Woolsey Fire: How to Donate

Living in Newport Beach, it’s beyond frustrating to watch the devastation of the Woolsey Fire, see images of land seared to ash and homes ravaged by unrelenting flames. We feel helpless, even as the smoke stretches across our Newport Beach sky, manifesting itself in hazy oceanfront sunsets that remind us the fire isn’t that far…

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Big Bear Is Always a Good Idea

By the time we left that morning, it was almost 10 o’clock. In Newport Beach, the fog had already swooned and faded. On the road, temperature manifested itself as a neon dashboard figure remaining surprisingly still as we made our mountain ascent. Seventy degrees, unchanging. Big Bear is best known among Newport Beach locals as a…

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Lido Theater Rings in Holiday Season with Annual Showing of ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’

In the cannon of holiday cinema, It’s A Wonderful Life rightly earns its spot (or wings) as one of the most angelic Christmas classics. Watching the 1946, Frank Capra-directed movie, starring James Stewart and Donna Reed, is a perennial family tradition for many, and the good people at Lido Theater in Newport Beach know it. The beloved…

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Aurora is Your New Favorite Neighborhood Hangout That’s Been Around for Years

It’s three o’clock in the afternoon. Friday. On West Balboa Boulevard, the street is still quiet, a study in windblown palm trees and paved, empty roadway that’ll soon fill with cars tangled in the nighttime whirl. Along 23rd Street, an open door, wedged between darkened windows and yellow walls. This is Aurora, a onetime-Mediterranean eatery…

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Have Boat, Will Christmas Parade

It’s that time of year again … the ghosts of Halloween are already bygone things of the past and now we dive head first into the twinkly, festive mood of the holiday season! First step? Well, for Newport Beach boat owners that means entering your prized vessel in the 110th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat…

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See You Lager: Newport Beach Brew Co. to Brew No More

After 23 years in business, Newport Beach Brewing Company, known among locals as simply Brew Co., poured its final beer on Nov. 4, 2018. (Also, apologies for the bad pun in this headline but our brains aren’t working right after hearing the unfortunate update.) Brew Co. was a longtime Balboa Peninsula go-to for football games,…

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10 Things to Know about Newport Beach’s Electric Bike Company

Entering the workshop of Electric Bike Company in Newport Beach is like stepping inside a magical Hobbit hole of electric-bike wizardry. From the ceiling, dozens of bike frames hang in perfectly painted glory; all around, machines are buzzing, sparks are quite literally flying, and a team of local experts assembles what Electric Bike Review voted as…

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Free Events: Puppies, Pumpkins and Powerful Women

The best things in life, my friends, are free. And these four upcoming local events to inspire, learn and play absolutely prove it: 

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Fall SoCal Corgi Beach Day Is Coastal Canine Cuteness

What’s better than spotting an adorable Corgi scampering with its little legs and big, pointy ears along the beach? Spotting thousands of Corgis scampering along the beach together, living life as it should be lived: without a care. Sound promising and like a dream? Welcome to Fall SoCal Corgi Beach Day. If you want your…

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Newport Beach Film Festival Hosts Free Screening of Art Film

Some might think the Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) is much like the holidays; it comes around once every year with all its fanfare and festive glory then disappears into the ethereal unknown. Except NBFF is actually a year-round celebration of cinema; the team works hard every day to fill our local screens with artsy,…

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