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    Biz Buzz: "Dine Newport Beach" Venture Launched

    Biz Buzz: “Dine Newport Beach” Venture Launched

    To create one cohesive and recognizable culinary brand for the city of Newport Beach, the Newport Beach Restaurant Association and Newport Beach & Company (the city’s destination marketing organization) have jointly launched a new epicurean organization called Dine Newport Beach. This new venture, which was introduced at a VIP launch party at the Balboa Bay Resort […]

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    Local Focus: Diving Into a 'Deep' Subject at ExplorOcean

    Local Focus: Diving Into a ‘Deep’ Subject at ExplorOcean

    ExplorOcean at the Balboa Fun Zone launched the first of its 2014-15, seven- part lecture series last week. The subject was “Deep,” frighteningly and fascinatingly so. “Deep” is the title of a 258-page book on the sport of free diving, where finely conditioned men and women hold their breath en route to plunging as far down […]

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    Artscapes: 50 Years of Avant-Garde at OC Museum of Art

    Artscapes: 50 Years of Avant-Garde at OC Museum of Art

    By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy What is avant-garde? According to Dan Cameron, chief curator at Orange County Museum of Art, the phrase the avant-garde “is a phenomenon that occurs (or, if you prefer, occurred) relative to a specific historical moment of quite limited duration, in which the art or artist referred to […]

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    Under Cover: Newporter Wrote the Book on College Apps

    Under Cover: Newporter Wrote the Book on College Apps

    Finishing high school and preparing to make the leap into college can be a very stressful time. Although they still have one foot squarely in adolescence, we expect our young people to be able to start making important life decisions. No longer is the most pressing question whether or not there is time to make it […]

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    City Talks Finances

    City Council spent some time during Tuesday’s study session to review the city’s financial standing, including a presentation from staff and a discussion among council members. Mayor Rush Hill requested an overview of the city’s debt and pension obligations at the last city council meeting. City Manager Dave Kiff and Finance Director Dan Matusiewicz gave […]

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    Council Hears Update on Park Projects

    Council Hears Update on Park Projects

    City staff presented an update on major park projects to the city council during a study session Tuesday. Public Works Director Dave Webb spoke about three projects: Marina Park, Sunset Ridge Park and Sunset View Park. All three are on schedule and on budget, he reported. There has been some question about the city’s ability […]

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    Race for the Cure

    Race for the Cure

    The  Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure brought more than 20,000 supporters to Newport Beach on Sunday. Participants of all ages joined in the race/walk through the pristine corridors of Fashion Island in support of finding a cure for breast cancer, supporting those with the disease and saluting those who have survived. The Komen […]

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    Benefit: Fashion Show Raises Funds for AIDS Services

    Benefit: Fashion Show Raises Funds for AIDS Services

    The Getting to Zero guild of AIDS Services Foundation of Orange County raised $38,500 at its second annual fashion show last month at Marc Pridmore Design Gallery in Costa Mesa, surpassing its previous fundraiser. The evening began with a cocktail reception where nearly 400 guests enjoyed sweets and savories prepared by Thank Goodness It’s Sofia (TGIS Catering), […]

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    Charity Spotlight: Ueberroth Family Foundation Donation Helps Boys & Girls Club

    Charity Spotlight: Ueberroth Family Foundation Donation Helps Boys & Girls Club

    The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Ana carried out the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the Joe MacPherson Center for Opportunity and new Garage Teen Center with the completely renovated Main Club. With donors, community leaders, Club leadership and youth members looking on, BGCSA crowned the development project as a much-needed place for […]

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    On Faith: “214 Sq. Ft.” Display at Our Lady Queen of Angels

    On Faith: “214 Sq. Ft.” Display at Our Lady Queen of Angels

    “We may not think there are poor in Newport Beach, but there are,” explained Newport resident Lissa Callaghan. “Every month over 200 people from all over Orange County come to my church looking for help. They ride the bus, walk or use their last gallons of gas coming to a church in Newport because they […]

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