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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...

Charity Spotlight: Raising a Glass and Cash at Literacy Bar Battle

The money poured in to The Literacy Project earlier this month when the organization held its “Cheers for Literacy” bar battle event at 3-Thirty-3 Waterfront in Newport Beach. The competition pitted guest bartenders Katie Smith, a local philanthropist, and Kimberly Vig from The...

Benefit: OC Museum of Art Serves “Art of Dining” Gala

The Orange County Museum of Art unveiled a tasty masterpiece on May 30 when 350 supporters enjoyed Art of Dining 2015, the museum’s most important fundraiser and one of Orange County’s more sought-after social events. Presented by Louis Vuitton, this year’s...

Ben Carlson Statue Approved for McFadden Square

Nearly a year after Benjamin Carlson, a longtime Newport Beach lifeguard, lost his life while rescuing a swimmer in distress, the Newport Beach city council this week approved a statue honoring Carlson to be placed in McFadden Square near the new lifeguard station that bears his...

Biggest Beach Party of the Year Comes to Newport Dunes June 26 – 28

Get ready for the biggest beach party to be held in Newport Beach this year: Newport Beach Party: A Celebration of Community, held at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort June 26 – 28. The three day event is designed to raise money for a variety of charities, including the Newport...

On Faith: Vacation Bible Schools and Camps

Faith columnist Cindy Christeson compiled this list of local vacation bible schools and camps. Ages of camp participants vary, contact individual churches for details and more information. Grace Fellowship Church (3170 Red Hill Ave. Costa Mesa ). July 21 – 25, 4 – 6 p.m. $20...

Communities: Sale of St. James the Great Episcopal Church Consumes Town Hall Meeting

An overflow crowd of 200 people packed into the old city hall council chambers and spilled out into the lobby for a District 1 Town Hall meeting, organized by Mayor Pro Tem Diane Dixon, whose district includes West Newport, the Peninsula, Lido Isle, Bay Island and Newport Island....

Campus: Newport Students Shine in Arts School Season Finale

Ever wonder where the next generation of singers, actors, musicians, poets, chefs and filmmakers will come from? Locally, there’s a good chance that they’ll be graduates of Orange County School of the Arts. According to the schools website, “the Orange County School of the Arts...

Communities: Balboa Village Revitalization Program Receives Award

The city of Newport Beach was given an award of merit for Economic Planning and Development for the Balboa Village revitalization program by the Orange Section of the American Planning Association California Chapter. The award was accepted by community development director...
Posted On 14 Jun 2015

Charity Spotlight: Gritty Up Fundraiser Nets $180,000 for John Wayne Cancer Foundation

GRIT Cycle has become known for giving back to the community, and on May 29 and 30, they did it in a big way with the second annual “Gritty Up” fundraising event to benefit the John Wayne Cancer Foundation. The fundraising event began on Friday, May 29, with the “Gritty Up”...

1221 Club Presents Annual Scholarship Awards

Twenty years ago, The 1221 Club (named after the club’s Coast Highway address) was formed at Balboa Bay Club, providing the women of BBC with a community where good times, warm friendships and new acquaintances could be found and fostered. The women of The 1221 Club are united...

Local Focus: Hoag Doctor’s Sports Radio Show Hits a Home Run

Here’s a question that even a first year medical student might not be able to answer: What organ of the body gets stronger the more you use it? The answer is bone, according to Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Alan Beyer, Executive Medical Director of the Hoag Orthopedic Institute in...

Benefit: Life’s a Beach as Pacific Symphony Gala Raises Record $1.6 Million

Orange County was a different place in 1990. The population was 2.4 million, the county’s various arts organizations were still considered in their infancy, and a young conductor named Carl St.Clair was hired by the Pacific Symphony to be its new conductor and music director....

Charity Spotlight: Angels Baseball Legends Hit a Home Run for Literacy

As a collaborative effort to promote literacy, Newport Beach-based The Literacy Project teamed up with Angels Baseball and Angels Alumni Association to host 100 second grade students at the second annual “Readers in the Outfield” event held in May at the Diamond Club in Angel...

On Faith: Women of Vision’s 25th Anniversary Celebration

“As I look around this room, I see the faces of women who have quite literally changed the world and I am genuinely humbled in your presence,” said Reneé Stearns at the recent Women of Vision 25th Anniversary Celebration. “For a quarter of a century, in partnership with...

Credit Union May Move Into Empty Retail Space in Library

A credit union may move into an empty retail space on the second story of the Newport Beach main library. The Board of Library Trustees discussed the vacant area across from Bistro 24 on the second floor expansion of the library during their meeting last week. Staff proposed the...
Posted On 28 May 2015