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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.”...

Schools Vandalized With Slurs

  Two Newport Beach schools and other nearby buildings were vandalized over the weekend with racial slurs and other graffiti. Mariners school, and structures in the 1100 block of Rutland Road and the 1700 block of Bedford Drive, all had graffiti, said Newport Beach Police...

Changing the Face of Men’s Health

By Jim Fitzpatrick | NB Indy   John Cornuke is a motivator of boys and men.  If your kids play baseball in Newport Beach, or you have a business that can contribute to youth sports, you already know that Cornuke makes it easy to say yes.  So, when Cornuke presented his...

New Website Offers Deals, Donations

A Newport Beach-based website that allows consumers to get discounted deals from local business and then donates 50 percent of its profits to Orange County charities launched on Monday. “Turn great deals into good deeds,” is the website’s slogan. The website, www.DealGooder.com,...

Walkin’ the Walk

  Did you ever think about what it would be like to be on the City Council? To me, in most instances, it’s a pretty thankless job. Lots of hours, even more reading and very little pay. And, to get elected you have to run for office, which includes at first the attempt to...

All-Star Team

  Chef Josef Lageder of the Balboa Bay Club & Resort, right, is among the high-powered kitchen talent that will be participating in the upcoming Jazz in January fundraiser for the Ocean Institute.  The two-day event, slated for Feb. 4 and 5, 2011, features a four-course...

Police Blotter

Crime Log   11/12/10, 11:07, 112 30th St, Grand Theft, $1,400 stolen 11/13/10, 20:02, 760 Via Lido Nord, Burglary (Residential), $261,000 stolen 11/14/10, 07:02, 2100 Mariners (Mariners Elementary), Vandalism (Graffiti) est. dam. $1,000 11/14/10, 11:49, 3000 W. Coast Hwy...

The Traffic Is Heavy on Memory Lane

  When I was little and I heard the expression “take a stroll down Memory Lane” I pictured a neatly manicured, tree-lined street. The clean, even sidewalks met with groomed green grass.  It was almost like a movie set.   In my rendition of Memory Lane, the weather was...

Teaching the Wrong Lesson

  As Newport Harbor and Corona del Mar wrap up their football regular seasons tonight, the purity and honesty of high school and collegiate sports is in serious jeopardy. Not from anything the local students and coaches are doing, mind you. But those CdM and NHHS players who...

Angels Golf, Still Seek a Hall-in-One

  By Brian Lichterman | Sports Editor   On Wednesday, the Angels hosted their annual Angels Baseball Foundation Golf Classic at the Pelican Hill Golf Club, to benefit the foundation’s mission to serve youth organizations in the local community. Alumni of various seasons...

101 Ways to Thank a Veteran, Every Day

Yesterday was Veterans Day. Originally named Armistice Day, it was meant to be recognized on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month – the date and time that the armistice ending World War I went into effect. World War I was known for a while as “the war to...

Strange Lights Seen Over CdM

  By Brian Lichterman | NB Indy   To add to the many unusual sightings this past week, a strange series of lights was seen by multiple sources last Saturday night in Corona del Mar. Eyewitness Kim Dillon of Corona del Mar said she was outside of her house on Jasmine...

Time Out in CdM

  Sometimes this column-writing stuff is a pain. You’re sitting around in front of a computer Wednesday night with a brain cramp that’s so tight that it prevents any creative ideas. You may have noticed. It gets worse Thursday morning as the final deadline approaches. This...

Police Blotter

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...