted On 03 Feb 2017

Conditional Alcohol Permit Allowed at Villas Fashion Island

The Newport Beach Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit for a café and a poolside cocktail lounge with specific residents-only Alcoholic Beverage Control license at the Villas Fashion Island. Commissioners voted 4-1 with Bill Dunlap dissenting and Peter Zak absent. The Villas Fashion Island is a gated 524-unit residential apartment complex currently under construction at the...
Posted On 29 Jan 2017



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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...

News Briefs: Deaf-Friendly Access and Cultural Arts Grants

City Provides Deaf-Friendly Access To help individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speak a different language connect with city services, Newport Beach recently installed tablet devices available to visitors at several city facilities...

Results and Reactions from Council Candidates, New Members

With Election Day come and gone, results show that Newport Beach City Council will soon see three new faces on the dais: Brad Avery, Jeff Herdman, and Will O’Neill. Each race had some interesting ups and downs Tuesday night, as all 63 precincts...
Posted On 10 Nov 2016

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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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Center for Autism Holds “Hope & Help” Gala at Pelican Hill Resort

The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders hosted its second annual “Hope & Help” Gala on September 10 at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach to raise awareness for those challenged by autism spectrum and other neurodevelopmental disorders. The sold-out event raised...

Council Approves Updated Local Coastal Program

The Newport Beach City Council announced Monday that the city’s Local Coastal Program Implementation Plan and categorical exemption was unanimously approved by the California Coastal Commission in Half Moon Bay last week. The program allows single family residences and certain duplexes to apply...

Newport Etiquette Expert Teaches Tournament of Roses Royal Court

Bluewater Grill hosted royalty for lunch last month, but the queen and her princesses didn’t have to travel far. The seven newly-named members of the 2017 Tournament of Roses Royal Court made their first public appearance south of Pasadena by taking a Duffy boat cruise through Newport Harbor...



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Center Stage: Going for Baroque in Corona del Mar

Who knew that dancing the tango and playing the harp could be so simpático? For award-winning, Irish-born musician Diana Rowan, studying the intense and passionate Argentinian art form known as the tango led to a surprising deepening of her own prowess as a harpist. She’ll bring...

Under Cover: Summer Reading

It’s here! School is either out, or almost, and the sound of the sea crashing on the shore is beckoning us.  Like a siren, the Pacific is calling us to return our fair-skinned, springtime limbs to the ocean’s side, where we can luxuriate in the sand, let the sun once again kiss...

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Off the Menu: More Dining With Dad for Father’s Day

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Last week we previewed a handful of Father’s Day dining options in Newport Beach, but if you still can’t decide on where to take dad,...

Off the Menu: Dining With Dad for Father’s Day

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Father’s Day is June 21, and local restaurants are offering a variety of fun menus and events geared toward making dad happy on Father’s...

Off the Menu: Uncorking the 2015 Newport Beach Wine & Food Fest

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy We know it’s still a few months away, but we’re excited about the upcoming Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival that returns to the...

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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...

General Plan Amendment Will Cost Newport Taxpayers Millions Each Year

As you may have heard, on July 8 the Newport Beach City Council will consider placing on the November ballot a measure amending the General Plan – a plan that voters adopted, after extensive outreach and input, in 2006. The proposed amendment would reduce allowable development in...

Property Rights on July 4th

Today is the 4th of July. It’s the day we celebrate America’s independence from England. Angered by the Stamp Act, the Intolerable Acts and the list of grievances in the Declaration of Independence, American patriots fought for freedom. At that time, England was ruled by arguably...

Lynn’s Spin: Tales of an American Granddaughter

Like most Americans, I come from a family of proud immigrants. My grandmother’s family made the harrowing trip across the Atlantic from Ireland in the late 1800’s and opened the Murray Baking Company in Los Angeles. As a kid I remember the story of my great- grandfather, having...
Posted On 03 Jul 2014