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Local Focus: Life is a Bust for Sculptor Miriam Baker

Before she ever picked up serrated wires, wooden tools, paddles, shapers or scrapers to mold huge, gray globs of clay into life-like busts, Newport Beach artist Miriam Baker knew she would forsake her oils, brushes and canvases to become a sculptor. “I could feel it in ...

On Faith: Orange Coast Christian Outreach Week

“Every year is wonderful, but this year is unique in that we have the theme of honoring our military, specifically our Veterans,” explained Pamela Curry, Newport Beach resident and Chairman of Orange Coast Christian Outreach. “We always put a table of Veterans together for the...

Charity Spotlight: Assistance League of Newport-Mesa Marks 75 Years with “Dancing” Gala

A star-studded lineup of high profile Orange County community leaders will participate in this year’s “Dancing For Tomorrow’s Stars” gala to benefit Assistance League of Newport-Mesa on Saturday, March 21 at the City National Grove of Anaheim. Assistance League of Newport-Mesa...

Campus: Newport Student Wins Legacy Leadership Award

Every year, St. Mary’s School – an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School dedicated to inquiry-based academic excellence and based in Aliso Viejo – presents a Legacy Leadership Award that honors a St. Mary’s eighth grade student who demonstrates superior leadership skill,...

Local Focus: Lido Live Lives Up To Its Name

If “the only permanence is change,” as postulated by Greek Philosopher Heraclitus in 500 BC, then the 75-year-old Regency Movie Theater in Lido Village will remain in form, but it has evolved in purpose and moniker to “Lido Live Theater.” “This theater has morphed from strictly a...

On Faith: St. Mark Hosting Foreign Policy Series

“We believe God calls us to be faithful stewards of our world and not to skim over the hard stuff,” said St. Mark Elder Deborah Mayhew. “Being good stewards requires us to be well informed about what is happening beyond our homes and church doors. You can’t have one without the...

Ben Carlson Sculpture Plans Presented to Arts Commission

A life size sculpture of Ben Carlson, the Newport Beach lifeguard who lost his life last year on July 6 while saving the life of a distressed swimmer, is one step closer to reality thanks to a positive response from the Newport Beach Arts Commission. At the Feb. 12 Arts...

Balboa Village Advisory Committee Reviews Parking and Beautification Plans

More than 200 residents attended the Balboa Village Advisory Committee meeting at ExplorOcean last Wednesday to discuss the improvements proposed for Balboa Village. The most controversial discussion of the evening was the Residential Parking Permit Program (RP3). More than 60...

Charity Spotlight: CureDuchenne Hosts Napa in Newport Wine Auction

CureDuchenne, a nonprofit that raises awareness and funds research to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, is hosting a Napa in Newport Wine Auction on Feb. 28 at the Balboa Bay Resort. More than 20 Napa Valley vintners will showcase their finest wines. Vintners include:...

Campus: Newport Student Honors America’s Veterans

An Eastbluff teen is sharing her passion for honoring veterans by using one the strongest tools she has: Her voice. Jordan Kessler, 16, recently participated in the Veterans of Foreign Wars, California, Mid-Winter Conference and Voice of Democracy speech competition and...
Posted On 13 Feb 2015

Local Focus: NBPD Animal Control Officers Have a Wild Life

In his 23 years on the job, Newport Beach Police Department Animal Control Officer Mike Teague, 54, has dealt with just about every mammalian, avian and reptilian species that exists in this city. A naturally caring individual, this happily married father of three believes th...

Charity Spotlight: Marines Honored at Newport Super Bowl Event

The Seventh Annual Crisp Family Super Bowl event at American Legion Post 291 in Newport Beach was hosted by Julie and Gary Crisp, and put on by their staff at C2 Reprographics. More than 150 active duty Marines from the Fifth Regiment at Camp Pendleton were honored, shocked, awed...

On Faith: Solidarity Sleep Out at Vanguard University

“I spent 12 hours at the Solidarity Sleep out. I really didn’t think it was going to be that hard, but I was proven wrong,” explained Vanguard student Taylor Hallahan. “It was so cold and I was shivering all night even with my five layers of clothing on. It really opened my eyes...

Christmas Boat Parade and Ring of Lights Winners Honored

Several hundred people attended the annual Christmas Boat Parade Awards Dinner and Auction, hosted by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce and held last weekend at the Island Hotel in Fashion Island. The dinner honored the winners of the Christmas Boat...

On Faith: New Alpha Course Starting at Rock Harbor

“Alpha is for anybody with questions about the Christian faith or about God,” explained Newport resident Kelly Callaghan. “It’s for those who don’t go to church or those who do go to church but who are struggling with questions. We address the basic tenants of Christianity and no...

Local Focus: Youngest Christmas Boat Parade Entrant Plots his Course

Landon Martin didn’t expect to attend the annual Christmas Boat Parade awards dinner on Jan. 16 at The Island Hotel. However, the 14-year-old Balboa Island resident was invited to the celebration by event Chairman David Beek. For the past two years, Landon has entered his boat in...

On Faith: HomeWord Benefit Helps Develop Strong Marriages

“Imagine you joined me on an airplane, and we heard an announcement, ‘Welcome to our flight, and oh and by the way, there’s a 35 to 50 percent chance that this plane is going to crash.’ How many of you would get on?” Jim Burns asked over 400 people recently at the Balboa Bay...

Charity Spotlight: Jazz & Juice Fundraiser Benefits Young Singers of Orange County

Young Singers of Orange County, a Newport Beach-based nonprofit children’s choir, is hosting a “Jazz and Juice” fundraiser at the Newport Beach Civic Center on Sunday, Jan. 4 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Some of Orange County’s top musical talent have joined together to support the next...

Benefit: Hoag Hospital Raises $850K at Christmas Carol Ball

More than 500 guests joined event chairs Tracy and Roger Kirwan at the St. Regis Resort, Monarch Beach last month to celebrate the Hoag Hospital Foundation’s 48th Annual Christmas Carol Ball. A tradition since 1966, the event raised $850,000 for Hoag to support a variety of needs...

Benefit: Laguna Playhouse Hosts ‘A Night at Cocoanut Grove’

Laguna Playhouse went back in time for its annual Gala last month, which pleased supporters so much that the gala brought in a record $196,500. Dubbed “A Night at the Cocoanut Grove,” the Big Band Gala was held at the Island Hotel in Fashion Island and chaired by Michelle...