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Benefit: CASA Raises $1 Million at Black & White Ball

By Petrina Friede | NB Indy  Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Orange County held its annual Celebration of Children: Black & White Ball, which took place on Saturday, April 22, at The Island Hotel in Newport Beach. Wickedly sophisticated black décor splashed with...

Benefit: Annual OC Real Estate Luncheon Raises $680K for Veterans

More than 575 professionals from top real estate companies and financial institutions attended the 2nd Annual Orange County Real Estate Luncheon on Thursday, April 20 at Hotel Irvine. The event was held in partnership with the Newport Beach-based Orange County Community...

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Young Men and Women Get Lesson in Etiquette

A group of young men and women recently got a lesson in etiquette. Nearly 50 students from the junior classes of the National League of Young Men and the National Charity League came together for an evening of dining and etiquette on March 26. The 10th annual Etiquette Dinner was...
Posted On 06 Apr 2017

Arrests Made in Ensign School Fire

Arrests have been made in the arson fire that scorched the Ensign Intermediate School gym last November, according to authorities. A 16-year-old resident of Newport Beach and a 15-year-old resident of Costa Mesa were arrested Monday for felony burglary, vandalism, and recklessly...

Speaker’s Message to Students: WE Can Change the World

Harbor Day School students heard an inspiring message during a school event last week about tackling challenges, empowering others, and working to make the world a better place.   Author, humanitarian and motivational speaker Spencer West spoke to about 250 HDS students, staff...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017

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Charity

Charity Spotlight: Annual Roy Emerson Tennis Classic Benefits Local Charity

For 56 seasons, tennis legend Roy Emerson and his wife Joy, have hosted the Roy Emerson Tennis Classic to benefit a charity close to their hearts: Holy Family Services and Foster Care Agency. Funds raised at this event, along with those raised at the Guild’s Patroness Luncheon,...

Charity Spotlight: National Philanthropy Day Call for Nominations

Submissions are currently being accepted by the Orange County Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals for businesses, corporations, schools, nonprofit organizations, and individuals for the 2017 National Philanthropy Day Orange County Awards Luncheon scheduled for...

Green

Attracting ‘Good Bugs’ to a Garden

By Gary Jones | Special to the NB Indy “Good” bugs can be a homeowner’s best friend, while “bad” bugs can wipe out weeks of gardening in just a few days. By definition, it is easy to know the difference. The notorious bad bug gang of four – aphids, whitefly, scale and mealy-bu...

Going Green: Upper Newport Bay – Restoration, Recreation and Research

By Garry Brown, Executive Director / Orange County Coastkeeper Just above Newport Harbor is the Upper Newport Bay, a sanctuary to many species of plants, birds and marine organisms. The Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve and Ecological Reserve is an estuary, a wetland with a mix...

Local Focus

Row, Row, Row Your Boat…Across the Pacific Ocean

There was absolutely no way that four girls weren’t going to set a world record. After all, they were the first humans to row across the entire Pacific Ocean – from San Francisco, to Cairns, Australia. Their incredible odyssey spanning 8,579 miles over nine months is humanly and...

“Augie” Documentary Inspires Hope

Moviegoers may not expect a film involving amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, to inspire hope, but “Augie” certainly does. The documentary centers on Augie Nieto, the fitness entrepreneur responsible for LifeCycle, and his fight with the disease. ALS attacks nerve cells in...

John Wayne’s Daughter Adopts ‘True Grit’ Ethos

By Cassandra Reinhart | NB Indy You’ve got to have true grit to keep up with John Wayne’s daughter. “It’s actually funny, people think I can ride a horse because I am John Wayne’s daughter,” Marisa Wayne laughed.  “I’m like, ‘I grew up on a boat!’ ” The daughter of...

On Faith

On Faith: Freedom Ride to Stop Human Trafficking

SoulCycle in Newport Beach recently hosted 60 participants in the A21 Freedom Ride. They rode stationary bikes to the beat of music as they learned about modern day slavery and supported A21 in its vision of abolishing human trafficking in the 21st century. They also raised over...

On Faith: Multifaith Alliance Responds to Syrian Crisis

The Multifaith Alliance For Syrian Refugees held its first Orange County fundraiser recently at Temple Bat Yahm. “It went great,” explained Jackie Menter, member of OC Multifaith Alliance. “It was heartwarming to see the support. It was also very successful. We exceeded our...

Senior Moments

Senior Moments: Frieda Caplan is ‘The Queen of Kiwi’

By Felicia Wiseman | NB Indy “Fear No Fruit” is a fascinating and true story of 91-year-old Frieda Caplan, also known as “The Queen of Kiwi.” Born in Los Angeles and a graduate of UCLA, she worked as a bookkeeper and cashier in the Wholesale Produce Market in downtown L.A. In the...

Bongiorno Boomers: Starting Anew

Good Morning, (Buon Giorno) Boomers! I trust you’ve recovered sufficiently from the Holidays for us to begin the New Year together. From my present vantage point, I see a lot of changes in the offing, and, like Ricky Ricardo, I may have “a lot of splainin’ to do” to make sense of...