Latest News

Newport Beach Shuts Down Unpermitted Short-Term Vacation Rentals

by stephanieargyros July 12, 2017 Latest News

Newport Beach’s short-term rental watchdog shut down almost 80 unpermitted vacation homes in June, and more are under scrutiny, according to city officials.

Thanks to data provided by Host Compliance, a company that searches online vacation rental platforms like Airbnb and HomeAway to find unpermitted rentals, the city ordered 78 rental operators to cease and desist. …

Read the full article →

Coastkeeper Completes Ambitious Upper Newport Bay Restoration Project

by stephanieargyros July 5, 2017 Latest News

More than 150 volunteers recently hauled a stunning 20 tons of Pacific oyster shells to help restore Upper Newport Bay as part of the Orange County Coastkeeper’s Living Shorelines project.

The project is unique to the west coast, and combines oyster shells and eelgrass restoration to protect the shoreline from erosion and rising sea levels.

Coastkeeper expects that …

Read the full article →

Newport Harbor Summer Anchorage Approved for a Third Trial Run

by stephanieargyros June 28, 2017 Latest News

Newport Beach will get its summer anchorage for the third year in a row after a City Council decision late last month.

The City Council approved the return of the anchorage to the west of Lido Isle for another “seasonal trial” that will last until September 17.

The anchorage will follow the same rules as last year, …

Read the full article →

Newport Beach City Council Releases Budget for 2017-18

by stephanieargyros June 21, 2017 Latest News

Newport Beach’s proposed budget is not set to go into effect until July 1, but it’s already generating a lot of criticism, commentary and controversy.

City staff offered a presentation on the budget during a special meeting of the City Council and the Finance Committee in late May. Much of the presentation concerned the controversial decision …

Read the full article →

E-Bikes Causing Controversy on Oceanfront Boardwalk

by stephanieargyros June 14, 2017 Latest News

Newport Beach residents who live along the Oceanfront boardwalk are complaining that electric bicycles are making the Balboa Peninsula promenade dangerous, and the City Council could intervene.

Some residents are even calling on the Council to ban e-bikes on the 12-foot-wide concrete boardwalk, which is often packed with runners, walkers and baby strollers. The Council agreed …

Read the full article →

Committee to Recall Scott Peotter Gains Ground

by stephanieargyros June 7, 2017 Latest News

Newport Beach residents are out in force collecting signatures for a petition to repeal City Councilman Scott Peotter.

The Committee to Recall Scott Peotter is seeking a special election to repeal the council member, citing grievances over his policy choices and uncivil manner, including reports that he has insulted residents and colleagues.

Citizens who have signed the …

Read the full article →

Private Terminal For the Rich and Famous Opens At LAX

by stephanieargyros May 17, 2017 Latest News

If you’re traveling to Los Angeles and want to skip the long lines at the airport, you might need to pay $2,000 to do so.

“The Private Suite” is a separate VIP terminal at LAX for first- and business-class travelers. After it opens on May 15, premium guests will have access to a discreet and quick …

Read the full article →

Newport Beach Mayor Wants To Rename Park In Honor Of John Wayne

by stephanieargyros April 26, 2017 Latest News

Newport Beach could honor its favorite movie star and long-time resident John Wayne with a park. Mayor Kevin Muldoon wants to rename an existing park to go along with John Wayne Day, which he spearheaded last year.

Mayor Muldoon thinks the grassy knoll at El Modena Avenue and Cliff Drive, currently known as Ensign View Park …

Read the full article →

Newport Beach Launches Interpretation Services For Deaf And Hard-of-Hearing Residents

by stephanieargyros April 19, 2017 Latest News

Newport Beach has become one of the first cities in the country to leverage mobile technology to connect deaf and hard-of-hearing residents with city services, city officials announced in March.

The city recently placed special computer tablets in City Hall, libraries and other public facilities so residents who need sign-language interpretation can have access to on-demand, …

Read the full article →

Corona del Mar Considers Free Downtowner Shuttle Service

by stephanieargyros April 12, 2017 Latest News

As Newport Beach nears completion of the Balboa Peninsula Trolley, set to open this summer, Corona del Mar is planning to open its own public transport service: a Downtowner shuttle. The board of directors of the Corona del Mar Business Improvement District discussed the idea at a meeting in mid-March and most were in favor …

Read the full article →
Page 2 of 14«12345»10...Last »