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Coast Highway Construction Nears Completion

The Orange County Sanitation District and its contractor are determined to wrap up Phase I of the sewer force main project along Coast Highway in Mariner’s Mile by May 22, which means in a matter of weeks, drivers will start to see the open trenches closed, K-rail (the white...

Jetpacks May be Banned From Newport Harbor

Water-propelled jetpacks may soon take their final flights over Newport Harbor following a Newport Beach City Council decision this week. A motion to approve an ordinance that would have allowed limited and regulated the jetpacks failed 3-2 during the Tuesday meeting. Mayor Pro...
Posted On 01 May 2015

‘Know New Art’ at Newport Beach Film Festival

“Know New Art.” That’s the message the Newport Beach Film Festival wants 50,000 filmgoers to embrace as they descend on the city for this year’s 16th annual cinematic lovefest that runs through April 30 at various theaters in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. Over the next seven...

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Local Focus: Life is a Bust for Sculptor Miriam Baker

Before she ever picked up serrated wires, wooden tools, paddles, shapers or scrapers to mold huge, gray globs of clay into life-like busts, Newport Beach artist Miriam Baker knew she would...

On Faith: Orange Coast Christian Outreach Week

“Every year is wonderful, but this year is unique in that we have the theme of honoring our military, specifically our Veterans,” explained Pamela Curry, Newport Beach resident and Chairman of...

Charity Spotlight: Assistance League of Newport-Mesa Marks 75 Years with “Dancing” Gala

A star-studded lineup of high profile Orange County community leaders will participate in this year’s “Dancing For Tomorrow’s Stars” gala to benefit Assistance League of Newport-Mesa on Saturday,...

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Curtain Up: Jazz Takes Center Stage at Segerstrom Center

Segerstrom Center is jazzing things up with a trio of concerts that showcase three remarkable jazz performers. First up is Grammy Award winner Kurt Elling, who pays homage to Frank Sinatra in “Elling Swings Sinatra” Feb. 27 and 28 in Samueli Theater. During four performances,...

Love on Display at Sherman Library & Gardens

“Love Songs,” a whimsical and playful exhibit featuring three song inspired artistic installations, is currently on view at Sherman Library & Gardens. The first installation is “Love Hurts” inspired by the Everly Brothers 1971 song of the same name. The artistic...

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Follies and Housewives – and Pascal, Part 1

“Did you know that Chef Pascal Olhats is singing for his supper?” I asked Stasha. “What are you talking about, Chris?” What I was talking about is that the man behind Brasserie Pascal and...

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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...

Lynn’s Spin: Local Band Theodore Lovely Hits the Road

Newport Beach-based Indie band Theodore Lovely members Rob Armenti, Dan Bertsch and Robbie Moen are getting a taste of what it’s like to take their music on the road and well, the road has gotten a little bumpy for this uber-talented trio. The Folk/Americana-inspired band...
Posted On 16 Mar 2013

It’s the Pits II

I didn’t think I would ever say this, but…I agreed with Coastal Commission staff. I Need a 12 Step Program There I said it; I guess admission is the first step to recovery. Commission staff recommended keeping the fire rings, but this last Wednesday the California Coastal...


My wife and I were at Sanibel Island, Florida the month before the election and saw the full impact of the media blitz. Sanibel is every bit as conservative as Newport Beach, and there was considerable shock among the locals over Obama’s reelection. Still, it took us by...
Posted On 10 Mar 2013

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