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Charity Spotlight: CHOC Follies Takes a Trip to “CHOCAGO”

CHOC Follies, the annual original musical comedy production that raises funds for CHOC Children’s, is returning for its 18th year with “CHOCAGO, An Orange County Vaudeville of Guys, Dames and Debutantes!” This year, three evening performances and a Saturday matinee will be held...

Charity Spotlight: Local Teens Renovate House for Human Options

Teens from the Newport Beach-based National League of Young Men spent their Saturday renovating a housing facility for Human Options, a nonprofit that “provides safe haven and life changing programs to help abused women, their children and families rebuild their lives – and works...
Posted On 27 Mar 2015

On Faith: Easter Church Services in Newport Beach

Christ Church by the Sea United Methodist, 1400 W. Balboa Blvd, Balboa. (949) 673-3805 / christbytheseanb.org. 4/5: Sunrise 6:30 a.m. at 14th St., 10 a.m. at church. Community Church, Congregational, 611 Heliotrope Ave., CdM. (949)-644-7400 / cdmucc.org. 4/5: Sunrise 6 a.m. at...

Benefit: Pacific Coast Wine Festival Nets 200K for Pacific Symphony

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Music and wine are a perfect pairing, as evidenced by the 8th annual Pacific Coast Wine Festival that raised $200,000 for the Pacific Symphony artistic and education programs. Held last weekend at the Island Hotel in...

Charity Spotlight: Environmental Nature Center Receives $1 Million Donation

The Environmental Nature Center (ENC) Nature Preschool Campaign has received a $1 million donation from a local philanthropist, and the anonymous donor has pledged another $3 million in matching challenge funds. Any donations the Center receives toward the Preschool Campaign will...

Benefit: Napa in Newport Raises $680K for CureDuchenne

Nearly 300 guests enjoyed the fun and flavor of Napa Valley wineries on Feb. 28 as they gathered at the Balboa Bay Resort with a common goal of saving the lives of thousands of boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The Napa in Newport Wine Auction raised more than $680,000 to...

Hoag Completes Cardiovascular Care Center

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has completed the Nancy and Bill Thompson Center for Cardiovascular Care at the Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart and Vascular Institute. The new build out brings together world-class cardiovascular programs, state-of-the-art technology and highly...

Global Marine Research Showcased at ExplorOcean

Although registered in the Cayman Islands, the 272-foot long private research vessel Falkor is a ship without a country. The world, however, is her “home” port. Wherever there is marine research to be done, discoveries made, oceanic mysteries solved or scientific history to be...

Local Focus: Hoag Doctor Sails Through Surgeries and Ship Models

On a whim 30 years ago, ENT Doctor Henry Bikhazi of Newport Beach stopped in a hobby shop on the way home from his office, and immediately fell in love with the model sailing ships on display. On his second visit (or whim), Bikhazi walked out with a $600 model boat kit that...

On Faith: Paintings Raise Funds for My Refuge House

“The transformation in the girls is a miracle to me,’ explained Jennifer Mathews, Newport Beach resident and artist. “I think about what has happened to these children and the fact that they can experience recovery and transformation and be whole again is miraculous. I love...

Komen Orange County Honors Volunteers

Susan G. Komen Orange County, which holds its annual Race for the Cure at Fashion Island in the fall, honored eight exceptional volunteers at its 2015 Volunteer Recognition Event on Feb. 21. Outstanding individuals and business partners throughout Orange County joined the...

Residents Split on Balboa Parking Program

Balboa Village residents and business owners are split in their opinions on whether to implement the Residential Parking Permit Program, or RP3, proposed to eliminate “spillover” commercial parking onto the nearby residential streets. If enacted, overnight parking on...

Runners Catch the Spirit at Annual Newport-Mesa Spirit Run

On your mark, get set, go! The 32nd Annual Newport-Mesa Spirit Run will be held Sunday at Fashion Island. Together with Newport-Mesa Unified School District and local community clubs and non- profits, Spirit Run will spread its “spirit” of youth fitness and fundraising throughout...

Local Focus: Music is Medicine for the Brain at Hoag

The human brain is a complex of tissue and nerves, fluids and electrical energies, that when working in perfect harmony creates the kind of thought and physicality that allows us to be human. When this synergy deconstructs, through disease or accident, the human machine falters....

Communities: Newport Beach is Going to the Dogs

Small dogs win big as the Newport Beach Parks, Beaches and Recreation Committee approved the proposed modifications to the Civic Center Dog Park this week to include a section for little dogs. Currently there is no separation between big and small dogs at the dog park, and all...

Charity Spotlight: Working Wardrobes Uncovers a “Hornet’s Nest” at Lido Live March 12

Working Wardrobes, an Orange County nonprofit specializing in helping people overcome difficult challenges to find work and achieve self-sufficiency, is hosting a special screening of the documentary, “The Hornet’s Nest,” on Thursday, March 12 at 7 p.m. at the Lido Live Theater...

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,...