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Local Focus: Home Safety Checks Can Combat Property Crime

Newport Beach has world class shopping, world class beaches, world class weather, world class hotels—and world class homes to break into. Newport is considered a “safe city” with relatively few violent crimes, said Newport Beach Police Department Crime Prevention Specialist Andi...

Charity Spotlight: Raise Foundation Says ‘Don’t Forget. Double Check.’

Newport Beach resident Deborah Mayhew has been involved for many years as a board member and event co-chair for The Raise Foundation, Orange County’s child abuse prevention organization established by the Board of Supervisors in 1974. Now, Mayhew is helping the Raise...

Newport Philanthropists Fund Orangewood Scholarship

Shirley Pepys owns one of the oldest homes on Balboa Island, and is president of the Balboa Island Museum & Historical Society. She is also an annual winner of the Ring of Lights contest every December. But Pepys has another passion—helping former foster kids go on to...

Pacifica Christian Orange County Ready for Students

Members of Pacifica Christian Orange County’s administration, faculty and board spoke recently at an informational gathering at Geoff and Lucie Moore’s home in Newport Beach. After the presentation on the uniqueness of the newest school in town, everybody voiced a desire go back...

Newport Couple Promotes Mariachi Music in Schools

  Newport Beach is not exactly a hotbed for mariachi music—or is it? Teresa and Jose Hernandez spent a week’s vacation in a rented home on Lido Isle back in 1997, and loved it so much they moved here permanently soon after and brought mariachi music with them, thanks to...
Posted On 07 Aug 2015

Communities: A National Night Out in Newport

By Elizabeth Greenberg | NB Indy  An estimated 500 Newport Beach residents turned out at Bonita Canyon Sports Park on Tuesday to celebrate the annual National Night Out event, hosted by the Newport Beach Police Department. A smaller National Night Out event was held...

On Faith: Newport Residents Make an Impact Feeding the Homeless

“I loved working with City Impact because I grew so much in my relationship with Jesus by serving others and praying for them,” explained 18-year-old Brooke Olson.  “City Impact is so amazing; it is based on prayer and they demonstrated what complete surrender and trust in God...

Lido Farmers’ Market Moves to Newport Pier

At this week’s Newport Beach City Council meeting, council approved a Revocable License Agreement between the City of Newport Beach and Sprouts of Promise to operate a Certified Farmers’ Market located at McFadden Square and Newport Pier. Also approved was a request for a reduced...

Charity Spotlight: Registration Now Open for Race for the Cure in Fashion Island

Registration is now open for the 24th annual Susan G. Komen Orange County Race for the Cure, to be held on Sunday, Sept. 27, at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. This year’s theme, “There’s a HERO in YOU” symbolizes the extraordinary acts of service by all Race participants who...

Communities: Town Hall Meeting Offers Drought Update

Mayor Pro Tem Diane Dixon invited residents of her Council District 1, which includes West Newport, the Peninsula, Lido Isle, Bay Island and Newport Island, to a town hall last Monday evening. Attendees got an update from utilities general manager George Murdoch on the city’s...

Benefit: Stars and Stripes Fishing Tournament Reels In $2.8 Million for Children’s Charities

Some people like fishing for compliments, but the organizers of the 19th annual Stars and Stripes fishing, golf and music fundraiser held in Los Cabos, Mexico, were fishing for funds to support five Orange County-based charities. This year, more than 600 people attended the...

On Faith: A Stirring Night of Worship at Mariners Church

Almost two thousand people from several Orange County churches gathered at Mariners Church recently for “The Stirring,” a unique night of worship. Though the churches differ in style, size and structure, the evening was one of unity, evidenced the minute all the voices joined...

Communities: Balboa Peninsula Trolley Plan Rolls On

The concept of a shuttle or trolley system for Balboa Peninsula rolled forward last week after the presentation of a Balboa Peninsula Shuttle/Trolley Feasibility Study by Dan Boyle of Dan Boyle & Associates Inc. at the Balboa Village Advisory Committee meeting held July 8 at...

Going to the Dogs: Local Canines and Their Human Companions

Dogs and their humans around Balboa Island.  Chloe and Earl Just look at them—they’re one of the happiest couples you’ll ever meet. We’re talking about seven-pound, 12-year-old Chloe the Chihuahua, and her best friend, Earl – all 105 pounds in a 5-year-old, laid-back Yellow Lab...

Communities: A Little Free Library Opens in Eastbluff

Newport Beach has a main library and several branch libraries, but recently a new independent library opened in Eastbluff at a neighborhood park on the corner of Basswood and Alta Vista Drive—but don’t drive too fast or you’ll miss it. The new library is called the Little Free...

On Faith: All We Have is Today

“I wrote in my diary when I was 13 years old that I was going to write a book to help people with whatever they are struggling with,” explained Newport resident Michelle Wulfestieg, 32. “God put it on my heart way back then. Actually, I didn’t write the book, God wrote it through...

Local Focus: There’s No Place Like Home Gym

Going to a crowded gym often is an exercise in frustration. A well-designed, 30-minute workout can stretch into more than an hour when one considers the time to commute back and forth from home or office, wasted minutes while waiting for pieces of equipment because muscle bound...

Summer Fun: Fireworks, Music and Shakespeare

Summer hits with a bang this weekend thanks to the Fourth of July, and continues all summer with myriad events from concerts in the park to Shakespeare on a diamond (a baseball diamond). Fourth of July Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina teams with the City of Newport...

Community News Briefs

News from the community. By Gina Dostler & Chris Trela | NB Indy Marina Park On Track for December Opening According to the city’s Marina Park Project spring/fall newsletter, Marina Park continues to progress rapidly. Notable milestones achieved include completion and opening...

Assistance League of Newport-Mesa Honors ‘Assisteens’

Assistance League of Newport-Mesa honored 15 graduating seniors of its Assisteens Auxiliary at the 24th Annual Medallion Recognition Ball, held in the ballroom at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach on June 13. All of the debutantes were marking the end of their years of community...