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Mayor Selich Delivers State of the City Address

“The state of the city is the best it’s ever been in the city’s history,” Mayor Ed Selich told the audience at last week’s Mayor’s Dinner, presented by Speak Up Newport at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel in Fashion Island. Mayor Selich began his speech by writing thank you notes (a la TV talk...

CdM Residents File Lawsuit Against Chapman University

James and Catherine Emmi of Corona del Mar have filed a $12 million lawsuit against Chapman University for breach of contract, intentional fraud and deceit, intentional infliction of emotional distress and other claims. According to the Chapman University Panther online magazine, James Emmi,...

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NBPD Hosts National Night Out on Tuesday Aug 4

The Newport Beach Police Department has invited the community out to their annual National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 4 as they “Give Crime and Drugs a Going Away Party!” The barbecue and fair, organized by NBPD Crime Prevention Specialist Andi Querry, showcases NBPD...
Posted On 03 Aug 2015

Bishop Bruno Under Review for Locking Out St. James Congregation

Bishop J. Jon Bruno of the Los Angeles Diocese for the Episcopal Church, who sold the St. James the Great Episcopal Church in Newport Beach to a developer and locked out the congregation, is now under review by a panel of three bishops referred by the Rt. Reverend F. Clayton...

Paul Watkins Named Newport Beach Citizen of the Year

Paul Watkins thought he was stepping into a meeting, but when he ambled into the dining room of the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, he was greeted by a sea of familiar faces and a round of applause. “Congratulations Paul, you’re the 2015 Newport Beach Citizen of the Year,” said...

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On Faith: Liberty Baptist Church Hosts Youth Rally

“We invite anyone from 7th to 12th grade, or any youth leader for those ages, to come to the Liberty Baptist Church Youth Rally on September 19,” said Ryan Cavin, youth pastor and athletic...

Local Focus: Newport Surfer Invents Nonskid Safety Surface

Countless entrepreneurs have thrown their competition to the proverbial mat after reading such popular business books as “The Business Black Belt,” “Lead Like a Black Belt,” “Think Like a Black...

Local Focus: Home Safety Checks Can Combat Property Crime

Newport Beach has world class shopping, world class beaches, world class weather, world class hotels—and world class homes to break into. Newport is considered a “safe city” with relatively few...



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Sinatra Sings Sinatra at Segerstrom

“May you all live to be 100 years old and may the last voice you hear be mine!” That famous quote from Frank Sinatra is apropos this year, because 2015 marks the late entertainer’s 100th birthday and his voice lives on thanks to numerous recordings and films. Sinatra also lives...

Under Cover Book Club: ‘My Name is Resolute’

A few years back, a friend recommended a book to me by an author I had never heard of. She swore that “These is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine” by Nancy E. Turner was a must-read, and guaranteed that I would love it. I didn’t bite. Then, another friend gave the same...

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East Comes West at Tamarind

“Tamarind of London is opening in Crystal Cove Promenade,” I told Stasha last month. “Tamarind of London!” exclaimed Stasha. “The famous Indian restaurant?” “That’s the one,” I stated. “Crystal...

When the Elite Meet

“Have you heard of the Orange County Wine Elite?” I asked Stasha. “No, but it sounds right up your alley – or your palate,” she replied. “It’s a meet-up group that’s dedicated to...

Something Nuevo at Mi Casa

“Did you see what arrived in the office mail?” I asked Stasha, holding a large box in my hands. “What’s inside?” asked Stasha. “Would you believe an empty bottle of Petron tequila?” I replied,...

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Finding the Lessons in the Recent Tragedies

In the course of the last two weeks, we have seen two of the worst sailing tragedies ever recorded in the US. Two weeks ago, five experienced sailors died in the San Francisco/Farallones Island Race, and just last weekend tragedy struck again in our own Newport-to-Ensenada race. ...

Eight Days a Week

Summer sailing is getting underway, and that means that over the next few weeks, local racers will be able to find sailing events every night of the week. In the San Francisco Bay area, there is an annual challenge to see who can attend the most consecutive days of sailing over...

Ukulele Impresario Captured on Film

I was born in Hawaii and grew up listening to Hawaiian music, which included lots of ukulele tunes. I even learned how to hula to “Ukulele Lady” as a girl. So when our editor asked me to write about the documentary “Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings” for this special edition...
Posted On 26 Apr 2013

From Lawyers to Baseball to War to Manhattan

*A Turnabout: Lawyer Must Pay Patient As you have heard before from me, Orange County is not only one of the most litigious counties in California, but in the entire nation. So any good news on lawsuits from here or elsewhere is welcome. A reader sent me an abstract about a...

Tag Sales

I was watching an “Antiques Road Show” segment from Boston last month. I discovered that the Japanese pot I bought on a whim at a Greenwich garage sale in 1980 for $10 could be a Meiji Era vase by Makuzu Kozan (1842-1916). If so, it’s earned a much better rate...
Posted On 21 Apr 2013

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