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Newport Beach Police Department Promotes, Swears In New Officers, Employees

About 150 people crowded in and spilled out of the community room at the Civic Center on Monday as the Newport Beach Police Department swore in one new police officer and promoted seven other NBPD employees. “This is an exciting time,” said Chief Jay Johnson. “What a way to start the year.”...
Posted On 08 Jan 2015

Insights: How to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Count

Most of us like to make New Year’s resolutions, but do you know the odds of being successful with these resolutions? A study was done in 2014 at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania. It is not difficult to guess what the top 10 resolutions were, but let me give them to you anyway. No...


St. James the Great Episcopal Church Loses 11th Hour Court Battle

After many years and thousands of baptisms, confirmations, weddings, funerals and other services, St. James the Great Episcopal Church will hold its final Sunday service this weekend before closing its doors. According to a press release issued by the St. James congregation, The...

CdM Water Main Construction Starts June 29

Construction begins Monday on the Water Main Master Plan Replacement Project that will impact several streets in Corona del Mar through October. According to details provided by the city of Newport Beach, this project will focus on older deteriorated cast iron water mains in the...

Fourth of July Preview

Newport Beach City Council heard a preview of Fourth of July activities and police measures during their study session on Tuesday. “Fourth of July is right upon us,” said Newport Beach Police Department Deputy Chief David McGill. Thousands of people flock to Newport Beach on July...
Posted On 26 Jun 2015

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Charity Spotlight: Gritty Up Fundraiser Nets $180,000 for John Wayne Cancer Foundation

GRIT Cycle has become known for giving back to the community, and on May 29 and 30, they did it in a big way with the second annual “Gritty Up” fundraising event to benefit the John Wayne Cancer...

1221 Club Presents Annual Scholarship Awards

Twenty years ago, The 1221 Club (named after the club’s Coast Highway address) was formed at Balboa Bay Club, providing the women of BBC with a community where good times, warm friendships and...

Local Focus: Hoag Doctor’s Sports Radio Show Hits a Home Run

Here’s a question that even a first year medical student might not be able to answer: What organ of the body gets stronger the more you use it? The answer is bone, according to Orthopedic Surgeon...

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Under Cover: Former Governor Jennifer Granholm Comes to NB Library April 17 & 18

Anyone who has ever had to call a customer service center can attest to the fact that globalization has changed the face of the job market in this country. Goods and services that once were produced and offered right in the heartland of America have now shifted oversees where...

Curtain Up: Led Zepagain Rocks Lido Live

By Madison Desler | NB Indy The Lido Live Theater, built in 1938, has all the adornments of a jazz-age venue: a stunning marquee, old-timey popcorn maker, art deco light fixtures, and cushy theater seats. However, a newly installed stage riser, heavy duty light rigging, and a...

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A Truly Tasty Two-Fer

“So many restaurants, so little time,” I recently lamented to Stasha.    “Agreed,” she returned. “I’m still amazed by the quality of restaurants in this area.”    “Great quality, great menus,...

Fine Wine With a Fun Finish

“What pairs well with red wine, cheese and appetizers?” I asked Stasha, smiling. She glanced up at me from her computer. “Is that a trick question?” she inquired, before shifting her gaze back to...

Judging Food From Fair to Great

“Are you ready for a Chowdown?” I asked Stasha several weeks ago. “Don’t you mean Throwdown?” she replied. “No, that’s Bobby Flay’s line. I mean Chowdown, as in the OC Fair Food Truck versus Fair...

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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...

CdM Wins OC Lacrosse Title

Corona del Mar High School’s varsity boy’s lacrosse team captured its first Orange County championship on Wednesday evening by defeating San Clemente High School, 9-6,  before a stadium full of cheering fans at the Dana Hills High School field. It took several minutes before the...

April, Taxes and Poetry

“T. S. Eliot’s line `April is the cruelest month’ is often quoted approvingly but I resoundingly disagree,” writes baseball author and jazz journalist Lee Lowenfish in his latest blog. “After all, how can any month that begins with the return of the baseball season be cruel? And...

A Compassionate Calling

This Sunday we’ll be heading to Santa Ana for a grand Fiesta in support of the St. Francis Home, a retirement community run by the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception. This is our third year attending the fundraiser at the women-only retirement home where my 95 year...
Posted On 13 Apr 2013

Political Potpourri

Since everyone else in NB Indy seems to do this, I thought I would take my shot at random thoughts of the day. The Taj Ma-City-Hall This is just too easy to pick on. Both City Halls are closed as you read this for moving week. They hope to open in their opulence next Thursday,...

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