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City Council Welcomes New Mayor and Council Members

Newport Beach’s new mayor, Kevin Muldoon, plans to place a measure on the 2018 ballot that would require city officials to get voter approval before taking on additional debt for new infrastructure or buildings. “It is my hope that the residents of Newport Beach will have a say in the issuances of large amounts of debt going forward,” he said. Muldoon made the announcement at Tuesday’s...

Mickey Mouse Kicks Off Christmas Boat Parade

The Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade sailed into its 108th year with style and nostalgia on Wednesday night. With a grand tree lighting at Marina Park and dazzling fireworks off of Newport Pier, it seemed fitting that the Grand Marshall for opening night was none other than Mickey Mouse. In his first official deed as mayor, Kevin Muldoon read the city proclamation at the Balboa Bay Resort...



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Planning Commission Approves Museum House

Audience members both applauded and booed last week after the Newport Beach Planning Commission unanimously approved a controversial high-rise residential project in Newport Center. Council chambers were packed at the Oct. 20 meeting, with many...
Posted On 28 Oct 2016

Water Board Discusses Copper in Newport Bay

California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region, will hold a public workshop today to discuss copper in Newport Harbor The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at the Irvine Ranch Water District, 15600 Sand Canyon Ave. The topic ...

A Sign of the Times

“Sign, sign, everywhere a sign/blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind.” The lyrics to the 1971 song “Signs” didn’t specifically refer to political signs, but it’s certainly a timely tune with the election less than three weeks...

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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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Kendra Scott Hosts Party for MOMS OC

With a focus on family, fashion and philanthropy, jewelry brand Kendra Scott hosted a “Kendra Gives Back” Party on October 12 at its Fashion Island store in Newport Beach. Approximately 45 guests attended the event and shopped Kendra Scott’s winter jewelry collection while supporting Santa...

Local Chefs Create Lean for Life Recipes

Losing weight can often seem like an overwhelming challenge if all you’re doing is trying (and failing) to stick to a diet. That’s where Lindora Clinic come in. The company has been a national leader in medical weight loss since 1971, but to celebrate its 45th anniversary, Lindora has undergone...

Water Board Discusses Copper in Newport Bay

California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region, will hold a public workshop today to discuss copper in Newport Harbor The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at the Irvine Ranch Water District, 15600 Sand Canyon Ave. The topic is “Basin Plan Amendments to Incorporate Total Maximum...



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Under Cover: New Novel Reveals ‘Glory Over Everything’

“I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person now I was free. There was such a glory over everything. The sun came up like gold through the trees, and I felt like I was in heaven.” These words were uttered by Harriet Tubman, famous conductor on the Underground Railroad,...

Artscapes: Artist Marilyn Minter is Pretty Dirty

Artist Marilyn Minter has a way of making viewers feel both pretty and dirty, disgusted and mesmerized. Those emotions are on display in “Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty” at the Orange County Museum of Arts in Newport Center through July 10. This is the exhibition’s only West Coast...

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Off the Menu: Women in the Kitchen–Our Favorite Female Chefs

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale So many restaurants, so few female chefs. We dine out several times a week, and realized that most of the meals we eat have been created by male...

Off the Menu: Paso Robles Wines Prove Popular in Newport

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale Catherine hails from Napa Valley and knows how good those wines are, but even she admits that Paso Robles rivals Napa in quality and creativity....

The Winery on The Water

Chef and restaurateur Yvon Goetz captures joie de vivre through his food at the restaurant’s new Mariner’s Mile location. By Allison Hata | Photos by Jody Tiongco Some may find it unusual that...

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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...

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...

Lynn’s Spin: Live from the Toshiba Classic

Bright and early Tuesday morning, I arrived at the Balboa Bay Resort along with 500 other early rising golf enthusiasts and VIP’s for the Toshiba Golf Classic’s Breakfast with a Champion. Despite the early hour, the energy in the room was upbeat with camaraderie that reflected...
Posted On 19 Mar 2014

Spring Cleaning

A couple Decembers ago, my husband and I made a pact. To reach our long-deferred goal of a total garage cleanup, we would leave the Christmas tree up until the chore was done. Surely this would shame us into doing what had to be done. But January passed, then early February. One...

Sports Versus Hollywood

Rush to Injure It only took Angel OF Josh Hamilton and Dodger LHP Zack Greinke less than an inning for both to pull a calf muscle. Usually players pull hamstrings early on in spring training and the start of the season. Perhaps this is the new vogue and 2014 will become the year...