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Tiffany South Coast Plaza Debuts Leather Collection

By Lynn Selich | Society Editor   The incomparable Marche Moderne was the setting for the recent Fall 2010 launch of the must-have Tiffany Leather Collection including handbags and accessories for both men and women by renowned designers Richard Lambertson and John Truex,...

A Fashionable Affair to Support Chapman U.

By Lynn Selich | Society Editor   There’s nothing like arriving at The Ritz for the annual Fashionable Women of Chapman’s “Christmas at The Ritz” holiday luncheon.  This year, as a merry quartet of carolers sang and Santa ho-ho-hoed, the red carpet was resplendent with the...

Don Webb: Walkin’ Off Into the Sunset

  After eight years on the City Council, and 33 years as a city employee and department head before that, Don Webb ended his formal involvement with city government this week – Monday’s special council meeting was the lat of his term. Prevented by term limits from running for...

Christmas Co. Opener Raises $180K

By Lynn Selich | Society Editor Photos by Peggy O’Donnell   Snowflakes drifting past a crescent moon set the holiday mood for guests attending the Opening Night Gala of The Christmas Company, the signature fundraiser of the Junior League of Orange County. At the event, posh...

Ambassador Luncheon a Home Run for Abused Children

By Lynn Selich | Society Editor Photos by Ann Chatillon   Almost 500 guests gathered to support the recent 13th Annual Orangewood Ambassador Luncheon, which is held for current and prospective Orangewood Ambassadors – donors who give $1,000 or more annually to the...

Girls Inc. Celebrates 56 Years, Raises $300K

  By Lynn Selich | Society Editor   The Balboa Bay Club and Resort welcomed over 300 guests who arrived to attend a formal Girls Incorporated of Orange County’s Annual Celebration featuring Mistress of Ceremonies and Celebrity Chef, Jamie Gwen. During the VIP reception,...

Terry Dwyer: The Best Is Yet to Come

Terry Dwyer is the Orange County Performing Arts Center’s president and chief operating officer. He began his tenure as the Center’s fourth president in April 2006. The entertainment complex Dwyer oversees includes the 3,000-seat Segerstrom Hall, the 2,000-seat Segerstrom Concert...

A Major Menorah for Chabad’s Lighting

  Have you ever seen a menorah made out of chocolate?  How about one made out of balloons or seashells? This year you can see a 6- to 7-foot-tall menorah made out of dreidels.  How many dreidels, you ask?   For now, that’s a secret.  If you are the one who guesses how many...

Military Rocket Gear Washes Ashore

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy   Harmless but threatening-looking military rocket containers washed ashore in Newport Beach and Laguna Beach, sheriff’s deputies reported on Tuesday. Bomb squad investigators responded to at least five separate calls between Newport Bay and...

Police Blotter

Crime Log   11/26, 19:51, 901 Newport Center Drive, Vehicle Burglary 11/27, 07:32, 5000 Park Newport, Commercial Burglary 11/29, 13:22, 20371 Irvine, Commercial Burglary, $3,350 stolen 11/29, 13:30, 4515 Cortland Drive, Petty Theft, $1 stolen 11/30, 11:09, 829 Harbor Island...

Making a Scene

Growing up Jewish, I was intrigued by the Nativity scenes in friends’ homes during Christmastime. Discreetly, I would gaze at the outdoor doll house-like barn.  Soaking in the peaceful scene: shepherds with staffs, sheep, kings with treasures, camels, and cows. At the center of...

Black Friday, the Twilight Zone?

  Today is “Black Friday,” and if you are obsessed with snapping up one of a few 65-inch flat screens for $2, or happen to be an overachiever who likes to get those presents off to Minneapolis weeks ahead of St. Nick, chances are you are not sitting on your couch reading the...

Walkin’ Don Does it Again

  By Roger Bloom | NB Indy   Councilman Don “Walkin’ Don” Webb, who ended his eight-year council career with Tuesday’ nights meeting, passed another milestone this week as he stepped past an impromptu finish line at the westernmost city limit to...

Main Breaks Flood Streets

  By Sara Hall | NB Indy   Four water mains broke over the weekend in the Newport Heights area, leaving some residents without water until midday. Tuesday. The first rupture occurred Sunday morning around midnight near St. James Road and Clay Street, said George...

Lightening Up on Black Friday

  Here was my Black Friday plan for today: Get up at 2:30 a.m., get to the stores and shop by 3. Once everything is done, head home, get my presents wrapped, send out the Christmas cards, cut down and decorate the tree and put up the Christmas lights. Once I’m done with...

Emergency Sirens Being Tested This Week

  An Outdoor Emergency Notification System has been installed along the Balboa Peninsula and in West Newport and the city will intermittently test the new system through Dec. 7. The system consists of three emergency warning sirens that are connected to a control panel...

Police Blotter

Crime Log   11/17, 10:35, 35 Sand Dollar Ct, Attempt Residential Burglary, $0 stolen 11/17, 17:15, 3000 Beacon St, Residential Burglary, $2,796 stolen 11/18, 13:41, 2018 Leeward, Lost Property, $9,000 lost 11/19, 09:22, 30 Canyon Island Dr, Burglary, $3,774 stolen 11/19, 20:10,...

Newport Teams Head for Playoffs

  By Brian Lichterman | Sports Editor   The regular season is over, and the playoffs are here with Newport Beach teams headed into the first round. Newport Harbor, Sage Hill, and Corona del Mar’s varsity football teams are all preparing for their games tonight.  Newport...

On Golf: And Another Thing …

  I’ve written a lot about the game of golf, and I wanted to add one more thing. With so many beautiful golf courses in Newport Beach, I’ve felt like it’s my duty to get people out there golfing and discovering this wonderful game. It’s true, I’m definitely biased, having...

The Delicious Truth Behind Successful Fundraisers

  During one of our recent regularly scheduled Indy editorial staff meetings at our office in Corona del Mar, our fearless leader, Tom Johnson, popped his head in, looked at me with his classic Cheshire cat grin and said “Selich, I’ve got something right up your alley.”...