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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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Benefit: “iheartoc Giving Day” Raises $1.8 Million for Local Charities

The Newport Beach-based Orange County Community Foundation raised $1,813,460 for Orange County nonprofits during iheartoc Giving Day, the inaugural county-wide day of giving held from 6 a.m....

Benefit: CHOC Follies raises over $650,000 for CHOC Children’s

It’s become an institution in Orange County, and it’s raised millions of dollars for charity. It’s CHOC Follies, which last month presented its 18th annual production, this year titled “CHOCAGO,...

Charity Spotlight: Project Hope Alliance Teams with St. Andrew’s Church

On Sunday, May 3, hundreds of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church parishioners and community members joined forces for a “food pantry packing party” to assemble thousands of pounds of food into bags...

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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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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...

Newport Harbor Sails Into Nationals

Pacific Coast Championships (PCCs) – April 21-22, UC Berkeley and Richmond YC – (High School, Fleet Racing) It’s been a busy month for local HS teams.  Top West Coast high school sailing teams met in the San Francisco Bay area for the PCCs, which is also the National...

It’s the Pits II

I didn’t think I would ever say this, but…I agreed with Coastal Commission staff. I Need a 12 Step Program There I said it; I guess admission is the first step to recovery. Commission staff recommended keeping the fire rings, but this last Wednesday the California Coastal...


My wife and I were at Sanibel Island, Florida the month before the election and saw the full impact of the media blitz. Sanibel is every bit as conservative as Newport Beach, and there was considerable shock among the locals over Obama’s reelection. Still, it took us by...
Posted On 10 Mar 2013

The World Is Going Off Its Rocker

* Do as I Say Not as I Do Did you notice anything about those persons who accepted the Oscars for Costume Design, Hairstyling and Makeup? In a bit of irony the women dressed very modestly with little in the way of matching or coordinating. Their hairstyles and makeup were frumpy...

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