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OC Business Council CEO Talks Jobs, Economy

Newport Beach woke up to a discussion of jobs and the economy at a meeting this week. About 50 people attended the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Wake Up! Newport on Thursday in the Friend’s Room at the library. The June guest speaker was Lucy Dunn, president and CEO...
Posted On 05 Jun 2015

Is Newport Sustainable?

The future of Newport Beach and improving its sustainability were the main topics at a meeting last weekend. The 41st Annual Meeting of Still Protecting Our Newport (formerly known as Stop Polluting Our Newport), held at the Environmental Nature Center on Saturday. Guest speaker...
Posted On 05 Jun 2015

Media Owner Gives His Company to Employees

 Andrea Adelson | Special to the NB Indy Ownership of the Newport Beach Independent newspaper, Newport Beach Magazine and other publications of Firebrand Media will soon shift to 10 of its employees. Owner Allan Simon, who since 2009 has invested $7 million in expanding the...

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Benefit: Olive Crest Gala Goes Nautical at Balboa Pavilion

Olive Crest’s nautically-themed fundraiser at the Balboa Pavilion in Newport Beach on April 18 was a heartwarming affair that garnered more than $250,000 to benefit its Project Independence...

Local Focus: Newport is Going to the Dogs

This week we profile four loveable canines and their human companions. WRIGLEY You can probably count on one finger the number of dogs walking around Balboa Island that have been named after a...

Benefit: CASA Black & White Ball Nets $1 Million

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Court Appointed Special Advocates (also known as CASA) is celebrating 30 years of advocating for abused and neglected children going...

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Curtain Up: ‘Nice Work’ Gets a Raise at Segerstrom Center

Touring in a Broadway show? Nice work if you can get it. A handful of young singer-dancers did get nice work, as evidenced by the popular touring production of “Nice Work If You Can Get It” that comes to Segerstrom Center for the Arts March 17 – 22. The show ran on Broadway...

Under Cover: Reading “Rain Reign” Offers Dramatic Delights

Recently, I received requests to spotlight more children’s literature. Since I have a life that keeps me fairly on top of books in this genre, it should be a pretty simple request to indulge. Just as with works written for adults, there are so many good books penned with younger...

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Say Cheese!

Something cheesy is going on in Corona del Mar, but that’s a good thing for those who love fromage. Vin Goat opened its specialty cheese shop on Coast Highway just two months ago, but it’s...

Wonderfully Sweet Treats

For all our readers with a penchant for cupcakes, cake pops, cookies, cakes, and a weakness for all things wonderlicious, news of the latest sweet treat on the street is out: Wonderland Bakery is...

Going Greek

It’s Greek to me. That was my first thought when Stasha and I decided to go to dinner prior to attending the opening night performance of the hit musical Mamma Mia at Segerstrom Center for the...

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Boaters’ Weather

Ahoy! The seas will be pleasant for ocean cruising this weekend with a 2-foot swell from the west and a 2-foot south creating a little mixed set. The winds will be decent for sailing, blowing at 10 to 11 knots from the west, and the morning winds will be coming from the southeast...

Sailing Summary: Kettenhoffen Wins Ahmanson on a Dare

The overall winner of the Ahmanson Series/NHYC Opening Day Race last weekend was Bob Kettenhoffen’s well sailed Dare, a Beck 62.  Dare won the first two races by comfortable margins, and even a third place finish in the last race took little away from their overall win in this...

On Guns and Baseball

I met up recently with my baseball pal, Anna Newton. We two are comfortable in our disagreements: She follows the San Diego Padres, I follow the Angels. She prefers the National League, I like the American. Over lunch at Rose Bakery Café, I mentioned I was working on a column...

Erin go Bragh!

Erin go bragh. Translated, that’s “Ireland Forever,” and we celebrate it March 17 on St. Patrick’s Day. I was actually on the auld sod just last October. I went over to trace my Irish ancestors. Family lore has my Irish great great grandfather, Michael Fitzpatrick,...
Posted On 17 Mar 2013

Quick Glueck Shtick

 * Are Dogs People Too? People love their dogs. In fact some of them have greater love for their dogs than their spouses, relatives and friends. So why is it that we don’t protect our dogs from injury when they are riding along in our cars or trucks? They have little or none of...

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