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Heat Wave Kicks Off Summer

A heat wave marked the first official day of summer in Southern California this week, as temperatures soared in Newport Beach and the rest of Orange County. Several areas in Orange County reached above 100 degrees. In Newport Beach, according to Weather Underground, a station in...
Posted On 24 Jun 2016


Irrelevant Week 2016

Photos by Jim Collins Being irrelevant is normally not a good thing—unless you’re the last pick in the NFL draft. The Tennessee Titans selected Southern Miss corner back Kalan Reed as their pick, and last overall (number 253), in this year’s NFL draft, automatically making Re...
Posted On 17 Jun 2016


Local Focus: ExplorOcean Educator Wendy Marshall Travels to Icy Wilderness

ExplorOcean’s Director of Education, Wendy Marshall, Ed.D., will soon be roaming the sub-Arctic wilderness around Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, where polar bears congregate in carnivorous summer crowds almost like puppies at a dog park. In the process of studying the northland’s...

On Faith: St. Andrew’s to Launch New Campus

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church is growing. Richard Kannwishcer, Lead Pastor of St. Andrew’s, recently announced plans to add a new campus in South Orange County by February 2017. “God is on the move in the world and we seek to join Him,” he said. “Discipleship is inherently an...

Local Resident Brings Inclusive Sailing to Newport

By Caroline Leedom | NB Indy Newport Beach resident Steve Bender has found the answer to cloning. At least, that’s the best explanation for how Bender is able to be as busy as he is and accomplish so much for so many local organizations. Two years ago, Bender – the president and...

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Keeping It Simple

Remind me never to move again. I am in the middle of packing, and even though I am just moving from one place in Newport Beach to another, it is a lot of work. Part of what is both good and bad is going through all my belongings. It is amazing how much ‘stuff’ we collect, and so...

Moment for Health: Health Blooms with Caring Hearts

We are all connected to our community whether we realize it or not. Friends, strangers, neighbors, family and workers all make up a web of life that we hope vibrates with a positive amount of health and happiness, yet weak links in a community’s structure can break if not given...

Insights: No Time Like the Present

Here we are, getting ready for another summer. Where do the years go?  They certainly go way too fast if you ask me. Even more reason to appreciate and enjoy each moment of it. In my profession I see the reality of how life can change in a heartbeat.  This could be for good or...

Stepping Out

Hyatt Regency Summer Concert Series

Summer has officially started, which means it’s time for the annual Hyatt Regency Summer Concert Series, which starts Friday, June 24 and runs through Oct. 14. Held in the Hyatt’s intimate amphitheater, the Summer Concert Series is a mix of smooth jazz artists and notable...

Eat + Drink

Off the Menu: Roku Still Rocks, Bayside Pours Scotch

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy One year ago this month, Sushi Roku opened at Fashion Island in the spot formerly occupied by Brasserie Pascal (which we still miss). After dining at Sushi Roku soon after it opened, we were thoroughly impressed with the...


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...

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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