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Charity Spotlight: Adoption Guild Holds Patroness Tea April 27

The Adoption Guild of Southern Orange County holds its 54th annual Patroness Tea on Monday, April 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach. The Patroness Tea includes a Spring Trend Fashion Showcase presented by Neiman Marcus of Fashion Island,...

On Faith: Seeking Justice at Grace Fellowship Church

“Injustice is what happens when someone uses their power to take from someone else the good things God intended them to have: their life, their liberty, their dignity or the fruit of their love or their labor.” Newport resident Lucie Moore said that this definition from the bo...

District 1 Update with Mayor Pro Tem Diane Dixon

Revitalization is the theme that is drawing residents and business owners to town hall meetings on Balboa Peninsula held by Mayor Pro Tem Diane Dixon, where they can participate in the discussions of improvements to District 1, which includes the Balboa Peninsula and Lido Isle....

CdM High Grad Debuts First Film

A new small budget film called “The Sisterhood of Night” opens this weekend at Burbank Town Center 8, 4 Star Theatre in San Francisco, and a handful of other movie theaters around the country. It’s also available as a Video on Demand feature (iTunes, Amazon, etc). What makes “The...

It’s Always a Dog Day on Balboa Island

All too frequently this winter, we’ve experienced what accurately can be termed “Dog Days,” an expression usually associated with the hottest period of the year. Historically, the term Dog Days coincided with the heliacal rising of Sirius, the Dog Star. On Balboa Island, ...

Changing Lives, One Step at a Time

Hundreds of Newport Beach and other Southern California residents will come together next weekend to walk for a cause and grant wishes for kids life-threatening medical conditions across Orange County. Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire will host its annual Walk For...

Expert Discusses Late-Talking Children

Late-talking children was the topic of an informative lecture held last month at the Newport Beach Civic Center community room. Stephen Camarata, Ph.D., professor of speech and hearing sciences and associate professor of special education at Vanderbilt University in Nashville,...
Posted On 04 Apr 2015

Conquering the Wedge

By Riley Keating | NB Indy The world needs balance. One recipe might suggest a healthy amount of happiness, a little sadness, a hint of sorrow, and finally an abundant dose of normality. But the world also needs some crazy — not to be out-casted, but to simply be different. Proud...

Benefit: ‘Table for 10’ Shines a Light on Illumination Foundation

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy One of the most anticipated charity events of the year is the annual “Table for 10” culinary extravaganza that benefits Illumination Foundation, whose mission is to provide targeted, interdisciplinary services for the most...
Posted On 03 Apr 2015

Charity Spotlight: Tee Off at Pelican Hill for So Cal Hospice Foundation

Southern California Hospice Foundation is holding its annual Golf Tournament (“Life, Links, Love: Swinging for Charity”) Thursday, May 15 at Pelican Hill Golf Club. Each year supporters gather on the golf course to celebrate life and raise funds through the generous donations of...

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...