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Council Considers Consolidating Tidelands and Harbor Groups

The Tidelands Management Committee and the Harbor Commission may soon become one following a discussion this week. The Newport Beach City Council considered consolidating the two groups during their meeting on Tuesday. “It’s what I believe in my heart,” is right, said Councilman...
Posted On 29 May 2015

Council Narrowly Approves $282M Budget

After about three hours and a lot of back and forth discussions during both the study session and the regular meeting, Newport Beach City Council adopted the $282.43 million 2015-16 budget with a few revisions. Council voted 4-3 to adopt the budget, with Marshall “Duffy”...
Posted On 28 May 2015

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News from around Newport Beach   Fatal Traffic Collision On Sunday at approximately 8:31 p.m. the Newport Beach Police Department was notified of a major injury traffic collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian on West Coast Highway, east of Superior Avenue. At the time...

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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...

On Faith: A Journey of Faith ‘To The Ends Of The Earth’

“We hope people see the documentary and leave feeling inspired to be God’s hands and feet,” explained Doug Wekenman, one of the four men featured in the documentary “The AC Project: To The Ends...

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Under Cover Book Club Picks “The Girl on the Train”

While I enjoy reading across many genres, like most book-lovers I tend to gravitate toward a certain type of novel when I am looking for a new read. Recently, I’ve found myself enjoying a lot of historical fiction and family sagas, sprinkled liberally with all the “Percy Jackson”...

Center Stage: Young Dancers Share the Spotlight

Setting stars in young eyes and eager rhythms in hearts and soles, dancers’ dreams deserve both encouragement and nurturance. To that end, this week Center Stage shines the spotlight on Corona del Mar High School’s Orchesis Dance Company and Maple Youth Ballet’s Spring Gala 2015....

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Cuisine Quest: Three Stops Along the Way

We love writing about our epicurean experiences at Newport Beach restaurants, but our quest for quality cuisine doesn’t end at the dinner table. Not only are we out and about pursuing...

Where to Take Mom on Her Day

We love Mother’s Day! It’s a time to celebrate everything our moms have done for us, and we can’t think of a better way to mark the occasion than to treat Mom to a fabulous Mother’s Day brunch. A...

Food, On and Off Screen

“Are you ready to eat your way through the Newport Beach Film Festival?” I asked Stasha as I perused this year’s Film Festival schedule. “Overcooked hot dogs, over-buttered popcorn, and...

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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...

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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