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City Council Debates Arts and Culture Master Plan

“A city without arts and culture is a city without a soul.” That sentiment stated by Mayor Ed Selich during the hour-long Master Arts and Culture Plan and Arts Funding discussion at the Newport Beach City Council Study Session on April 14 was echoed by other council members and...

Mooring Fees, Transfer Rules May Change

Mooring fees and the rules regarding mooring transfers may soon change – pending Newport Beach City Council final approval – following a Harbor Commission meeting last week on the topic. The Harbor Commission finalized their recommendations for mooring administration...
Posted On 17 Apr 2015

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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Komen Orange County Honors Volunteers

Susan G. Komen Orange County, which holds its annual Race for the Cure at Fashion Island in the fall, honored eight exceptional volunteers at its 2015 Volunteer Recognition Event on Feb. 21....

Residents Split on Balboa Parking Program

Balboa Village residents and business owners are split in their opinions on whether to implement the Residential Parking Permit Program, or RP3, proposed to eliminate “spillover”...

Runners Catch the Spirit at Annual Newport-Mesa Spirit Run

On your mark, get set, go! The 32nd Annual Newport-Mesa Spirit Run will be held Sunday at Fashion Island. Together with Newport-Mesa Unified School District and local community clubs and non-...

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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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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...

Italy Comes to Newport at Barone Ristorante

  Barone Ristorante opened only six months ago, but it’s already become known as one of the finer Italian restaurants in Newport Beach. Last fall, Chef Franco Barone – longtime executive...

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CdM Lacrosse Remains Undefeated

After easily beating the Woodbridge Warriors 16-4 on Wednesday in Irvine, the Sea Kings varsity lacrosse team remains undefeated at 15-0 overall and 8-0 in league. Head Coach G.W. Mix said, “The kids are playing well. They seem to really enjoy playing the game and competing at a...

Sea Base Opening Festivities Tomorrow

Ahoy! The Newport Sea Base’s opening day is Saturday (April 14) and everyone is welcome to visit the facilities and join in on the fun. You can going sailing or take a pontoon boat ride – and, of course, the Newport Beach Firefighters Association will be serving a free...

Protecting Mass Murderers?

Why does a woman in Connecticut with a dysfunctional son need a military assault weapon in her home? Think how different things would be if she’d bought an IPOD instead, but she didn’t, and her son blew her away last Dec. 14. Then, since the NRA didn’t supply...
Posted On 03 Feb 2013

Would the Last Business to Leave Please Turn Out the Lights

Here we are in Orange County, arguably one of the most economically blessed and most desirable places on the planet. Where else can you get the desert, the mountains, the ocean, beautiful year round weather, the Angels and Disneyland? Yet you read that business after business is...

More Quick Glueck Shtick

* A Close Call Today I give a well deserved first thought to baseball’s legendary outfielder Stan Musial and manager Earl Weaver. They were part of my youth and provided distinct happy memories. At first it bothered me that both should die on the same day (Saturday Jan.19). But...

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