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Vince Coming to Fashion Island

Fashion Island announced that the luxury retailer Vince will open its first Orange County location at the center in late spring, 2011. The Los Angeles-based contemporary lifestyle brand will offer its men and women’s collections. The Fashion Island store will include the brand’s...

Orangewood Board Names Fetter Chairman

Bruce Fetter has been selected as the new chairman of the board of Orangewood Children’s Foundation, a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit serving abused and neglected children in Orange County since 1981. Fetter, the president and chief operating officer of St. John Knits is only the...

Lost in Translation (Is That in Europe?)

A couple of years ago we were walking in the airport and I announced I needed to go get gum for my ears.  A few minutes later, Wyatt, 3 years old, said to me, “I need to get some gum for my mouth.” We often forget how literal kids are.  Half of what we say must be Greek to them....

Michael Henn: Meet the New Mayor

On Tuesday, Councilman Michael Henn was selected by his fellow councilmemers to be the mayor of Newport Beach for the next year. First elected to the City Council in 2006, Henn was reelected without opposition last month. His professional career is in finance, and he has been...

SEASON OVER

By Brian Lichterman | Sports Editor   Having to play a tough opponent for the second time in four games is difficult enough, but doing so in the opponent’s city is even tougher. This was too tall of an order for the Corona del Mar Sea Kings to fill as they went down...

Lynn’s Spin

  If you’ve driven by the cute little ’60s-era motel on Pacific Coast Highway cleverly converted to a quaint little retail collective called The Cove, and are wondering what is happening at this new, hip addition to Mariners Mile, I suggest you stop in. You’re in for a real...

A ‘Famine’ to Help Fight Hunger

  You may have driven by the “30 Hour Famine” banner at the United Methodist Church and wondered what it meant. I did. I drove past it and thought about my big breakfast and my kitchen full of food.  I recalled delicious Thanksgiving meals, and then drove back to the banner....

MTA’s Seasons Greetings

  Sara Hall   Some local kids are spreading holiday cheer the best way they know how: by singing. The Musical Theatre Academy of Orange County, in Newport Beach, has released its first-ever CD, a mix of Christmas songs sung by the MTA students and staff. “It was a...

Holiday Season Blows Into Town

With Hanukkah in full swing and Christmas on the way, the holiday season hit town like a Pacific storm this weekend. Some of our photographers were on hand, and here are some photos of the activities and fun. Other holiday photos are in the Slideshow, page 20.    ...

Fluor Takes Reins of State Schools Group

By Sara Hall | NB Indy   Newport-Mesa district Trustee Martha Fluor started her term as president of the statewide association for school boards on Saturday. The official announcement Fluor was selected as president of the California School Boards Association came during the...

Police Blotter

Crime Log 12/1, 06:08, Fifth/Poinsettia, Vehicle Burglary, $1,930 stolen 12/1, 06:47, 300 block of E. Coast Hwy, Passing of counterfeit money 12/1, 09:25, 1600 block of Lincoln Lane, Grand Theft, $1,045.86 stolen 12/2, 09:00, 3900 block of Birch, Commercial Burglary, $1,200...

Past and Presents

Every year in early December I get a Christmas list from my daughter. They started coming as soon as she was old enough to write. Now, I know what you’re saying: isn’t that cute. Well, you should know that my daughter is now 27. Do you think it’s so cute? The lists are legendary,...

Newport Beach Mayors

Name                                                                    Term John King*                                                           1906-1908 C. A. Barton*                                   ...

Tuning Up for the Holidays

Each holiday season I always envision creating a sort of winter wonderland for my family. A perfectly decorated house where the hot chocolate flows and the scent of pine and sugar cookies permeate the air. A crackling fire glowing as we happily string popcorn on the couch. All...

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...

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...