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Credit Union May Move Into Empty Retail Space in Library

A credit union may move into an empty retail space on the second story of the Newport Beach main library. The Board of Library Trustees discussed the vacant area across from Bistro 24 on the second floor expansion of the library during their meeting last week. Staff proposed the...
Posted On 28 May 2015

On Faith: Cancer with Compassion Support Group

Walking into the Cancer with Compassion Support Group with my friend Sheila, I didn’t know what to expect. I thought that a room filled with people with cancer struggles, some even fighting for their lives, might be uncomfortable. That’s not what I experienced. I experienced...

Summer Shuttle System Studied

Could a shuttle system similar to the one in Laguna Beach be successful on the Balboa Peninsula? That was one of the main topics of discussion at this month’s Balboa Village Advisory Committee meeting. Dan Boyle, president of Dan Boyle & Associates, explained the details of...

United Cerebral Palsy Gala Nets $518K

United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County held its annual “Life Without Limits” black tie gala on April 25 at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach. Over 400 guests showed their support of UCP-OC by helping to raise $518,000 for the nonprofit that provides a range of vital programs...

Going to the Dogs: Local Canines and Their Human Companions

Jack, a three-year-old Pit Bull, “is really just a big baby,” claims 24-year-old owner Nathan Nunez, who was visiting Balboa Island, from Fullerton, with his wife, Karah, 23, on a recent sunny afternoon. Jack sat statue still, laser focused on Karah, who kept appearing and...

Charity Spotlight: Gritty Up for John Wayne Cancer Foundation

Are you ready to “Gritty Up” for cancer? Marisa Wayne is. Since co-founding GRIT Cycle two years ago, she has carried on the memory of her father, actor and longtime Newport Beach resident John Wayne (who in his later years battled what he called “the Big C”) by raising thousands...

Communities: Council Approves Water Main Replacement on Newport Blvd.

At the Newport Beach City Council meeting this week, council unanimously approved the replacement of a water main on Newport Boulevard. The existing 20-inch cast iron main was installed in the 1920’s, staff reported. It will be replaced with a 24-inch steel main between Via...
Posted On 15 May 2015

Charity Spotlight: Appearance Center Presents $10K Check to Fisher House

In April, Appearance Center of Newport Beach presented a $10,000 donation at their “Beauty and the Brave” event to honor its staff veterans and their charity of choice: Fisher House Southern California, Inc. During the month of March, ACNB collected direct patient donations and...

Benefit: CHOC Children’s Benefit Party at Port Theatre

Jointly celebrating CHOC Children’s and the unveiling of a clothing line, the Carol Rachelle Boutique in collaboration with a new CHOC Children’s Guild, hosted The Carol Rachelle Benefit for CHOC. The event “An Evening of Music, Champagne, & Fashion,” took place on...

Benefit: “iheartoc Giving Day” Raises $1.8 Million for Local Charities

The Newport Beach-based Orange County Community Foundation raised $1,813,460 for Orange County nonprofits during iheartoc Giving Day, the inaugural county-wide day of giving held from 6 a.m. Tuesday, April 21 through noon Wednesday, April 22. The goal was to inspire members of...

Benefit: CHOC Follies raises over $650,000 for CHOC Children’s

It’s become an institution in Orange County, and it’s raised millions of dollars for charity. It’s CHOC Follies, which last month presented its 18th annual production, this year titled “CHOCAGO, An Orange County Vaudeville of Guys, Dames and Debutantes!” Over the past 18 years,...

Charity Spotlight: Project Hope Alliance Teams with St. Andrew’s Church

On Sunday, May 3, hundreds of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church parishioners and community members joined forces for a “food pantry packing party” to assemble thousands of pounds of food into bags and boxes for Orange County’s homeless families. The packing event at St....

Charity Spotlight: Hornet’s Nest Screening Benefits Working Wardrobes and VetNet

Lido Live recently hosted a documentary movie called “The Hornet’s Nest” about a father and son news team reconnecting in war-torn Afghanistan. This movie brought together Working Wardrobes, a nonprofit that most associate with abused women, a Veteran’s organization called...
Posted On 11 May 2015

On Faith: International Justice Mission

I was one of the over 400 people who were shocked to hear 13-year-old Griselda’s story of horror, but relieved to hear that her story ended up being one of hope and healing. Thanks to the strategic work of International Justice Mission, Griselda and countless others are now able...

Communities: Balboa Peninsula Prepares for July 4 Holiday

Every Fourth of July, thousands of visitors descend on the Balboa Peninsula to celebrate Independence Day. While the holiday is still two months away, residents voiced their concern over safety and crowd control at the West Newport/Peninsula Area Town Hall meeting held this week...

Communities: Seeing Red at the Civic Center Sculpture Exhibit

The Newport Beach Civic Center is in the red—but that’s a good thing. Red, the last of the 10 sculptures to find a home at the Civic Center Park, finally sits prominently atop a hill overlooking the civic center. The round solid black figure looks on with an omniscient quality,...

2015 Newport Beach Film Festival Red Carpet Photos

More than 50,000 people descended on Newport Beach April 23 – 30 for the 16th annual Newport Beach Film Festival. Many of the stars and directors of 400 films screening at the festival walked the opening night red carpet and attended screenings during the week.  All Photos by...

Benefit: Olive Crest Gala Goes Nautical at Balboa Pavilion

Olive Crest’s nautically-themed fundraiser at the Balboa Pavilion in Newport Beach on April 18 was a heartwarming affair that garnered more than $250,000 to benefit its Project Independence program for at-risk youth and young adults. The program’s message was brought home at the...

Local Focus: Newport is Going to the Dogs

This week we profile four loveable canines and their human companions. WRIGLEY You can probably count on one finger the number of dogs walking around Balboa Island that have been named after a baseball stadium. Meet Wrigley, a one and one-half-year-old MaltiPoo, who has been a...

Benefit: CASA Black & White Ball Nets $1 Million

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Court Appointed Special Advocates (also known as CASA) is celebrating 30 years of advocating for abused and neglected children going through the court system. As part of that celebration CASA held its annual Celebration of...