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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

Officials: CA ‘Dismal’ Reduction Rate in Water Usage

The State Water Resources Control Board announced Tuesday that water consumption by California cities and towns in February was reduced by only 2.8 percent. The “dismal” conversion rate is the lowest monthly figure since the board started tracking the data in July 2014. It was...

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Charity Spotlight: Working Wardrobes Uncovers a “Hornet’s Nest” at Lido Live March 12

Working Wardrobes, an Orange County nonprofit specializing in helping people overcome difficult challenges to find work and achieve self-sufficiency, is hosting a special screening of the...

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...

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Artscapes: Orange County Museum of Art Hosts Pioneering Exhibitions

The Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach hosts a pair of exhibitions Feb. 25 – May 24, 2015, that explore the groundbreaking artwork of “Alien She,” the first exhibition highlighting the lasting impact of the pioneering punk feminist movement Riot Grrrl on today’s...

Curtain Up: Off Center is Right On at Segerstrom Center

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy The Segerstrom Center’s fourth annual Off Center Festival ends this weekend, and what a festival it’s been. The Segerstrom Center booked 10 diverse artists and companies to perform at the Center for the first time,...

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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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Angels: Time to Panic

Sometimes ignorance is bliss! Torii Hunter is “not concerned.” GM Jerry Dipoto says, “Too early to panic.” Manager Mike Scioscia always has excuses well scripted over the last ten years. The fans disagree. Make no mistake: The Angels’ problems are...

Special Report: The Farallones Tragedy

Last week, San Francisco Yacht Club ran its 107th annual Farallones Race, a challenging day race out past the Golden Gate Bridge, around the Farallon Islands, and then back into San Francisco Bay.  Like our own Ensenada Race, the Farallones Race is a very popular regional sailing...

Random Observations

– Don’t you love the NRA’s plan to put armed guards in schools and other public places to protect us from NRA members. – Your Congressman, Dana Rohrabacher, continues to go where no other congressmen dare go. He’s leading the fight against Tibetan...
Posted On 16 Feb 2013

It’s Not About the Pancakes

It has been said that nobody likes change except a wet baby, and I am no exception. At the end of last year, I wrote my last story of the year on places and people I will miss in 2013. What I did not know is that I would start my year with yet another change that would alter my...

Raising Sails and Funds for Charity

For 14 years, Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club has been raising money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) through a series of events that will kick off in April surrounding the Leukemia Cup Regatta which takes place in July. This year, BCYC has set a goal to raise at least...
Posted On 16 Feb 2013

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