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, …

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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 …

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Coastal Commission Set To Renovate Beachside Cottages In Crystal Cove State Park

by stephanieargyros April 5, 2017 Latest News

The California Coastal Commission will decide whether to approve a $26 million proposal to renovate the last of the 46 oceanfront cottages in Laguna Beach’s Crystal Cove State Park.

Commissioners will decide whether to issue a development permit to refurbish the last 17 historic cottages in a bid to increase overnight accommodations in the park, which …

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Newport Beach Harbor Turning The Tide In 2017

by stephanieargyros March 22, 2017 Latest News

The Newport Beach Harbor Commission is turning the tide after the City Council approved a plan to draw more visitors to the harbor and start improvement projects to ensure its long-term welfare and viability for locals and tourists alike.

The council’s vote means that the Newport Beach Harbor Commission’s goals will move forward as planned over …

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Newport Beach City Council Cancels Museum House Condo Development

by stephanieargyros March 15, 2017 Latest News

At its first March meeting, the Newport Beach City Council voted to cancel its approval of the Museum House condominium project in Newport Center.

A 5-2 vote put an end to controversial project planned to replace the Orange County Museum of Art at 850 San Clemente Drive with a 25-story development that many residents worried would …

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Newport Beach Golf Course Thriving Like Never Before

by stephanieargyros March 8, 2017 Latest News

Newport Beach Golf Course is thriving like never before under new management that took over the city’s only public golf course in 2016. Last year, the course lacked grass, greens and a driving range. Today, the course resembles that of a lush private country club. The driving range has been remodeled with new hitting bays …

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$55 Million Estate Could Break Home Sale Record

by stephanieargyros March 1, 2017 Latest News

An estate on Newport Coast is set to break records for the most expensive home sold in both Newport Beach and Orange County. That is, if the sellers get their asking price of $55 million. The estate at 1 Pelican Hill Road North boasts views of the Pacific Ocean and The Resort at Pelican Hill. …

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Orange County City Managers Unveil Plans For The Future

by stephanieargyros February 22, 2017 Latest News

Representatives from six cities across Orange County released key economic indicators to more than 60 guests at the most recent meeting of the South Orange County Economic Coalition.

City representatives each gave 10-minute presentations detailing ongoing and future development projects. Top on the agenda were projects to renovate and transform the downtown shopping areas of Laguna …

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Newport Beach Museum House Development Could Go For A Vote

by stephanieargyros February 15, 2017 Latest News

A petition against the proposed Museum House condo project got approved by the Orange County Registrar of Voters in late January, marking the first step toward a city-wide vote on the project.

The Registrar’s office certified more than minimum 5,619 signatures gathered by the anti-development political action committee Line in the Sand. The PAC spent two …

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Newport Beach Home Sells For Record $28 Million

by stephanieargyros February 8, 2017 Latest News

An eight-bedroom luxury home in the Crystal Cove of Newport Beach has sold for $28 million, marking a record for the priciest home not sold along the ocean or the harbor.

Originally built in 2009, the home at 8 Mystique boasts more than 18,600 square feet and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean from every above-ground …

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