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City Staff Suggests Buying Scow for Newport Harbor

Small dredging projects in Newport Harbor may soon be easier to tackle if an idea from city staff gets the wave of approval with officials. Newport Beach Harbor Resources Manager Chris Miller recently made a presentation to the Tidelands Management Committee about the possibility...
Posted On 12 Feb 2016

Newport Author Pens Novel About Screen Legend Jean Harlow

Writing a book is just plain hard and solitary work, said Newport Beach author Diane Haeger, who successfully has published 15 major historical novels. Her just-released 15th (under the pen-name Anne Girard) is called “Platinum Doll,” about film legend Jean Harlow – Hollywood’s...

On Faith: Vanguard University’s Run for Mercy

“Many universities have 5K races during homecoming to raise funds for the university, a crucial need, but we wanted to support an important alumni cause,” explained Joel Gackle, director of Alumni and University Relations at Vanguard University. “One thing students and alumni...

Peninsula Shuttle Program Rolls Forward

The Balboa Peninsula Shuttle Program is rolling forward after the City Council this week voted to authorize the submittal of a grant application to the Orange County Transportation Authority to help fund the shuttle program. The grant application for the shuttle will be submitted...

Local Focus: Newport Prepares for an Active Shooter

“Being prepared for an active shooter is like being prepared for an earthquake: they’re both rare and unpredictable, but can happen anywhere.” That statement is from Newport Beach Police Officer Marie Gamble, 33, who made a presentation on “Preparing for the Unthinkable: What to...

Library Board Updates Public on Fibrary and Library Artwork

At this week’s Library Board of Trustees meeting, the trustees updated the public on several library-related initiatives, including the Corona del Mar Brand Library renovation, and the donation of artwork by Rex Brandt and Joan Irvine Brandt. Fibrary The Fibrary is happening!...
Posted On 22 Jan 2016

On Faith: Financial Peace University at Mariners Church

Mariners Church is offering a nine-week Financial Peace University class beginning January 20.   It’s the perfect class to help with New Year’s resolutions of improving financial situations. “When it comes to managing your finances, you don’t fear what you know,” explained Eric...

Local Focus: Newport Family Likes It “On the Rocks”

Greg and Diana Keyes of Newport Beach could not be more proud of their “social climbing” sons, 17-year-old Jordan, and his brother, 15-year-old Garrett. In large part, this pride stems from the fact that Jordan and Garrett are clinging to, hanging from and climbing rock faces...

Charity Spotlight: Newport’s Jim Driscoll Helps Wooden Floor Expand Arts Model

Newport Beach resident Jim Driscoll and his wife Jane Buchan (Co-Founder and CEO of Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company) have been longtime supporters of several local arts organizations, including Segerstrom Center for the Arts and The Wooden Floor, which gives...

Benefit: Hoag Christmas Carol Ball Sets Fundraising Record

Hoag Hospital ushered in the holiday season on December 12 with its 49th annual Christmas Carol Ball, held at the St. Regis Resort Monarch Beach. More than 650 guests attended the black tie event, which raised a record $1.5 million in support of the Hoag Promise Campaign, a $627...

Local Focus: Historic Newport Beach Tavern Reopens as Stag Bar

   The District Lounge near the Newport Pier served its final cocktail last month, but don’t worry—the historic watering hole that dates back more than a century has been revamped and renamed The Stag Bar, it’s original name. “We are extremely excited to celebrate the return of...

On Faith: Concert Series at Our Lady Queen of Angels

Dr. Patricia Lamb, Director of Music Ministries at Our Lady Queen of Angels Church, is excited about the many innovative concerts and musical events planned for 2016. She said that the new church has quickly become known for visual and acoustical beauty, and she wants people to...

Charity Spotlight: National Charity League’s Newport Debutantes Honored

Honoring six years of dedication to over 30 charities in Orange County, 33 debutantes from the Newport Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. were honored at the 55th Debutante Ball, which was held on Saturday, Nov. 28, at the Hotel Irvine. The evening was a formal affair with...

Benefit: Friends of CASA Set Record at Holiday Luncheon

Friends of CASA, a fundraising auxiliary of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), hosted its 2015 Holiday Luncheon on Dec. 10, 2015 at The St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point. The Luncheon and Fashion Show smashed all previous records and budget expectations, netting more...

Local Focus: Going to the Dogs–Local Canines and Their Human Companions

WILBUR Rudolf might have a red nose, but he’s got nothing on pink-nosed, pink-eyed Wilbur, a rescued one-year-old Malti-Poo who recently joined the family of Little Balboa residents Duffy Evans, and his 13-year-old son, Riley. Because Wilbur is an albino pup, Duffy applies...

Charity Spotlight: Newport’s National Charity League Delivers Trees

  On Dec. 5, 15 dads and daughters from National Charity League Newport Harbor came to the Human Options Second Step facility to deliver Christmas trees and serve breakfast to those families living in transitional housing. After breakfast, the groups set up the trees in the...

Benefit: Candlelight Concert Glows Bright for Segerstrom Center

In 1974, several hundred Orange County arts supporters held an event to raise money for a major performing arts center. The inaugural fundraiser, which featured dinner and a concert, was held in a vacant Kresge five-and-dime store that was transformed into an elegant ballroom...

St. Mark Offers a Blue Christmas Dec. 19

St. Mark Presbyterian Church is holding three Christmas Eve services, and for the first time a “Blue Christmas” service to be held on Saturday, Dec. 19 at 5 p.m. Blue Christmas is a special worship experience for those whose celebrations are mingled with sadness and anxiety. It...

On Faith: Christmas Church Services in Newport Beach

Christ Church by the Sea United Methodist (1400 W. Balboa Blvd). Dec. 24: 7pm (949) 673-3805 / christbytheseanb.org. Community Church, Congregational (611 Heliotrope Ave.). Dec. 24: 4 & 7 p.m. (949)-644-7400 / cdmucc.org. Grace Fellowship Church (3170 Red Hill Ave., C.M.)....

Benefit: 30th Annual Philanthropy Day Luncheon

Orange County’s top philanthropists, business leaders and individuals were honored at the 30th Annual National Philanthropy Day Orange County Awards Luncheon, held on Thursday, November 19, at Hotel Irvine. Attended by 820 guests and hosted by the Association of Fundraising...