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Club Provides Police Dogs With Protective Vests

Alongside some police officers are their trusty canine partners making drug busts, investigating dangerous situations and catching criminals, all of which can often put them in the line of fire. That’s where Vest-A-Dog comes in. The program, a national network which includes...
Posted On 17 Apr 2015

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Newport Banning Land Trust Needs Volunteers The Newport Banning Land Trust just launched the second phase of its community-based Restoration Program with development of a nursery to grow native plants from seeds collected from Newport Banning Ranch. The Restoration Program was...

Commission Recommends Some Blackball Reductions

Officials voted to recommend reducing blackball hours along a small, but popular stretch of water on the Balboa Peninsula following a passionate discussion this week. After about three hours, nearly 50 public comments on two separate items, and several split votes, the Parks,...
Posted On 10 Apr 2015

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Campus: Newport Student Honors America’s Veterans

An Eastbluff teen is sharing her passion for honoring veterans by using one the strongest tools she has: Her voice. Jordan Kessler, 16, recently participated in the Veterans of Foreign Wars,...
Posted On 13 Feb 2015

Local Focus: NBPD Animal Control Officers Have a Wild Life

In his 23 years on the job, Newport Beach Police Department Animal Control Officer Mike Teague, 54, has dealt with just about every mammalian, avian and reptilian species that exists in this...

Charity Spotlight: Marines Honored at Newport Super Bowl Event

The Seventh Annual Crisp Family Super Bowl event at American Legion Post 291 in Newport Beach was hosted by Julie and Gary Crisp, and put on by their staff at C2 Reprographics. More than 150...



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Under Cover: American Library Association Announces Book Awards

The Scholastic book order form came home on the right week! I’m a well-known sucker under the best of circumstances, but add in the fact that the ALA Youth Media Awards were announced this week as well, and the perfect scenario was created for my wallet to undertake a strenuous...

Under Cover Book Club Picks “The Same Sky”

Since we’re entering February, the month of cupid, chocolate hearts, and overpriced roses, I had planned to choose this month’s book club book with a love story in mind. Of course, there are many kinds of love stories, so that still left me with a deep pool to select from. In the...

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Hot Haute Hot!

  “Chris, I’ve had a beastly morning, it’s hotter than Hades and I’m starving,” stated Stasha, after she dropped her car off for service Friday afternoon. “I’m in a mood, so for your sake,...

Germany comes to Newport

  You don’t need to be German to celebrate Oktoberfest – you just need to enjoy German food and beer. And because this year marks the 200th anniversary of Oktoberfest, many local...

Surreptitious Delicious

  Let’s face it, negotiating a business cocktail party can be strategically challenging, on many levels, and I’m not talking shop. How do you balance a cocktail plate full of appetizers, a...

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A Panga in Trouble Could Be Trouble

Ahoy! Sad, very sad, that the Newport-to-Ensenada race had fatalities on the course. I do not have enough information and details for this week’s column, however next week I will let you know what happened. To me and other experienced ocean-going boaters, it looks like a...

Two Newporters’ Olympic Dreams Within Reach

Tumua Anae and John Mann have spent so many days, hours and now years in the pool growing up in Newport Beach and attending Corona del Mar High School, it would be understandable if neither one of them was able to remember exactly when and how their passion for the game of water...

More Random Observations

– California has spent $4 billion since 1978 in a futile effort to execute almost 700 death row inmates. Current hang-up is over the method of execution, lethal injection. – The killing spree of Chris Dorner suggests capital punishment isn’t much of a deterrent...
Posted On 24 Feb 2013

Lynn’s Spin: Carrying the Torch of Remembrance

I had the pleasure earlier this week to be a guest of the Laguna Niguel Rotary to listen to Holocaust survivor Esther Sterling’s harrowing story of surviving World War II and Hitler’s Nazi regime. At 79, Esther is spry, her blue eyes bright with the same fierce determination she...
Posted On 23 Feb 2013

From Sports to Healthcare to Slapstick

*  Take Me Out To The Ballgame There is a reason February was made the shortest month of the year. This is to minimize the amount of dull boring time between the end of the football season (The Super Bowl) and the start of the baseball season in late March or early April. * A Bad...

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