Dapper Don Webb leads audience at dinner on a unique journey through Newport history.Newport Beach Mayor Don Webb took part in a 25-year tradition and brought more than 100 years of history with him when he presided over the annual Speak Up Newport Mayor's Dinner on Wednesday.
Resplendent in a top hat and Newport Beach-themed vest and bow tie, Webb also broke with tradition at the event, held at the Newport Beach Marriott, attended by about 40 and emceed by Daily Pilot columnist and former Costa Mesa Mayor Peter Buffa. Most mayors select a keynote speaker and use their own time at the podium for a "state of the city" address.
Instead, Webb was the main attraction, and he talked about one of his favorite subjects, Newport Beach history. He's excited about the city's 100th birthday, which is officially Sept. 1 but will be celebrated all year.