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Benefit: Country Concert Benefits Olive Crest

Country musician and author Jimmy Wayne performed a sold-out concert for 320 guests at Downtown Disney’s House of Blues in Anaheim on Saturday, May 7, 2016, to benefit Olive Crest’s Project Independence program. Wayne’s performance included his hits, “Sara Smile,” “Do You Believe...

Women of Vision Have Eyes on the World

“I went from being co-host on the 700 Club in the morning, and by that evening I was in the locked ward of the psychiatric hospital,” Sheila Walsh said.  “I felt I failed everybody…I’d never felt so desperate in my life.  Sometimes God will take you to prison to set you free.”...

Longtime Newport Beach Resident and Philanthropist Jim Emmi Dies at 99

Longtime Newport Beach resident Jim Emmi, a Staff Commodore at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club and a supporter of numerous artistic and educational institutions and organizations, died on Saturday, May 14, a few weeks shy of his 100th birthday. He died peacefully from natural...

Golf Club Tees Off at Speak Up Newport Meeting

Keeping control of the land and revamping the Newport Beach Golf Club will benefit the community in more than one way, club officials explained recently. It can be a world class golf course, said William Buck Johns, who represents the golf course’s new ownership group, which took...
Posted On 20 May 2016

NorthStar and Coldwell Banker Send Hunger Packing

 Eco-luxury mover NorthStar Moving Company has teamed up once again with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage for their fourth annual “Let’s Send Hunger Packing!” food drive to feed hungry children in Los Angeles and Orange County. The donations will help feed over one million...

Benefit: Pink Tie Ball Raises $700K for Komen Orange County

An emotional tribute to a beloved wife and mother lost to breast cancer 12 years ago was the catalyst for an outpouring of both tears and donations at Susan G. Komen Orange County’s 10th annual Pink Tie Ball, held last weekend at AV Irvine. Father and son duo, Harald Herrmann and...

Arch Will Welcome People to Balboa Village

Instead of a wagon or mat, Balboa Village will say “Welcome” with an archway. Newport Beach City Council voted 4-3 Tuesday to approve the construction contract for the Balboa Village Entry Arch Sign Project. The contract was awarded to AToM Engineering Construction, Inc., of...
Posted On 13 May 2016

Charity Spotlight: Laura’s House Luncheon Offers “Brighter Future”

It was a day of inspiration, appreciation and hope for the future as nearly 200 supporters of Laura’s House, a Southern California organization dedicated to the prevention and education of domestic violence, gathered at the Balboa Bay Resort on April 29 for the inaugur...

National Philanthropy Day Call for Submissions

Submissions are currently being accepted by the Orange County Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals for businesses, corporations, schools, nonprofit organizations, and individuals for the 2016 National Philanthropy Day Orange County Awards Luncheon scheduled for...

Benefit: Anti-Gala Nets $250K for Project Hope Alliance

Most nonprofit organizations hold an annual gala, but Project Hope Alliance, which is dedicated to ending the cycle of homelessness for Orange County children and families through innovative education and rapid rehousing programs, decided to go in a different direction several...

On Faith: Second Annual EQ Seminar at Mariner’s Church

“I’m really excited to let our community know about our upcoming EQ Event,” said Jack West, Pastor of Care and Recovery at Mariners Church. “We have two incredible speakers; it is going to be a great seminar and a very helpful one. It’s for anybody interested in better...

Charity Spotlight: Segerstrom Guilds Hold Education Fundraiser

The Guilds of Segerstrom Center for the Arts held its annual fundraiser on April 1 at The Island Hotel in Newport Beach, raising more than $125,000 to support Segerstrom Center’s education programs. The theme was California Surfing, with a title of “Celebrate Creativity: Catch...

Charity League’s Fashion Fling Brings Big Bling

The Newport Beach chapter of National Charity League, Juniors hosted its 30th annual mother-daughter luncheon and fashion show on March 19 at the Balboa Bay Club & Resort. This year’s luncheon theme, “Fashion Fling,” proved once again that although fashions may change with...

Town Hall Tackles Various Peninsula, City Topics

Much was said at Newport Beach Mayor Diane Dixon’s Town Hall Meeting on Monday, including a merger between two local organizations, summer holiday activity, short term lodging and more. The highlight of the evening was the overview of the merger between ExplorOcean and Discovery...

CASA Celebration of Children Gala Nets Record $1 Million

It was a dazzling, heartfelt and occasionally tear-inducing evening when Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) held its annual Celebration of Children: Black & White Ball on Saturday, April 16, at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Over 400 guests attended to support CASA’s...

OC Supervisors Unleash ‘Doggy Disneyland’

Dogs running and playing off-leash along a strip of sand at the mouth of the Santa Ana River dubbed “Doggy Disneyland” will likely no longer be outlaws following a county decision this week. Orange County Supervisors unanimously voted to amend the law regarding the restraint of...
Posted On 29 Apr 2016

On Faith: Nuns Risk All in ‘Radical Grace’

In 2012 the Vatican issued an official censure of American nuns saying that feminism is incompatible with Catholicism and the nuns needed to abandon their view to remain part of the church. Three nuns took a stance, and took to the road, to challenge the patriarchal system and...

Tuesday is Disney Day at Film Festival

Growing up in Orange County means growing up with Disney. Over the years, I’ve made countless trips to Disneyland, watched “The Wonderful World of Disney” on TV, and viewed numerous Disney-produced animated and live films. That’s why I’m looking forward to Tuesday, April 26, when...

“Orange Sunshine” Trips on LSD Love Story set in Laguna

By Rita Robinson | NB Indy After seven years of work completing a “fun drug-smuggling tale” about the LSD-deifying Brotherhood of Eternal Love from Laguna Beach, documentary filmmaker William Kirkley canned the whole thing. He had finally found the real story within the story and...

Festival Features Films with a Local Focus

Newport Beach has had its share of celebrities, both real and manmade. Two of the most famous are as popular as ever: John Wayne, and The Wedge. The Duke spent the last 20 years of his life in Newport Beach. Much of that time was spent aboard boats, but on film he spent even more...