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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 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: Segerstrom Documentary Gets NY Premiere

Longtime Newport Beach resident, philanthropist and visionary entrepreneur Henry T. Segerstrom passed away two years ago, but his memory and spirit live on thanks to institutions such as the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and South Coast Plaza, which celebrates its 50th...

Charity Spotlight: Fletcher Jones to Host Fundraiser for Anaheim White House

Chef Bruno Serato is renowned for doing amazing things in the kitchen of his historic Anaheim White House restaurant, but even more amazing is his ongoing dedication to feeding 2,000 underprivileged kids every night through his charity, Catrina’s Club. However, both the...

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: “Strange Occurrences” Offers Insights into Religion

On the evening of Thursday, August 21, in 1879, 15 people claimed to see the same miraculous occurrence, and now over one million people make the pilgrimage to the village of Knock in Ireland every year in hopes of experiencing their own miracles. You have the opportunity to...

On Faith: Easter Church Services in Newport Beach

Christ Church by the Sea United Methodist, 1400 W. Balboa Blvd, Balboa. (949) 673-3805 / christbytheseanb.org. 4/16: Sunrise 6:30 a.m. at 14th St., 10 a.m. at church. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2150 Bonita Canyon Dr. (in the brick meetinghouse next to the...

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...