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Tempers Flare as Curry is Ousted as Finance Committee Chair

  Accusations were flying, tempers were flaring, and the gavel was pounding Tuesday night in Newport Beach City Council Chambers. After 45 minutes of discussion and argument, Newport Beach City Council voted 4-2 to remove Councilman Keith Curry as chairman of the Finance...
Posted On 29 Apr 2016

Sports

Waterfront: From Denver to Sedona to Ensenada

My wife and I recently spent some time in Denver. We thoroughly enjoyed the impressive Denver Salt Water Aquarium and Zoo. Even though it was winter, the weather was in the 60s. Knowing this prior to leaving, I was looking forward to sailing on Cherry Lake in the “burbs” of the...

Community

CASA Celebration of Children Gala Nets Record $1 Million

It was a dazzling, heartfelt and occasionally tear-inducing evening when Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) held its annual Celebration of Children: Black & White Ball on Saturday, April 16, at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Over 400 guests attended to support CASA’s...

OC Supervisors Unleash ‘Doggy Disneyland’

Dogs running and playing off-leash along a strip of sand at the mouth of the Santa Ana River dubbed “Doggy Disneyland” will likely no longer be outlaws following a county decision this week. Orange County Supervisors unanimously voted to amend the law regarding the restraint of...
Posted On 29 Apr 2016

On Faith: Nuns Risk All in ‘Radical Grace’

In 2012 the Vatican issued an official censure of American nuns saying that feminism is incompatible with Catholicism and the nuns needed to abandon their view to remain part of the church. Three nuns took a stance, and took to the road, to challenge the patriarchal system and...

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Lifestyle

Insights: Film Explores ‘Guru’ Tony Robbins and his Methods

I love the Newport Beach Film Festival—such an amazing mix of movies, documentaries and short films.  We get to travel the world without leaving Newport Beach. We also are exposed to interesting people through the many documentaries in the festival. One of those people is...

Iconic Palm Springs Architecture in ‘Desert Maverick’

Palm Springs is haven to mid-century modern architecture. Architects such as John Porter Clark, Albert Frey and William F. Cody settled in town during the 1930s and 40s where Desert Modernism came alive using local rocks, concrete blocks and metal. Much attention was paid to the...

Insights: Be Vulnerable, Be Raw, Be Human

I had the privilege of going to the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) last weekend for the opening of a new exhibition with art by Marilyn Minter. While there, I was able to sit down and talk with Marilyn for a few minutes. It was a short conversation, but her willingness to be...

Stepping Out

Newport’s José Hernández Brings Mariachi to Segerstrom Center May 5

Looking for an auténtico Mexican cultural experience this Cinco de Mayo? José Hernández and his Mariachi Sol de Mexico have just the thing. In celebration of the festive day, as well as Sol de Mexico’s 35th anniversary, the Grammy-nominated bandleader and Newport Beach resident...

Eat + Drink

Off the Menu: Creative Cuisine for Cinema and Cinderella

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Celebrity Cruises docked at the Newport Beach Film Festival last week as one of the Festival sponsors, and we’re glad they did. Not only did the luxury cruise company serve superb wines during the Festival’s opening night...

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Insights: How Your Brain Views the World

Have you ever viewed that picture where you can see a young woman or an old lady?  Either way you are right. There are many different illusions out there. That is frequently how marketing or magic works. We so often believe what we see as real. We view things through our own lens...

In Motion

The newly opened SoulCycle studio at Fashion Island motivates locals to start an energetic workout. Section by Kirsti Correa   The right amount of cardio is crucial to a healthy lifestyle. While living in Newport affords locals plenty of opportunities to get the heart rate...

Home & Design

Iconic Palm Springs Architecture in ‘Desert Maverick’

Palm Springs is haven to mid-century modern architecture. Architects such as John Porter Clark, Albert Frey and William F. Cody settled in town during the 1930s and 40s where Desert Modernism came alive using local rocks, concrete blocks and metal. Much attention was paid to the...

Garden Studio Design Helps to Save Water

As each day passes without significant rainfall, there is little doubt that California is in a serious drought. This year, Governor Brown has mandated a 25 percent cutback on water usage. Newport Beach has responded by requiring residents and business owners to greatly reduce...

Blackband Design Launches New Interior Design Service

Spring is the time for renewal, de-cluttering and redoing the interior of a home—perfect timing for the launch of Blackband Design’s new interior design service called Concierge by Design, which saves time, money and provides beautiful new interiors in a snap. Owner Wendy...
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Real Estate

Single-Level Home Combines Views and Amenities

This Irvine Terrace home was built in a Spanish Colonial Revival style with contemporary influences in 2011. It combines gracious architecture and elegant amenities with stunning ocean, harbor and city light views. Located on a 14,345 square foot pie shaped lot with 113’ of view...
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