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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

Lido House Gets a Bigger Footprint

The California Coastal Commission this week approved an additional 4,745 square feet for the new Lido House Hotel. Of the extra space, 4,140 square feet will be allotted for the lobby, offices, restaurant, and retail space on the first floor. The remaining 605 square feet will be added to the second floor. The height and setback of the hotel will remain the same, as will the number of hotels...



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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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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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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

Tour Features Balboa Island Holiday Homes

People can get a glimpse inside several Balboa Island homes decked out for the holidays during a popular community event next weekend. The Balboa Island Improvement Association will host its 20th Annual Balboa Island Holiday Home Walking Tour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 11 (rain or shine)....
Posted On 06 Dec 2016

Charity Spotlight: Locals Honored at Olive Crest “Power of One” Luncheon

Newport Beach resident Dennis Kuhl, Chairman of Angels Baseball, was one of four special honorees at this year’s Olive Crest “Power of One” luncheon, held Nov. 2 at the Westin South Coast Plaza. An overflow crowd of more than 340 guests attended the luncheon, held in celebration of National...



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Under Cover: ‘Read for the Win’ at Newport Library This Summer

Summer may have just started, but I’m sure that in nearly every household, the dreaded refrain of “I’m bored,” has already rung out, and probably more than once. Likewise, we mothers, while loving the freedom of the summer schedule, are finding that having our cherubs home all...

Artscapes: Sawdust Festival Marks 50 Year Milestone

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Sawdust Art & Craft Festival — a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public and promoting art created in Laguna Beach — is using as its theme this year “Celebrating the Soul of Art for 50 Years!”...

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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...

Off the Menu: A Stylish Brunch at Fig & Olive

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy  Let’s do brunch! Weekend brunches seem to be more popular than ever in Newport Beach, although it’s not always easy to find a true...

Off the Menu: CPK Starts ‘Next Chapter’ in Newport

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Roasted wild halibut. Fire-grilled rib eye steak. Lobster flatbread. Welcome to the new California Pizza Kitchen. Yes, we’re fans ...

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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...

Yachts of Fun

A week ago I was out enjoying the warm weather on a sea trial verifying there were no mechanical problems on a 50-foot Hatteras Sportfisher that I maintain. The day before, the starboard engine was slow starting and smoked more than normal when starting. That night one of the...

Measure Y and Private Property Rights

“In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible,” writes George Orwell in his 1946 essay, “Politics and the English Language.” Orwell and his generation had, of course, witnessed the awful policies that emanated out of lofty ideals from both...

Lido Hotel Lease Guarantees a Taxpayer Loss

The city’s plan to award a long-term lease for old City Hall land is a guaranteed loser for taxpayers. Let’s quickly run through the three possible scenarios that could play out during a long-term land-lease from the city of Newport: Let’s assume that Newport...

Corona Del Mar Library: A “Storied” Tale

By Robyn Grant | NB Indy The story of the Corona del Mar Library started in the mid-1940s. The expanding Corona del Mar population required a library closer than Balboa Library, the original location of the main City library. The Library was first housed in a Corona del Mar...