Oct 18

JUST LISTED:  1518 Vivian Lane, Newport Beach


Look no further for a well loved home to create your own memories.  Just two blocks from Mariners Elementary School, park, tennis & basketball courts, and the Library with easy access to the Newport Back Bay, PCH, Freeways, and the conveniences of Westcliff and 17th Street shopping & dining.  Location, location, location!

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Jul 19
2016 NHHS Media Scholarships Awarded!

NHHS 2016 Winners

Congratulations to Jake Poe (Photography) and Brooke Gehris (Film) on their selection as the winners of the 2016 Bixby Residential Media Scholarships at Newport Harbor High School.  Their submissions stood out amongst a strong field of entries as being technically sound, creatively inspired, and thoughtfully executed.  Jake will be studying next year at the Academy of Arts University, and Brooke will attend The Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.  It is an honor to know them and support their efforts.


Apr 28
2016 Bixby Residential Media Scholarship @ NHHS — NOW OPEN!


“Prior to my real estate career I spent several years as a freelance writer and photographer.  It all started with a blank journal I took with me to a semester of study in Florence, Italy.  That experience stoked a fire.  I loved telling stories and capturing them on film.  Travel became a vehicle from which I could share my creativity with others.  As the Bixby Residential Media Scholarship at NHHS enters it’s 6th year, I hope that you’ll consider submitting an entry (or multiple entries) and share your opinions, experiences, and creativity with your Newport Harbor community.  Have fun with it, and good luck!” — Grant Bixby


IMG_1813-225x300The Bixby Residential Media Scholarship @ NHHS is open to ALL senior students who wish to submit an entry.  Acceptable submissions may be posted at www.blog.bixbyresidential.com and in the NHHS Beacon at the discretion of the sponsor and NHHS staff.  Students will generate entries in either print journalism, still photography, or video/film format.  Students may submit more than one entry in any category.  NHHS staff and Grant Bixby will select the winner for each category.  Those winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship award with no strings attached.  The goal is to promote creativity, individuality, and freedom of expression.


Submissions accepted beginning April 1, 2016

Submission deadline is June 10, 2016

 Sample Topics include:

  • Not-for-profit Spotlight—Showcase a worthy cause
  • Special Event Coverage—Report on a newsworthy happening
  • Arts & Sciences—Feature a performance, art exhibit, science fair
  • Business & Community Issues—Report on a topic of local importance
  • The Op/Ed or commentary piece


Maximum word count of 1,000.  Content must be appropriate for all ages.  No personal essays or fiction.  This is a journalism, non-fiction reporting contest. Submit as a Word document.  Entries may include one photograph or illustration if it helps the story, but it is NOT required.  $1,000 prize.

Still Photography:

One image or a sequence is acceptable.  Must receive both print and digital copy of image(s) in an acceptable format (JPEG or other).  Protect images accordingly in envelope with cardboard or other.  Important:  Accompany image with 250 word (max) description of image, where taken, camera & film details.  Content must be appropriate for all ages.  $1,000 prize.


Maximum running time of 5 minutes.  Submit in suitable electronic file type or YouTube type link.  Content must be appropriate for all ages.  $1,000 prize.

***Include student name, telephone, address, and email with each submission.


Submit to:  grant@bixbyresidential.com (electronic).  Include the word “Scholarship” in the subject line.  Mail or drop hard copies to Bixby Residential @ Villa Real Estate660 Newport Center Drive, Suite 200, Newport Beach, CA 92660.  Or, deliver to Angie Miner (hard copies only) in the counseling office.

Oct 21
Just Listed and Not to Miss: Spacious Hacienda Style Home

Spectacular “Hacienda” design with a detached 2 bedroom guest house. Built in 1996. All permitted. Incredible attention to detail throughout. Main house is “Great Room” concept with vaulted ceiling. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, formal dining room. Large master suite with walk in closet. The 2 bedroom unit is completely detached from the main house. 3 car garage plus possible R.V or boat parking. Beautifully maintained by owner. Large fenced yards with plenty of room to add a pool. Built in BBQ. Great room and master bedroom open onto great entertaining south west facing patio. For more information click here.Untitled_HDR2 copy Untitled_HDR4-2 copy
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Oct 2
SOLD: Superb Income Property in Eastside Costa Mesa

SOLD:  Four units and a short drive to the beach – a great investment opportunity! At the close of this transaction Bixby Residential made a donation in honor of our clients to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  If you are interested in income property and investment opportunities don’t hesitate to call.225 Cabrillo front CROP

Jul 14
2015 Bixby Residential NHHS Media Scholarships Awarded

This is the 5th year I have awarded this scholarship, and my own kids are wondering if I’ll offer up a $1,000 homework assignment to them.  Maybe this wasn’t the best idea, I’m thinking.  The genesis for these scholarships lies in my own love of journalism, visual imagery, and story telling.  I wanted to reward students for expressing their creativity and challenging their intellect through writing, photography, and film.  And again this year, the winners impressed me.


Congratulations to this year’s Newport Harbor High School awardees!

1st PRIZE FILM — Abbey Pickett


1st PRIZE PHOTOGRAPHY – Devin Sandoval

I wish these fine scholars the best of luck as they head off to continue their creative pursuits at their respective universities this fall.