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Crime Log:   11/5/10 16:00, Grand Theft, 917 E. Balboa Blvd., $2133 stolen $458 recovered 11/6/10 08:32, Vandalism (Graffiti), W. Coast Hwy/Superior/Parking Lot 11/6/10 09:33, Residential Burglary, 1828 Leeward Lane, $2800 stolen 11/6/10 09:45, Theft from Boat, 1601 Bayside...

Riding a Wave

  By Sherri Cruz Orange County Business Journal   It’s called a casterboard. It looks like a skateboard except it has two caster wheels that provide a ride that’s more like surfing. A South Korean inventor came up with the Wave casterboard. A Laguna Beach-based...

‘The Toffee Lady’ Has a Sweet Business

By Jill Fales | NB Indy   Newport Beach is now an even sweeter place to live, thanks to Betsy Thagard, Newport Beach mom turned entrepreneur, and her handmade toffee. After making toffee for friends and family for years, it was those same friends and family always wanting...

Message in a Bottle

    Now that the elections are over I wonder what issues will be vying for our attention? Since there never seems to be an end to the things that will cause cancer, contribute to global warming or otherwise need a warning label a mile long, I suspect that we will be hearing...

Paddling for Water

  By Sara Hall | NB Indy   Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink. The stand-up paddle boarders at the Pirate Coast Paddle Co. at the Newport Aquatic Center know this saying all too well. Water is part of their everyday lives, but that’s not the way it is for...

Chiming in on Art

  My idea of art is a golf ball that moves left when you want it to move left and right when you want it to go right. I’m pretty simple that way. As far as real art goes, I do like to go to South Coast Repertory or the Pacific Symphony and I’m consistently in awe of their...

Police Blotter

  CRIME LOG 10/26/10 08:15 W. 15th Street and Monrovia Avenue, vehicle burglary, $930 stolen and $80 estimated damage. 10/28/10 20:10 600 block of Newport Center Dr., petty theft, $900. 10/28/10 16:00 300 block of Newport Center Dr., grand theft, $1000. 10/30/10 17:40 1700...

Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested

  By Sara Hall | NB Indy   An attempted murder suspect was arrested Oct. 22 while hiding on a hillside on Lighthouse Lane, just one day after fleeing the scene of a domestic violence call and causing four local schools to go into lockdown. Mark J. Ward, 47, of Las...

Dustin We Hardly Knew Ye

  A friend of mine once said, “When contemplating whether or not to have another baby, ask yourself instead if you can handle building another mission.” Inevitably, all school projects, at least to some degree fall on the shoulders of the parents.   Even for those of us who...

Buddy up on Halloween

  Halloween is upon us, and with two soirees, one tonight and one tomorrow, I am pulling out the entire assortment of costume garb and trying to decide how extreme I feel like going this year. My husband is less enthusiastic and wants to know if putting an eye patch on is...

Police Blotter

  CRIME LOG 10/20/10 20:00 1800 block of Park Newport, vehicle burglary, $9,700. 10/20/10 17:31 600 block of Bayside Dr., lost property, $292,000. 10/22/10 13:20 100 block of Diamond Ave., grand theft, $1,400. 10/19/10 13:00 100 block of Villagio, grand theft, $500. 10/23/10...

Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested

    By Sara Hall | NB Indy   An attempted murder suspect was arrested Oct. 22 while hiding on a hillside on Lighthouse Lane, just one day after fleeing the scene of a domestic violence call and causing four local schools to go into lockdown. Mark J. Ward, 47, of...

Election

    The 2010 election neared its climax this week, with a flurry of mailers, phone calls, endorsements, precinct walking and letters to the editor. In the hotly contested 3rd District council race, Ed Reno, who has built his campaign around active Republican Party...

No on Measure V

  Should you be concerned about Measure V? Yes. By the city’s own count, since adoption of the City Charter in 1954, a total of 54 proposals for its amendment have been presented to voters at a total 20 different elections.  In each of those cases, individual issues were...

Newport Author Helping Children

  Newport Beach author Marjorie Healy Shefer has found a unique way of helping children.   Her book, “Children Helping Children (true stories told by the animals)” tackles difficult challenges some children face.  Shefer  hopes that by reading her book kids will learn that ...

Therapeutic Riding Club Sets Awareness Walk

    Newport Beach residents will walk along the trails near Back Bay on Saturday to raise awareness for a program that provides equine therapy for disabled children, youth and adults. The walk is being held by the Back Bay Therapeutic Riding Club, a non-profit...

Where’s Reno?

  By Sara Hall | NB Indy   City Council candidates answered various questions at the Corona del Mar Residents Association forum Wednesday night, but the question on everyone’s mind was where District 3 candidate Ed Reno was. Reno was scheduled to be on the panel but...

City Gets Top Credit Ratings

  In a boost to Newport Beach’s stature, as well as a shot in the arm to the controversial Civic Center project, the city has received a AAA credit rating from each of the big three rating agencies. The ratings, by the Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch rating...

Watching out for the Neighborhood

  One of the reasons I moved to Newport Beach a number of years ago was to live in a safe neighborhood. It’s probably something we all have in common. About a month ago I received some startling news when several neighbors had their houses broken into. In one case, the...

Police Blotter

  CRIME LOG   10/13/10 13:30 4600 block of MacArthur Ct., vehicle burglary, $2,500. 10/13/10 20:16 23000 block of Newport Coast Dr., grand theft, $1,220. 10/14/10 08:59 Marigold and Fifth avenues, vandalism, $500. 10/14/10 11:49 First block of Geneve, grand theft, $12,000....