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Benefit: Pacific Symphony Celebrates Chinese New Year

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy  It was a case of East meets West when the Pacific Symphony presented its inaugural Chinese New Year Celebration and Concert on January 28 at Segerstrom Concert Hall. The event was a true feast of the senses for 180 guests...

Benefit: UCI Mind Gala is “A December to Remember”

By Petrina Friede | NB Indy  The 7th Annual fundraising gala for Alzheimer’s research at UCI MIND, the Institute for Memory Impairment and Neurologic Disorders, was held at the festively decorated Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach on Dec. 3. The gala raised $375,000 to support...

Campus

Young Men Distribute Food to Hungry Community

A group of charitable young men got to see the faces of the very people they were helping at an event this weekend. About 35 members of the Newport-Mesa chapter of the National League of Young Men visited the Christ Lutheran Church in Costa Mesa on Saturday to pack grocery bags...
Posted On 20 Jan 2017

CdM Teachers, Staff and Students Compete Together on the Dance Floor

Corona del Mar High School students and staff will hit the dance floor next week for a night of fun, competition and entertainment. The 5th Annual “Dancing with the Teachers” will be held in the big gym on the CdM campus at 7 p.m. on Thursday. The performance is presented by and...

NMUSD Celebrates 50 Years

Newport-Mesa Unified School District is celebrating it’s golden anniversary this school year. On July 1, 1966 the Costa Mesa Union School District, Newport Beach City School District, and the Newport Harbor Union High School District unified to become the NMUSD. In honor of their...

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Charity

Charity Spotlight: Table for Ten Culinary Event Serves Donations for Charity

The tastiest charity event in Orange County may well be the annual Table for Ten culinary experience, which return to Laguna Cliffs Resort & Spa on March 5. This extravagant affair, which last year raised $300,000, benefits two Orange County charities: Vocational Visions,...

Charity Spotlight: Arbor Real Estate Party for Clean Water

On November 29, Newport Beach-based Arbor Real Estate hosted its annual fundraiser to benefit the Rob Machado Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides water filling stations to schools and public spaces. These stations provide a clean, healthful drink option for...

Green

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...

Going Green: Desalination Plant is Bad for the Region

By Garry Brown, Executive Director / Orange County Coastkeeper The California Coastal Commission will meet at Newport Beach City Hall November 13 – 15. On the agenda for Nov. 13 is a Coastal Development Permit application from Connecticut-based Poseidon Water. Their proposed...

Local Focus

Local Focus: Laguna Supercross Rider and Newport Riding Coach Team Up

If you’re going to the Monster Energy AMA Supercross at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Saturday, Jan. 21, look for a rider wearing number 14. That’s Laguna Beach-based rider Cole Seely, 26, who trains with Newport Beach resident Jeff Ward.  Ward is Seely’s riding coach, as well as a...

Local Focus: Former Newport Beach Mayor Dennis O’Neil Passes Away at 78

Longtime civic leader and former Newport Beach Mayor Dennis “Denny” O’Neil passed away on Jan. 6 in Corona del Mar after a long battle with fibrosis of the lungs. He was 78. O’Neil was the vice chairman of Newport Beach and Company, the private nonprofit marketing arm...

Retired Airline Pilot Cooks up a New Life

Before the introduction of aircraft-specific iPads issued to cockpit crews, pilots would pack their carry-on bags with manuals that measured many inches thick.     Retired American Airlines Captain James Whitehead, 71, of Balboa Peninsula, still finds himself traveling to “work”...

On Faith

On Faith: Mariners Christian School Launches “Difference-Maker” Series

Jake Harriman, a Bronze Star recipient and founder of Nuru International, spoke to 350 middle school students, parents, and teachers at Mariners Christian School to kick off the school’s “Difference-Maker” chapel series. “It was wonderful,” said Ali Bray, Community Connections...

On Faith: Cherish Marriage at Rockharbor

On your wedding day, did you vow “to love and to cherish, until death do us part”? Is cherish a word you talk about, or something you practice in your day to day marriage? No matter how long you have been married, or how strong your marriage is, or isn’t, Gary Thomas will provide...

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...