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Proposal for expanded Lido House Hotel heads to Coastal Commission

A larger version of a boutique hotel slated to replace the former Newport Beach City Hall at the entrance to the Balboa Peninsula cleared its last hurdle with the city this week but still needs California Coastal Commission approval. The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to allow R.D....


Water Polo: Newport Beach boys help Regency reign at Junior Olympics


  • Commentary: Remembering the days when phones were not so smart

    Remember when all you had to do to use a phone was plug one end of a flat cord into it and the other into the phone jack, then connect the handset to the phone with a long curly cord so you could dial a number and then walk all over the house and talk? I remember when black fabric-covered cords...

  • Commentary: Team Newport hasn't delivered on fiscal promises

    Recently, Balboa Island resident Bob McCaffrey wrote an opinion piece extolling our current council in all its magnificence. There is only one, slight problem with his article: Nearly everything he wrote, in my opinion, is either flatly incorrect or wildly misleading. McCaffrey pounds once again...

  • Commentary: Voting district measure would create inequities

    The Costa Mesa Council recently voted 3-2 in favor of placing a measure regarding council district boundaries on the ballot. To avoid a potential lawsuit under the Voting Rights Act (VRA), many cities are moving in this direction from at-large to district elections to ensure compliance with VRA...

  • Commentary: Candidate Herdman opened his Balboa Island home to me

    During our last visit to Balboa Island in November 2015, I found out from my American AFS (American Field Service) brother Jeff Herdman that he would be entering the campaign for a seat on the Newport Beach City Council in 2016. Since that two-week visit with Jeff and his wife, Sally, my wife,...

  • Mailbag: Fire is out, Bayside restaurant is open for business

    On Thursday, July 14, there was a small fire at Bayside restaurant in Newport Beach. Thankfully, only minor damage was sustained in the bathroom, and we were able to open the restaurant that very next day. We have been besieged with calls ever since from concerned residents and loyal patrons wanting...


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Police Files for July 27

Costa Mesa Lenwood Drive: Attempted garage burglary was reported in the 400 block at 4 a.m. Tuesday. Monte Vista Avenue: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 100 block at 4:50 a.m. Tuesday. Placentia Avenue: Grand theft was reported in the 1900 block at noon Tuesday. East 16th Street and Tustin Avenue:...